After having an overly indulgent several day stretch both food and alcohol wise last week, my body is craving a break. I use the term detox loosely, because for someone like me who is majorly prone to overdoing it, in no way do I restrict myself while getting back on track. I’ve written about this before, but it’s really important for me to make a conscious effort to forgive myself immediately once I’ve overdone it, so that I can move on rather than keep a destructive cycle going.
For me, step one in “detoxing” is going to the grocery store and stocking up on healthy foods. Having a stocked fridge with lots of options helps me to get back on track, with a special focus on fruits and veggies. On Sunday, despite being pretty worthless after Saturday night for most of the day, I dragged myself to The Teet to do some shopping so I could start the back on track process.
First up, the produce:
- White Potatoes
- Vidalia Onions
- French Green Beans
- Butter Lettuce
- Cherry Tomatoes
Have you ever seen this kind of melon before?
It’s called a crenshaw melon, and I’d never seen or heard of it so decided to pick one up since it was sharing a bin with the cantaloupes. Though the shape is slightly different, the inside looks very similar.
And the flavor is completely delicious. It tastes vaguely of cantaloupe, but has a slightly sweet and unique flavor that I highly recommend if you’re looking to try a new kind of fruit!
Besides the produce, here’s everything else:
- Black Olives
- Shrimp (3.99/lb!)
- Sashimi grade tuna (6.99/lb)
- Nature’s Own Sandwich Thins
- Blue Cheese Crumbles
- Cottage Cheese
- 2% Swiss slices
- 2% Mozzarella Shredded
Side note, this brand of sandwich thins has just 2 pts+, even though most of them have 3 pts+ now, and they are actually quite good.
Even though I felt like I got a lot of pricey stuff, I ended up staying under my budget of $75 per week:
$57.86, with $15.21 in savings just from shopping the sales.
Here’s my meal plan for the week, which I’m actually quite excited about:
|Monday||Greek yogurt, banana, granola||Tofurky + Avocado on sandwich thin, veggies||Stuffed Eggplant (recipe coming Thursday)|
|Tuesday||Cottage Cheese + strawberries, banana||Leftover stuffed eggplant||Shrimp + Veggies with peanut sauce|
|Wednesday||Waffle Sandwich w/pb + banana||Leftover shrimp + veggies w/peanut sauce||Potato crust pizza (!)|
|Thursday||English Muffin w/cottage cheese + fruit||White Bean and Tuna salad over greens||Buffalo Tofu w/blue cheese crumbles|
|Friday||Smashed banana w/peanut flour on toast + banana||Buffalo Tofu over salad with blue cheese + celery||Chilled Potato Leek Soup|
In case you’re wondering where the tuna went, Wil and I ended up making a delicious nicoise salad on Sunday night with grilled tuna instead of flaked, and that’s where the french green beans and olives went, too!
Also, please note, I never include EVERYTHING I eat. I almost always have dessert plus snacks during the day. Most of these meals will be served with lots of fruits and veggies on the side to help clean out my system. Here’s what I have packed for work-eats today:
Melon w/blueberries, carrots + celery, leftover stuffed eggplant, plain greek yogurt (this brand is great and very cheap too!), cottage cheese w/frozen strawberries, banana. And always just in case, I have snacks in my desk, too.
Besides eating tons of fruits and veggies this week, I also will be refraining from alcohol completely and drinking tons of water and tea to flush out my system. I plan to try to work out 4 times this week, but that’s pretty standard for me, and is completely necessary for my training schedule for the marathon. I also have some big news I’ll be sharing later this week which is another main reason I have to look and feel my best by Saturday morning…