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Skinny Rules Challenge: Rules 14 & 15

I think I got all messed up on which rules I’m supposed to follow on what days!  Good thing I made myself a handy dandy checklist of all the rules so I can check off the ones I follow each day.  It looks a little something like this:  I am a total geek and think this is cool. I can check off which rules I follow which will give me not only a percentage of how often I follow the rules, but a visual reminder too! I printed it out and it’s on my fridge.  Also, it will give me data on which rules I rock at, and which rules I suck at.
Let me tell you, I suck at rule #7.  I keep eating carbs for snack and dinner! I just haven’t brought myself to get rid of them! That is my real challenge.

Yesterday was rule 14: eat a real breakfast. I made oats in a jar (tupperware) with greek yogurt, almond milk, and raspberries. I also had veggie sausage to add extra protein and deliciousness.  For lunch I had an eggwhite salad sandwich, and snack was an apple and babybel cheese.  Dinner was 2 wheat flatbreads! Carb central! And I just ate too much in general. But they were so good! One had my zucchini, tomato and soyrizo sautee on it with cheddar cheese, and the other had turkey, goat cheese and broccoli.  Delicious!  But, Bob Harper was right and I did have cravings and munch later. Wa Wa.  Now that I’m writing this I realized I think I AM a day off! Pretty sure I wrote about breakfast the other day! Help me, I’m losing it.  Working so much plus homework plus obsessing over meal planning = I’m confused. Sorry folks, my challenge is turning into a hot mess.

Today (or not) was rule 15: Make at least 10 meals a week at home.  I already do that anyways! Done and Done.  Number one, I can’t afford to eat out that much! Number two, how could you possibly avoid refined grains, sugar, potatoes, and large portions if you are eating out all the time?  You couldn’t! I think Bob Harper was going too nice on this rule.  For me to be successful, it should really be at least 15 times a week, if not 20.  If I want to lose weight I’m going to have to eat at home ALL THE TIME!  Which is fine because I love cooking when I have energy.

Today I had overnight oats for breakfast again, lunch was a weird mix of eggwhite salad, quinoa, romaine lettuce, tahini and seaweed salad. I know, it sounds disgusting and I was really worried all morning that my lunch would be barf.  But it was awesome! I’m awesome at throwing crap together and making it taste good!  Dinner I made miso eggplant with tofu (recipe soon!) which sounds carb-less but I definitely added a lot of Agave to sweeten it up.  Then I was stressed from school work and my brain dying so I ate 1/2 a lara bar and 2 dates with pecans.  Damn you sugars!

Tomorrow: Banish High Salt Foods.  Mr. Bob Harper says eat less than 2,000 mg a day.  I wonder how much I’m consuming?  I really have no earthly idea.  Probably a good thing I ate my miso eggplant tonight, that probably has a lot!

Sorry, I’m too tired to think of any awesome pictures to add!

 

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Southwest Black Bean and Corn Salad

 

This salad is light, refreshing and tangy.  It’s super easy to make and super healthy.  I ate it with turkey meatballs as a lettuce wrap (what? crazy I know) and it totally satisfied my tex-mex cravings without all the cheese and grease.  I didn’t even miss it!  Ok, maybe a little.  If you are going to eat this right away, definitely add some chunks of avocado.  If you are going to save some for later, leave the avo out because it will turn all brown and mushy and yucky.  If you bring this to a party, don’t expect to have any left!  I think another great addition would be some quinoa.  I will try that next time. Or you can, and let me know what you think! oooo, or some queso fresco.  That might take away from the healthy factor of this salad, buy hey, queso fresco.  It’s amazing.  Ok now I want to go buy some right now to add to my left overs!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 bell pepper (orange, red, or yellow), diced
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • juice of 1 lemon or lime

Mix ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for at least 30 minutes for flavors to mix.  Enjoy with grilled chicken, shrimp or beef and a green salad.  Or as a messy lettuce wrap!

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