The Veggie Challenge

eat your veggies

Have you ever had one of those really good friends that pisses you off because they are brutally honest with you?

Today when I stepped on the scale to get a reality check after a snow day full of snacks I decided I needed to be that kind of friend to myself. After I saw that number I had to sit myself down and have a little come to Jesus talk.

Basically, I had to confront myself on slacking off since successfully completing Operation Lululemon.

If Jillian Michaels were here she would have yelled, “WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? WHAT IS IT?! TELL ME! I CAN’T HELP YOU UNLESS YOU TELL ME!” Then I would cry because she scared me and we would decide together that I’m afraid of success. Then she would use her soft whispery therapy voice to tell me that I’m worth it. “You. Are. Worth it.”

I know this. But if I were there I would pretend like Jillian discovered this for me for fear that she might beat me up.

After Operation Lululemon I created another challenge where I couldn’t eat sugar for two weeks. I quit after one day and I just haven’t been the same since.

I’ve decided that it is time for another challenge but this time I’m going to change the focus. Instead of taking something away and triggering my inner brat  I will add things instead. And by things I mean veggies and water. I always do better when I eat more veggies so this makes sense. I only have 4 full days before my next weigh-in to shed the popcorn and hot cocoa I indulged in yesterday.

For the next four days I must eat vegetables with every meal. I  also must drink 4 water bottles full of water a day. The water bottles I carry around are 24 oz so that is about 96 ounces of water a day.

For the next four days I will document the veggie filled meals with my camera and post what I’ve eaten so that you guys can keep me accountable.

So far this morning I’m off to a great start by sauteing up some mini sweet peppers with some sliced onions fajita style.


The other night I had made yummy chicken tostadas using the chicken from Skinnytaste’s chicken enchilada recipe. A lot of the time if I have chicken breasts that are about to go bad I’ll pop them in the crock pot with chicken broth and let them cook while I go about my business. Then I’ll make the chicken portion of this recipe and leave it in the fridge for a quick healthy taco dinner.


Brent came home from work today and ate some of that left over chicken with his eggs. So I copied him by topping my veggies with the little bit of chicken that he didn’t eat.


Every time I eat that chicken I cover it in lots of cilantro, avocado and lime juice  you can even add a dollop of plain greek yogurt if you wanted. I was out of avocado today and was seriously bummed out. It would have been so good with this.


It turned out to be super good even without the avocado. It has been two hours since I’ve eaten it and I’m still satisfied.


Since I will be posting up lots of food and links to the recipes I kind of feel compelled to warn you…

I’m not a food blogger and there is a very good reason behind this. I have a tendency to talk about inappropriate things right before posting recipes. Like the time I posted a taco recipe right after I talked about how much spin class hurt my vagina. And then the other day I talked about how my dog was sick with weird goopy eyes and then shared a goopy grilled cheese sandwich recipe along with my roasted tomato soup.

I don’t do this on purpose…

Just know that it happens and it’s kind of gross.

With that said I will see you soon… posting up yummy things that I can have instead of crying about the things I can’t have.

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