Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tired Tonight

I am beyond tired, but I wanted to report on my day. I think having a record like this of what I am eating and doing and how I feel will help me... and it also might help others who want to see a play-by-play account of how to go from a rut to a groove.

Breakfast: Chai tea with skim milk and agave nectar, homemade breakfast burrito made of Egg Beaters, 2% Kraft Singles cheese, turkey sausage link, baby spinach, and a Carb Balance tortilla, with a Clementine and a cup of green tea.

Then I took my daughter out on errands. It was cold, overcast, and icky out, so no walking or going to the park today. BLAH. While I was out I got hungry, but I packed us some snacks.

Snack: bottle of Metro Mint Orange water (0 calories, 0 artificial sweeteners) and half of a Pecan Pie Larabar (excellent!)

By the time we got home I was wiped out and hungry (2 pm). However, I noticed something. When I was shopping, I did a lot of walking the aisles and my legs felt better. It was really noticeable... they just felt more stable and stronger, and I didn't feel as heavy. That was nice. A note on the lunch: ever since I was a kid (growing up back east), my favorite food has been bagels with cream cheese. I even wrote a poem about them in 3rd grade. I don't eat much white bread these days, nor cream cheese since it is a trigger for me (I have, sadly, eaten 3/4 of a block of Philly before in one sitting). But I decided to splurge for lunch.

Lunch: one mini bagel with 1 ounce of light Philly cream cheese and 3 oz deli turkey meat on it (this was sooo good), 5 baby carrots with 2 T hummus, one fresh pear (sliced), 2 fresh strawberries, and a half cup of diced watermelon. (As you can see, I got lots of fruit at the store).

Then I got busy moving furniture and cleaning, and before I knew it, it was dinnertime. Then I hit a wall and was so exhausted I thought I was not be able to complete making dinner, so my teenage son came in and shredded cheese, chopped lettuce, and warmed beans for me. What a sweety. I still was almost falling asleep in my plate.

Dinner: I made tacos but I had a taco salad instead. Huge pile of romaine lettuce, with salsa, light sour cream, 5 oz extra lean ground beef seasoned with taco spice, 1/4 c. shredded light sharp cheddar, a spoonful of Vegetarian refried beans (no lard in these), and one corn taco shell crumbled on top. Very tasty and filling.

Total calories for today so far: 1379. I may have a cup of tea or a sugar free jello later. I am really tired but I plan to at least *sit* on the bike tonight for a half hour. I got the converter box hooked to the TV so now I have lots to watch while I bike. Even if I pedal really slowly, I will be on it tonight. Unless I fall asleep and fall off.


spunkysuzi said...

What an awesome looking day :) And what a sweet young man for helping you!!
As you write i can already "hear" you are feeling stronger!!

antgirl said...

Glad you are feeling stronger and what a sweet boy to help you out.

Twix said...

I love taco salad and cream cheese!! Mmmmm!!!

I like that you are posting from going from a rut to a good groove. Keep up the great consistency! High five!

MizFit said...

how are you this morning?

were you able to eeeeek out a little on the bike?

Hope said...

Looks like you had a great day. You're doing great!

It's so funny how just a day of eating well can make you (and me!) feel so great.

I now want some taco salad.


Anonymous said...

Hope you got some rest! I love taco salads :)

Lyn said...


Yep! I rode the bike for 30 minutes. I had to ride a bit slower and on lower resistance (I did about 5 miles instead of 7) but I got it done!

Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget said...

those mini bagels are a weekness of mine. I love them! I don't buy them very often because they put so many in a bag and I end up eating to many :)