Day Three: A Little DirtyPosted: May 2, 2012
When I started Jenny’s clean eating challenge, I said I already knew that I wouldn’t be able to do it 100% for a few reasons. Today was one of those reasons.
Breakfast: Baked oatmeal + plain Greek yogurt… the standard this week, and a good one at that.
Morning Snack: Grapes + Cantaloupe
After that, things pretty much turned into a free for all.
One of my coworkers – who is an amazing baker! – brought in mint chocolate chip cookies, and anyone who knows me knows those are three of my favorite foods. So combined into one edible piece of baked goodness? Yeah, I wasn’t about to pass those up.
They tasted just as good as they sounded too. Delicious.
For lunch, my coworkers planned a going-away pizza party and of course I wasn’t about to pass that up either. My camera didn’t make it into lunch, but I had a couple slices of the awesome cheese pizza, plus a homemade funfetti cupcake with chocolate frosting.
I’m pretty sure that’s what led to my little mid-afternoon siesta a little while later, but hey, I’m not complaining!
For dinner, I had planned to keep it light with a salad or soup from the student union, but when Billy suggested our favorite pizza place, I went with it again. He finished his last final tonight and we were both pretty amped up about being all done college, so what’s not to celebrate?!
Of course, we had the usual.
Now that we’re back at home and I’m in pizza overload, I think it’s time for some relaxing.
I may not have done very well with the challenge today, but I also didn’t deprive myself, and I don’t feel bad about any of it. To me, eating clean is just as much about knowing it’s acceptable to treat yourself every once in a while as it is about anything else. I wouldn’t go eating pizza and cupcakes and cookies every day (okay, well maybe cookies…) but I’m not going to feel bad about splurging every once in a while either!
It is funny though how eating well can make you crave healthier foods. I’m actually looking forward to getting back to normal tomorrow and loading up on fruits and veggies. Funny how the body works, but just one more reason to try and be a little healthier!
Hope you’re having a great night!