Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Food Cheating

I have lots of days lately where I am NOT in the mood to cook or really be creative with food at all.  This seems to happen mostly in the summer for some reason.. I think wintertime is a better time to be cozy in the house with a glass of wine, baking or cooking something incredible.

Yesterday was one of those days.  I looked in my fridge, freezer and pantry and decided I had nothing that I would want for lunch today.  This morning when I woke up and looked at my blender, I was not in a smoothie mood.  What was I in the mood for?  Grease.  Butter.  Salt.  CHEESE.  Enter one of the most unhealthy breakfast places known to man.. Bojangles.

Egg and cheese on a buttery, salty biscuit.  Great, now I want another one..

I devoured this.  It was so, so good.  I was cheating on my smoothie and didn't even care.  Although, I am cheating on vanilla Chobani with the smoothie, so I guess it's a vicious cycle.  Not my fault, Chobani isn't making itself available to me right now.  I need consistency in my life!

I worked through the morning and lunch came around.  What was I in the mood for? Bread.  Mayo.  Chips.  CHEESE!

Thanks #6 from Jimmy John's.  And yes, it really was..

There was also talk that I ate a pop tart this afternoon.  I'm neither confirming or denying.

I worked through the afternoon and dragged myself to the gym.  I mentioned in a previous post that I started working out again in the mornings.  I wasn't able to make it this morning, so I had to force myself to go this afternoon.  I will do a post on my new workout routine, but I have to say this:  Even though I am absolutely NOT a morning person, the morning workout is best for me.  I have exactly 45 minutes from the time my alarm goes off to talk myself out of it.  (Yes 45 minutes.  Not a morning person.  Require lots of snoozing on the alarm.)  If I wait till the afternoon, I have 9 hours to talk myself out of it.  This means that 9 times out of 10, I'm going in the morning.  9 times out of 10, I am NOT going in the afternoon.  I would like to add that I was ready to go this morning, but had a lack of transportation to get there. 

After the gym, I had lost my craving for yet another takeout meal consisting of spicy mayo, shrimp, and more bread in the form of Bang Bang shrimp from Bonefish Grill.  After sweating for an hour and walking outside into the hot, humid NC air, I finally wanted something healthy and cold.  After apologizing to my spinach for blowing it off this morning, I made myself a dinner smoothie with an open sun butter and jelly sandwich on TJ's sprouted grain bread.

Frozen banana, kale, spinach, almond milk, plain Chobani, pinch xanthum, strawberries

This really hit the spot tonight.  All my meals were perfect today for what I wanted.  I really do try most of the time to eat well, both for health and because I am trying to lose weight.  And honestly, most of the time those foods taste good to me.  But sometimes, like today, all I want is junk.  That's ok with me :)

I am falling asleep writing this so I'm going to wrap it up now and say goodnight, and see you all tomorrow!


Tessa said...

I loved this post, you have such a positive view towards food! I like that you really thought about what you were craving and in the mood for, and simply had it! This is so much better than denying yourself of the true pleasure which could potentially lead to a binge later on...
Btw, that morning sandwich sounds amazing :)

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Sometimes you just have to have it! We have a Bojangles just down the street and I've never tried it but thanks to this post I'm thinking about it...

Brittany said...

Awwww MAN, bang bang shrimp are SO good. Can't remember the last time I had them, but YUM :)

PS- welcome back!

Rachel said...

Tessa: Why thank you, this was a very sweet comment to get :) Although I'm not sure if it's classified as a healthy view of food, or a lack of willpower over certain cravings :)

Vanessa: I'm a vegetarian so all I've had from there is this sandwich and their fries but they are both very, very good. It's also right next door to my job so the temptation to get this for breakfast is overwhelming at times!

Brittany: Thanks! I'm glad to be back :) Bang bang shrimp is amazing..I had it a couple of weeks ago. It used to be a weekly thing on $5 Wednesdays, but I've needed to cut that down to once or twice a month.