Lunch (after work 3 pm): 2 slices Rudi's toast, one with cheddar cheese and the other with queso fresco; papaya. Endlessly harassed by cat while eating. At one point she was actually gnawing the edge of the table, for reasons known only to her. Later she kept biting my arm.
Shopping: (New Grand Mart) Tamari, "Tianjin preserved vegetable," bag of yellow onions, small tropical bananas, "regular" bananas, 1 green pepper, 1 red pepper, 1 lime, ginger root, bulb of garlic, 1 white onion, whole wheat tortillas, 1 shallot, $17. (Whole Foods) 1/2 gallon of whole milk, 1/2 gallon of 2% Lactaid milk, quart of Greek Gods honey caramel yogurt, conditioner, red wine vinegar, Udi's vanilla granola, quart of half and half, lactose-free sour cream, cornstarch, big jar of salsa, little can of sliced jalapenos, smoked paprika, vanilla wafers, yogurt-covered goji berries, small bag of house-made tequila lime chips, can of black beans, heavy cream, chives, white mushrooms, french beans, cage-free brown eggs, unsalted butter, Irish back bacon, sliced Tuscan mushrooms from the deli, 7 Stonyfield Greek individual yogurts (assorted flavors), house-made guacamole, house-made mango-pineapple salsa, whole wheat pita breads, house-made shrimp dumplings, boneless skinless chicken thighs, 2 heads green leaf lettuce, 2 house-made foccaccias (one plain cheese, one roasted vegetable), green beans, dried figs, $161.
Dinner: The two foccaccias from Whole Foods, sliced; green salad of romaine, hard-boiled egg, and walnuts, with homemade honey mustard dressing; Tuscan mushrooms from the Whole Foods deli. This time I asked the deli if I could taste the mushrooms before buying. They were actually good, and the deli guy said he buys them regularly to dress up salads, chicken, etc., so I bought them. The foccaccias were merely OK. But it was a reasonably affordable and generally pleasant Whole Foods-based meal (counter to my usual experience; more on this later).
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. No snacks. I am doing better (4 lbs. of what must have been bloatedness dropped over the past two days of more restrained eating and more activity), but my pants still don't fit and give me a sad middle-aged muffin top, so I must keep this up. I will say that I thought a couple handfuls of walnuts, a boiled egg, and half a glass of juice would never hold me from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, but going protein-heavy and skipping most of the carbs actually made it easy.