Yes, morning! I had another rough night of insomnia but am very happy to be up... actually I stirred in my sleep at 6 AM and saw a bug on the wall and had to call hubby to get it and I didn't bother going back to sleep. But that's good... I'll get to the gym early, the kids are going out with their friends, hubby is going to do some odd job work, and I am going to have peace to work all afternoon. Hopefully I'll get a lot done, settle down after dinner with a movie and go to bed early.
Well, I was trying to make up excuses not to go to the gym yesterday, so I went and I spent 1 hour on the treadmill... I usually only walk/swim/step for 30 minutes, so nice.
Plus, as you may recall, my first day I did exactly 1 minute on the eliptical. Yesterday I did ---(wait for it)--- 1 minute and 10 seconds! And... and... I did it twice!!! Huzzah! Progress! Every little bit counts!
And... what do I do while I work out? LOL... watch the Food Network.
We don't have cable. I did used to like to cook though and the Food Network was one of my favorite things to watch. For a long time I didn't even want to think of food as pleasurable because I was mad at it and it frightened me that I would become hooked again, but lately I have been enjoying getting into cooking healthier meals and watching Food TV was kind of fun again... and not tempting. Some things looked good and I realized, "hey, I could make that, I could lower the fat," etc. but some things I was like, "Mmmm, looks good, I doubt I would ever eat that-- too many calories."
It's been nice to look at food that way again.
So we held a family meeting.
Our holiday is coming up-- Lughnasadh, the first of 3 harvest festivals. It's a major sabbat. It'll probably just be us but I'm hoping at least my daughter will come over, but we don't have any plans to meet with other Pagans.
Usually we have a big celebration all day for Lughnasadh, bake, feast, and of course prayers/ritual observance.
Well, we just can't eat most of the crap we traditionally would make, which includes really rich herbal white flour breads. We thought of making an exception for the holiday only, but then decided we weren't ready to face white bread again-- especially not home-baked white bread. We are afraid of the cravings that it might bring.
We decided on turkey meatloaf & root veggies, some seasonal fruit for dessert, a veggie appetizer, and I'm going to look up whole wheat bread recipes. I don't have a bread machine or food processor, though, but hopefully I'll find something to bake that we can enjoy without causing any issues.
If anyone knows any good whole wheat bread recipes or websites let me know.
Gym-- on my way soon.
Breakfast: 140 cal/ 2.2 g fat/ 20 g carbs
2 slices 100% whole wheat bread
1 tbsp sugar free peach preserves
Lunch (planned): 114 cal/ 3.8 g fat/24 g carbs
Snack (planned): 165 cal/6.4 g fat/20 g carbs
Celery stalks (about 3)
Home made humus (no oil)
Dinner (planned): 377 cal/ 8.3 g fat/ 53.3 g carbs
Big garden salad w/spinach, basil, lettuce, shredded carrots, cukes, toms, peps, onion, fresh herbs
2 tbsp ranch dressing, fat free
3 oz canned chicken breast
Snack (planned): 12 calories/0 fat/2.8 carbs/Sugar Free ice pop
TOTAL: 808 cal/ 19.7 g fat/ 132.7 carbs
Which is low, so I will probably throw something else in tonight like air-popped popcorn or another piece of fruit... or maybe I'm make myself a big thing of steamed broccoli to have with dinner.
I don't know, it just seems like soooo muuuuuch fooooood. The green smoothies are thick and about 16 oz so they are really filling.