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!
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
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?