Ugh! I keep playing see-saw with these pounds. Up/down/up/down/up/down. My body can't decide whether to break up with my fat or keep the relationship until something better comes along! I'm a pound and a half to my short term goal (I set myself 5 pound goals because they are realistic, ha ha!) Just give it up already, body!!
What a boring food day.
Breakfast: I made the same thing as yesterday, with the 2 eggs scrambled, the tablespoon of salsa, the cut up string cheese and the left over pork and mushrooms. It was good, but not as good as I remembered it being yesterday! I ate a bowl of leftover edamames with sesame and scallions with it. Dessert was the usual vitamins but only a little glass of water. Errand day! Can't be stopping in every public restroom. Gross!
No morning snack.
Lunch: oh oh. Sushi and spring rolls and edamames. I ended up giving 10 pieces of sushi to my son this time. Meaning I only ate...um... 12 pieces. At least that's better than last time! Also... I didn't enjoy it very much at ALL. I think I am OVER this food jag. This is AWESOME news.... since it is the only thing I ever crave that is off the South Beach diet! I bought my sons an ooey-gooey pizza from our favourite place - and didn't sneak a single taste. Wasn't even tempted!
No afternoon snack.
Dinner: leftover Caribbean sweet potato and bean stew with toasted almonds on top. It was good, but not as good as last night.
I felt SICK all day long. I had a killer headache and felt horrible. My stomach hurt.
I am thinking I can't tolerate sesame oil or something. If I recall correctly, I was sick all night the last time I made those edamames. Too bad, that recipe is really tasty! I felt bad BEFORE I ate the sushi, so that wasn't it.
Dessert was a dark chocolate soynut pack.
Exercise: parked far away from the FOUR.... yes FOUR grocery stores I had to go to today, to find all the ingredients for this week's dinners. This is getting really OLD! I never did find the raspberry vinegar for my chicken recipe, so I ended up buying an organic raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing at the fourth store I went to, and I'm hoping that will work in a pinch! Also, the guy at the health food store found the greek yogurt for me, but he said it might be gross. He said the most terrible yogurt he had tasted in his store was the goat's milk yogurt. Goat's milk is absolutely disgusting. I could have told him the yogurt would be horrible! I HATE plain yogurt and this recipe doesn't seem to have anything to sweeten up this plain greek yogurt a bit or make it tasty, so I am keeping my fingers crossed! I found wild rice at the second store I went to, but it comes in really small bags. Why is it so hard to find wild rice? Don't people like it? I think it's awesome, even though I always burn it!
One more thing that has diddley squat to do with the Beach, but it happened TWICE today, so it must have some sort of meaning. I was at PetCo buying a big old round bed for my cats (we call them donuts and the cats know what we are talking about!) and the checker asked the woman in front of me if she wanted to round her total up 27 cents and donate it towards the Humane Society. The woman said no and left. I was thinking "my gosh, what are you going to spend that 27 cents ON?" but of course I didn't say anything. I told my boys about it when I got home, though. So there we were at our usual grocery store and the checker asks the woman in front of me if she wants to round up her total 24 cents and donate it to some charity. (Didn't hear what charity.) The woman said no. I was so stunned! What are the odds of this happening TWICE in a day, and with the change almost exactly the same? Are people really freaking cheap or just reluctant to help those who really could use some help? I can't imagine that a quarter is going to make a huge difference in your financial situation if you clutch it tightly!
And then I figured it out....!!!. Those two ladies probably spent all their money on those pricey yoga/exercise pants and that's why they have to keep hold of every penny now! It suddenly makes total sense to me why I wear those old out of style sweat pants! Life is truly an amazing journey, isn't it? After awhile, it all starts to make sense!