Sunday, January 23, 2011

Reflection: Diet Day 1

Today was the first day of my new diet. I did great! Here's a breakdown of what I ate:

I slept in and had a late breakfast: Smoothie made with Strawberries, blueberries, and a bit of fresh squeezed orange and lemon juice, and a scoop of protein shake (vanilla)

No snack today because we slept in...

Lunch: Wrap made in a Flat Out (basically a whole wheat tortilla), lettuce, tomato, chicken, green bell peppers, a bit of lemon juice

Snack: Protein shake (vanilla) and an apple

Dinner: Baked chicken, broccoli, and a mixed green w/ cucumber salad (vinegar dressing)

Best part of Day 1? I definitely didn't go hungry today!

Worst part of Day 1? I miss condiments and cheese. No salad dressing? No dippings for veggies? This will be interesting. Any delicious thoughts or workarounds out there?

We even went to the gym this afternoon. When we got home from the gym I baked up a bunch of chicken (seasoned with taco seasoning and a yummy grill mix), bell peppers, and onions. I've portioned them out for lunches this week. I love having that behind me. One less thing to think about.

6 weeks feels like a long time when you're looking at it from this end. But, if it gets me in better habits and helps me meet my goal? It will be worth it. I'm already teasing Jeremy about the fun things him and his new skinny girlfriend will do in Europe. :) Day 1 is officially behind me.


  1. Can you have nutritional yeast? I'm not sure if it's a no-no or not, but it gives great cheesy flavor. It's perfect in scrambled eggs or on top of tacos, etc...

  2. Check out Subway's lite dressings, that might be a place to start! (I want to say that Honey Mustard isn't bad for you!)