A Great Lunch Idea on a Not so Great Day
Friday, October 22, 2010
It's a low energy day after a night of almost no sleep. I wanted a quick and easy lunch, otherwise, I knew I'd end up skipping it altogether as I have several days this week. It's been a low appetite week. Yesterday was a little better...came in just under my calorie goals instead of WAY under, as I have been. (Did you know that if you log less than five items of food in a day, you can't get a nutrition report? It doesn't work with that little amount of food.). BTW, I've not been deliberately doing this. It is not an anorexic thing. I've been looking at it as just a cycle of my body's rhythms and I'm not freaking out over it. In that sense I've been eating intuitively...and recognizing that my body is NOT crying out for food this week.
As far as the scale goes, this is a good thing. I've lost five pounds this week, of the ten I'd regained. (and Yes, I really did regain them...they've been littering up my scale for several weeks now). So, the weight loss has "re-Sparked" me into getting more motivated to persist in this endeavor which I was just about ready to ditch after having plateaued for months, despite being "good" and working out every day....and then to actually GAIN ten the minute I let down my guard was the last straw....But no...I'm not a quitter, never was. Even when I wanted to be.
Anyway: today's lunch. That is what this blog is really about. And I'm kicking myself for not photographing it. The idea kind of morphed, one thing leading to another until I had a final work of art product (which I haven't tracked yet, so if it's like 500 calories, you can disregard this whole idea)...
I took a small sweet potato and cooked it in the microwave. Then put about a half cup to a cup of fresh pineapple in the blender along with 1/3 cup of OIkos plain Greek yogurt (40 calories roughly with almost 8 gms of protein in that little amount)...and just ran it for a few seconds...enough to chop up the pineapple and mix the juices with the yogurt. Then I cut the potato open and laid it in a cereal bowl and poured the "sauce" from the blender over it. I topped that off with 1/8 cup of coarsely chopped pecans. Let me tell you, it was YUMMO.
NOW, if only it would give me the energy to go and mop that kitchen floor I've been threatening for days.....
(PS: good news! It's only 242 calories and very very filling and a complete meal!)