So it has been another good weekend, with some minor slips.
I probably went to the grocery store three times this week! In my defense I went to three different store on three different days for different items! Plus I biked there each time. Shopping in Europe is NOTHING like shopping in the US. I really miss shopping stateside because it is convenient and has a lot more options......July can't get here soon enough! Plus, they don't have many low cal/low fat options. What they have I have to seek out at specialty stores and then the selection is limited.
But on with the goodies!
I located and purchased applesauce and tofu! Finding these items in Hungary is like looking for a needle in a haystack, luckily there is a German store "DM" that carried these products, and I got them in the organic section, bonus!!!
This is the same trip to the DM, but also added a trip to a normal grocery "SPAR". I love the 50% off stickers!
In addition I also picked up these items from the Aldi. I have never tried a veggie burger, but decided to give it a shot, it seemed to be my theme for this week. Trying new food.
Since I have been hearing good things about Greek yogurt I decided to pick some up and give it a try....
I used this yogurt. It is the only Greek yogurt I could find in this town, and I checked all the stores! They have some with honey, cookies, and chocolate but the calories are very high so I opted for strawberry. I put about half in with my banana muffin......It was delish! And filling. So needless to say I went back and picked up some more!
I also decided to pick up some tofu and try it. Now pre-get smart and eat healthy I thought that if you ate tofu you were one of those people, a crazy health nut so had no taste buds. Granted, I had never tried it when I was harboring these negative thoughts but I believed I was right and I wasn't ever going to eat it.....wrong.
So I asked around and figured the best way for me to make it would be WOK style. I picked up some specially labeled WOK veggies and soysauce, cooked it for 6 minutes and it came out this delicious dish.
I made a veggie burger and Mediterranean veggies that looked like this, my photo of it on the plate somehow diapered off my camera! But it was also very yummy!
In addition I also bought this vanilla protein powder to give it a shot. It's calorie steep but very good.I used it with these to make chocolate protein brownies.
The recipe called for chocolate protein mix and canned pumpkin, since I did not have those items I substituted an extra yogurt cup and one egg white.
and had this yummy creation. I also had a 615 calorie binge on a Lindt chocolate bar. In the past I would have let myself get away with it by justifying what I did. Last night was different. I made myself go through another exercise routine to burn 615 calories. It wasn't easy and I wanted to die when I was done, but that was my punishment for getting off track. And I am glad that I did the workout.
I also am questioning my calories. Two weeks ago when I started calorie counting I was to be between 1500-2000 according to SP, then last week they changed it so I was between 1200-1550 (probably because my weight drop). I stayed within my calorie limit but didn't lose. The first week I lost 3 lbs at about 1500-1700 calories. So this week I am adjusting my calorie limit back up to 1500-1700 and will re-evaluate at the end of the week if I need to adjust again or not.
Does anyone else calorie count and have this problem?