Friday, October 05, 2012
I have soooo many blogs to catch up on! I checked my feed this morning and there were at least two pages of various updates I've missed! This doesn't even count the people who choose not to broadcast when they update a blog. I rarely ever see those because I'm so caught up in my feed! GAH!
Sometimes, spark can get a little overwhelming :P
So, I did as many hit& runs as I could on the blogs this morning and thought about updating myself. I almost really didn't want to write a blog today, but it's been a few so I figured I should.
No news on the weight loss front! I am still working hard, though. On fair day, I got my bike in before we went, and a lot of walking done at the fair. I was a bit sore after that, but I held out really well and didn't feel totally beat like last year. I also got full really fast and couldn't help my brother try EVERY finalist this year :P Fair day is the annual "no track" day, because when dudes are making up weird fried crap in the garage, how does anyone really know how to track that??
So, over the course of the day, I had 2 bottled waters, 2 beers, a fried mach& cheese slider, one of the masa firecracker things my brother got, a bite of his deep fried jambalaya, skipped a taste of his fried pork wing, skipped the grilled alligator this year.. uh.. what else..
We shared some kraut balls, I ended up skipping my corn dog, I totally ate 75% of that deep fried chocolate tres leches cake.. (it was so awesome!), and we both skipped the picnic on a stick and the deep fried bacon cinnamon roll. I don't know if there was anything else or not, though. I totally can't remember. My brother's magic 8 ball said we'd both be eating ice cream before we left, but it lied. I decided to try one of those chocolate-covered frozen bananas as suggested by a certain fellow spaker ;)
I do have to admit something rather shameful, though. It was too sweet! I actually threw away some of the chocolate. I was crying inside as I picked off the chocolate into a trash can when I realized I just wanted to finish the banana! :O
When we finally got home late in the evening, we both agreed we wanted something not-fried for dinner, and he got all excited about the new Freebird's that opened here in town. I think it's an Austin-based chain, so I'm not sure what he was so excited about. He eats there all the time at home! Anyway, I got the smallest burrito, and it was really good. I guestimated that at about 680 cal, though. That's a hefty meal for me. It IS something I can swing every once and a while, though, if I plan for it and skip a few snacks. That's good to know.
I also resisted my brother's evil, gluttinous ways yesterday when we hung out all day. He is tall and thin. He's got a tiny bit of a beer paunch now, but he's a bastard. He eats junk and candy and drinks beer and eats like 8lbs of meat, and just doesn't work out. I had to look this up. I mean, everyone on mom's side of the family is overweight. But if you look back at the old family photos going back into the 1920's, it's always the same. Everyone is heavier except for ONE male every generation. That one is tall and thin. He just lucked out! I tell him his real dad is the milkman. :P
Anyway, his years of inactivity and beer sometimes catch up to him, and he has to diet for a few weeks to get rid of the beer belly. lol So, every time he visits now, he still pigs out, but he works out with me in the morning! He didn't bike on fair day, but he did do the pushup video with me yesterday.
Can you believe that? I had 2 other people working out with me yesterday! One of them mentioned they hadn't seen the ab ripper vid yet, and I was like "LET'S DO IT" I think I heard moaning. But they tried to keep up! We finished it and I ran around the house yelling BEEF CAKE!! BEEEEFFCCAAAAAKKKEE!
Now, I'm sore as heck.
Oh! New Protein shake reveiew:
Oh Yeah! Strawberries & Creme 14oz (220 cal, 32g protein, 3g sugar):
I should know better by now. No strawberry protein anything can taste good. This is disheartening, because I also bought a strawberry muscle milk! nooooo! lol
Anyway, this Oh Yeah! brand seems to have some of the highest protein numbers I've seen so far in these pre-mixed drinks. I checked the protein for you guys, and it looks like it's all whey/ dairy. I didn't see any soy. This is the second Oh Yeah! I've tried. The first was chocolate. Both have that protein funk aftertaste. I probably won't get them again, even though the protein numbers are amazing and they are pretty low cal for the volume you get. They also have a 130 cal sized bottle that I sometimes have on those days where I feel like I want to eat the house. I spend the extra 30 cal over my usual 100 cal snack to load on the protein, and it sometimes helps.
Hmm, what else? I found out Nerds Ropes are only 90 cal per candy. That is dangerous. I freaking love those things. I need to stay away. I have such a sweet tooth T..T I will remember it, though, just in case I have one of those insufferable sugar cravings that my sugar-free werther's originals can't fix. (And really, those things are amazing and fix almost everything!)
Oh yeah! So when my brother was looking to eat an entire cow yesterday, I had a 4.25 oz beef filet and two little quail breasts instead of the 10oz ribeye we used to get all the time. I also didn't load up on steak fries like he did, and only tasted a few when we took them out of the oven. I wasn't sure exactly how many I ate, though, so I tracked it as a full serving just in case I ate more than I thought I did. I ended the day right where I wanted to be on calories, and felt like I won. I mean, I said no to boba! I resisted froyo! I didn't binge on willy wonka like he did! lol
Anyway, it's about time for the morning workout. My partner will (hopefully) be here soon. I have to get that done and rub more aloe on my shame. Did you know it didn't even occur to me to wear sunblock to the fair? This may have been the first time I'd worn a tanktop out in public like this in DECADES. It totally didn't occur to me that my lily-white shoulders might burn! Oh well, it wasn't that bad. They are just a little pink and sore today :(
I really hope to catch up on more blogs either later this afternoon, or tomorrow morning. You guys deserve better replies than some of the hit-and run stuff I posted this morning. lol Sept seemed like a bad month for many people! Oct will be better for everyone, I hope.