Couple of things I’ve noticed. Sounds stupid and ridiculously obvious, but eating healthy is expensive! I have been buying far more fresh fruits and veggies to include in the diet than just all processed foods (although I still do love my lean cuisines; one vice at a time!) and my grocery bill certainly has gone up, but when I have done well and mainly cooked for the week, rather than eating out all the time, the budget does sort of balance itself out. I also try to include good, lean protein into most of my meals, which really does just constitute a lot of chicken, but luckily there really are a million ways to cook chicken in a fairly low-calorie, yet delicious way.
I also did exercise a lot today, however not as much as the other day. I decided to listen to a full album today while walking instead of listen to my walking mix, that generally are filled with very aggressive songs: some rap, some punk, and a lot of hardcore music. I decided to listen to The Dresdon Dolls Yes, Virginia. I love when you re-discover how amazing an album is, which happened today. And for this I have to thank Jeannie; your musical taste is unsurpassable and you are one of the few that I always trust implicitly whenever you suggest music. But listening to this crazy-balls amazing album helped push me when I wanted to quit and call my husband to pick me up from the park (which is a whopping 2 blocks away; sadly there have totally been moments when I thought it may come to that!)
I noticed that my upper arms look far too much like something: wobbly turkey necks. Although I think there has been some change for the positive due to massive exercise, they are still shakier than I they should be. But, I know they will one day be non-gobblerific!
Also, I am getting enough water in the past couple of days and am parking far away when I run errands.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with golden raisins. I actually didn’t sweeten it this time with honey and it was still pretty good (although the raisins certainly help with that.) And as always, coffee with honey and I was half awake this morning while I was making it, so added a little too much creamer.
Lunch: Lean Cuisine Ginger stir fry chicken and applesauce with cinnamon.
Dinner: Rosemary and Garlic Chicken Sauté with brown rice. I also had a lot veggies (was too tired to make a salad): Steamed broccoli, carrots, and green beans.
Snack/Dessert: Mini Clif Blueberry Crisp Bar (1.0 oz. not the 2.4 oz.)