Thursday, September 9, 2010

More Challenges.

It's harder to follow a healthy lifestyle when you're sick. You don't want to move let alone exercise and you certainly don't want to cook anything. So it's an act of will to not open up the box of Coco Puffs and eat those for dinner instead and to not have your butt glued to the couch all day long. (not that'd I'd have the glued butt luxury with an 8 month old rolling around the living room getting into everything)

I mention this, because I was even more sick yesterday which made the day entirely too much fun.

Mr. Grumpybutt and I still went on our walk after we dropped 3ft off at school and before we picked him up. I really had to struggle to make myself do it because I felt like such total garbage but I persevered. Besides, Mr. Grumpybutt really enjoys the walks, and we have a lot of neighbors with great yards and we walk by one filled with rose bushes on purpose because it smells so wonderful. (not that I'm smelling anything right now)

There are also a lot of gardens in the front yards and as I walk by and see all the ripe tomatoes, peppers, zucchinis, and other wonderful things I really have to resist to the urge to help myself. Mr. Grumpybutt wouldn't tell on me, but really, what kind of example am I setting (I don't care if he's only 8 months old and would have no idea what I was doing). Besides someone else took the time and effort to grow their vegetables and it would just be wrong. That's what I keep repeating to myself as my hands itch to grab and dash. (I guess that'd be one way of putting my C25K to the test.)

I even forced myself to get up and actually cook last night as well. I made Carne Asada Tacos w/ Black Bean Salsa for dinner. 3ft opted to make his own pizza's again which was fine -- he doesn't really care for red meat unless it's hamburger and covered in cheese and ketchup. I marinated the steak in lime juice, cumin, chili powder, red pepper, and chopped garlic for 24 hours before throwing it in the broiler. Add a little black bean salsa and some fat free sour cream and ta da... you have 2 delicious tacos for approximately 259 calories.

To get that calorie count: We get corn extra thin 6 inch tortillas. Corn is way better for you than flour and the extra thin only have 80 calories per two tortillas. I also suggest Naturally Yours fat free sour cream. Some light or free sour creams you can taste the difference -- they aren't as good. I can't with the Naturally Yours to me and the family it tastes just like regular ol' sour cream. Plus it's all about portions.

--Previous Day Tracking --

Exercise - Walking.

Healthy Lifestyle - Day 93

Only Water - Day 88

Total Pounds Lost - 35.2

Breakfast - bowl of FiberOne Honey Clusters w/ homemade Almond Milk
Morning Snack - FiberOne Chocolate and Oats Granola Bar
Lunch - Milanese Chicken, herb pasta, and zucchini
Mid-Afternoon Snack -1/2 peanut butter and banana sandwich
Dinner - Carne Asada Tacos w/ Black Bean Salsa and sour cream, and roasted peppers

Total Day Calories - 1105


Turks said...

If you happen to meet one of those gardeners, you might want to strike up a conversation with them about how much you miss having a veg. garden, and now you cant since you've moved here. Becha they give you some goodies! Most gardens are producing more than people can eat at this time of year. Besides, you'll probably make a great friend too. Most gardeners are nice. Its a side effect of rolling in compost!!

Hope you feel better soon!!

Lisa Dovichi said...

Turkey again I bow to your genius! :D I should definitely do that. Probably at 8 in the morning when we pass by the first time isn't the best idea but around 11 when we walk back by again might be a good time. :D