Friday, July 31, 2009
Last week I had McD's for breakfast and I swore never again, and I mean it. But Kolache Factory, well that's another story. This is actually a less than once a month occurrence anyway, but Frank (usually works out of LA) is in Houston this week. Which means that on Friday, today, he's bringing in Kolache Factory. Yesterday he asked what I wanted... I had to think long and hard. Everything from that place is going to be over inflated in the fat and cal dept, so what would be worth it? Ham and Egg Croissant! and it soooo was. This I can justify. Warm, flaky croissant filled with fluffy eggs and ham. I'm reliving it, and it's wonderful. This is worth the extra calories, I'll just be more aware the rest of the day. Sadly though, this ends a high fiber breakfast streak I was on. I've been eating my own food, and I add flax seed meal to just about everything so I get the extra fiber first thing in the morning. Hmmm... I guess I probably could have poured a tsp of flax into the croissant... oh well. Hind sight is 20/20
Today I won't be getting any cardio in... but SP has told me time and again I'm over my minutes this week anyway. Going Fishing tonight! woo hoo!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Lucky for me, it doesn't matter! I'm a compulsive eater, I know this. I don't have to be hungry I just need to have still hands and the next thing you know I'm putting food in my mouth that I don't really want. I think I've found a solution though, I'm sure of it actually. Last night I made blackberry fruit leathers, one tray to be exact. I break up the tray and put it in my little container and take it to work with me. Now the idea is that this little container will keep my mouth and hands busy for the next few days when ever I feel compelled to eat. I opened the container at noon... it's now 1:50 and container is empty. Ok, so I at all 4 servings (I made up the servings out of no where) in one sitting. But 4 servings consists of 1cup of black berries and 2 small apples. No harm no foul, woo hoo! To really put this in perspective, think about how many chips, cookies etc etc you could eat in 2 hours. Taking the dehydrator from Dad's house was a FANTASTIC idea. He didn't really appreciate it anyway. :D
Activity is still up, I may have to change my 'my Fitness' goals pretty soon. Yesterday I biked to work, biked to church, and then biked home that evening. For a total of 8 miles. OH! and i did yoga at lunch. I fell on my face during yoga. I tried to do a new move... apparently I'm not ready for that though. Will try again another day, it's gonna look really cool when I finally get it down. For those who are wondering. Crow pose to Plank. Normally you set your feet down and walk back. The challenge was to 'shoot' your feet back into the plank position. To quote: "You just pop into plank". uh huh... sure sure. I'll try again later, after the bruise heals. At least I was already close to the ground though, that could have been rough.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
This time last week I said never ever ever again... It's Wednesday and while he's not here yet, Bill is going to bring McDonald's for breakfast. I'm waaay ahead of him though. Woke up early and rode my bike to work today (yea me!), wait wait... getting ahead of myself. Had a fantastic dinner last night (at dinner time! - not 9pm) and when I woke up this morning I was already feeling a little hungry. Rode my bike to work (yea me!), by the time I got to work was kind of famished. It's only 15 min or so, but any activity on an empty stomach makes me feel like I haven't eaten in a week. Got to work, jump in the shower, walk up to my desk - to the kitchen actually - and prepared my oatmeal cobbler thing. I've done it! I've found the answer. The trick is to be so hungry on Wednesday that I can't possibly wait till 9am when Bill gets here with breakfast. I'm sitting here filling up on oatmeal and it's only 8!
McDonald's, WE ARE THROUGH!
In other news, I'm back on my bike. The ankle is still the tiniest bit tender, but I'm not letting it slow me down. Doing Yoga at noon and will be having grilled chicken and a greek style salad for lunch, AND I brought snacks again. Grapes, and yogurt and bananas, Oh My! I'm ready for anything, I AM gonna ride my bike to choir practice this afternoon and expand my biking horizons.
HEAR ME ROAR!!!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
as it turns out is not so easy. My AC is back up and running and my my room and consequently my bed, oh so comfortable. It's 70 degrees in there and I've got a down comforter and purring cat, who in their right mind wants to get out of bed when those are your sleeping conditions. Actually... I woke up around 7 anyway because sleeping conditions changed. Jordan decided she was too hungry to wait and started licking any exposed skin. This included my nose and forehead. Good thing I wasn't sunburned, she's gotten thrown off the bed for that before.
So, I didn't wake up early enough to ride my bike to work, but I did get up in time to pack my breakfast, snacks and lunch, no reckless eating today. Tomorrow I'll do better, tomorrow I'll wake up early and ride to work, I may even ride to church after work and wait there for choir practice... I may be getting ahead of myself.
Oh Oh! Last night I had fried shrimp! and it was guilt free. I had been so smart with my calories and fat intake all day long that when it came time for dinner I was able to indulge without feeling the guilt. It was awesome! I even stayed under on my sodium intake, yea me!
I put in all this info BEFORE I fried up the shrimp, just in case. After seeing the results I felt so empowered I thought I'd make my granola again... something went wrong though, needs much tweaking before I publish to Spark. No. 1 I added too much nutmeg, this was just a lazy error on my part. No. 2 - this one is going to take some work - the ingredients that make it clump are on the fatty side. Nothing too terrible, but it could certainly be better. I'm going to work on this next time. Any ideas? ps, I like my granola crunchy, hate the chewy kind.
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.
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