No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
So another Saturday, another wedding to serve. My co-workers were giving me props yesterday, they noticed that I have been bringing my own food to work for the past few weeks and I have not been snitching goodies. I have realized that my snacks really get me through a very physical 10 hour day wedding. I fueled up consistently all day and it surly makes a huge difference! I ate breakfast and lunch at home. Apple pie oatmeal plus 6 egg whites & green tea for breakfast :)
Apple pie oatmeal
6 oz water
1/4 C old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 C oat bran
1/2 C apple sauce
1 apple peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 T maple syrup (optional could sub stevia or other sweetner)
cinnamon to taste
Bring water to boil add apple sauce, apple slices & oats. After 5 minutes turn down heat & add oat bran, maple syrup & cinnamon. Will be thick & ready in a couple minutes, top with more cinnamon! This makes a huge portion so I usually split it with Olivia my 9 yo daughter who has been requesting this breakfast frequently!
I ate lunch at home right before we left for work broiled salmon & broccoli rabe plus my water. I packed my cooler with 3 snacks, dinner plus lots of water. The water at work tastes gross to me compared to my well water that I drink no problem. First snack was a light string cheese stick and an apple that I ate a couple hours after we got to work. Then for dinner I had a small serving of left over Eggplant Parmesan (if you think you don't like eggplant, please try this recipe!) and a veggie packed salad. My next snack was cut up veggies and a hard boiled egg and I got to try the Caprese salad since there were extras after the guests were served :)) Then later when most of my co-workers were indulging their sweet tooth I remembered I still had 1 snack left!!! Greek yogurt with a little stevia and cinnamon mixed in, topped with fresh strawberries. Totally hit the spot & tasted like dessert instead of like just any old yogurt! I drank 12 servings of water at work, it was so hot & humid it sucked, but I'm glad I was so well prepared. For the 3rd Saturday in a row the employee meal that was served was pizza, that's it no salad or fruit or anything. I'm so grateful that I've been carving out time to meal plan & prep food, it is the biggest secret to my success, especially when I have to work!
I'm working 4 nites this week so I have some food prep ahead of me! Not sure what I'm going to make but I'll keep you all posted once I figure it out :) I really like being home for dinner with my family, but with only a few weeks before school starts I know that my studies will not allow me to work as much and wedding season will be winding down in the fall so I gotta make money while I can!
Weigh in is tomorrow! Gotta go work out now the day is getting away from me!!!