Day 3 - Menu
- Breakfast - Organic Oatmeal, added raisins, cinnamon and water
- Lunch - Tuna & Alfalfa Sprouts on whole wheat bread, a few potato chips on the side (ingredients in the chips: potato, canola oil, salt)
- Snack - Baby Carrots and Handful of Raw Almonds.
- Dinner - This is where things got tricky. My food dilemma of the day was to control myself and only chose items that were healthy that had a less likelihood of having crud in them. Since we were at a charity event away from home, dinner at home was not an option. We were at the event for five hours and I had to eat something. Dinner and desserts were both being served. I had to eat a little something, but I had to make wise choices. In the early part of the evening people were walking around with hor d'oeurve platters offering a variety of tasty bites to everyone. So many of them looked amazing, but I knew I had to pass. One of the servers came up to my husband and I and offered her item to us. It had feta cheese and onion inside of bread. She said "just try it, it's healthy and it's like only one calorie... yeah right! I know better!! Nothing is only one calorie! But my husband tasted it, and he said it was amazing. He said it's just cheese and onion, just try one. Yeah, with a little bread, okay okay just one. It was a tiny bite size morsel of amazing tasting goodness. So, I had just one more... two all together. So now, I'm feeling a little guilty. I knew the cheese thing wasn't totally on my Eat Right Plan, since i'm trying to truly eat whole foods. The cheese and crackers was definitely pushing it, but not a total failure, it was my splurge for the night. As the dinner was set up as a buffet we got to go through the line and choose what we wanted. I had a couple pieces of fresh salmon sashimi (they were rolled up to look like little roses) and they tasted teriffic. Next I got a small piece of beef tenderloin and a small piece of turkey breast, I skipped the fufu salads because I had no way of knowing what had gone into them. I grabbed a few wheat crackers and some guda cheese. I figured I'd cut up my meat, put it on a cracker with a dab of cheese... and it worked. It actually tasted very good. There was a Carpaccio platter and a tempura bar where they had all sorts of vegetables battered with tempura and dipping sauces. I admit I love tempura, and I wanted some, but I passed on it. My meal was completed with a handful of grapes.
One day at at time, step by step, I can and I will do this!
Until next time,