TWLC3 Week 7

Another week down. Another fantastic photo shoot (my last in Chicago *sniff*). Another day closer to finishing my last online course and moving away from this stage of life. I only have one paper, 3 quizzes, and a final left to go! I’m going to do the final in Utah where I can do it for free in the testing center, and I’m hopeful that I might actually be able to finish everything else up this week.

These last few weeks I feel like I’ve really been fighting the Last Supper mindset. Not because I’m starting a new diet in the morning (although I am going to do the Whole30 challenge next month) but because we’re moving and I have kitchen full of food that we can’t possibly eat before we leave. It’s painful for me to think about throwing out my bread cheese or snack foods, and so I find myself snacking on them not because I’m hungry or craving them, but because I’m stressed about throwing them away! As That Husband would tell me it’s really just a sunk cost, and I’m sure our friends will be happy to take the food from our cupboards and use it up in their own home.

Best nutrition choice of the last week:

I’ve fallen in love with this smoothie. I actually wake up in the morning looking forward to drinking it down!

2 carrots
1 tomato
1 small apple
A handful of frozen berries
1/2 can of coconut milk (can easily be swapped with milk)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lime
Around 10 leaves of mint if I have it on hand
Chia seeds

Worst nutrition choice of the last week:

I was at Whole Foods. I’d been up since 5 am, driven an hour, photographed for 2 hours, and was looking toward another one hour drive home. I could have gone to the salad bar and paid an obsenceamount for lettuce, but I couldn’t make myself do it. I regretted it a few hours later when I was out for my 5 hour run and could feel it in the pit of my stomach but oh my, oh my, oh my. This was a really, really good burger. The Schaumburg Whole Foods is doing things right, specifically in terms of the buttery soft bun.

Writing these posts ever week has been really helpful because it forces me to think about what I’ve done the last week, why I did it, and how I can change in the future. Have you been able to identify and break any negative patterns during the last six weeks of TWLC3?

6 thoughts on “TWLC3 Week 7

  1. Do you do calories in, calories out? I lost 30lbs last year and it’s what worked best for me. Especially when I’m running. I like to track all my food so I can see if I’m getting enough protein which is super important when running. I know everyone diets differently but I think tracking calories provides the best results. I ate a lot of Whole Foods veggie burgers from their grill while I was losing. I just made sure I tracked it. ANYWAY, just a random internet strangers two cents.

    Jenna Reply:

    I actually lost a lot of weight calorie counting as well. I’m thinking about giving it another try after I graduate to see if it’s the missing link.

  2. I think someone suggested this before, but have you thought about seeking therapy for your weight loss issues? Eating very little food and then going on a binge that leaves you so low could be eliminated by getting to the root of your eating issues.

    Jenna Reply:

    Thanks for reaching out when concerned. I don’t have an eating disorder (which is what you seem to be suggesting). I have plenty of friends and family close to me who I rely on for advice about intimate and important matters in my life.

  3. Where did you get the recipe for the smoothie? I am trying to get more adventurous with my smoothies. Right now I make a lot of spinach-banana- soy milk- touch of peanut butter- random fruit (mango, pineapple, whatever I have on hand) smoothies, but I need to venture out and try new recipes. Do you know of a good source for smoothie ideas?

    Jenna Reply:

    It’s adapted from one I found online. You can see a whole bunch of recipes I’ve pinned here: http://pinterest.com/jennacole/juice-smoothie-soup-cleanse/

    Variations on the veggie smoothie that you don’t have to force yourself to drink are hard to find.

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