Monday, July 27, 2009
I was prepared. I know I shouldn't find joy in the misery of others, but it's not what you think. Every monday Allen (guy i work with) brings in tacos from Whataburger. Yesterday after volleyball my endorphins were still going, I was feeling good, I was freaking Shera! I don't need no stinking tacos! Then as the night wore on, and the following morning (this morning) I realized how much I really wanted a taco. Then I got a text from Allen - Up with a virus all night, won't be bringing in breakfast tomorrow. Woohoo! Sorry Allen, but I needed to not be tempted today. Instead I had my frozen waffles, and coffee. Brought a banana and some yogurt for snacks, and a very healthy lunch. I AM Shera!
Tomorrow I'm going to try and get back on my bike. This is important to me, now if only waking up early was easy.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I made my own applesauce this morning, I started searching Spark recipes but they all called for either sugar or honey or some kind of artificial sweetener. This was very disappointing as my favorite jarred applesauce is always the one with no sugar added. So I took it upon myself to just use these as a guide and came up with this:
4 small golden delicious apples peeled, cored and quartered.
1/2 cup water
dash of cinnamon and ground nutmeg
But all in a small baking dish, baked at 350 for... a while. Smashed up with a hand blender and VIOLA! It was so good! Why do people add sweeteners to applesauce?
Anyway, I took that along with my previously frozen, now mashed up bananas, and cooked up a new waffle recipe
Not as sweet as the old Belgium waffles I used to make, but just as satisfying and WAAAAAY healthier.
It's Saturday and I'm off to a great start.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Had my oatmeal for breakfast again, was gonna make waffles last night but just didn't get around to it. Anyway so had breakfast and here it is 12:10, I usually have lunch around 11:30, and I'm still not hungry. Not even close, in fact I'm still full. Now I know oats are filling, but wow... the only explanation I can figure is that my stomach is shrinking which isn't too far fetched. I mean since I've started tracking what I eat there's a lot less there, on account of the guilt. So yes, I think my stomach is shrinking.
Why didn't a go to AC repair school? I live in Houston TX, I could be rich right now! My AC is fixed now, I can move back upstairs and sleep on a mattress again. Now, let me clarify, the cost to repair was very reasonable, but reasonable is relative within the profession. I should have become an AC repairman, maybe it's not too late...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Every Wednesday Bill brings McDonald's for breakfast, and every Wednesday I grab a Bacon Egg and Cheese biscuit and go to town. Today I logged it in my nutrition tracker, now I also did this last week, but I guess I just wasn't paying attention... 25grams of fat!!! really? It's not even that satisfying. Not to mention the 440 cal that came with it, and might I mention I immediately feel like I need a nap. No more, from now on it's a banana or yogurt and whatever I bring from home. I appreciate the effort Bill, but one biscuit that's been sitting under a heat lamp and was probably frozen last night just isn't worth it! Seriously! What was I thinking? My pancakes, waffles and muffins are way better tasting than that and they're healthy. Ugh. Lessons learned I guess... if only I'd looked at that last week, I could have saved myself the disappointment.
On a lighter note: I went swimming last night! Got to the pool, got in, did laps for about 30 minutes and though I could have kept going, I got out. I have this habit of going and going just because I can and then I burn out and don't want to do that activity again for another month. Not this time, I got out of the pool and already am looking forward to Thursday when I'll go back again. Doing Yoga today, must be careful though as the ankle is still a little swollen, much better than Monday though. I have to say this whole ankle thing is very disappointing, I'm finally looking forward to riding my bike but can't cause I'm still on the IR. This sucks.
Non - weight loss goals:
3 days strong and counting! And I must say my house is so much nicer to come home to. I'm not a dirty person, but I am SUCH a messy person. No more! I've only mandated that 5 minutes be dedicated to picking up, but once I get started I tend to keep going until I reach a natural stopping point. Doing wonders for the look of my house, except of course for the make-shift bed in my living room. Calling the AC guy today, finally found his number. I need to sleep on a mattress again!
Lunch: How insane! You know those loaded BBQ baked potatoes they have at baseball games? I have a modified version. I take mashed potatoes, top with the bbq pulled pork I had leftover and 1 slice of cheese. Well, I heated up the mashed potatoes and pork and then added the cheese and put the top back on the container, walked to my desk and when I took the top off the cheese had completely melted over the whole thing! It smelled amazing and looked SO indulgent. I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch, but as I logged it in I couldn't help but notice it was not only worth fewer calories but had less than half of the fat of my breakfast. That stupid biscuit sandwich continues to haunt me!
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