Lentil burgers and a day of rest
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
1) My ribs still hurt. Logically, this happened when I fell on Friday (Its Tuesday as I type, 5 days later) but I didnt start feeling it until Sunday. It feels exactly like a stitch in my side. But instead of going away in minutes, its still here 3 days later. I even took a total day of rest today. My hand is better and the ankle feels fine. My inner hypochondriac (of course I have one, dont you?) has decided I either chipped a bone or have a weird hernia. I'm ignoring the hypochondriac. Clearly, she has issues.
2)As part of the Healthy Eating Challenges, I'm looking at how to make substitutions. The thing is: I've already made a ton. And the problem was never that I ate loads of junk, I just ate too much. Problem solved courtesy of the Tracker. However lately I've been having an enormous hankering for a bacon cheeseburger. So I decided to make lentil patty burgers and see if they satisfy the urge. OMG so good. I screwed up the texture a little bit - they were too soft, but I can definitely see using these as a substitute for when the Urge Strikes. Seriously, if you have already slashed the fat & calories, then why not put a slice of cheese up there? What about turning it into a healthier patty melt? (One of my favorite sandwiches) This way I can *trick* my cravings and still feel virtuous.
Sadly, Child was having none of this weird burger business and I had to do the parental strong-arm to get him to even eat half of it. But then ate the tomatoes instead of the french fries and a yogurt for dessert, so I guess I'll keep him. Plus he's really cute.
(Picture taken a few weeks ago with snowpea "fangs")
Back to exercising tomorrow!