After four days of family time, I’m back at the job – and also back on my strict schedule for the level 10 challenge!
It was great to spend time at my family. I noticed how much I’ve missed it to be with family and I relaxed big time this weekend. In my last blog I wrote about how hard it was to stick to my meal plan, while being a guest. On monday and tuesday I tried to stick more to my rules, but it was still kind of hard. Even though it is family, I still felt dependent of the food they had. There was also another problem, I didn’t tell them that I started eating vegetarian.
On saturday, my uncle brought paella. I decided to pick out the rice and vegetables and leave the sea food and meat for the rest, but the gamba’s really tempted me. My favorite meat is shrimp, I used to love it a lot – used to, yes. So, tempted by the gamba’s laying there in the paella, I decided to take one. Huge mistake. Before eating vegetarian, I already avoided eating animals I have to dissect before I can eat them. The shrimps I ate were always undressed, I never took a gamba still wearing it’s scale. But this time they were all still like that, so I just tried.
First mistake: I cut the head at a very wrong point, which made me look at a gaping hole filled with red, probably the brain? Disgusting!
Then I saw the gut, also not very stimulating for the appetite. At the end I only had a piece of flesh of 2 cm left on my plate, from which I took a small bite to taste. And I realized I don’t even like the taste! It is way too fishy, and the thought of all the rest (eyes, skin, paws, brain, gut) made it even worse.
It’s kind of strange though, it really was my favorite meat. When I think of shrimp, I think of a delicious taste. Maybe I was romanticising. The same thing that sometimes happens with a bad relationship. When you are together, his traits annoy you. When you are away from each other, you think of his traits as very pleasant. It’s hard, but as with a bad relationship, I should finish mine with the shrimps. So goodbye, my dear shrimps!
Well, again. Back to the level 10! Today I started work at 7 am, which I didn’t take as an excuse. With my eyes still half closed and my brains still woozy, I opened MyFitnessPal and puzzled together my meal plan for today. I might change my dinner later today, right now I just added an avocado because I have three ripe avocados and I just love avocado. But now that I’m awake, I’m thinking I might better do something nice with my avocado.
Fortunately today is the only day shift I have this week, from tomorrow I have 5 evening shifts again. I love those! It is so easy to meal plan, meal prep and workout two times a day. Well, it’s 12 o’clock now, so I should take my lunch break and enjoy the lovely enchilada casserole I brought. You can find the recipe here.