I began having breakfast at work instead of at home. It’s easier that way because I don’t feel so rushed. Of course, I can’t really make an omlette or anything that requires a stove. I’ve been making an oatmeal creation that leaves me full for a couple of hours and sometimes even until lunch. It is a package of low-sugar Quaker oatmeal cooked with vanilla soymilk. Then I mix in about a half cup of pumpkin and then about a third of a scoop of chocolate protein powder.
I’ve been trying to write down everything that I eat. Not just for weight loss purposes, although that’s a big factor, but also to try to see what it is exactly that gives me tummy aches. I’ve narrowed it down too two possibiites – splenda or chocolate. I just drank some tea with two splendas and feel fine. Later on, I will test the chocolate theory.
I had a fun Valentine’s Day. I had wanted to stop at Whole Foods and pick up some little dessert for Jason and I to share and maybe a bottle of wine. Traffic was terrible, as it is on ALL holidays, on 75 South, so I figured I’d get off at the West Paces Ferry exit and go to the Whole Foods in Buckhead. Apparently, I was not the only one that thought of Whole Foods. The place was a madhouse. They had lots of cool things going on; there were chocolate covered strawberries and lots of flowers. I went to the bakery but didn’t really see anything that looked great. Most of the desserts were too big. I settled on a mini-shot glass Raspberry and Lemon Mousse. It was smaller than the shot glass desserts at Seasons 52. I also picked up a bottle of Organic Cabernet. I’ve really become a bigger fan of white wine but I knew that Jason likes Cabs so I got that.
After battling the awful Buckhead traffic and getting in the left lane like five times when I wasn’t supposed to, I finally made it home. Exhausted and hungry. But I perked up when I opened the door and on the island in my kitchen (note: island in my kitchen makes my kitchen sound big. the island also doubles as a dining room table because THERE IS NO ROOM FOR ONE!) there was a bouquet of flowers in a vase, a little stuffed dog with a bone in it’s mouth that said “I Wuff You” and some naughty dice. He had also written a note and made a little JB+ LR in a heart which I liked.
Our plan was not to deal with the Valentine’s Day crowds and just order Chinese Food. Jason wanted to split an entree and get soup but I thought we should get two entrees so we’d both have leftovers to take to work the next day. Or, in his case, in a few hours. We ended up getting vegetable soup, garlic shrimp and moo shu vegetables with brown rice. I thought about just getting steamed vegetables or steamed shrimp and vegetables but then thought, fuck it, this is a holiday. The food was good, but pretty greasy. I had about a glass and a half or two glasses of wine. The mousse was okay, nothing great. Dinner was definitely a splurge, calorie-wise, but whatever.
I went to the gym during lunch but for some reason it took me forever to get there so I wasn’t able to get in a very long workout. I did some intervals on the treadmill for 2 milnutes. I’d walk slowly at 3 mph for 1 minute, walk at 3.5 for 1 minute and run at 7.5 for 1 minute and repeat. I probably should have done it longer but I really didn’t have time. Oh well, I guess a little exercise is better than none.
I’ve been good so far today. There are bagels and chocolates in the breakroom plus everyone was given a big box of Godiva chocolates for Valentine’s Day. I don’t know what the rest of the day will bring though. I’m planning on doing Workout B (Still Stage 1) from The New Rules of Lifting for Women during lunch. I’m not sure what the night will bring. Jason has tonight off and I know he wants to go out since he normally doesn’t get to spend the entire weekend night off. We’ll probably have dinner at a bar and have some drinks. Although it might not seem like it, since I’m talking about wine last night, drinks tonight and, athough I haven’t mentioned it, drinks tomorrow night, I really have cut down on my alcohol consumption. Today is Friday so it’s not so bad, but I really think if I drink ANYTHING, even one drink, during the week, I feel shitty the next day. It’s not hungover shitty, it’s just like my body doesn’t rest well if there is alcohol in it. I feel okay today but I think part of that is just knowing that is the last day of the work week, I get off an hour early and it’s a long weekend.
I just had two hershey kisses – you know, for food allergy testing purposes!
Yesterdays food. Calorie count is estimated:
• Half a sesame bagel with cream cheese; 3/4 cup of mixed fruit; tea wtih splash of soy milk. – 360
• 1 hershey kiss; thing of red hots that Kelly gave me for V-Day. (I don’t know why I ate this. They weren’t good and just a waste of calories. I could have probably eaten another 4 kisses.); 1 kashi granola bar. – 300
• can of Progresso Italian Vegetable Soup; 2 hershey kisses – 170
• 1.5 cups of fruit; tea with splash of soymilk and 1 splenda – 175
• 2 cups of soymilk – 200
• apple in the car – 80
• wine – 200
• chinese food – 700?
• little mousse thing – 150?
That’s a total of 2335 which is way too much. I’m aiming for 1800. But considering that I don’t normally eat red hots, greasy chinese or mousse, I can just say it was a special occasion. The 700 calories of Chinese food might be an overestimation.