Well, I am super, super tired today. I’ve included this picture of what I’ve done on my treadmill today. Note: I walked for 1 hour and 8 minutes at a 3.5 incline and at 3.5 M.P.H. You may ask, why did you burn so many calories today? Well there are 2 reasons. The first reason is that I ate way too much the past couple of days and gained probably at least 3 pounds. The other and I think more importantly, I found out that a dear friend is working her ass off, quite literally. While I truly want her to do well (and I really do mean that!), I am probably one of the most competitive ladies on this planet. This comes from my dad; he taught me how to shit talk at the age of 6 while playing Hi Ho Cherrios. I’M NOT KIDDING! I love competing and I’m so sorry to my friend; I really do want us to both do well, but oh, it is so on!!!
On the subject of my dad, he died 7 years ago today. I used to spend these anniversaries by stuffing my gullet with all kinds of unhealthy foods and feeling sorry for myself. And to be honest, I thought I might do it again this year. But instead I decided to honor my dad in the weirdest way possible; I ran my ass off even when I wanted to give up and why? Because I am so ridiculously competitive that I refused to give up. So I guess this possible a healthy way of honoring my Pops. I do miss him so much though; he was a super corny man. He also loved reading so much that he gave up his very well paying job as an accountant to work at a gas station so he would have more time to read. He also once tried to make a rock fountain, but it just ended up looking like a rock toilet, especially when I put a roll of toilet paper right by it. It’s things like this that makes me miss him so much, but I’m grateful that I had him as a dad.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with skim milk, cinnamon, and golden raisins. And of course, coffee with a splash of cream and honey.
Lunch: Leftovers. Orange chicken over white rice and broccoli. Oh so much delicious broccoli!
Dinner: Dinner salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and a little bit of feta and dressing. I then had more orange chicken over brown rice, and lots of steamed carrots, broccoli, and green beans.