Guess I'll try to keep this going -- two days in a row!
I ate as planned today, except for one thing. Breakfast was 3 pieces of bacon, 2 over-easy eggs and a few strawberries. I was a little hungry before lunchtime, so I ate a palm-full of dry roasted peanuts (a coworker keeps them in a jar for everyone to share). (Next time I'm going to drink down a 16 oz. cup of water and see if I can hold off until lunch.) Lunch was my cauliflower grilled cheese (it was good!), some tomato basil soup and a small salad. I ate an apple about an hour later to finish off my lunch. The variance came when I had to stay late at work (until 7:30). I was not expecting that since my boss was out of town. But a coworker had to leave at 5:00, so I had to stay and take care of an e-filing that had to be done today. I was hungry by the end of the work day and didn't have anything with me, so had some more peanuts. That is not what I really wanted to spend my calories on, but.... When I got home, I just had a few of the leftover pepper nachos and left it at that. I usually would have eaten more for dinner than that, but because I ate the peanuts, I felt like I should not. I need to have something at work that I don't mind spending the calories on. Sometimes I keep the makings for a salad there, so if I had done that, I could have had that as my appetizer and then had the rest of my dinner when I got home. Another idea is to have a half of an avocado. Those are good and filling. Nuts are okay; it's just not what I would have preferred.
I thought the leftover pepper nachos might not be as good today, but I think they were better. The peppers had gotten sweeter and the taco meat tasted better, too. I will definitely be making those again. I put a little guacamole, sour cream and salsa on them.
Tomorrow it will probably be more soup and salad for lunch. Since I won't have the grilled cheese, I will "beef up" my salad a little more with some protein in it and have a bigger one. I could also make me a grilled cheese with paleo bread, instead of a bigger salad. Just depends on what I am in the mood for. I am trying to keep the "more veggies" in mind.
All in all, it was a good day. I was sleepy, for some reason, since I wasn't as busy as usual (until the end of the day). Would like to have more energy. I know working out would help with that, but there are still significant pain issues to deal with right now. If I do too much, then just walking is really painful. It already is pretty painful, but it would get worse. I need to get some more pounds off, so if my weight does not start dropping, I will need to cut my portions some more. I also plan to do some intermittent fasting. That should help. I'm talking maybe 2 days a week once in a while, or possibly one week every month or so. I still strongly believe in fasting for health. I just have to make sure I am doing what I need to do when the fasts are over, so that is my focus right now.
That's it for today. I'm going to do some reading before I hit the hay.