Happy Hump Day! I slept really well last night for whatever reason. I practiced guitar right before bed and maybe that had something to do with it? I was ready to get to the gym. I was raining steadily, so no biking.
I walked on the treadmill and then I jogged for a few minutes. My knee is doing so much better, so why not bring back the thing that irritated it?
Lying Leg Press
3 sets of 10 at 100#
3 sets of 70 second holds
Flat Dumbbell Fly
3 sets of 15 with 10# DBs (20# total)
3 sets 10 with 55# bar
Low back and hammies
Single dumbbell row
3 sets 10 with 20# DB
3 sets of 10 each leg with 35# plate
Lower body and balance
3 sets of 10 with 8# DBs (16# total)
Seated calf raise
3 sets of 12 at 140#
I met John partway as he started walking to the gym (It’s 2 miles away) and we hit up Orange Cat for Bagel Wednesday!
I love this giant stuffed animal there.
Looks a lot like this one:
I wonder what it is like to live with no shame?
Anyway, I had a blueberry bagel with cream cheese.
The cream cheese was really cold, so it didn’t spread very well at first. This blueberry bagel is really good. It is a downstate bakery bagel. Soft and chewy, but not too chewy and very blueberry tasting. I commented to John about how much I enjoy these nice mornings out.
I have alluded to this a bit over the last month, and I think I am noticing a pattern now. As most of you know, I have been lowering carbs and increasing fat since about February. I have done that mostly by eliminating breads and grains except for 2 or 3 days a week. I have begun to notice that on the days that I do not have grains and get my carbs through fruits,veggies, and dairy, I have no snack cravings. On the days that I have a bagel for breakfast (protein drink before doesn’t matter) or crackers, I get cravings to snack during the day. I am pretty sure this is happening on those days. Is that not weird? For instance on Monday and Tuesday, I was grain free and absolutely no desire to snack (nibble of macaroon was all I wanted). Today? I wanted to snack in the afternoon and some in the evening. What I need to notice now is if this is a wheat (gluten) thing or a grain thing. I need to try a day with non-gluten grains and see if I feel the same way. I don’t know if this is in my head or what, but I definitely am really going to pay attention now.
Lunchtime included more of that socca bread (recipe coming Thursday). I toasted up a slice and put some BBQ chicken and an LC wedge on it.
I quite enjoyed that. I like the socca bread very much and think it has a lot of potential as a base for things.
Speaking of snacks, this is what I had with my almond milk latte this afternoon:
Plus some nibbles of homemade granola bars that John made to take to his poker game tonight.
With such a dreary day, I wanted a bright and colorful dinner. I did up some sweet potato topped with LC (2 wedges in a day!) and sauteed broccoli.
One thing about sweet taters, they are filling. This was 100 grams of sweet potato, which seems dinky when you have to slice a hunk off a big potato, but quite filling.
I need more protein today, so a protein drink will be quaffed later.
Working on the room tonight. Here is a pic of our new wall!
It actually looks like a room now!
That is the pocket door opening. I really hope it works LOL
Question: Do you ever notice certain foods setting off cravings for you?