Guess what I did today? If you guessed "swim," you would be wrong, but try again! No? Okay. I'll tell you.
I ate lunch.
Not the pretzels/Dots/tootsie roll/water I usually suck down between clients. Nope. Today I had an actual meal that kept me full until dinner. Brilliance!
In an effort to work on this whole protein-shmotien thing, I found some Boca chili thing at the grocer this weekend. Its a little bowl of chili made with beans and tofu bits (yummies!) and it has a lot of protein that actually stayed with me until the end of the day, AND I didn't even need to stop at the "little store" to get my candy snack for the car ride home (instead I consumed a Clif Bar-more protein-with the intentions of completing aforementioned swim - yeah, that didn't work out so much, but the Chocolate Brownie Clif Bar was deelish!)
I realize I have been talking food a ton on the site lately, but frankly, it's almost always on my mind. I loathe food, have since I was about 15, and have this horrible dysfunctional relationship with it that makes the Lindsey Lohan-Paris Hilton feud look like a Barney episode. Sad. But times they-are-a-changing. You have to eat to function in this beast, and I get it now. That doesn't make it easier, mind you, but at least I can accept that I need to at least give it a try.
So I will try it again tomorrow (both the swim and the lunch). I am certainly open to any suggestions fora healthy meat-free protein lunch idea. I know there are vegetarians out there, so help a sister out. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go pack my brown bag.