I am off to a great start this morning. Last night, I had to run to the store and get some starch for Nate on my way back from class. While I was there, I decided that since I’ve been packing my lunch every day and am planning to continue doing so very consistently, rather than continue using sandwich bags, which are just going into a landfill, I should invest in some containers for my lunch. Save the environment- RAH RAH! So in this morning’s pictures, my food will be sportin some new duds.

Anyway, I weighed myself this morning- down 3 lbs from a week ago, without counting calories and without being hungry! I am absolutely thrilled about this. I have not deprived myself. I have not had any real sweets cravings (usually my weakness) that I couldn’t fight. And, amazingly, it’s getting easier as the past couple of weeks have gone on to make better choices. A perfect example is today’s lunch.

Right… so now, on to today’s food.

This morning’s breakfast is another wonderful smoothie. These really are soooo filling, and very tasty. Here are the ingredients from this morning’s smoothie.

img00107From left to right:

  • spinach
  • peanut butter (about 2 tbsp)
  • banana
  • 2 small kale leaves
  • almond breeze (about 1 cup)

I forgot the ice cubes, so it’s not cold… well… maybe now. It’s been sitting in the freezer waiting for me to drink it. Also, a note about the peanut butter. I switched it on Nate just this week, but still bought the old kind just in case. I like that this one only has 4 ingredients, but still tastes AMAZING. Last night, I had to buy 2 more containers- apparently I’m not the only one that loves the stuff!

Lunch, all neatly packed. First the sandwich:

img00105Ingredients:

  • wheatberry bread
  • athenos original hummus
  • worthington meatless chicken
  • spinach
  • tomato slices

And lunch in its entirety:

  • img00106sandwich
  • apples
  • apple pie larabar
  • banana
  • baby carrots
  • hummus

YUMMMMMM! And on that note, I’m off to class. Working on my masters degree is getting a little bit old. Thank goodness I’ve only got a few more months- COME ON APRIL!!!