One step ahead

by spiceaholic on April 28, 2010

Planning ahead is simply a must if I’m going to succeed at something. Â I’m one of those people who can’t just “wing it.”

Today I came very close to not planning out today’s food, which could have been a very bad thing.

My morning routine has become a bit disrupted now that we have Chloe. Â She’s definitely frisky in the morning, so I have to play with her a little bit and then feed her and THEN get myself ready. Â 🙂

I lost track of the time and soon realized that not only was I going to be late for work but that I had no idea what I was going to eat today.

Luckily I came up with a plan pretty quickly!

Instead of eggs, I made a 1-minute flax muffin to eat on the way to work.  I just discovered ground flaxseed meal (I know, I must live under a nutritional rock) and love the nutty taste and the health benefits  – more on that in a future post.

I added some unsweetened cocoa powder to the mixture and it turned out pretty good! Â I can see myself eating these and mixing in different things.

We have some projects to do at work the next couple weeks that are going to keep us busy, so I needed a lunch I could eat quickly at my desk.

Apologies for picture quality — I was using my iPhone and I have shaky hands. Â 🙂 Â I had some leftover chili over baby spinach, some shredded habanero cheese, and some green onions.

I was still hungry after this, so I had some hummus, cucumber, and a tomato afterward. Â And a camera-shy sugar-free Jello cup.

A few hours later it was snack time!

Pepperjack cheese stick and turkey pepperoni — I was in a salty snack mood.

A couple coworkers and I have decided to try to walk together once a week after work. Â We decided on Wednesdays. Â Last week was supposed to be our first time, but I might have forgotten my sneakers and it turned out one of them had to leave early. Â But today we were prepared! Â We walked for about 30 minutes and at a pretty brisk pace (but then, I’m also out of shape, so it doesn’t take much!).

After I got home, I was greeted by a VERY happy Chloe! Â Man, she was purring like crazy and rolling around near my feet!

Dinner was pretty quick and simple — just a chicken stir-fry.

I marinated the chicken in a mixture of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sliced green onions, sesame oil, lime juice, and chili garlic paste. One of these days I’ll perfect this and write it up — it’s a very good flavor combo. I realized after I started cooking that the veggie mix I used had carrots in it, which I can’t have during phase 1, but no biggie, I just picked them out.

Even though it’s getting late, I think I might have a ricotta creme for dessert and head up to bed for some reading.

Good night!

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