Yesterday was the last day in my 30 Days of Vegetables project. I mark this occasion with the last of my 30 day diary and tomorrow a wrap-up list post.
Chinese broccoli as part of a huge dim sum feast at Winsor Dim Sum Cafe in Boston.
I followed up a fun trip to H&M in Boston with Shabu Zen (I blogged about it 2 years ago the last time I was in Boston). This time I was a more willing participant of the vegetables. As mentioned in part 2, I used to steer clear from vegetables all together, but now that I’m seeking them out, I’m learning that cooked veggies in delicious spicy broth is much more appetizing than a raw salad.
The Veggie Delight plate at Shabu Zen
Breakfast pizza had roasted bell peppers and onions from Flour in Boston. Full day of flying meant rest of the day’s diet was subject to airport menus.
First day at work, didn’t pack a lunch. (Got into town at 11pm the night before.) I had Chipotle burrito bowl with lettuce.
Again with the Chipotle. I am beginning to feel guilty. The sour cream, buttery rice, and cheese can make one bowl about 1500 calories. (I know this because I used to ironically do weight loss counseling at my previous job.) In college I used to order 3 with my then boyfriend and we both would eat 1.5 Chipotle burritos in one sitting. He was an aspiring football player who worked out up to 3 hours a day. Me? I had no excuse, just a ridiculously high metabolism.
Anyway, the point is. I am starting to feel guilty and for the first time in my long history with Chipotle, I added black beans for extra health and ate only half a burrito bowl. Big victory, me stopping at half!
The other half of the burrito bowl. I see the detriment of not preparing and planning my work lunches the Sunday night before the work week. I succumb to fast food and eating a bit of fast food makes me want more fast food.
I might have added an order of Wendy’s chicken nuggets to my Chipotle.
Don’t look at me like that.
I nibbled on grilled bell peppers and onions as part of shrimp skewers for dinner.
I had a full day ahead which included a graduation and then a possible TV appearance for an episode of Eat St. (as mentioned in previous blog entry) at a food trailer called Pig Vicious. Pig. Vicious. Lots of bacon and grease in my day’s plan and so I dumped a whole tomato (sliced) into my Korean Ramen for lunch.
Again, don’t look at me like that.
I ate a horribly big and unhealthy breakfast at Juan in a Million. Made me feel guilty so I scheduled a work out with Brandi. I brought over a batch of kale to make into chips. We baked these chips before hitting the gym for 45 minutes. I packed a serving for tomorrow’s vegetables.
Semi-fail. The kale chips tasted plasticy today. So I had two mangoes with my Wendy’s chicken nuggets. Fruits are like cousins to Vegetables. So, we good.
Went to O’s, an overpriced campus cafe, for half a Greek salad to complement the spaghetti I pulled from my freezer. It was refreshing. I love the bits of arugula, olives, feta cheese, and chickpeas.
What hurt me towards the last few days is not going to the grocery store and buying vegetables. I work at a university where our eats mostly consists of cheap fast food. Being as I overextended my budget (did I tell you I’m going month to month on my rent starting this month and it goes up 200 dollars?) with the traveling and socializing, I settled for Chipotle and Wendy’s for lunches, and Starbucks and Burger King for breakfasts. Had I taken time to go to the store like I did before my trip to Boston, it would have been much healthier and easier.
Tomorrow, I’ll share with you my final thoughts on this project. See you then!