So I woke up Saturday morning at 158.8, and I was TOTALLY pumped. Yet, at last night’s weigh-in, I was 161.8. LAME-O. Yea yea, I know I should have passed on the garlic cheese bread Saturday night at Old Chicago, but I had gone for a 4.8-mile walk Saturday afternoon and a 3.2-mile run/jog/walk Sunday morning.
Turns out the garlic cheese bread stays with you. As you see, for me, it’s staying on my midsection — where my excess weight tends to set up camp. (At 4 POINTS a pop, what was I thinking!?) You’ve been warned.
Jen’s been having a thing goin’ on where you can send her your sweaty pics. I’m trying really hard to get sweaty, but I’ve never been big on the waterworks. However, since the beginning of time, if I do anything active, my face gets BEET red. It was always embarrassing when we’d do the mile run in elementary through high school. My face would be red all day, and of course everyone would say something about it. I’ve always been ashamed … until now. After seeing all the sweaty pics, I know that I’m OK. It just means I’m working my butt off!
Here I am after my Sunday-morning run/jog/walk. I had places to go and people to see that day, so I was really pounding the pavement. I kept thinking to myself, if I’m gonna get sweaty, today’s the day. As usual, I wasn’t, but I got a red face — and I’m OK with it! Too bad I didn’t get a chance to snap a picture at my full beet-redness, but I thought I’d partake in the fun and be part of Jen’s cool group :)
Oh! I didn’t even mention! After my WW meeting last night, I came home and ate dinner, watched a little bit of a movie and then went for a 4.8-mile run/jog/walk. (I can’t even handle myself these days. What a lifestyle change!) That August 1 Challenge deadline is approaching soooo fast, and I need to kick it into high gear if I want to even come close to my goal.
At the last two meetings, we’ve talked about eating the fresh produce that is readily available this time of year. We’re supposed to focus on eating at least three different colors of fruits and vegetables each day. And, of course, at least five servings a day. I don’t have a problem with this anymore, but I remember the days when I would maybe have one serving of fruit/veg in an entire day. Ugh. How did I live?
At work, we have a Carrot Club, but it goes well beyond carrots. There are about 15 members and we take turns bringing veggies (with the occasional fruit). Each of us only needs to bring stuff every three weeks, but we always know there will be an assortment of healthy goodness each day. No vending machine devil foods for me!!! Genius, right? (I didn’t think of it.) The picture above is my veggie tray from last Friday. As I was grocery shopping, I was really mindful of choosing various colors. I’m pretty happy with the results! Baby Boy tomatoes, green and yellow peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and red grapes. A rainbow of fun!
Here’s a picture of my favorite sandwich I’ve been making at home lately. It’s VERY low in POINTS (only 1, if I’m doing my math correctly), so I’m able to use my POINTS for other meals and snacks. This sandwich is two slices of 40-calorie bread, two tomato slices, one red onion slice, romaine lettuce, yellow mustard, salt and pepper. OH! Just thought of something! I should add avocado. It would add some POINTS and some good fat. Yummm.
That’s about it for now, friends. I’m thinking about having a contest (with a prize!) soon, so keep checking back often. Why don’t you just add the URL to your favorites while you’re at it ;) Peace.