Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Just 'Bout Midnight

Yep, that's when my restless leg kicked in and woke me up last night. As usual, I went downstairs to walk it off. It was raining cats and dogs. The running water made me want....a glass of water. ( I know what you were thinking, tho'.) Along with that glass of water, I decided a little "nosh" would be nice. To my credit, I did NOT reach for the 100 cal. pack of Cheetos, I reached into the fridge and got out 4 little cubes of Laughing Cow Lite Cheese. Only 28 measly calories. Yeah, you say!!! Well, here's my question...since I ate these tiny, tasty morsels at 'bout midnight, do they count on yesterday's calorie count or today's? Aha!! You see my problem. Well, as I paced the 1st floor nibbling on my "mouse food", I came to the conclusion that since I had 85 cal. left on yesterday's calorie log, I'd put the 28 calories there. That way I wouldn't be starting off today at a 28 calorie deficit. Make sense?? Please someone, agree with me. At 1:30 in the morning, it made perfect sense to me. So guess that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. :) My other question was, "How many calories do you think I burned circling our first floor for an hour last night?" And was that actually exercise?

Still dreary, cooler and rainy here in the Midwest. UGH!! Back to the treadmill or recumbent bike. Can't decide which one today. Think maybe the bike since my knees are stiff. The bike does kinda help loosen them up. I was really getting used to being able to go out on our walking path and enjoying a little fresh air. Drats!! And now they are saying we might get another snow this weekend. Please, Lord, send us Spring! posthaste!!!!

Last nights tropical themed dinner was really yummy. I kinda cheated on the prep work and didn't make a real sauce out of the mango-pepper stuff. Instead I just used it as a warm salsa and covered the chicken with it. Tasted just the same, only saved about 20 min. of work on it. See, I told you I was lazy. :) We didn't seem to care that I shaved a few steps from the preparation, as when we were done, both plates were clean. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm trying the 9" plate concept that divides the plate into quadrants. Since our plates are somewhat larger than 9", I am only using the inside portion of the plate. I'm eliminating the rim of the plate, and try not to overlap onto it. It's working so far, and it isn't at all difficult.

Tomorrow is weigh in day. I remain ever so hopeful that I've had a good week. Overall, I've stayed on the straight and narrow. My forays into the Devil's workshop have not cost me calories, just mental distress. That said, I am doing better resisting the temptation and the lure of the little menaces the past couple of days. Baby steps, I'm told.

I've had to limit my weight lifting a bit. The top of my shoulder is killing me when I make an overhead move. So I'm kinda limited to curls, squats and the like. I try an overhead lift just to see what's what once or twice a week, but so far not much improvement. I'm convinced that rest is the best option for a sore muscle. And that's what I'm calling this problem. I was hoping to be able to continue my outdoor activities this week, but the monsoons have thwarted my progress in that regard.


  1. You think YOU have it bad. I have a bruised rib and can't make a complete golf swing. :)

  2. I would have counted the 28 cals on the Monday too. So there you have a supporter!!


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