Beyond a Rockstar Recover (have you had those things? I bought a case at Costco today. Delicious. It's like a diet Gatorade plus caffeine and a bunch of other crap) and a sip of Vegs' mudslide I was treat-free today! I have been eating so much sugar over the past few weeks. Like, multiple ice cream treats a day (which, if you are having an ice cream craving, let me suggest the vanilla cone at Sonic. The best soft-serve from a fast-food chain...if you're looking), multiple diet sodas a day, very little water. Basically, I've been eating nothing but sugar and processed foods, and I have been feeling it. Today, though, I ate really well and I feel good and healthy.
I have befriended refried beans. When I was a kid, I hated them. Hell, up into my mid-twenties I hated them, but at some point I decided to give them a go and now they are a quick and low-calorie way to get fiber and protein. I like to roll them in a tortilla with hot sauce and a little cheese, it fills me up for a long time.
We did Mediterranean night at the Julk-Ped casa and it was divine. I cheated and bought pre-made falafel at Costco (a complete ripoff, but it saved my sanity). I made a delicious tzatziki and had some with hummus and spring mix and pickles on a pita. I also made the most delicious mediterranean salad. Orzo pasta, spinach, red bell pepper, tomatoes, kalamata olives, cucumbers and a little feta cheese. Dress with red wine vinegar, lemon juice, a little olive oil, and a little bit of dill. I have plenty left for lunch for the both of us tomorrow.
When I went grocery shopping today I didn't buy any treats. This was huge for me. Normally I buy treats for Veg (or so I like to believe), but then end up eating most of them. The only thing I bought was a thing of chocolate chips so that I can make cookies and granola if we really want treats at some point this week. I would rather that I make them and know what I'm getting than just shoving a crapload of HFCS in my gullet.
Not much exercise today, beyond a lot of walking while shopping (so, so much shopping) but the food went so well I feel like I'm starting to get back on track.