Monday, July 29, 2013
Well... I needed fruit. I gave up on the super low carb. My body hated it. I was following the rules, supplementing, drinking enough water... and I lost weight. But everything hurt. For some reason my leg muscles were really tender, like bruised, not strained. I also felt immensely better after having some carbs... so I listened to my body and gave up on the low carb/high fat thing.
Instead I’m still lower carb, but I’m filling up on fruits and veggies. I had some amazing blue velvet apricots... and then bit into a regular apricot that somehow was FULL OF MOLD!!! I couldn’t tell from the outside, but I took a bite, thought... this is a bit off... look down.. FUZZY! Ughrlaldksfjblahsnonononono!
I had a cheat day Friday and Saturday... Friday was custard with oreos and cookie dough. Nom! That was the result of day 8 of my second shark week of the month... 17 days where its not safe to go in the water is too many by far! So that’s also why I needed carbs. My body was in full – freak the f*ck out mode. Three days of carbs and the communists have finally left...
Saturday was an unintentional cheat day... Ate pretty well. Came home and devoured almonds. Vanilla almonds = soooo good. Dang, just realized I left them at my parents house. Well that might be a good thing. Then I had a girls night out at Houlihans – mini martini flights! Followed by The Princess Diaries (where I fell asleep due to said martinis) and then a cupcake... because it was there and it was free... Dumb excuse, but it was good.
Sunday was a nice end to the weekend. My hormones finally got back to normal. I cleaned my parents house again, did my laundry, packed up and went to TJs house. I made a lamb roast, herb potatoes, and a greek salad. BTW – the Dannon Oikos greek yogurt dips are amazing. I bought the dill and cucumber dip as well as a greek feta dressing. The traditional greek dressing = 120 calories for 2 tablespoons. Oikos dip = 25 calories for 2 tablespoons and it tastes WAY BETTER~! I threw a little feta cheese in the dip with the lamb = perfection. I also made a quick breakfast casserole so that we could sleep in before I got on the road this morning. I think I get bonus points for cooking really nice dinners for his parents, to cut down on the awkwardness of staying over there.
TJ has decided not to try out for the hockey team, and so he’s cutting back on his workouts. He cut too much too fast and was starting to hate it. The hockey tryouts originally said “tryout for a spot on the team” but then the announcement came out last week, and it was “Pay $200 to try out for a spot in the actual tryouts” = scam! Not a good deal at all... The season starts in a month – they have their entire team basically picked out already, and this is just a publicity stunt. So TJ was bummed. He’s still working out and making better food choices though, so he’s not giving up completely.
I think I’ve been talking about my diet too much with him lately. He doesn’t think I need to lose weight. He likes me the way I am. I like me the way I am... but I want more muscles. SO I’m not trying to lose 30 pounds rapidly anymore. I’m going back to strength training and muscling up. I wish I had my treadmill here for cardio, but I’ve got five weeks until I have to leave Columbia and I’ll have all the time in the world...
Well, hopefully not. I have a second interview with a company in two weeks. I just found out about that on Friday! What a good way to start the weekend. I’m meeting with my boss to talk about who to send as references, and he’s probably going to try and talk me out of it and push a post-doc... *sigh* The things we do to keep good references...
BTW—loving fruit! I got a cantaloupe this weekend that was so delicious! I’m going on a fruit run after work. Nom nom nom!