I’ve been waiting all week to see if I could make the butterfly on the right toolbar move! The results are in (picture to be included every 5 pounds)…
I was sick last week and retaining a lot of water so I expected a 2 lb loss, but 3-1/2 feels even better! I know I might have some measuring issues to work through with my right thigh but I think this week’s measurement is more accurate 🙂
Yesterday, we had to get physicals for life insurance and the guy weighed me in at 139 (which is definitely NOT what my scale says!) but he rounded down to 135. I wish that actually worked in real life! Overall, it was a good week and, luckily, I didn’t face too many obstacles. We have guests this weekend and I’m going to a Gopher hockey game on Friday night so the next week will be more of a challenge.
Even before my quest, we’ve been trying to cook more often and eat healthier. We’ve found a lot of new foods that we really like. Last night, we revisited a favorite of ours from our gluten elimination last March – Udi’s pizza crust!
(I did an elimination to see if gluten could be causing some of my intestinal issues. You can read more about gluten-free living in a previous post of mine)
The pizza crust is 4 points for half (which is plenty if you pair it with a salad), the veggies are 0 points, the cheese is 1 point, and the canned tomato is 1 point (but you could get rid of that point by using fresh tomatoes). We simmer the tomatoes in a pot, drain some of the excess juice, put it on the pizza, add the toppings and bake per the instructions on the Udi’s wrapper.
Yesterday and today were both weird days for my points consumption. After dinner, I still had 10 points left for the day!!! So, I ate 6 thin mints. Ugh. I had the points for it, but I could definitely feel those on my run. When I got off the treadmill, I still had a few points left and was craving something salty. I spread 1 point of peanut butter onto a rice cake, which was the perfect post-workout treat (total points = 2).
I usually snack on fruits and vegetables during the day so I’ll need to find heartier snacks so I don’t end up with so many points at the end of the day. I want to make sure I end this challenge with healthy, sustainable habits and part of that is figuring out my pacing of meals throughout the day.
How do you spread your meals throughout the day? Aren’t you happy it’s “hump” day?! We’re halfway through the work week!