How do I turn this around?

Hello lovlies! Thanks for all your comments about my blogging dilemma. I think I’ll just try to update every once in a while when I have something worthwhile to post. I’m glad you enjoy my blog, it means a lot to me to hear you say that!

Now, for today’s dilemma. For some reason my weekends always turn out to be such a mess food-wise. I always overeat bigtime during the weekends and this has been a nasty pattern of mine for a long time that I cannot seem to break! During the week I generally do okay, but then the weekend rolls around and I decide to indulge a bit, only problem is that a bit always turns in to way too much and then I repeat the same mistake the next day…It’s horribly frustrating and I hate it so much I cannot even tell you.

Anyway, here’s some of the eats from the past couple of days.

Wednesday

Breakfast: watermelon, soy yoghurt, whole grain flakes and half a banana.

Breakfast: watermelon, soy yoghurt, whole grain flakes and half a banana.

I had breakfast and then ran out the door to go and meet a co-worker in town to go over the fashion shoot I am doing on Monday. She’s photographing the shoot so I went over my ideas with her.

Green tea notes and magazines

Green tea, notes and magazines

I had a cup of green tea during my meeting with my co-worker. After our meeting I met up with my best friend and we went for another cup of tea to do some catching up. She’s been in Italy for two weeks and we haven’t seen each other since before I left for my surf trip!

I got home really hungry and made my usual wrap-lunch and then for dinner a few hours later I had my standard big salad. I believe the evening contained some more ice cream and peanuts as well. No photos though since it was all the same as before.

Thursday

I had pretty much the same breakfast again on Thursday and then headed out the door to run to six different showrooms to pick out clothing for the photo shoot on Monday. I was stressing bigtime and running criss-cross around town. I’d booked meetings with each office but because the meeting at the first office was delayed about half an hour I had to rush to the other offices to make it to them all before they closed. Phew.

Chai latte with soy milk

Chai latte with soy milk

When I found out my meeting was delayed I went and grabbed a chai latte with soy milk, I haven’t had one of these in ages and I love them. I took a little walk in the park while drinking it before heading back to the showroom.

Big salad: lettuce, carrot, cucumber, steamed broccoli, chunky organic salsa and veggie balls.

Big salad: lettuce, carrot, cucumber, steamed broccoli, chunky organic salsa and veggie balls.

After more than four hours of running around town I got home absolutely exhausted and hungry for a big salad. I’m out of veggie burgers so I threw some veggie balls in my salad this time instead. It was good! In the evening I just had an apple and a handful of fresh Swedish blueberries for a snack.

Friday

On Friday morning I woke up and was surprised by mom who had bought some good stuff for breakfast since it was my namesday. Here in Sweden we’ve got namesdays, every day it’s two peoples namesdays listed in the calendar and on Friday was mine!

Sourdough baguette, laughing cow cheese and a Copenhagener, its like a danish but so much yummier!

Sourdough baguette, laughing cow cheese and a "Copenhagener", it's like a danish but so much yummier!

I keep blabbering about that I love the breakfasts I was eating in France so this is the second time mom has surprised me with “French” bread so that I can re-create that breakfast.

My French breakfast! Baguette with laughing cow cheese, cucumber and tomato, soy yoghurt, whole grain flakes, fresh Swedish bloobs and half a banana. And a cup of coffee with soy milk.

My "French" breakfast! Baguette with laughing cow cheese, cucumber and tomato, soy yoghurt, whole grain flakes, fresh Swedish bloobs and half a banana. And a cup of coffee with soy milk.

It was all so good and filled me up nicely. The tomato is from our own “garden” that we have on our porch and the blueberries my mom picked in the woods the day before. Swedish blueberries are the best. I cut the “Copenhagener” in half and shared it with mom for breakfast-dessert.

The not-so-good thing about Friday was that my mind was in “overindulge”-mode. What makes me so frustrated is that this breakfast was good, healthy and satisfied me to the point of actually supressing those feelings of wanting to overindulge the rest of the day. Despite that, my mind kept telling me to “have a treat” anyway because I’d thought all week long that I could “treat myself” on Friday. So, even though I wasn’t even feeling like having a “treat” I did… and that escalated into a big binge, followed by the usual feelings of guilt.

Saturday

I woke up this morning feeling agitated and anxious about the previous days’ bad eating and had a late breakfast.

Breakfast: soy yoghurt, whole grain flakes, kiwi, Swedish bloobs, watermelon.

