Yikes. I’m sitting here with Noah tethered to me. He never gets tired. And he pants incessantly. Okay. This post wasn’t supposed to be another ‘debby whines about life with Noah’ post.
So. Four lunches out in one week. It just happened that way. But I decided not to give up and start The Plan a week later. That is not real life. I am doing pretty good with the lunches out so far. Monday my sister and my niece came up, and I had said we could go out to lunch. But they were a little short on time, and so I fixed chicken tacos for them and I had a chicken taco salad. Very light faire indeed. I had all the fixings ready because the day before I had tried Christie’s fish taco recipe, which was fabulous. My first fish tacos! Then, we did go and get frozen yogurt, which was also my idea. No surprise there, eh?
Today I had a planned lunch with a good friend. We chose Tombien, which is a fantastic little mexican restaurant. I went with my friend’s recommendation, and it was really excellent. Seemed like a ‘gourmet’ mexican type thing. The serving size was small, and you could tell they didn’t go overboard on anything. Just a smattering of cheese, a bit of meat, and a bit of beans, with lots of fresh veggies on top. And they had a salsa bar, so we tried a few of those. Although I am not too adventurous. They had pumpkin salsa though, Lori, and I tried a bite of that. Interesting…
But then I went to the gym, and worked out hard on the weights, and went for the first swim of the year! Fantastic! But does anybody remember how hungry you used to get after swimming, as a kid? I sure did. And that’s how I felt today. I don’t particularly remember feeling that way last summer when I was swimming. So I trashed went a wee bit over my calorie allotment. There could have been a bit of stress eating in there as well. But my exercise calories were way up there today. We will see what happens at the end of the week. I am trying to stay off the scale and only weigh in once a week for this challenge. I will start posting my weigh-ins again. I’ll probably post my exercise again, since I am keeping track of it anyways.
Okay, here’s another thing I haven’t told you. My time with Vicky (my personal trainer) is coming to an end. (where do you guys get those faces from? I need to put a very sad face here.) She is getting a ‘real’ job, you know, with benefits and all. And I am happy for her, but sad for me. I think that is one reason I am doing this challenge for myself, because I am a little worried about losing that accountability. I’m glad some of you are joining me in really working on this.
Vickie suggested in the comments adding in tabata intervals to rev up your metabolism. And I totally agree with her. For goodness sakes, its just four minutes. But I just can’t make myself do them most days. I strongly recommend them for the rest of you, though. heh heh.
Well, its dark, and all is quiet here, except for Mr. Monk’s snoring. Meaning, Noah is outside and presumably sleeping (he’s not BARKING.) I took some excedrin, had a nice shower, and am enjoying some decaf coffee and strawberries and yogurt. Here are a few more garden pictures for your enjoyment.
And a few food photos. I thought I might share a few more of my meals on The Plan, but I am just not a consistent food photographer. Oh, well.