It is day 18 of my challenge. Tomorrow starts my weekend! Woo hoo! I am off work tomorrow through Monday. The reason why is for Rock on the Range.
Rock on the Range is a 3 day concert event in Columbus Ohio at Crew Stadium. There are 3 stages and just tons and tons of bands playing. With my mobility issues, I usually just stay at the main stage in my seat. But even then I am seeing over 20 bands all weekend. I have gone every year. It is so much fun! When I started the challenge, I let my coach know that I was doing this and it will affect how I eat those days. This year I am not going on Sunday, so it will only affect 2 days of my challenge. What I would do in previous years is wake up early and leave around 9:30am. I would take 2 deli turkey sandwiches on Brownberry sandwich thins (instead of bread) (sandwiches made with turkey, jalapenos, and light miracle whip) and usually a coke and some cookies. Then I would try to not eat anything all day but water (sometimes I would have a soft pretzel) then around 6 or 7pm I would have a granola bar and then on the way home at midnight I would stop at Mcdonald’s or someplace like that. My coach told me he doesn’t care about the sandwiches (although this year I am using carb smart wraps and chicken hunks) or the granola bars. He just doesn’t want me having the coke, cookies and Mcdonald’s. So I will make my dinner for the next 2 days tonight and just heat it up when I get home from the concerts each night. I am not sure how I am going to work in all the pills, but I will try my best.
So last night I did something sort of bad. When I was getting ready to make dinner, I did not want to heat up my chicken. I was craving noodles so bad. So i opened my freezer and at the bottom was a bag of Garlic Chicken Voila. If you have never seen this, it is basically noodles with hunks of chicken and vegetables.
I told myself I was just going to look at it. So I pulled it out and read the nutrition on it. I couldn’t believe it. It was only 240 calories for 1 cup(cooked) and had 6 grams of sugar. So I thought to myself,you know what, this will really satisfy my craving for the noodles, so I cooked it. I picked out all the carrots because I cannot stand cooked carrots and neither can my dogs. I forced myself to eat the broccoli (which I also hate) as a punishment for the noodles. I measured out 1 1/2 cups and had a salad with it. Can I just say it was wonderful! Afterwards, I did feel guilty but my craving has been sated. There is another another cup and half left. I am not sure when I will eat that.
Tonight for dinner, I am making chicken salad with light miracle whip instead of mayonnaise. I have onions and walnuts to put in it as well. I had to buy a nine grain wrap with chia because they were out of the multi grain wraps. I hope it tastes as good.
Today’s recipe: (I am not sure about this because I don’t know how Shirataki noodles taste, but they have 0 calories and fat and look good!) http://www.andiemitchell.com/easy-healthy-chicken-lo-mein-under-250-calories/
Keep it up!