One of my favorite things to do with leftover casseroles is create a wrap!
My yummy lunch consisted of a half serving of last night’s Red Lentil Casserole, Cesar Dressing, and spinach, all wrapped up in a 100-calorie whole wheat wrap.
My lunch also included a sliced carrot….
And cheerful cherries…
It feels SO good to eat normally and healthfully again. I was really getting sick of eating out. It’s almost impossible for me to eat "normally" when all my meals are eaten at restaurants! The healthy dishes always sound so "blah" in comparison to the fun and decadent meals.
So… I gained a total of four pounds while on my weddingmoon and honeymoon. Four pounds isn’t a lot in the grand scheme of life, but it does mean I couldn’t wear several pairs of pants towards the end of our vacation! Trust me, this is not *water weight*.
I’d like to be able to say that gaining weight on the honeymoon didn’t mentally affect me, but that would be lying. And I never lie on the blog!! My running shirts are pretty fitted, and I did feel self-conscious for the first time in a long time on a few runs in San Francisco. But I reminded myself that this is a special time and enjoying food and drink was part of the experience.
I did feel better when I got home and realized it was ONLY a 4 pound weight gain (I thought it was going to be more, to be honest). That’s really not a significant number, and it will be easily lost with healthy eating and constant running. I will be back down to maintenance in no time.
Due to past discussions on the blog, I try not to discuss my weight or pounds gained/lost too much because it’s really NOT important in terms of living a healthy lifestyle. However, I think this gain is worthy of mention as:
- It proves I’m only human;
- It reminded me what it felt like to be body-conscious and reinforced why I appreciate living a healthy lifestyle so much; and
- It proves that "restricting" is not necessary. I’m not going to "diet" in response to the gain, I’m just going to go back to normal habits.
Back to the grind! See you for a run and a fun dinner. 🙂