Hello Facebook + Adventures in Dietary Cutting 3

Guten Tag, y’all! How are you guys doing today? 😉

I linked my blog to Facebook today … I don’t know how well it will be received by my friends and family, but I want to share my story, and share I will! If people don’t like my posts, they can just ignore them. 😉

I’m still on my cutting diet today, obviously, but I’m trying to branch out and eat a different variety of food instead of sticking to the same ol’ thing. I do like my eggs for breakfast though, so I doubt that’ll change anytime soon … I did buy some yogurt today, so I might try that for breakfast one morning to see if I like it.

Mood Update: I’m as stable as I could hope to be today, no depression and very minimal “zippy-ness” from the bipolar. I did become very tired around 5 o’clock for some reason, not depressed or anything like that, just tired after my workout. More on that below.

Disordered Eating Update: Y’all. MY BINGE AND PURGE URGES ARE COMPLETELY GONE. This is BEYOND thrilling! I’m doing so well with eating decent meals and not throwing up or restricting, and it’s delightful. I feel STRONGER than I ever have in my entire life.

I found this quotation on Facebook, and I just love it:

Yes, I have returned to myself after nearly 18 years of hell and am discovering myself in full bloom. 🙂

Breakfast

I needed a little something-something before my main breakfast around 6:30 a.m., so I had 1/2 C of cottage cheese with about 1/2 C of strawberries and a drizzle of honey.

Then I promptly went back to sleep for an hour! Wow, I never do that.

Around 9, I had an egg with salsa and two turkey sausage patties.

After running a few errands, I made lunch … I went to the store and acquired chicken breasts, so I was happy!

Lunch

I roasted Brussels sprouts, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower with a little Lawry’s Seasoning and then I added the 5 oz of chicken with about a tbsp of BBQ sauce and baked it for 30 minutes. I added about a tbsp of ranch on the veg and enjoyed! (The chicken is hidden in the veggies in this pic!)

This was a higher calorie meal for me, but that’s okay. 🙂 It was very filling and tasty.

After eating lunch, I made Luke some deer enchiladas for his meals at work this week – it’s such an easy recipe, and I used some of Luke’s dad’s enchilada sauce and spices.

Workout

Luke and I did legs today for about 40 minutes … man, my legs were like JELLO after our workout. I was EXHAUSTED from it!

Post-Workout Snack

My snack today was pretty simple -half of a cucumber, a small carrot, and two slices of deer sausage with Whataburger jalapeno ranch dressing. YUM!

Luke had cereal and milk for his post-workout snack, and Caprica was on hand to help him finish it!

I also made some Yogi Tea Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life and put it in my Yeti with some stevia. Very tasty tea! I highly recommend it – it’s new to me, and it’s a delight.

Dinner

At 6 p.m. I simply wasn’t hungry, and that’s my typical dinner time. I think my snack held me over well. I spent my time instead sipping tea, cleaning up the apartment, and taking pictures of my sleepy kitt lits:

Eventually, around 6:45, I decided that a little salad sounded good.

I roasted a small yellow squash and a few asparagus spears, and once they were done, I heated up a small portion of the deer enchiladas and placed them on a bed of mixed greens with my roasted veg. I topped the veggies with a small smattering of jalapeno ranch and a little light sour cream and salsa for the enchiladas. I ended up eating dinner around 7.

I gotta say, those deer enchiladas turned out SO DAMN WELL – they’re spicy but not too hot, meaty, and are delicious with a little sour cream. I’m proud of myself. 😉

Now I’m off to vacuum the apartment and then to take a hot bath and chillax a bit. I *really* need to get back on that damn stair master … we shall see if I have it in me to do so tomorrow! Lifting weights is my favorite thing, but I need to get in some cardio that tones my butt and calves.

So here we go, Facebook World … if you’re new to my blog, hello! I hope you’ve enjoyed it.

Hope you’ve had a great day!

~ Mandy

 

 

 

 

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