Welcome back to the real world everyone! This morning I woke up and found out I left my portable coffee mug at work on Friday…oops. Think that might stop me?! Nope, Godiva coffee was getting drink. drank. drunk. no matter what! So I took a regular mug into the car and possibly spilled all over my pants. It was so worth it 🙂

Breakfast was a yogurt mess! Surprise, surprise.

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The whole team went out to lunch today at Breadbar. It’s hard to cut back on restaurant eating when you have to do it for work! I seriously never noticed how often we go out to eat, but I think I’m really getting a handle on this stuff!!! Today I ordered a bowl of the vegan white bean broth-based soup and half a grilled chicken/grilled veggie sandwich on whole wheat bread. When I looked around the table and saw the cheesy french onion soups & grilled cheese sandwiches, I gave myself a nice pat on the back 🙂

Today at work I got to read through some fun food magazines.  I had to stare down this little beauty in Women’s Health!!!

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The article was pretty interesting though. It was all about dealing with food temptations.  “Research shows that willpower is a kind of mental muscle, and like any muscle, it can get stronger.” Don’t you love that?? I am SO working out my willpower muscle!

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Lunch held me over all afternoon, but I got a little snacky around 4 so I had a cinnapple.

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I intended to hit up the gym after work but home was calling my name so I headed there instead.  Dinner tonight was more portobello…I had bought two and the other one was just staring up at me from the fridge!

According to the Mayo Clinic’s website:

Dietitian’s tip: The meaty-textured portobello mushroom is the perfect stand-in for a hamburger. One portobello mushroom has about 30 calories and no fat or cholesterol. By comparison, a 3-ounce hamburger patty has 235 calories, 16 grams of fat and 76 milligrams of cholesterol.

Sweet! Good thing I totally LOVE portobello mushrooms. I forget about these for a while but I’m sure you will be seeing them more often now that I’ve rekindled the love affair 🙂

I topped my bello with 1 tbsp soyaki sauce, then placed the whole thing under the broiler for 5 minutes on each side. How easy is that?! For the side, I baked some sweet potato fries, red peppers & red onions and heated up a bowl of lemon pepper sprinkled broccoli. Such a light, filling dinner!

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For dessert, I had another Skinny Cow of course. Sorry that you guys are stuck with the same picture every morning AND every night!!

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Three Things for Tuesday

  1. Ordered the vegan bean broth soup instead of french onion
  2. Got my sandwich dry, without the curry mayo
  3. Switched the egg bread/hamburger roll that came with my sandwich for whole wheat toast

Right now I am watching a bunch of new Lando episodes (Law & Order for anyone who doesn’t hear me call them that all the time haha) but am planning to put myself to bed somewhat early so I have more energy tomorrow.  Hope you all had a great day back after the mini-vaycay!!!

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