Breakfast: 9:00 am
1 cup Life cereal, 3/4 cup 2% milk....I usually always use skim, but my skim milk was tasting funky....
1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese, 1 cup cooked mixed veggies (Birdseye Steamfresh, broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas and water chestnuts...yummy!) I actually ate those veggies with no butter or salt or anything. They were good just au natural! Water to drink.
Snack: 1:30 (pre-workout)
1 whole wheat slice of toast w/ a about 2 tsp peanut butter
Snack: 4:00 (post-workout)
Snack: 5:30 (post-grocery store)
10 cherry jelly hearts
93% lean hamburger, on 1/2 whole grain white bun, 1 tsp ketchup, 10 (frozen)french fries, water to drink This was homemade stuff...not fast food! :) What am I doing making homemade fast food? :) Well, the calories are like half that of the little meal I get at McDonalds....
After dinner snack: 8:00
1 3/4 cup SmartFood popcorn, 1 baby carrot, 3 pieces of Bit O Honey
I went to the grocery store, which is good and bad....It's good because I got more fruits and vegetables that I needed, along with food for dinners this week. It's bad because I bought those candy hearts and a Bit O Honey ;) Oh well!
I had a much better day. I did find myself at the pantry and refrigerator, several times, wanting some type of junk. So, I fought with myself a bit. Good news was, as I stood there, trying to find something, I realized, "I'M NOT HUNGRY", and would step away. Although I ended up in the same spot a couple more times, I did not give in to the mindless snacking. (Well, not until I was putting groceries away and opened the candy hearts. Wait, that wasn't actually mindless snacking...I was very mindful of what I was doing at that point.....)
I had a bad attitude about working out yesterday. I found myself dreading 2 pm, when I would need to go change and get ready to leave. I actually texted my brother-in-law seeing if he wanted to cancel. No such luck. It was a tough leg workout, and I should have done my cardio first, because my legs were shot afterwards. I was only able to do 15 minutes on the bike, after about 30 minutes on the weights. BUT, I then went to the grocery store and walked around for an hour, which was probably really good for me to do. I walked it out, that's for sure! Probably much better than going home and planting it on the couch.
There's a rather touchy subject that I should address, but I'm even more reluctant to 'go there' than I was the 'cycle' thing. It's the whole 'regular' issue....Not sure I want to reveal anything, but I do know this is a part of what's going on with my body, and everyone else's! If I get brave enough, I'll go in to it at a later date. Let's just say, I think I will be paying more attention and making note of what's happening in this area...There, was that so bad?
Day 17: Not a bad day. Glad I worked out even though I didn't want to. Triumphed over the nasty snacking monster that was on my back, for the most part. Hope that monster doesn't show up for work today.