Wednesday, December 05, 2012
After all of my planning yesterday, I ended up a) not going for a walk after all and b) making popcorn for dinner instead of something nutritious. I also bought a pint of eggnog and though I said I'd "allow" myself to have one pint this year, I'm not digging it as much as I thought I would. Could be the brand. No matter though, I said I'd allow myself ONE PINT and I'm going to just let myself have this indulgence. The popcorn, however, is already pretty close to being tossed in the trash. I just CANNOT control myself.....and that annoys me more than any of you will ever know.. This batch I made last night didn't even end up being a) all that good, nor b) satisfying. I think I'm over popcorn.
I also ended up adding on a frozen banana treat to my day yesterday. This was my last frozen portion of banana from the freezer and I decided that I will not be allowing myself to buy any more. Not at least between now and my leaving to go back to work in about a month. Yes, I know, it's not ice cream. Yes, I realize it could be ice cream. It still adds up though and in the end just never seems worth it. I take a frozen banana out of the freezer and allow it to thaw a bit (maybe for 15 minutes?), then I mash it up, add about a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and a splash of vanilla extract and mix it up. Lately I've been adding sliced almond. I'll keep this treat in mind for the boats.
I was just telling a friend while chatting this afternoon that I still have yet to put together a list of what all I have in the house so I can use it all up before I leave to go back to work. I have a lot of meat in the freezer that will end up being tossed if I don't use it. My neighbors are vegetarians and it's all repackaged so I wouldn't feel right giving it to anyone else. I'll have my work cut out for me figuring out how to not need to supplement it much more than with what I already have on hand. I have a bunch of frozen veggies and other things I can use to get meals out of everything. I might just have to be slightly inventive. That's the project for this afternoon. To lay it all out and plan.
Today, around noon, I got my butt off the couch and went out for a walk. I'm 5 days into the recovery from the removal from this cyst so I decided that I JUST SIMPLY CANNOT sit around anymore. I have to move. I have to keep this momentum going if I want to succeed when I get back to work and when I'm traveling through this month. I have to get into a routine again. I feel like I've been sitting on the couch for over a week. Wait, I think I have been! Yikes!! No wonder I feel so squishy. Even just a 45 minute walk wore me out, though that could be the drugs. I will say though that my left Achille's is still tight from that hike on Thanksgiving. Weird. I've been resting, a lot.
Breakfast was good and tame today. An egg, two slices of bacon and what was left of an avocado (about 1/4 of one). The eggnog I put in my coffee was a bonus that I won't be doing again. I LOVE EGGNOG and I love eggnog latte's, but this was NOWHERE NEAR what an eggnog latte tastes like. I'll just drink the rest in a glass, just the way I like it ;)
***This is where I stopped writing my blog yesterday because I decided instead of cooking up what I had already had marinating in the fridge, that I'd eat popcorn (cooked on the stove w/oil, mind you) with the rest of the eggnog carton for dinner.
I broke up with popcorn. That relationship is now officially OVER. The rest of that bag (pretty much still a full bag of kernels) went into the trash and I boxed up the micro-air popper to give away to SalVal (yes, I cleaned it first). Since I had finished that carton of eggnog, that's it for THAT for the year, maybe forever. I don't know if that moment in time when I was writing about putting eggnog in my coffee and saying I just wanted to finish the rest of it straight-up caused me to just drink the rest of the carton, or maybe my brain was just thinking that if I drank the rest yesterday that then it would be gone and I wouldn't have to worry about logging it any other days. I looked at the ingredient list as I was pouring the last cup. Wow! No wonder I was feeling cranky and sleepy and wanted so much more (sugar, grains, etc) after drinking it. No wonder it's so scrummy. It's all sugar!
That's all that was missing from yesterday's blog but by the time I finished eating/drinking I just wanted to go to bed. I had suddenly been craving Chinese food (rice, wheat, sugar) and didn't want to find myself jumping in my car to run to Panda for take out. I was in bed by 9pm.