Saturday, March 12, 2011

I don't have a kitchen

Why, exactly, do I do this to myself? Why do I decide to start a new diet when I am recovering from a severe illness and completely remodeling the kitchen? You will not even believe what I ate for breakfast this morning. I was without a sink, microwave and stove top. That doesn't leave a heck of a lot of options for making things. And then I am trying to stick with this strict list of what veggies I can eat...

It just doesn't seem normal to me to eat vegetables for breakfast, but I'm on day 4 of this and determined to keep it up. So here is what I came up with (and notice my beautiful new countertops!!!)...

Luckily I already had boiled eggs in the fridge or I really would have been up a creek!! Wasn't the best breakfast I ever had (really, celery for breakfast?!), but I had to make do.

I had another protein bar for a snack--they really make me happy. Then I had to grab lunch on the go, mainly because I have no kitchen. Have I already mentioned that?
SALAD!! With some chicken strips.

And then a frothy chocolate peanut butter protein shake for an afternoon snack.
For dinner I threw a bunch of veggies and some beef strips in a casserole dish and baked it while I put the kids to bed. I had broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini, peas and onions. I added some fresh parmesan when I took it out of the oven. It was really, really good. I am getting pretty good at this no carb thing!
Still no working out. :( I was feeling so guilty the other day but Ryan pointed out to me that I need to take it easy as I am still recovering. It's true, I know. I am still so weak and tired all the time and still dealing with lung issues. I'll get back someday (SOON, I hope.) But I know that if I push too hard now, I'll just make it worse for myself.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Your countertops are beautiful! And I admire your veggies! Nice job. I was drooling looking at your boiled egg, protein bar, and protein shake. I started making your berry shakes and I'm addicted to them. Hope you have a kitchen soon and that you continue to regain your strength.