|I discovered some turkey sausage patties with nothing bad in them. Yay!|
|Breakfast was poached egg, spinach, coffee (also tea, not shown), and one patty|
|Remains of lunch salad|
|also for lunch: Jicama slices with baba ganoush|
|mid-afternoon carbs=sweet potatoes|
|All we could eat from a delicious-looking buffet|
|Dinner: grilled shrimp skewers & zucchini noodles|
Day 7 Reflections: We seem to be having a problem of ratios. I've upped our meat intake to cover for all the dairy & legumes we're not eating, but I haven't done much about all the grains we're not eating. According to my eating partner, the two plates shown above (breakfast with spinach, dinner with squash), should be packed with more vegetables, or more of the same vegetables, because veggies are the key to feeling well on this diet. And/or, we should be having more vegetables in general, especially starchy things like carrots & parsnips, winter squashes, jicama (what IS it? I ate some today and I still don't know), plantain, etc. He's been reading Well Fed and says we only need 4-6 ounces of protein per meal (which is probably what we were having before). So it seems like we'll try to amp up our vegetables in the coming week and see how that goes.
My running has been interesting. This weekend, I've only had energy for the minimum 10 minutes that I "pledged" to do every day this month. But today's run seemed a tiny bit better than yesterday's. I was actually able to speed up and feel like I was getting a bit of a workout by the end.
If there's one thing that's going OK lately, it's my parenting. I'm trying to be less reactive/upset about the tantrums, and just remain loving and kind throughout. Not ignoring the behavior, not punishing the behavior, just trying to be nice to the kid having the behavior. Maybe this is easier for me this week because I'm trying to just maintain in other areas too--no great highs, no great lows. Just... chill.
Gotta get some sleep now. How were your weekend dinners? Did you get to drink wine and eat cheese? Were there biscuits and pretzels and brownies? Tell me everything.