This two days at a time posting is easier and harder. Easier on me because my days are so packed with to-do’s, but harder because I kind of can’t remember what I ate the day before. Amazing how fast we don’t commit that kind of detail to memory. Don’t worry – I’ve got it all below. But no real pics…my bad!
I’m happy to report that under severe duress (of my own making) I have gone 12 days without a Coke or soda, AND, I have completed all but one of my Couch 2 5K workouts! Now, mind you – on my last workout Wednesday, I had to walk rather than run due to the whole “my knee is a cantaloupe” thing. But I power walked and it was good stuff! I do admit to feeling very empowered and good about myself when I work out. That’s been a really nice benefit for sure. On the other hand, the injuries I keep accruing are starting to get in the way – ugh!
And while we’re having this little chat – I would like to tell you that I am thoroughly frustrated with the challenge, still having no results in the weight department. I have had many moments where I wasn’t sure the whole point…then I have to go back and re-read my own posts and try to remember…UGH.
Not having a Coke has hit me very hard. Oh so hard. Much too hard. I’m ready to cave on that part alone about ten times a day.
The hamburger and fry situation has gotten increasingly annoying for both AB and myself. Please don’t bother encouraging us in the turkey burger/tofu burger direction with “baked” fries. I recognize this is the healthier choice for such a craving, but it’s not happening. Kind of an all or nothing. At the moment, we’re keeping it to “nothing”, but man…
Today I’m off to Run/Walk my next Couch 2 5K set, and wish me luck – it’s freezing out there!! Brrrr!
Breakfast: The kids and I were running a bit late. I had been day-dreaming for a week about a mocha and so it wasn’t hard to just make the leap. The kids ate quickly and as we dropped Mister Q off to school for the day, I ran through the Star-B’s drive-through. I inquired if they were still offering their low-fat Blueberry Muffins. The sad reply was “no”, so I ordered a low-fat, no whipped cream mocha (small). When I got to the window, the gal handed me a bag and said “we want you to try our Low-Fat Berry Coffee Cake – on the house! That way you might have something new to like in place in the muffin!” So nice!! And here I am to tell you that it was quite delicious and very light. What a lovely treat! (that I can not afford physically to have more than once in a while – light or not)
Lunch: Left-over homemade marinara – but I only had about a cup of cooked noodles. That was it!
PM Snack: 3 pretzel rods (which I broke into 6 to fool myself into thinking I was getting more) with 2 tbls of Low-fat Garlic cream-cheese spread. Yum. 1/2 cup fresh cut pineapple.
Dinner: Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later – but I’m proud of us. We went to our favorite Chinese Buffet. It was a late night, and we really didn’t have the time to cook a full-on meal. So off we went, and I can honestly tell you that Anton and I were SO GOOD! We didn’t eat anything fried or covered in sauces, etc. I stuck with sushi pieces – mostly raw fish on rice and a couple pieces of California type rolls. AB stuck with fresh oysters, peel & eat shrimp, and sushi. We both had a cup of soup. No dessert!
Breakfast: 1 cup of cereal – Life
Lunch: A California roll, cup of miso soup, and a small salad with ginger dressing. Oh! And four pieces of Mackarel sashimi. Soooo delish! Probably ate too much, but it was so good and I was on a special date with my little guy.
PM Snack: 1 cup popcorn
Dinner: Kind of skipped it, and then AB and I decided to do a light “meat and cheese” snack. We had some avocado, some prosciutto, some butterkaas. It was so good. Now I wish I had taken a picture.
Now I'm re-reading the food listed above and getting a bird's-eye view into why I haven't lost any weight. UGGGGH!
Don’t forget to check in on all our friends taking the challenge and blogging about it (or supposed to be blogging about it!)