If you follow my page on Facebook, you know that my goal yesterday was NO SUGAR!
I’m sure I’ve said this before, probably more than once, and I’ll probably say it again (hopefully not) but I am not one of those people that can have a little sugar here and there and still maintain balance in all other areas.
And when I say sugar, I mean CANDY! For Pete’s sake, remember this?
I am such an all or nothing person and that applies to my sugar intake as well. If I buy a bag of candy, I obsess about that candy until I have eaten ALL of it! And then the next day, I’m sad that I ate all of it not because it was unhealthy but because I miss the candy!
That may be a bit dramatic, but it gets the point across….I have feelings attached to candy!
I LOVE you, candy.
Also, once I start eating candy, it messes with the chemistry of my body so much that all areas of my life start to fall apart. I’m cranky and tired and whiney and before I know I am ordering Chinese food to be delivered to our front door once a week and eating out for lunch every day because I don’t feel like doing anything but eating candy.
I hate you, candy!
So, back to yesterday. We had a sitter and were going to have our date night.
(Justin is holding up a piece of cheese in the above picture because it was GHOST PEPPER cheese! Too hot for this girl!)
I knew I would be drinking wine and probably have dessert at whatever restaurant, so I set the intention to not eat sugar all day and my treat would be wine and dessert that night.
It worked! I did not eat sugar all day (except for one Cutie in the morning).
For the next week, I am setting the intention to not eat sugar ALL week (except fruit). My reward will be wine and dessert on our Friday night date. I. Can. Do. It.
Meal #1: Oats with chocolate protein powder
Meal #2: Protein pancakes and a Cutie (the pancakes came out thicker this time because I used 1/2 cup of egg whites instead of 3/4 and I used real egg whites instead of the carton of 100% egg whites)
Meal #3: Brown rice noodles, roasted broccoli, pork tenderloin
Meal #4: Ice burg lettuce, spinach, shredded chicken, salsa, black olives
Meal #5: Date Night!
We started at Wines by Jennifer with a tasting and cheese and crackers (Lucky for me, they started carrying gluten free Nut Thins because that would be the last gluten free thing I ate last night!)
Dinner was at Café Italia. Where they start you with fresh, warm bread and oil and cheese for dipping. We also tried the crab and shrimp stuffed artichoke, but I didn’t get a picture of it.
Next up was salad. I only ate half as I was already full and I was really looking forward to my entree.
Years ago when we would go to this restaurant, I always ordered the same thing. They closed down for a bit and moved locations and evidently took my favorite dish off their menu. I explained this to the waiter and he said they would make it for me!
It’s super simple but sooooo good. Spaghetti noodles in olive oil with crushed red pepper and other seasonings, topped with cheese.
I was already full but managed a couple of bites. I still had my heart set on dessert!
We tried two flavors of their gelato and both were really tasty! We tried strawberry banana and orange chocolate. Neither of us could finish those tiny little dishes! ha! Soooo full!
I came home in a carb (sugar) como and was asleep by 9:30pm!