wiaw: back on track

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to holidays and family get togethers, I tend to stuff myself silly.  I guess since I don’t have portion control with the spread of food sitting out for me to munch on all night, I can’t stop eating.  I hate how I feel at the end of the night (totally sick to my stomach) but for some reason, that doesn’t stop me from continuing to do it over and over again.

Easter was no exception.  There was loads of good food and I was hungry.  Lots of great vegetarian options as well as DESSERT!  Oh, how I missed being able to eat after dinner!  However, it did help me realize that I don’t always need a snack or something after dinner (well, except for this weekend – I was having dessert regardless of how full my stomach was).

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After going to bed 2 nights in a row feeling totally disgusting, I knew I needed to get back on track this week.  So, I decided to take Jenn’s challenge for this week’s WIAW and try to squeeze in an extra cup of vegetables into my day.  I think I did pretty well.

My typical smoothie for breakfast – banana, strawberry, and peach with an extra large handful of spinach.  I love having green monsters just because I get a serving of veggies in without even being able to taste them!

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I had a ton of leftover veggies from last week and this weekend and decided to try to use some of them up with a delicious salad for lunch.  Romaine, tomatoes, red peppers, broccoli, provel cheese (a St. Louis thing), and whole wheat croutons, mixed with some parmesan ranch dressing.  It definitely hit the spot and the veggies kept me energized all day.

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I had to pick up MacKenna at my alma mater where Matt was having a track meet and went to my parents house to finally finish my taxes.  (Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right?!)  Doing both had me getting home after dinner time and my tummy was growling.  I decided to stop at one of the only fast food places I find acceptable for dinner, Crazy Bowls and Wraps.  The Veggie Fajita Bowl is my absolute favorite – tons of veggies, delicious avocado for some healthy fat, beans + cheese for protein, and brown rice (with tortilla chips on the side).

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Plus, since I didn’t have to cook anything and didn’t have any dishes to clean, I had more time to play with this little doll on her new playmat (from IKEA).

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And of course, since I can, a little dessert to top me off.

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(Unpictured are several servings of granola and dried fruit throughout the day and with my lunch.  Oh, and some peanut butter M&M’s… because I could.)

How do you get back on track after a weekend of overeating?

  • Lee

    I think it’s important to not beat yourself up about it. Not that you were, but just in general. I sometimes let myself feel guilty when I have a day like that and it really doesn’t do any good.

    Can you believe that I’ve never had a PB egg?! Is it that different than a regular reese’s pb cup?
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    • Kristen

      I used to beat myself up a lot more in the past, just because the scale would be like 5 pounds heavier. But, I’ve learned that 1 or 2 days of bad eating isn’t going to make me fat. It’ll take a few days, but I’ll get back down to where I was.

      They’re like regular Reese’s cups except the PB to chocolate ratio is higher – much more PB! I actually like the eggs/pumpkins/trees better than regular Reese’s!

  • Hitting the gym first thing is a great way to kick yourself back in to action. A green monster smoothie would of course be the second option!
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  • I do the same thing… you’d think we’d learn from that stomachache and stop doing it. 🙂 But like you, I think it’s totally find to indulge now and then without guilt. Great job getting back on track. And ohmygoodness, your daughter is precious!!
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    • Kristen

      I know. I never learn. I figure once in awhile isn’t going to kill me! Although I hate the tummy ache!

  • Those pictures are adorable! I’m literally gushing because she looks like a porcelain babydoll… Too precious 🙂 Oh, and I’m curious as to what those cookies are at the top of the page? Cake batter or funfetti perhaps?

  • Oh goodness, what an adorable little baby!
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