Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 16: I Did Say Laugh Together, Right?


I am so sorry that I am not really in a laughing mood. I want to laugh. Trust me. First and foremost, 201.5. I am unhappy with the 201.5 but it is what it is. I knew that I didn't do my best on vacation. I had a great time, and I would not change a thing.

The good news is THAT THERE IS ALWAYS GOOD NEWS! That is not really what I was going for, but yeah. The actually good news in this case is I did not gain more than when I started this blog. At start of the blog, I do believe that I was 203.

So my dears, we keep plowing away.

Before I go on to the what I ate today; I want to express the importance of the 1/2 pound. You might think that I am going overboard in reporting a 1/2. Hell to the naw! That 1/2 can really make a difference. I'd prefer to lose more than a 1/2 for my next weigh in, but even losing the 1/2 will make me feel good. Straight talk, one could sleep off a 1/2 pound! I'm already winning here.

Here is a smidgen of feel good therapy. I am hungry. I am hungry and I don't feel like cooking. So I have been sitting here for the past hour trying to distract myself with Wife Swap. Sure I could have distracted myself with housework or even exercise. I just don't see the point in being physical when you are hungry. I want to go out and enjoy a meal, maybe a sandwich or something. I don't know. What I do know is I thought of you and how much I wanted to blog. Here I am! Here you are to save my day! I am still hungry, but you are taking the edge off. I am pretty certain that I will be able to make a better choice after blogging.

Here is what I ate today: breakfast buffet like yesterday, turkey bacon, itty corn muffin, itty whole wheat roll and the drink that I said I would not mention unless I didn't have it. For lunch I had leftovers from last night: couscous and red kidney beans. Couscous is a nice alternative to the tradition rice. It is also super easy to make, not even worth a formal recipe. Couscous = Water, boil the water with butter and seasoning, turn the burner off, quickly stir in the couscous, cover and walk away for 5+ minutes. Done. It is tastier if you cook it in a veggie broth. If you have ever made rice, you can do the couscous the same way, just remember that it is super fast to cook. Did you get the "="? As much as couscous with as much as liquid. One cup equals one cup...got it? Great.

A collegue offered me some yummy wasabi peas. They were spicy and crunchy. Very nice. I had an experience many years ago with wasabi peas. Long story short, they were gross. The peas that I had today were milder. The ones from years ago were so spicy that they made my eyes and nose run. Not cute.


When I returned from lunch a collegue was eating something very BAD FOR ME, BAD FOR YOU, BAD FOR WE, yet it looked so good. She offered me a taste and I had a little taste. I am ashamed to tell you even what it was. HEY, HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS....I know that I did something bad, even though it was just a taste. So to check myself before I wreck myself (further), I took only one bus home and walked the rest of the way. The walk was about 30min, 50min if you count the last 20min in the supermarket. It was a long, hot walk and I was sweating. To really teach myself, I did not have any water to drink. The message that I was trying to get across to myself is: that terrible thing that I indulged in was such a waste, I'd rather a huge glass of ice water.

Did it work? I don't know. Did I sweat? Hell yes. Was I thirsty? I'm still thirsty!

My methods may not be for everyone but this is how I work. Now I must go. I really am hungry. I wanted to add on another facet of this blog and that section will cover what I purchased at the supermarket. Too often I hear people complain that the reason they don't eat better is that healthy food is too expensive. I can assure you that that is untrue.

We will have to do that tomorrow, because I really need to have some dinner. I don't know what it will be...I'm thinking a veggie slice. (Yes, of pizza! That is a better choice than a burger).

I love me for losing, I'm on my way.


1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see the list because I am one of those people who thinks healthy food is expensive...SCHOOL me sensei!