Memorial weekend grub. Lair made the sides, mustard potato salad, three bean salad, asparagus gelatin salad and I smoked moinks (bacon wrapped homemade meatballs) and country ribs that were rubbed with an espresso and spice blend on the Pit Barrel Cooker. Had some yummy appetizers too like artichokes and bacon onion dip.
Today was SO busy! It was an event day so I was very focused and had a steady stream of stress and anxiety all day.
We had an “all hands on deck” meeting first thing which meant I didn’t get to my protein shake until 11 a.m. Then I didn’t even finish it because I knew I was leaving the office at 1:30 p.m. and wanted to eat my lunch before I left so I could have sustenance to last me through the meeting.
Then I got lost on the way to the meeting! Gah. Well, that’s not entirely true. I followed by GPS to a T, but it just happened to take me to the wrong location so then I had to back-track 30 minutes to where I already passed by to get to the destination. So. Annoying. BUT, this is why I always leave with tons of time to spare because of shit like this.
After the meeting we always host receptions and this time I went all out with the menu. There was fried shrimp, chicken satay with peanut sauce, prosciutto and melon, crab cakes, bacon wrapped scallops, meatballs, raspberry & brie torts along with a full bar of premium liquors. By the time I finished picking up after the meeting it was 5:30 p.m. and I was getting hungry so I picked out the most keto friendly options I could find, the bacon wrapped scallops, chicken satay with no sauce, and one meatball. The weird thing? I wasn’t even tempted to cheat. Like, sure I could have and it would have tasted great but I wasn’t pulled to it at all. Knowing how well I’m doing and how much the weight is coming off by sticking to keto and my macros is really encouraging to keep at it.
When I got home at 7:30 p.m. I expected dinner on the table but nooope, Kevin was upstairs studying. I sweetly convinced him to cook dinner for us and he made me what I made him last night which worked out great for me! Fast, easy, delicious and fit within my macros for the day. Yum! Good thing I walked a bunch today to make up for the extra calories I consumed!
AND our box of Keto Chow arrived! Long live variety!! Mixed that shit up asap and got it in the fridge for tomorrow.
The day after event day is almost always on a Friday and those Friday’s are my favorite. Lower stress because the meeting is finally over and Friday happy vibes :)