Today I tried out a place that is new to me, and I think I may have found my favorite new place. True Food Kitchen has two locations in Arizona, one at the Biltmore Fashion Park and the other at the Scottsdale Quarter. I visited the one at the Scottsdale Quarter with my dearest friend Jessica today. It is a haven of healthy eating! I am delighted to have found it. Now, it's not an inexpensive meal, but their offerings are healthy, local, organic when possible, and amazingly delicious! They offer gluten free items, vegan options, and they do not endorse sodas! The ambiance is relaxed, and the location is beautiful. Today I tried the Panang Curry Chicken no rice and extra broccoli. The bite of the curry was just enough heat to make me sit up and take notice, without making my eyes extra blinky. Jess had the Steak Tacos, which our very knowledgeable server pointed out was a smaller plate and pointed to some other entrees in case she was more hungry. She loved her dish as well. I also like that they change their menu seasonally to accommodate the availability of seasonal produce. I will say that the average meal for 2 will probably run around $50-ish with tax and tip, provided that you don't order appetizers and desert. It's spendy, but tasty and right now I would rather spend a little more and not go out as often, as long as I am getting a quality meal that doesn't compromise what I am trying to accomplish.
Speaking of which.... (worked on the segue for hours)
It's been one month since I started My Next 100, and I have some fun stuff to share!!! When I hopped on the scale this morning I flipped out. Not in a good way, I might add. I did not lose any weight ON THE SCALE. I'm not going to lie, I struggled all day. Until I had a moment of clarity, and I pulled out my tape measure. Now I had neglected to take my measurements on June 1st, so I took them once the thought came to me on June 8th, after a whole week had passed. So I remeasured today and total body inches lost in the last 22 days is: 8.75 INCHES!!!! This is a decrease of 2.72% body inches. I also completed 17 WOD's of the 22 that were my goal. That translates to a C on the WOD portion of the program, so there is absolutely room to improve. I made few exceptions to my eating plan, but I am going to work on whittling portions down to something that would promote greater weight loss, so always room for improvement there. I would also like to take a moment to remember that my addiction to Coke Zero in particular, diet sodas in general, is now over. I am calling this month a success!!!
When I look at the long term goals, it can be seriously overwhelming. The thing about life change though is that as we make changes, they need to be sustainable. If it's a change that you can only manage for a few days or a weeks, then it's not lasting change, it's a temporary adjustment and nothing more. Lasting and permanent life change is a process. Start out wherever you are and make changes you can live with, and then move forward from there. I am so glad month one is done and over with, but I see where I have room to improve and grow. I am now super excited for the coming months and the long term future and all that is encompassed by that.
Breakfast: 2 eggs, .5 cup salsa, 1 tsp olive oil, and 3.5 oz lean ham
Lunch: Panang Curry with chicken, water.
Dinner: 5.5 oz wild caught salmon, 1 cup steamed broccoli, 1 tbs butter, salt, 1 tbs, sweet chili sauce.
One small confession, as a treat for myself for completing the month of June, I gifted myself an eyeshadow set from Sephora. It's a small celebration. I look forward to greater celebrations to come. We'll keep the champagne on ice for now. Thanks for making it with me this month, what progress have you made on your goals? Let me know in the comments.