Monday, July 23, 2012

The Good and the Bad...a Binge Confession

Today has been a really good day. Food was very good! And an amazing sweaty workout this evening. Ooh and that stretching after the treadmill hurt soo good :) Wish they could all be this easy!

Friday was a different story!!! Friday I had a conference a day trip from home. The morning started out great. I packed my breakfast to eat in the car. I knew that my conference included a "lunch and learn" with lunch provided, but there was no mention of what the menu would be. I usually allow a cheat item per week and had decided that I would allow a cheat meal so that I could eat whatever was served and forget any guilt. Since January, I have tried to be very carb conscious. This lunch KILLED ME. A deli sandwich, pasta salad, and brownie. EEK! I ate my sandwich and pasta salad and took a bite of the brownie and wrapped it up. At this point, I should have tossed the brownie, but I put it in my purse. After the conference, I got a text from T that he was helping a buddy move and would grab dinner on his own. WHAT WOULD MY DINNER BE? I had no plan. I started tossing ideas around. My first thought was sushi. I LOVE sushi, but T hates it. But then I thought about the carbs and decided I should have passed. I so should have just got the sushi, because I could not find anything to subside that craving. Friday night I had more PB that I have had in months, pretzels, popcorn, and a spoonful of chocolate frosting. When the frosting went into my mouth, my senses came back to me. WHAT HAD I DONE? HOW MANY CARBS WAS THAT? I threw out the frosting! (I had bought it to make a cake for a friend.) BINGE!!! My first in months. I was so frustrated with myself. But I allowed Saturday to be a new day instead of extending the binge as I have done in the past. The rest of the weekend I was back in control. And for that I am thankful!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1. This has been a great week at the gym! My friend and co-worker, Jaimee, has joined my twice this week! Isn't it nice to have a gym buddy? I feel like the time flies by with her there! And it is nice to have someone to help motivate you, too! She was at the gym when I completed the pinterest workout on Monday, and it was nice to know there was someone there to pick me up if I were to fly off the treadmill. LOL :)

2. The tunes on my ipod are worn out! I am so over them. It is time to mix it up! What is on your playlist currently?

3. I have a day conference tomorrow out of town. I am thinking about heading to Fleet Feet for some new shoes after the conference ends. It has been over two years since I have ran in "fitted" shoes and my current shoes are about to their mileage limit.  Hmmmm....the answer would be so easy if I had a few more dollars in my bank account :) haha

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pasta Substitute

Do you guys like broccoli slaw? I had heard about it around the blogs, and bought some several months ago. I added it to my salad and HATED it! YUCK! It just wasn't my thing.I thought my days with broccoli slaw were over.

Hubby has been wanting me to make spaghetti for two weeks, but pasta is one of my trigger foods. I lose all control when it comes to pasta. There is no moderation for me...I always want More, More, More!!!! I needed a pasta substitute! I have posted before about spaghetti squash, and it is okay, but I needed something a bit quicker ( I don't like the spaghetti squash in the microwave.)

I hit the store following my workout this afternoon to pick up a small pack of spaghetti. My plan was to make noodles for him and have my sauce over broccoli. I was in the produce area picking up some bell peppers when I got the idea to try sauteing the broccoli slaw and using it as a pasta substitute. IT WAS PERFECT!!! Have you guys tried this before?!?  I googled sauteed broccoli slaw after dinner and found several recipes similar  to the way I prepared it (cooked with a bit of olive oil and garlic). I also added a bit of shredded cheese on top stirred in with my marinara sauce and it was a perfect meal :)

Pin the Runner on the Treadmill

A few days ago, I noticed this workout on Pinterest, I pinned it with the intention of giving it a go one day. Well one day was yesterday! This was a great workout for me. I didn't complete it perfectly. On each of the 2 minute 5.8 intervals, I only made it one minute. BUT I HAD NEVER GONE 5.8 on the treadmill longer than a few seconds. So I was stoked! I will keep using this workout until I can complete it in its entirety.

Have you ever found a workout you enjoyed on pinterest?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Easy Sunday Morning

This has been a really great week. It wasn't always easy, but it was a good week. My food plan has been on task, and I got in my exercise. Unfortunately the scale didn't move, but I'm starting to remember that good weeks aren't always measured on the scale. Monday begins my last week of Summer Reading at the library and my schedule will begin to normalize again. I love Summer's one of the highlights of my job, but it always gets me off course. I slack at the gym and give in to too many sugar treats because I feel constantly exhausted. I want to get back into the habit of blogging. I have been keeping up with blog reading but slack on my own posts. Tommy and I are heading into town in a few to do a bit of shopping. I love a lazy Sunday.