Friday, March 7, 2014
Day 7 - The Seduction of Birthday Cake
Yes, I could cheat, but that'd be cheating, right? And how would I feel about myself after work? "A moment on the lips . . . forever scarred by your own lack of self-control."
I did, however, purchase myself a high-quality chocolate bar this morning and will spend the next couple of weeks letting that be my sweet treat in the afternoon. Just a small amount, letting it slowly melt in my mouth.
Shorty made a wonderful beef and veggie soup day before yesterday. A bowl full of warmy goodness with a dollop of wonderful sour cream - delish!
I've been eating a couple of hard boiled eggs with butter in the late afternoon, and that seems to get me through to dinner since, generally, we don't eat 'til around 6:30/7:00. Even though I kept telling myself "Don't do it!", I got on the scales this morning, fully clothed, but was happy with what registered. Remove the clothing (get your minds out of the gutter), and things are good.
Last night did my first true run monitoring my HR. Had to do it manually, but ugh! it's slow going! My 7 miles took me 10 minutes longer than usually, and that's on a fairly flat course. I foresee my week long runs taking quite a bit longer. BUT - I know in the end all this will be worth it. Visualize the finish line! Visualize the destination! Your dreams will come true!
Breakfast - Fruit and yogurt
Snack - (I can't remember)
Lunch - Chicken breast and salad (was at a continuing ed class)
Snack - 2 hard boiled eggs with butter and four celery sticks with peanut butter
Dinner - 1 1/2 bowls of beef veggie soup with sour cream
Treat - About a tablespoon of peanut butter
PS - The Hub is still not convinced re the whole full fat thing and told me there is new research that a diet rich in proteins and fats is not good for you. My question - what kinds of protein and fat are we talking about? Besides, dontcha know that eventually even breathing will kill you? Okay, maybe it's the lack of breathing that actually kills you. I don't know. I'm sure there's research out there on the subject.
Posted by fatozzig at 10:57 AM