Good evening, people!
I´m not even gonna say it´s been a while. You all know that pretty well ;)
All I can say is that I really needed this time to figure some things out. By myself.
It´s like I said before – recovery ISN´T easy. It´s actually one of the hardest things I´ve ever had to face. But the key to sucess is not giving up. At least that´s what I´ve heard :)
Anyhow. Let me update you on my life.
I´ve been studying, reading, tweeting, laughing, and… ta-da…
NOT calorie counting.
I decided to set a goal to myself, something I knew that could actually be done, something I could change for real.
And that goal was to STOP THE CALORIE COUNT.
It was automatic. Quickly and without even thinking about it, I counted all the calories I was putting in my mouth – making sure they wouldn´t go over 1000, 900, 800… maybe 700 calories, if I was lucky enough to fool Mom.
I finally realized that it wasn´t normal or right. Teenagers at my age don´t count calories. Most of them don´t even know how many calories there are in the simplest things – like apples, or bananas…
I knew that, if I wanted to recover, this needed to stop. Calorie counting has became an obsession of mine. I realize that it can help some to keep on track with their diet and eat the right amount (not more or less then you actually need). But it just doesn´t work for me. You know?
It took me a while to get used to stop myself before I could actually start counting. But it´s been working. Of course, I have slipped a few times… But I´ve been following my “rule” for most of the time.
“Calorie-count is NOT allowed”
Hahahaha. Rule #1 - check!
Now, for the pictures. I´m really considering the idea of stopping the picture-taking for a while, too. It has helped me to keep “on track”, as I´m “not allowed” to calorie-count anymore. Bad idea, Gabriela. Don´t go there.
Pears… The jucier, the better.
Apples. Only a few selected pics… I eat at least one apple every week-day :)
Yogurt Mess. Hmmmm.
The salad-and-quiche combo at Emporium Pax… With tiny melon and pineapple slices and a glass of Iced Tea on the side. T´was a spinach+ricotta quiche.
Times two… Spinach quiche once again.
And times three – heart-of-palms quiche, this time. The were out of the spinach one, haha.
(And, yes – I´ve been to the same restaurant three times to order the exact same thing. Am I a quiche n´salad freak or what?! Wait until you see…)
Should I say times four? It was at a different restaurant… Haha. Spinach Quiche, caprese tower, zucchini-quinoa salad and a glass of fresh OJ.
And… again. Chickpea salad this time :)
Mangoes. I wish I had many, many more pics of those to share… :)
Buffet plate. Couldn´t the whole thing… But it was delicious, nonetheless.
Non-fat milk+chocolate powder and bread+cottage cheese combo
Banana soft-serve… made with two tiny ‘naners
Apricot Fro-Yo. Not as good as I thought… But, hey – I don´t like apricot. Tough one.
White Cheese and Turkey Breast Calzone. So. Good.
MUSHROOM (YAM) GNOCCHI. THE MOST AMAZING ITALIAN DISH EVER!
At a party… Salmon and Tuna sashimi, Golden-Fish sushi and ginger.
Plain 0% sugar Fro-Yo! LOVE.
Giant Papaya slice.
Apple and tahine. It was a weird combo… I ate it, anyway :)
Cinnamon Nature Valley Bars
Leftover PB+ tbsp of yogurt
Whole Wheat Chicken quiche, heart-of-palms pie, steamed beet slices, tomato slices…
… with a side of black beans.
Baked sweet potato, steamed beet slices, egg “farofa”, chicken quiche slice
Baked sweet potato, steamed beet slices, chicken sausage, heart-of-palms pie
Heart-of-palms pie, black beans, farofa, steamed veggies (beet, carrot, pumpkin)
Brazilian 'Egg Farofa’, black beans, steamed veggies (beets, carrots and pumpkin) and a lettuce-and-tomato salad on the side
Boiled Egg, Egg Farofa and black beans
Farofa, black beans, chayote and tomato slices, turkey meatballs, baked sweet potato
Ok – that may have been a bit overwhelming!
But… yeah. I guess that´s it, for now.
I´ll update you as soon as I can – more words and less pics, this time, I promise.
Happy almost-Friday to you all!