Last week, we got free breakfast one morning because it was “Health Ahead” day. Yummo! I had a veggie frittata, apples with peanut butter, a small quesadilla, and infused water. It reminded me that I like water with cucumber and lemon. It’s time to break out the infusion pitcher!
I had a lot of spinach with my lunches last week, with grapes, carrots, raisins and string cheese for snacks.
For exercise, I did spin on Tuesday, muscle attack Wednesday, treadmill on Thursday, and walking on Friday. Yesterday I walked a few miles at a community art fair, and today I rode bikes with Jeff.
Today was mostly on track. For breakfast, I had toast with peanut butter and bananas, with a heap of grapes on the side. Lunch was chocolate cake and cheese puffs. Dinner is back on track with a BLT salad, made with spinach, avocado, tomato, and a bit of bacon. For dessert, I have geek yogurt topped with raspberries.
I’m off the wagon, but not so far behind that I can’t jump up there tonight.
I weighed in on Saturday, and it’s good news!! Then, I went to a photo shoot, cracked a tooth on popcorn and then decided truffles were a good replacement snack.
Sunday was mother’s day, and so, of course, I spent it with family.
I had two small pieces of cheese cake last night, and a cookie bar with lunch today. What was I thinking??
It’s back to zero tolerance for treats, I think.
I haven’t been taking at all well this week (as you may have noticed by the lack of updates). Today, I’m back at it with new goals on the board, getting a work out, and packing lunches.
I used the a la carte option with a Jillian this morning. I did the warm up and the abs/shoulders circuit. I couldn’t get through all of the compound moves right now, so I modified as needed. I’m still hot n sweaty, so I think modifying worked. 😉
Here’s my goal board for the day
Today I swapped computer gaming for the table top variety. We also went for a walk in our neighborhood and did a spark people video from coach Nicole:
10-Minute Cardio Kickboxing Workout From SparkPeople
Top number with usual work out clothes.
Bottom number without.
Guess my problem isn’t entirely with food because I’ve been eating less AND healthier, but the scale simply hasn’t budged.
Mrph mrph mrph…
And yesterday’s eats:
Yogurt with Mandarin oranges for breakfast, Mac n cheese and hotdogs with spinach for lunch. We had gnocchi with white beans and spinach for dinner, and that meal is always so good that I never get a picture of it.
Yesterday, I hit the target for all of my macro nutrients. I’m having withdrawals from sweets, though. I had very little in the way of refined sugar, and I had massive cravings, got flushed in the face, and developed a headache… But I didn’t give in. I was at a manager’s desk. I had grabbed a jar of Hershey kisses and pulled one out. I said to myself “what am I doing,” and put it back. Even though I was still talking to the manager, I decided to start cutting up a green pepper and eating that instead. Woo! Will power. As you may know, I also went for a half hour brisk walk in the morning. Yay fitness!!
This morning I was rewarded with a 1.2 lb weight loss on the scale.
In other news, I stopped using plastic baggies for packing lunches this week, and this is the result. Dear Earth: sorry for using so many plastic baggies. :X