The weekend- some new things tried.
I was in the middle of a post yesterday and my computer decided to freeze up, and I could’t get it to un-freeze. Thankfully D knows a lot about computers, so he was able to check it out and get me back up and running. But then I spent the rest of yesterday studying and went to dinner with friends, so the post didn’t happen. So, please forgive the belated nature of this post 🙂
Last Friday I went on a very, very brisk walk (according to Endomondo, which I recently downloaded, as it posts directly to MFP and is oh-so-handy in that regard). Then I did the Shred, phase 1, day 5. Felt pretty good. That afternoon though, while studying, I got hit really hard with the munchies! I had some low-fat cottage cheese. Then some green tea. Then I busted out the celery. Celery might be crunchy, but it just wasn’t hitting the spot.
I was able to persevere through until dinner, when I made a yummy tostada-like thing with black beans, an organic whole wheat tortilla, skinless chicken breast, lots o’ onions, and organic tomato slices. I had been craving Mexican food (as per usual), and this fit the bill. Sorry, no pics ‘cuz I ate it too fast! Then I wanted something sweet, like frozen yogurt. But it was fah-reezing. So we ducked into a cute little restaurant and had a slice of pie and some tea. It was a nice date night with D.
Saturday morning, we had a hike scheduled with some friends. First, D scraped the front and back windshields, because, well, see below:
We don’t get too much of that around these parts, so it was photo-worthy 🙂
Then, we drove over to meet up with our friends, and saw these on our hike:
REDWOODS! Don’t see much of those around here either. It was very exciting, and reminded me of the good ‘ol college days 🙂
Then we went to a little cafe and while we waited for a table, were brought warm coffee. Definitely great after feeling chilled from the hike!
The food was really good, but definitely wasn’t on-plan. Weekends are turning out to be more challenging for me, it seems.
SundayI made some “perfect paleo pancakes” from a recipe that I found online, which ended up being mucho calories… I was just tired of my steel cut oats and wanted to try something different:
Let it be known that I have a great love for peanut butter. And this was chocked full of it. So good, but definitely not going to be a regular occurrence around these parts.
In the afternoon I went for a walk in the afternoon (at a very brisk pace for 50 minutes) while D watched more football. I knew I needed to get moving and also that we were going out to eat with friends again that evening.
I call that photo “my shadow self goes for a walk”.
The Lebanese food we had for dinner was AWESOME. But I crazy went over on my daily calories (by like 500 calories). I know that’s going to happen at times, but it’s still hard when I want to see some RESULTS, ya know? I know I just have to keep at it and eat well the majority of the time.
To end, I just want to leave you with this. Because it makes me smile.