Contrary to my aversion to cooking, I actually enjoy baking. I still don’t do it very often, but when I do I really enjoy myself and I can whip together some pretty decent goodies too. Tonight, at the request of my husband, I made blueberry scones.
I found a really easy recipe with a Bisquick base online, and I purposefully searched for one that made a dozen so that there wouldn’t be a bunch in the house tempting me with their carby goodness. I even choose to cut the recipe down by another third so that I only made a total of eight.
The best part? I haven’t had one yet. My husband and a co-worker of his chowed down on a couple each, so there are four remaining. They smell and look so good and I am planning on having one tomorrow, but so far I have staved off the desire to try one tonight. I am really happy that I haven’t finished off the entire batch like I already would have in the past. Trust me, this is huge progress!
I also cut up a bunch more vegetables for the week to try and avoid the ‘wanting something simple’ pitfall that usually leads to cookies or a box of macaroni and cheese. Plus, I washed and tore up some romaine lettuce so that I can easily put together Caesar salads over the next few days.
Planning and preparation are key elements to this process that I just never got before – or at least that I never followed through on. I feel like if I keep this up I will be successful. I really hope I can continue drawing on this initial motivation long enough to form these positive steps into habits because, for me, long term success is the real goal.
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 11 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 orange
- 6 large crackers
- 1 banana
- 3/4 cup fat free strawberry yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups of blueberries
- 2 wraps, each on a soft tortilla shell with Tuscan ham, grated cheese, mushroom, carrot, garden tomatoes, green onion, romaine lettuce, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 carrot
- 30 minutes on the recumbent bike completed in 2 sets (10 minutes and 20 minutes)
- 5 sets of 30 stomach crunches