Okay, food. Today wasn't too bad, suprising given that it was a weekend day! I didn't count calories, per se, but I ate fairly well.
Breakfast was an egg white omelette with peppers, onions, broccoli, and mushrooms, and some home fries. Today was Diner Breakfast Sunday! I love diner breakfasts. This was delicious! So delicious, in fact, that I forgot to photograph it until I was almost finished. ;)
Lunch was a bit tougher than breakfast. A sad, sad thing happened in our lives today - the microwave broke! Hubs and I were extremely busy around the house this morning after breakfast. We cleaned out the attic a bit, I cleaned our entire bedroom (like, including dusting the mouldings...it wasn't just a little tidy job) and did like 5 loads of laundry or something stupid, and Hubs and his dad did some repairs outside on our back deck and fence. It was 1:45 when I realized I was SO ready for lunch. I was starving! Didn't even realize it. So I grabbed an Amy's Veggie Lasagna and stuck it in the microwave for 5 minutes. And after 5 minutes...it came out cold. WTF. At that point, Hubs exclaimed, "It all makes sense now! My coffee was cold after I put it in the microwave this morning for a minute."
Oh, you have got to be KIDDING me. No microwave? I don't cook! What the hell am I supposed to do? I got frantic.
"What am I going to do? I'm trying to lose weight! How am I going to lose weight if I can't make stuff in the microwave?" I was practically yelling. I must have been quite ridiculous...not having a microwave isn't the end of my eating as I know it. It's just that a fair share of what I eat is made in the microwave (steamed broccoli, any frozen things, etc.), and it would be a huge adjustment if it wasn't there. And anyway, the reason it was kind of a big deal in the first place is that we have one of those built-in microwaves. It's not just sitting on our counter where we can just replace it. Replacing our microwave is going to be a three-man job. Hubs assured me that we can get a microwave and just leave it on the counter and use it from there until his dad comes over to help us mount it. I'm scared...but I can handle it.
I decided to use the oven to heat my veggie lasagna. The only problem there is that I was STARVING, and the microwave would've taken 7 minutes as opposed to 50 in the oven. But I wanted that veggie lasagna, damn it, and I was going to have it. So I pre-heated that baby and waited.
And waited....and waited. And got hungry. And got crabby. And waited. Then the oven was pre-heated, so I set the timer for 35 minutes, stuck my food in, and waited some more.
And then I thought, "Hmmmm, I'll have a few chips."
And I did. A handful to keep me from ripping the throat out of the nearest living being.
Here's the lunch I waited so long for:
It tasted a whole lot better than it looked! It was really delicious. Hubs and I even went to the groceery store so I could buy more. (Well, we really went for diet iced tea for Hubs, but I was happy to get more of these!)
By the time dinner rolled around a few hours later, we were both exhausted. We decided to order a small pizza with no cheese, only a little bit of sauce and lots of peppers, onions, and broccoli.
This was like God's gift to me. It really was. It was amazing. Hubs ordered some garlic knots, which I refused to partake of. Until the end of the meal, of course, when I had two very small ones. SOAKED in oil. And you know, I don't regret it, because I was satisfied like I have never been. Delicious!
I snacked on 3 or 4 Harry and David Bing Chocolate Cherries today. I may or may not have a 150-calorie sugar-free muffin tonight. We'll see how it goes.
The only reason I'm grateful for Monday is that it's SO much easier to eat a little cleaner during the week. But hey, we gotta live a little. 90/10. Friday will be fine. ;)