Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fed Up Challenge: Day 7

In case you missed it, read my first post about the Fed Up Challenge to learn about the challenge, what it is, and why I'm doing it.

My family went to synagogue today, and for those of you who've never been, there's a part called kiddush. This occurs after the service, and it's basically where everyone gathers to eat and socialize. Think really long tables filled with fruit, bumpy cake (a Detroit classic), seven-layer cake (the holy grail of Jewish desserts), cookies, challah, and wine. All I wanted in the world was to shove it all in my mouth, but I refrained and had some grapes and kiwi. Luckily, my mom made me a plate with some mini bumpy cakes, seven-layer-cake bites, and tiny cream puffs for me to indulge in once this challenge is over. Amen to that.

Seven layer cake. It tastes even better than it looks.
c/o Oh! Nuts

For my breakfast, I had a couple small biscuits that my sister made along with coffee and milk. We weren't home much until mid-afternoon, so my lunch was just a smoothie. Beyond Juice, a local place, can make great smoothies using only fruit chunks and ice! I always get a strawberry-pineapple smoothie, but this time I had them hold the honey. I also grilled them about the ingredients before ordering one! Another temptation arose, though. With each smoothie purchase, you get a tiny piece of lemon-poppyseed bread. Off to the fridge it went, where it's hanging out with the chocolate. For dinner, my sister and I just made whole-wheat pasta with the sugar-free tomato-basil sauce I found, and I had an apple.

This is the lemon-poppyseed bread!
c/o Beyond Juice Birmingham's Instagram

I took a rest day from working out. I was exhausted and really needed it. I don't plan on going to the gym tomorrow (day eight), either, but have something else planned for my workout. You'll see!

The longer this challenge goes on, the fewer fruits I feel like eating and the more carbs I want. Is this maybe the sugar craving kicking in? Well, I just have three more days--I can do it!

c/o Fed Up

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