Breakfast: soy yoghurt, whole grain flakes, kiwi, Swedish bloobs, watermelon.

It started well, but despite my feelings of anxiety over yesterday’s nasty eating… I went and did it all over again. So here I am now, hating myself like never before for repeating yesterdays mistake all over again. I don’t know what the heck is wrong with me.

And to top things off, my gym card ran out on Tuesday and I have been really bad with exercise ever since. I’ve pretty much just done my 100 crunches each day and not much more (aside from a bit of running around town).

Please let tomorrow be a better day, I can’t take this anymore.

Question of the day: What do you do to turn things around when you’re stuck in a rut?

Should I keep blogging?

Beautiful people! I have been tossing and turning at night, trying to figure out if food-blogging is something I should continue doing. I think it’s fun and of course there are a lot of good reasons to keep this blog (for instance I feel as if blogging helps me “stay on track”, i.e. eat healthy, more than when I am not blogging). However, there’s also several things that make me feel so silly for keeping this blog (like the fact that I eat the same things for breakfast, lunch and dinner almost every single day).

I don’t get all that many comments and sometimes when I get zero comments I feel even more silly and the fact that all my posts look the same becomes all the more clear. I don’t know… I’m still trying to decide. I have been slacking off a bit on the updating and maybe that’s what’s the best thing for me to do right now. Maybe I should only update when I’ve really got something fun or new to share. What do you think?

On that note, here are some of my eats the past couple of days. Some of them look the same, and some are a little bit different. Thank you to everyone that takes the time to read and comment on my blog, I’m sorry my posts are so repetitive.

Monday

Lunch with a side of a French surf magazine

Lunch with a side of a French surf magazine

I believe this was consumed after coming home from a fabulous workout at the gym.

Gym/Workout

45 minutes on the treadmill, mostly running, 7 k total and 700 kcals burned! Then I used the stomach crunch machine and then focused on arms and did a bunch of various arm exercises and ended up spending about an hour and a half at the gym total! Plus did my 100 crunches when I got home.

For dinner I had my standard big salad and then in the evening I was feeling hungry so I had…

Coconut yoghurt, raspberries and a vegan scone

Coconut yoghurt, raspberries and a vegan scone

A sweet little evening snack with a cup of honey vanilla chamomile tea. Hit the spot and totally filled me up. I’m kind of guessing that my recent consumtion of dairy yoghurt and more bread than usual is what has been giving me some stomach issues lately. I’ve been having the worst stomach aches EVER lately. It’s so annoying.

Tuesday

On Tuesday I got up and had a nice breakkie before heading to the gym for my last sweat session before my gym card is up.

Pretty colored breakfast!

Pretty colored breakfast!

I had some soy yoghurt with whole grain flakes and a kiwi on top, on the side I had a lovely slice of seedless watermelon.

Gym/workout

At the gym I did 45 minutes on the treadmill, mostly running, 7.5k total! Then I used the stomach crunch machine again for a bit and then focused on my legs and did various leg exercises including some good ‘ole squats. I spent an hour and a half at the gym again and then got home to do 100 crunches!

After the gym and a nice shower I made lunch!

Havent I seen this before?

Haven't we seen this before?

A classic wrap with tofu and a nectarine on the side.

Then dad called and I went in to town to meet him quickly. He had an early birthday gift for me, a video camera. What the heck? I was totally surprised but thought it was nice of him and a fun gift. Now I could potentially start video-blogging… I’m still trying to figure out what to video tape! Too bad I didn’t have it before my surf trip!

Dinnuuuh!

Dinnuuuh!

When I came home I made a beautiful salad – veggie burger, steamed broccoli, carrot, lettuce, cucumber, tomato and chunky organic salsa. Hit tha spot.

When evening rolled around I was supah hungry for some reason and got all snacky. First I had an apple shortly after dinner to try to dampen a sugar craving. A few hours later my body was still screaming for something dessert-like so I broke out the sorbet.

Lime and blueberry sorbet and peanuts!

Lime and blueberry sorbet and peanuts!

Went a bit over indulgent but hay, done is done. And it was good. Had a cup of chamomile tea with it too. Yum. Oddly enough I was still hungry after this so I had half a Pure bar and called it a day.

Hope you are having a great week! I’m kind of busy this week with fashion work. Had a meeting today about a photo shoot I’m doing on Monday next week and then tomorrow I’m going to a bunch of press offices to collect clothes and outfits for the shoot. Will be a busy, busy day!

Question of the day: Should I keep blogging?