This weekend we had a short vacation to visit with family in Leavenworth. We had a condo with a kitchen, so we were able to cook several meals. That is so helpful! I made good choices for the meals we had when we went out to eat as well. I did eat a few things I ‘shouldn’t’ have, but I am happy that I ate them, and am making sure that they don’t derail me for an extended period of time.
breakfast:the three flour minute muffin with PB and J (half), coffee with cream
lunch/snack: chef salad and some ‘Not A grain’ bar, adapted from http://www.againstallgrain.com/2012/08/11/glutenfree-cereal-breakfast-bars/ – we made them in healthy snacks class I am teaching this semester. I didn’t have jelly on mine, and cooked it long enough to make a sweet graham cracker type treat. mm.
Dinner: On the road. My family ate taco del mar tacos, I wasn’t hungry when they ate so they ate my taco on accident, so I ate the other half of my minute muffin. I also snacked on some multigrain crackers in the car, and some mixed nuts. Once we got to our destination, I had some chardonnay.
Saturday: We made breakfast in the condo. I ate eggs and bacon with cheese, a minute muffin with 2T flax and 2T almond flour. I didn’t have any baking powder, and it turned out more dense but still good.
lunch: Out to eat: a chicken apple sausage and saur kraut, no bun.
dinner: Out to eat: chicken parmesan without the breading and with a side of roasted vegetables instead of the pasta, and a side salad. whoo hoo! You CAN eat healthy at an italian restaurant! I fed the bread to my five year old. I shared a bottle of reisling with my sister in law. Then we all went out to gelato, and I had a scoop. yum. Not on my diet plan, but it sure was tasty!
Sunday: we made breakfast at the condo, and I made myself some flax meal cottage cheese pancakes. I shared them with my sister in law and father in law, who all thought they were tasty.
Lunch: out to eat: hamburger, no bun, with a side salad. It came with chips, so I had a few and gave the rest to my five year old.
I bought a dark chocolate truffle (and ate it!) and a bar of 91% guittard for the drive home.
dinner: On the road. I made sack lunches for the family to eat along the way, and so I had lunchmeat, cheese, nuts, and some of the chocolate. And a few slices of orange and a carrot.
I think I did pretty great on our mini vacation! I ate healthy foods, got in my veggies, ate a little bit of junk food, and maintained my weight this week. Well, it is slightly up, to 136. But since last week’s weigh in was 135.8, that is basically maintenance. Ooh, see how I can justify the gain as maintaining? I need to make sure I am very careful here, because this is how I started gaining weight back again before. If each week is only a teeny tiny gain, it still ends up a gain by the end of the month.