The health journal series is my way on keeping track on my weight loss journey. It’s the breakdown of my thoughts, my food entries, exercise routine, and stress management every week.
Week: Jan 1-Jan 7
What I Ate:
Here’s what I meal prepped:
Breakfast: Biscuits with Mushroom and Sausage Gravy
- I was craving this classic dish I often received from Sticky Fingers Bakery in DC. So I went to Whole Foods and got the flaky biscuits from Immaculate Organic Bakery. For the gravy, I used this recipe and added Field Roast Apple Sage Sausage and white mushrooms to add texture.
Lunch/Dinner: Southwest Corn Chowder with Steam Spinach
- I followed the The Full Helping’s Corn Chowder recipe and tweaked it to suit what I had in the fridge. I used unsweetened coconut milk instead of cashew cream. I switched from celery to red bell peppers. I accidentally blended the soup too much so it turned out smoother than I liked. But still yummy. I added lime and cilantro as garnish.
Lunch/Dinner: Channa Masala with Delhi Saag
- Since the holidays had me busy, I meal prepped this last dish using prepackaged dinners. I used Kitchen of India’s Rajma Masala, Jyoti Food’s Dehli Saag greens, sauerkraut, and basmati rice. It was simple and easy.
Snacks: Apples with Almond Butter and Honey
- Favorite favorite favorite SNACK!
How I was Eating:
I could do better WAAAAYYYY better. I ate the all the meals I prepped. However, snacking became a huge problem. I bought Oreos and Sweet Chili Doritos earlier that week. My intent was for them to be little snacks throughout the week but they became one day binges. And yes, my snacks were vegan but eating beyond the serving size meant I was consuming thousand of calories, salt and sugar. It made me realize that I need to prep my snacks as well as my meals.
Phase 1: Walk for the month of January
How I worked out:
How I Slept:
The goal is having a calm night routine around 9pm and sleep by 10pm. However, I slept earlier or later. I have a bad habit of watching YouTube on my bed. I woke up around 5:15 every morning, but sometimes I’m groggy. Bit by bit this will improve.
How I Handled Stress:
I meditated one time this week. I wrote a lot to handle my stress. But I mostly ate my days away in my room. I need a game plan.
I need to tighten up my routine and tackle changes bit by bit. More planning, more preparation is in the works.
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