Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's Over Already?

In our household, the weekends fly by.  Monday comes too quickly...I feel like Hubs and I just live for the weekends!

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 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 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.  ;)

Goodnight all!

1 comment:

Emily said...

I really love all of Amy's dinners - they're like gourmet frozen meals lol!