Sunday, July 19, 2009

le fait de manger propre

Aujourd'hui est le jour que j'ai décidé que j'essaierais de manger propre. Pour l'instant, il me tue parce qu'apparemment je soutiens le marché d'aliments traité et je ne l'ai pas même réalisé.

OH wait, sorry. I just watched, Ne le dis à personne, which is Tell No One from Harlan Coben's book of the same name. Oh man, I follow Harlan on Twitter and I feel all goofy and weird when he posts normal stuff like, "my kid has a funny bathingsuit" because I super love his books, and when my sister first moved to New Jersey which is where he lives we worked out a plot to try to go to his house and ask him to please.please. write a little bit quicker, but then we chickened out, OH, but the movie was a French movie, so I was feeling all frenchy. OH, and anyways, back to what I was saying:

Today is the day that I decided I would try to eat clean. So far, it is killing me because apparently I am nearly single-handedly supporting the processed food market, and I did not even realize it. I have had watermelon, blueberries and a kiwi for breakfast:
After I ate this, and watched the movie and started this post I started getting antsy, like if I stayed in this house one second longer I was going to have a partially hydrogenated corn syrup sandwich (on white bread) I took off to work. I got a bunch done. Then I did my campus 5K route and managed to get through all 5 K's still doing the running motion. So whoo hoo!!

I went to the store to pick up a few "clean" eats, and decided on black beans and brown rice, with homemade guacomole (WOW), salsa and organic, all natural cheddar cheese...I was so hungry I snacked on some delicious cherries while I prepped:

Here is my complete dinner...yeah, it looks pretty gross in the photo, but it was delicious (brown rice, black beans, 1/2 grilled chicken breast, homemade guac (tomato, avocado, jalapeno, onion), and Pace picante...I was a bit concerned that the picante may be considered "processsed", but all the ingredients were regular food things and no chemicals, so I decided it would be okay.... Now we are all watching "Meteor" ... in addition to reality television, I love disaster movies...even made for television, awful, horrible disaster movies. I make my entire family watch them...every minute. So far this is not disappointing in the awful department, and I am super excited because when I was getting the link for the movie, NBC is having "Survival Sundays"...week after week of crappy disaster movies, sometimes just when you think life is so hard, something really great happens.

But, back to my clean food...I made some banana ice cream (frozen bananas in the food processor), and topped it off with some more cherries. ( if you are a fan of the bananas, this stuff is beyond good.)

I still have points left over for today, but considering this week I earned 40.5 Activity Points yet am STILL 43 POINTS in the hole, I think I will just call it a day and hope that my journaling, exercising and ONE day of clean eating will keep me out of the weight gains....(yeah, two birthday parties, Olive Garden, late night burgers and 7 buffalo wings add up really quickly, yikes!)

I may have taken the clean eating a bit more literally than most, but I am proud to say I had a whole day and did not eat a single bit of artificiality. I do plan on incorporating more real foods, but brother, give me back my DIET COKE!


Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Looks delicious to me! I think I might still be hungry, but I would eat gobs of the faux banana ice cream.

And I have had a horrible week eating out wise and am glad I am not the only one with an affinity for wings and burgers and beer (even though you didn't mention beer).

Hotch Potchery said...

Bea...the BEER was implied!!!

DAVs said...

I love the idea of clean eating. We are trying so hard right now!

And I do love bananas...a newfound love. So I might have to try that banana ice cream trick!

Tammie said...

that looks delicious. guacamole makes everything better.

Jen L. said...

YUM. That all looks so good.

I didn't know you spoke French!?!? Me, too. (more or less, though mine's more Cajun French, so I sometimes confuse people.)

I LUV Harlan Coben. Tell No One is up next on our Netflix list and should be in my mailbox today or tomorrow! Have you read the new one? I totally have a crush on Myron Bolitar, and would probably walk away from life as I know it for Win. ;)

SoMi's Nilsa said...

That first bowl of fruit looks fabulous. Though, I'm not sure I could spend a whole day eating clean like that. I'd probably have to pepper my day with naps ... because otherwise I'd raid the food pantry!

andrea. said...

That was how I felt after my 'clean eating' day, except replace 'diet coke' with 'coffee'.

I really want to make that banana stuff but I don't have a food processor! I might try it in the blender, but my blender seems to suck it on anything that doesn't have a lot of liquid. Maybe this is my excuse to buy yet another small appliance!

Amy said...

You rocked the run! And great job on the clean eating!

Penny said...

Did I tell you about that movie? Teddy and I watched that too, it was pretty good.

That banana ice cream looks really good, I'm going to try that trick!

Lynne said...

The banana ice cream has been showing up everywhere. I might have to stick a banana in the freezer and try it.
Clean eating is not the easiest but I think you did a really good job.

Alice said...

ce que je ne comprends pas, c'est que tout ce que tu nous as montre a l'air DELICIEUX, et je sais bien que j'aimerais bien le manger, mais... je mange du caca quand meme! c'est quoi ma probleme???

Shelley said...

Your entire day's clean eating looks so good! Love the cherries - I think I've eaten about 10 pounds of them in the past month!

LOVE Harlan Coben! Just read his latest book (can't recall the title at the mo) - not sure if I've seen any movies based on his books...will have to check imdb.

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