Curious, very curious I say.
The day I’ve given myself full permission to eat whatever I want is the day that my desire to devour mounds of chocolate cake and bowls of creamy pasta is at its weakest.
I figured, well hey, it’s the beginning of reading week, I’ve made it through 7 weeks of tough classes and projects – time to celebrate. I even made myself a bowl of overnight oats for dessert, but I’m surprisingly filled after a very simple dinner.
Perhaps too many rules and trying to be too strict with myself brings out the rebellious teenager in me. Definitely something to think about as I continue this journey of healthy living.
Anyhow, today was a good day even though a lot of the foods I’ve consumed have typically been on my hands off list.
I started the day off with another delicious serving of overnight oats topped with blueberries and blackberries.
I’ve honestly fallen in love with this breakfast. It’s taken my oats obsession to a whole other level.
For lunch, I noshed on some cafeteria veggie pizza with a garlic dip on the side.
It was satisfying and even though I wanted something sweet afterwards, I promised myself I could have it if I waited until my class break.
And about one and a half hours later, I did.
I grabbed a cup of hot chocolate (not the best, but it’ll pass) and 2 Quaker oatmeal cookies.
It was good. I felt barely any guilt at all.
My class ended early at 2:30, but I stayed busy until almost 8 o’ clock tonight between a production meeting for my television production class and working on some audio projects.
I was ravenous by the time I got home and really wanted to welcome my Reading Week with some sort of decadent dessert. However, laziness (luckily) kicked in and I decided to avoid the cold walk to the grocery across the street for the chocolate cake I’ve been eyeing for about a week now.
So, dinner ended up being incredibly simple. (please forgive the messy photography…I was just dying to eat)
Originally, I had set out to do a hummus and melted mozzarella cheese wrap, but eventually ended up adding 2 lettuce leaves, some cucumber and salsa and a few baby carrots on the side.
Again, I was surprised by how filled I felt after eating this. There was barely any room for dessert!
Now I’m settling in to watch “Up In The Air” with the now non-existent scoop of peanut butter and almonds. (I ate them before I finished writing this post)
So, all in all, my lesson of the day is relax the reins once in a while – you may just surprise yourself as I have today!
Wishing you all a fantastic weekend ahead 🙂