Workaholic

Working

Pros:

  • Income $$$
  • Restriction on food
  • Experience for the future (social interactions!)
  • Something to do!

Cons:

  • Less time to do homework
  • Tiring (My poor feet)
  • Less motivating to work out

So far working has not improved my healthy lifestyle. 😦 I have been eating big breakfasts, eating a little snack, drinking a small soy latte, and then eating a bit for dinner and a LOT of snacks afterwards till 10 pm. In addition to this crazy meal schedule, I have not worked out at all.

So here’s to a new month. July. July, you shall be the month of my transformation. Here’s to a healthy lifestyle and a healthy body.

The Need for Food

So much of my overeating goes to being bored and feeling “the need for food.” Last Friday I had the opportunity to start my first day at a retail shop. I had a green smoothie around 9:50 am and didn’t eat a snack till 2:30. Although I don’t recommend this, I realized how full and satisfied with my meal that I didn’t need to eat more for breakfast. The problem with not eating that long was my starving stomach at 3:30 when I was able to eat some food. It made my meal timing off, and my stomach couldn’t tell if it was hungry or not when I ate later in the day.

Too Much of Good Stuff

I eat pretty healthy for the most part. I make sure I get my nutrients. Eat my vegetables, avoid fried food.

But there are certain things that are good for you in moderation.

For example, cereal. My little secret enemy.

It’s fine if I have ONE bowl per day. And it’s healthy too! (Kashi or just granola) BUT having more than 10 bowls a day (no hyperbole there) is NOT okay.

Dear self, I know it’s yummy and healthy, but in moderation. I should know when my limit is and when I get addicted.

So here’s to continuing my health journey and changing habits such as too many bowls of cereal. (plus who likes farting too much? Not me!)

Craving Egg Sandwiches?

I know I was this morning.

Those buttery English muffins filled with a whole fluffy egg and topped with pounds of melted cheese and surrounded by that greasy delicious bacon…

And worth about half of my day’s intake of calories and fat.

That is the reason why I came up with my own “skinnified” version.

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Skinny Egg Sandwich

1 Rice cake
1/4 Cup Egg Beaters
1/4 Cup Cheese (I used sharp cheddar because it was leftovers from the baked potatoes we had last night but I would recommend mozzarella for a healthier version)
1/4 Cup smushed grape tomatoes

1. Cook the eggs to desired consistency and shape to the rice cake’s perimeter (so it won’t be awkwardly hanging off)
2. Top onto rice cake
3. Melt cheese on top and finish off with the tomatoes
4. Voila! Your breakfast filled with a warm filling egg and freshened with the juice of the tomatoes!

Enjoy! I know I did.

Day 1: Start Strong. Stay Strong

Let’s do this.

For breakfast I made this delicious Grapefruit Avocado Detox Smoothie

My version:

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Merry and Bright Smoothie Recipe

I altered a few ingredients… and it was still freaking delicious!!!! 🙂

Ingredients:
1/3 Avocado
1/2 Grapefruit (Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice)
1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberries
1/2 Banana
1/3 Cup Ice

Directions:
Put it in the blender and mix till desired texture!

Close your eyes. Take a sip.

I dare you not to smile after your first sip. I dare you.

Yeah. I know. Frowning is not an option.

Everything is pretty much an estimate. There is no certain measurement… it’s all about what you desire! Have fun with it and comment below!

Lunch:
Salad with avocado
1/2 Banana

Exercise:
High School Soccer game

Dinner:
Steamed chicken (with ginger sauce)
Butternut squash (honey, cinnamon, nutmeg…butter)
Brussels sprouts (olive oil and salt and pepper)

Ugh. Procrastination on an English essay about William Blake. Must… leave… now…