I made my Broccoli Raab with the White Bea...well, you know...and if I have to be honest here? It wasn’t very good (that’s being kind). How disappointing! It looked so pretty on the pages of Vegetarian Times and at a calorie count of 220 (plus my 1/2 cup of rice) it seemed a good choice. It was packed with all sorts of good-for-you things and it looked as pretty on my plate too.
It just wasn’t what I expected. Broccoli raab or rapine or whatever it is you call it, is...a little bitter...a lot bitter in fact...and I might have guessed it wasn’t going to suit my palate because I’m not fond of any of the “wilted green foods”(Though I will eat spinach in my omelets). It was all I could do to finish most of what was on my plate. Now Mr. Soontobeskinnygirl got the “don’t complain about what I’m making for dinner" lecture in advance and so I think he was afraid to say that he didn’t like it either. HE finished his plate…and then he noticed that I was tossing the flaccid bits of leafy greens and squashy grape tomatoes to the side of my plate, sorting through to the rice and beans. I managed to get down most of it...after all, it WAS healthy, but...I won't be making it again!
Live and learn...
Nasty dinner aside, yesterday was another great day! Perfect yet again. I’m almost afraid to say that for fear of cursing this amazing run I’m having, but I feel so confident about this journey. I know it’s not going to be a picnic (though low cal of course), but it just seems so effortless this time around. Why didn’t I count cals a LONG time ago?
Mr. STBSG and I watched a movie last night. I had allotted myself a few Tostidos Multigrain Chips in my daily count...14 to be exact...one serving...and 2 tbsp. of salsa (I could have had more, it’s almost calorie free!). I did enjoy them. I made a point of eating them slowly which is pretty unusual for me...normally I'm eating them by the handful. So, 14 chips later, 2 tbsp. of salsa...and that was it...no "oh dear lord, I really want more". Snack satisfaction! Everything in moderation! (Patting myself on the back)
I am sooo happy!!! Looking forward to another good day!
Of course this isn't me in the pic. But it could be...it can be. Positive thinking. Positive reinforcement. I need to believe I can be that girl in the picture...thinner, healthier, fitter. That's what I'm here for...I hope you'll join me!