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Regrets, I’ve Had a Few

You know that meme that says something like “no one ever regrets a run or a workout.” Well, I’m experiencing what may be the reciprocal of that. Lately I ALWAYS regret when I eat crap. Always. Yet I still sometimes do it.

This past weekend I went a little nuts with the chocolate chip cookies and chips. I snacked my way through 3 days and then unlike this photo I regretted every bite.

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I didn’t feel guilty or mad at myself for eating what I ate. I wanted it so I ate it. There’s nothing to feel guilty about.

My regret, however, was in the physical, not mental realm. My gut simply couldn’t handle it. I felt miserable and I’m still dealing with the consequences.  My body simply doesn’t handle junk the way it used to or maybe I’m just more in tune than I notice?  I don’t know, but I do know I don’t like it.

So this morning I decided to give myself a little kick in the pants, keep a food journal for some accountability and make the best choices I could. Here’s how my day shook out.

Breakfast

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I called it my lets-kick-today’s-butt breakfast. It was a hash made with:

  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 1 leftover baked potato
  • 6 large Brussels sprouts
  • 2 eggs

All topped with hot sauce, of course!

Lunch 

I brought leftovers to work.

Lunch

That’s pork loin with roasted Brussels sprouts and potatoes with a side of kale-broccoli salad with beets. I also had some baby carrots that I forgot to photogragh.

Dinner

I ended up coming home much later than expected but I didn’t let that stop me. I cooked up a storm!

cooking dinner

And I’m not going to lie… I crushed it!

Pork chop dinner

I used my favorite pork marinade but used onion instead of garlic and then decided to cook them, which was a wonderful addition!

Right now? 

My stomach is a little empty. I’m thinking I may make a quick version of this smoothie with just a banana, almond butter and cocoa powder. It’s a yummy dessert of sorts. Then again I’m feeling lazy so I may just grab the fruit salad out of the fridge.

I really wish I had more energy to post on GreenLiteBites like I used to because pushing myself in the kitchen always helps inspire me, but I just don’t have the energy right now.

I did have enough energy to sneak in some game time with the family tonight,  which was nice.

game night

And I’m going to sneak in at least 5 minutes of guitar practice before bed.

Oh! And I started running again! Nothing to write home about but a mile on Saturday, a mile on Sunday and almost 2 on Monday. Hey, it’s a start! I’m all about the #wycwyc right now.

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About Mehmood Esmail

Mehmood Esmail
Hi, I am Mehmood Esmail, there have been severe health issues in my family, like cancer, heart attacks, stroke, kidney stones, IBS, etc. Where we live, in Africa, health facilities are basic. Thus it becomes imperative that we hnow what is happenining to us and how to look after ourselves, and where possible, how to prevent serious illnesses.

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