Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I've done this before, and never stuck to it for long. But now that I know I can stick to it if I want to, I'm doing it. Yup, I'm going pescetarian. It's vegetarian, but I can eat fish and other seafoods, in case you didn't know. I'm also going to write up other restrictions for myself, like no fried foods, limited sweets and things like that. I'm going to write it out so that I'm not making tons of exceptions along the way. I know me, I need clear guidelines to go by.
So I bought myself some Mongolian chicken from my favorite Chinese place on the way home for lunch, my last non-pescetarian meal. And then DH messages me "Hibachi tonight!?" So tempting! I LOVE the steak, so yummy! But, I'm going to stick with what I said and get scallops or shrimp instead. I'm not backing out on this. I had my "lasts" for lunch. Last sweet (reese's peanut butter cups), last soda, and last non-pescetarian meal. No backing out now! I'm going to stick to it!
Now my one exception is when DH grills his steak. We don't do it often, but there is a little butcher shop not far from us that has the most wonderful steak, and DH grills it so well! But that happens once in a great while, maybe twice a year. And I believe that everything in moderation, even moderation. Every once in a great while is okay. Just like every once in a while having that ice cream cone is okay. But not often. Maybe once every couple of months.
I'm keeping fish and eggs and such in the meal plan because I need protein. It's very important, especially as a diabetic. I won't have it every day, maybe a few times a week. I'll get the rest of my protein from plants. Have to come up with some kale recipes, kale has a lot of protein in it and is so good for you. Maybe if I can shred it I can put it in my cole slaw mix. Hm.
My cole slaw mix is my favorite treat, it may sound weird, and it is very strong smelling, but it is oh so yummy. You take coleslaw mix, any kind, just the veggies, nothing added to it. Then you add enough salsa and hummus to it to make it nice and moist, depending on how much sauce you like on it, that is how much salsa and hummus you use. I use garlic hummus a lot, but it is very strong smelling and my husband can't stand the smell of it. Then add to the side some grape tomatoes, any kind of olive and avocado (or guacamole if you are like me and horrible at picking out ripe avocados!) and eat it all together! YUM! My favorite vegetarian meal! It tastes kinda like a vegetarian taco bowl and is oh so good for you! Just don't eat too much avocado, that is a lot of fat and calories!
Why am I doing this? Because without strict guidelines, my eating is crap. I love the wonderful tastes and smells of food, but I can't do it, I am gaining weight instead of losing it and I've had enough of that. Even though I'm still very depressed, I've got enough 'umph' in me right now to say, enough! Tonight is not necessarily on plan, rice is going to be a once in awhile type food, as starches/carbs are not great for me as a diabetic and I have to keep them well portioned controlled. And if you have been to a hibachi grill, you know that is not the case, lol. But I did say I was going to start tomorrow and it will still be a vegetarian meal. I've not yet defined all of my food restrictions... that sounds awful, I'll make it guidelines instead. Much better. I'm making excuses, I know, but I've been wanting habachi for months now, so I'm not going to pass it up before going on my new meal plan.
I'll update you tomorrow!