Friday was wonderful. I feel really proud of myself - I changed my eats up almost entirely. It worked out really well too! I had a date last night. And due to the way I had changed things up, I didn't feel nearly as full as I usually do at the end of the day. I mean, it was challenging. But in a good way.
Yesterday morning was also my weigh-in. I was so absolutely convinced I was going to have finally made my two-pound-per-week goal, after jumping up almost 500 calories to 3600. I didn't though. ED was shocked, as was I. My mom and I agreed that we would give it another week before I have to increase to 4,000 calories a day though. We decided that if I don't gain at least one pound, that I would have to up it again. :sigh: I'm kinda hoping it doesn't come to that.
Breakfast: Dorset Berries n Cherries muesli, Bear Naked trail mix, Bear Naked triple berry granola, golden raisins, almonds, and a crumbled Lemon Vanilla Cashew nectar bar. All drowned with warmed Soy Vanilla Chai protein shake and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Also a glass of plum juice and a slice of toast. Great breakfast. Not too filling at all, and it totalled up to 970 calories ^.^
Snack: Fage 2%, sliced banana, more triple-berry granola, ground flax, and honey.
Lunch: Avocado and grated carrot sammich. Sliced fuji apple. I actually ended up taking all my veggies (broccoli,cuke,tomato) and the sliced hard boiled egg and putting them into a salad bowl after the photo. I realized if I put everything into one dish it'd be less to look at. Also had an apple juice box.
Lunch dessert was the Dark Chocolate Mocha nectar bar, warmed in the microwave. Sooo good.
After lunch, I got a little surprise in the mail from...
Oikos! They sent me some great coupons,and a few free goodies. Thank you Oikos! I am so looking forward to trying their Greek yogurt. I've never really had anything organic before, so it'll be interesting to see if there really is a difference. Definitely going to the grocery store today with those coupons. Look for my review of Oikos soon!
Afternoon snack: Cottage cheese with fruit and nut granola, chopped dried figs. Loved this snack. It was light but good.
Dinner: grilled salmon (!!), pasta with olive oil, ground flax and greens. mixed veggies and peas. I also had a vanilla yogurt with crunchy peanut butter and orange marmalade for my "dessert".
I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I was actually a vegan/vegetarian before starting recovery. The only reasons why I have given it up are because I wanted to prove to my family (and perhaps myself?) that my vegan choice was not and eating-disorder driven one, and also because with the amount of food I need to eat, it does get very expensive. And vegan/veggie options are more often than not a bit on the pricey side. Do I intend on going back to vegetarian? Whole-heartedly. I much prefer vegetarian foods. I don't really even like fish, but I agreed to being pescatarian for the duration of my refeeding/weight gain process.
Nighttime snack: Oats with vanilla caramel coffee creamer, cinnamon brown sugar. Topped with sliced strawberries, strawberry preserves and nutella. First time trying this combination. So. awesome. This was possibly the best "dessert oatmeal" ever.
One more time, up close and personal? I think so.
I am definitly having this again tonight. It was really that good.
I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend. Mine has gotten off to a fairly good start. Hopefully it'll stay that way. I'm feeling pretty good with everything at the moment (ok, its 5:40AM - what could possibly be happening right now anyways?) but I think its a sign for good things to come.
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