Friday 11/21 Food Journal

Approx. 1/2 cup of oatmeal–prepared with quick oats and skim milk.
Hot tea

    Even though I made a huge bowl of the oatmeal (following the directions for one serving), I only ate about half a cup of it because it got really gummy really fast, since I did it in the microwave. Food challenge today: lunch at the favorite Mexican restaurant with my best friend. I’m planning to get the Speedy Gonzales, even though I know it isn’t core—because I WANT what’s on that plate, and I know if I don’t eat that for lunch, I’ll spend the rest of the day trying to kill the craving that denying myself that meal would create.

“Speedy Gonzales” plate (1 enchilada, 1 taco, refried beans—which I only ate a couple of bites of, chips and salsa—but not many chips).

    I wore one of my pairs of size 24 jeans (!) that aren’t stretchy to lunch today. Not only did I feel good about being in them, but the slight snugness reminded me not to overdo it with the chips and salsa. And I have to say—for three big girls sitting at a table for a little more than an hour, the chip basket was still at least half-full when we left (and no, that wasn’t because it had been refilled). I don’t know how many points this meal was, and I don’t really care. Because it was good, it was satisfying, and it was cheap.

Small eye of round steak, pan seared then simmered in beef broth with sauteed onions for a few minutes
Green beans

    I found out late this afternoon that one of my blood-pressure medications is not on the $10/generic/90-day prescription list anywhere (Kroger, Walmart, Walgreens)—at least not in the formulation in which my doctor prescribed it. So I had to call the doctor’s office, see if they could call in the prescription for the other formulation so that I didn’t end up having to pay more than $100 for the 90-day supply. I got a call around 5:30 that they were able to do that for me, so I can go pick that up tomorrow morning. Of course, that’s going to make it really tempting to pick up something for breakfast that I really shouldn’t be eating (powdered donuts, frozen pancakes, turnovers, cinnamon rolls…), so I’ll have to come up with an idea tonight of what I can fix for breakfast tomorrow morning so that I’m not tempted.

About Kaye Dacus

Kaye Dacus Academic Editor (at NCU). Published Author (11 novels, dozens of articles, essays, poems). Prolific Procrastinator.
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One Response to Friday 11/21 Food Journal

  1. Ruth says:

    I just have to tell you…I went to a Thanksgiving “potluck” tonight, and I only had 1 plate’s worth of food, and didn’t overdo the desserts. Thanks for the inspiration to be MINDFUL of portion control, especially this holiday season.


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