Freezy and Easy

September 21, 2010

Day 3 – Lunch mess

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — fionagold @ 8:30 pm

Today I was meant to have Thai chicken rissoles with salad, and  custardy apples for lunch.

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The salad serve looked pretty small when I packed it into my bowl – I am a volume eater at lunch and dinner.

PROBLEM: I was invited to lunch the day before, but my friend assured me I could take my own. But it wasnt the casual cafe lunch out on the patio she mentioned – it was a sit down lunch, from a limited menu. *Cue dramatic music*

I browsed the choices – roast pork with crackling and mash, creamy chicken pasta, tikka lamb with rice and papadams, grilled eye fillet with mushroom sauce and veg, and quiche. Sounded like winter dinner to me…

I went the grilled eye fillet, thinking how great I was. My “medium-well” steak was very rare, fatty/marbled, smothered in a CREAMY mushroom sauce with a soggy slice of garlic bread, served on a huge pile of creamy mashed potato with deep fried sweet potato crisps.

The meal took 20 mins, and I was HANGRY (so hungry I was angry) so I just ate it, and planned to have my salad later. But then, as I thought we were done, my friend announced "now comes my favourite bit! Fi, you’re going to love it. Your favourite," – free dessert.

"I can resist, I have made a change in my lifestyle. I feed my body good nourishing food to energise me" I told myself. I could not. It was sticky date pudding. With butterscotch sauce. And ice-cream. And I was still hungry. And that is my favourite dessert in the world – I ALWAYS make exceptions for this dessert.

It was delicious. Overly sweet and buttery. But now, only an hour and a half later, I am in a sugar slump, forcing my eyes open.

I am full of my rich lunch, and full of regret. *Sigh* I want to blame my friend, the restaurant, even myself, for not just eating my salad. But I think I just have to let it go. All I can do is solider on and not let this extra 500 calories prompt me to think the day is ruined and binge at night, undoing the work of the past 4 days. I always forget that as I am elbow deep in chocolate ice-cream smothered with peanut butter…

A co-worker forgot her lunch so I gave her mine. She was shocked at the small portion (I kept the custard for arvo tea, it was ok, not custardy enough for me, custard guts, and saved the yogurt and bikkie for another day) I saw her eating a packet of chips 20 mins after my lunch. At least she washed the dish (and said nothing about the meal)

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September 20, 2010

Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — fionagold @ 8:09 pm

Today was bircher muesli, two slices of grain toast with marmalade. I don’t like marmalade. And as I said before, two slices of toast just isn’t me.

So I subbed a piece of toast, marmalade and flora spread for leftover salsa.

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The bircher was a lot smaller than I am used to, but also a lot creamier and tart/fruity – I guess I add more water and oatmeal, so if you wanted to halve the breakfast for later you could add you own rolled oats and fruit and a bit of water to stretch it out. I would then add fresh berries and some flax seed oil to balance the meal.

It had lots of crunchy bits (I found a whole hazelnut), then yummy plump sultanas but it was pretty small and I am happy to have one course breakfasts.

Was filling though, (with green tea and water) until 10am, when I had my kiwi. My rock hard kiwi. Note to self – check the fruit before you pack it.

Lunch was Schezwan Hokkein Noodles (that is HARD to spell!). They were “fresh”, and microwave heated.  The sauce was full of flavour, but overpoweringly sweet chilli/ salty. From what I can tell the noodles were actually Udon, and there weren’t much, but that’s why its lite, right? My favourite part was the chicken, which actually tasted and felt like fresh chicken (unlike lean cuisine, which tastes 5% filler) The meal is probably smaller than I’d usually serve myself, but thats exactly why I got LnE – to re-portionise my eating brain.

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When I ate this I realised, maybe hundreds of people were sitting down to the same meal, at about the same time, and some people in Brisbane were probably eating from the same wok (or whatever they use to cook it) That was kinda cool.

It came with a little tub of pears (for some reason I LOVE these)

Arvo tea was yogurt and an apple cranberry muffin. I will post more on this tomorrow, but I decided not to eat Mr Muffin (who was a bit like a yummy looking un-iced frozen cupcake) because I am eating a few too many calories.

The yogurt was Greek yogurt with berries and this time i followed the instructions and stirred in the sauce. DELICIOUSO! And less grainy/tart. Om nom nom, loved this! And it kept me full until after my Body Pump Class. Weird, usually I am ravenous.

I thought today’s line up was pretty good, although I will try to avoid picking toasty breakfast options in the future.

7/10 for today – I would order this again

September 17, 2010

Day 1: Lunch – Pumpkin soup with wholegrain roll, cheese and apple, and muesli cookie

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — fionagold @ 7:49 am
  
 
 
The soup was frozen and I heated it for four min. Waiting, waiting. It came with a small amount of tasty cheese, something I don’t usually add (I prefer natural yogurt or sour cream) and I heated the roll. The soup smelt and tasted… odd. Not bad exactly. It was quite watery in comparison to the Campbell’s butternut pumpkin I usually have. Perhaps it was the different pumpkin variety?
The roll was very big, and full of yummy grainy bits like linseed and poppyseed. I don’t usually microwave bread because it goes tough and chewy, but even though I over heated the roll it was fine – tasted almost fresh-fresh! More than happy with the roll, which I used to soak up most of the soup. It certainly satisfied my rumbling tummy. I am actually quite full now. But for how long?
I didnt feel like the apple until 3.15pm. I decided to save the cookie for dessert. I was peckish at 5.30pm, but had a cup of tea instead.

The roll pulls lunch up to a good 7/10. I wont order the soup again anytime soon, but I did love the roll!

The Muesli Cookie was pretty big! But not too big, which is great because it will help me avoid portion distortion in the long wrong. I ate it after dinner, by heating it 20 sec. Yummy! 8/10

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The smaller portions prove to me LnE is not some fad diet, its about learning about healthy eating, in easy steps. The other thing is, because I am paying a decent amount for this, and its an easy system to follow and stay full, so temptation is not calling anywhere near as hard. I don’t want to "ruin" it with a bite of candy or cake. I want to finish this!

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