I survived the holidays and my birthday. It was no easy feat. I gained a couple pounds back but I didn't gain all 75 of them back, so that's like a win, right? Right.
I'm feeling good. I'm back on track -- kind of. I have plantar fasciitis. I've somehow managed to tear, inflame, or strain the fascia that connects my heel to my toes in my right foot. So I'm not allowed to do any high-impact exercise (no running for me) I'm allowed to do water aerobics (which would be cool if it wasn't freaking freezing outside or I had access to a gym pool) or stationary bike. So I'm on the stationary bike. I rode for about 45 minutes last night and for 45 minutes tonight.
Today, I made a popcorn trail mix that I got out of a cookbook my sister-in-law, Leora, got me for my birthday. I have to tell you right now -- it's delicious.
7 cups popped popcorn (I used 94% fat free butter microwave popcorn as I don't have an air popper)
1 cup Quaker Oat Squares (the ones with a touch of brown sugar)
1 cup Craisins
1/2 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
Throw it all in a bowl, mix it up, and EAT!!! I split it into 3 servings (one for me and one each for the husband and 3ft) and we all devoured it. A perfect snack with just the right amount of sweet and salty and a lot less fat than a trail mix with a lot of nuts.
So, now I'm back from my holiday vacation and raring to go.