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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Don't Beat Yourself Up Over It! Jump Back In! (And Other Lessons I Learned Eating A Donut)

I'll start right off today admitting I didn't do so well yesterday :-/ Yes, I completed my workout! BUT... I also ate 2 donut holes, a whole donut and a cookie... Oops! That wasn't on the eating plan!!

Looking back over my day, I can easily identify the problem, too bad I didn't see it before the sugar craving set in! First I I didn't eat breakfast, then for lunch I only had my Shakeology. For dinner I had some yummy chicken and zucchini fries... Sounds good, right?? So, what's the problem? I didn't eat enough! I didn't have my breakfast, I didn't have my fruits, I didn't have all my veggies... So, all that added up left me hungry!

When I'm hungry I don't usually crave healthy options, but instead sugar, chocolate and all things yummy! So, when I felt the need to eat something a little while after dinner I ate all the things I could see, which was donuts and a cookie. Thankfully in the big scheme of things I only had one cookie, and out of the 7 dozen donuts I only had 2 holes and one donut!

So, with all that being said, I'm not giving up! It's a small set back in my diet, but overall I feel like I'm doing well considering this is the most restrictive eating plan I've ever followed!

 I tell you all of this because I know many of you have ended up where I did yesterday, hungry and desperate for the foods you crave. Sometimes it's easy to say no and stick with your goals but other days it's not so easy. Don't beat yourself up over it though! Don't quit or give up! Don't think that it's a complete fail! Tomorrow is a new day, a new opportunity to make healthy choices and work towards your goal and you better believe that's exactly what I'm doing!!

I will leave you today with the Zucchini Fries recipe :-)

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries

2 Medium Zucchini
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon of dried basil
1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder
Olive Oil

Preheat the oven to 350. Prepare zucchini by washing, cut in half and then cut the halves lengthwise into quarters. Place on a non stick pan. I placed my olive oil in my oil spritzer and sprayed the zucchini but you can also drizzle it on. 

Mix the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle on top of the zucchini. I found that a lot of it fell to the sides, so I just took each piece of zucchini and dipped it into the excess to really coat each piece.

Place in the over and bake on 350 for about 15 minutes, or until tender. Then broil for an additional 3-4 minutes, until crispy and brown. Enjoy!

Dani the Fat Gurl Inside

PS I'm not saying donuts or cookies are evil and never to be consumed :-) They just aren't on the particular eating plan I'm trying to follow, and I'm really trying to work on moderation!!!

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