Did you have a good St Patty's Day? We don't really celebrate it even though I have an Irish background. My middle name is the maiden name of my grandmother: Kelly Carroll. She actually got to go visit our relatives in Ireland a few years ago. Pretty cool. :)
Anyway, we didn't do anything special except toast the day with a little vodka. Not exactly Irish but that's ok.
No exercise yesterday. I was tired all day with a nagging headache. I'm thinking I may be tired because I'm not getting enough exercise. Sounds counterintuitive but when I work out hard on a regular schedule I feel so much more energetic. Starting a routine is the hard part because you have to dig deep to find that energy to begin in the first place. But it does pay off.
I also got to play taxi to Rachel. It's hard to believe she'll get her license in 3 months. My baby? Driving? It's just not possible. It's like some Twilight Zone warp. I swear she was just a wee thing only yesterday. Now she's taller than I am!
Meds: I didn't take my Glucophage on purpose. I wanted one day without it. But I did take my other meds including thyroid and vitamins.
Hunger: was only hungry once and that was between lunch and dinner. I had to force myself to eat lunch though.
Breakfast- 2 fried eggs, 1 light toast with butter spray (6.5 carbs)
Lunch- tuna salad on low carb tortilla, romaine lettuce salad with Caesar dressing and a little Parmesan (8.7 carbs)
Snack- Smoothie King Gladiator small smoothie (no fruit) (1 carb) (made me feel nauseous. too much protein at once?)
Dinner- Italian Pork Chops, romaine salad with Caesar and a little Parmesan (1.7 carbs)
1/2 oz. vodka to toast St Patty's Day
Dinner was really good.
Italian Pork Chops
4 pork chops
1 8oz can tomato sauce
4 slices mozzarella
garlic powder, celery salt, pepper, salt, oregano
Sprinkle pork chops with seasonings. Place in 8x8 pan. Cover with tomato sauce. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Top each chop with a slice of mozzarella. Bake 5 more minutes.
This has been a good week weight-loss wise. My tummy has shrunken ever-so-slightly which makes me want to tap dance. I also checked the scale this morning and I'm down to 181. If you cut me I'd bleed rainbows right now. That's how happy I am. :) Hopefully by Sunday the scale will tip to 180. It's just so nice to see it moving in the right direction.
I tell you, I was getting mighty frustrated for a while. Yes, I was losing inches because I went down a size or two but still, it's nice to see the number drop too. I can't lie to you. I love the numbers.
For a while I was monitoring every single calorie I ate. Diligently. I'd wear my Bodybugg and monitor every calorie burned. The numbers would show that I should have lost 3 pounds and instead I'd gain 2 pounds! WTH?! It was constantly going up and down though the numbers showed something different. I guess not all calories are used the same.
Fun, busy weekend planned here. Today we're going shooting and I need to go for a run or a walk or something. Then later out to eat for some good steaks.
Saturday we'll be taking the kids to their first hockey game. It's also a kid fest or something so they'll have a lot going on. I love discount tickets. By the way, most of the stuff we do is on the cheap. I look for deals through Living Social, Groupon, Urban Dealight, web sites, etc.
Hope you have a fantastic weekend. :)