All loved and juiced up today I’m off to Sydney for business and to visit my kids and stepkids. Made sure I got up before the birds this morning so I could have a well-planned and organised day. I figured this will help to make sure I don’t stray – or at least keep temptation to a minimum. So with lunch bag packed, I’m off to work before my afternoon flight.
Come breakfast – so far so good, snack – good too, lunch – pretty good as well. Afternoon lull – mmmmmm what shall I have? I’m finding that what is working for me is a handful of almonds. But today the almonds are just not cutting it. By two o’clock I’m feeling hungry – but hungry for something ‘different’. I’m not in the mood for anything that springs to mind as being ‘healthy’. All I want is a dose of chocolate – or even dreaming of a thickshake. Thinking, thinking, what to do? Ahhh got it! I’m off to Naked Treaties for a green smoothie. Yeah baby! That’s just what I need – a bit shot of green. Everytime I walk into the shop I feel my heart do a little skip n jump at the anticipation of having something delicious AND nutritious! So I’ve got an hour before I have to be at the airport by now, so checking out the menu – I decide to give my green smoothie a miss and have an “I AM PASSIONATE” smoothie. Don’t be fooled by the name, this drink is delicious, and it is my favourite – packed with greens, passionfruit, and an assortment of other veg and fruit, just what I need. Oh No, I can’t resist the raw granola with banana and warm almond milk. Well is it really that bad if I have it? Yes probably, because I have committed to a 30 day plan which doesn’t include raw granola or banana, but of course I’m going to have it anyway. So much for willpower! My gawd, I feel like I’m so not-dedicated. I think I must be pre-menstrual. Yes that’s the excuse I’m using. Well I could have had a block of chocolate or a big sanga or something but I did choose something wholesome and nutritious – even though it actually isn’t part of my eating plan. Oh dear (big breath here!), back to old habits again eh?! I’m not going to beat myself up about it – I’m going to use the ‘pre-menstrual’ excuse. Yup, that works for me.
While on the plane I thought I’d do some ‘soul-searching’ about my eating habits. Trying to work out why such a well laid out planned day turned a little bit ‘crazy’. The only conclusion I could come up with is that I don’t think I had enough protein in the morning to keep me sustained at a level that would make me feel satiated, especially in the afternoon. Thinking it would be easier if I wasn’t a vegetarian. But then again, thinking about eating meat is worse ….. back to the drawing board tomorrow.