Let’s Talk It Out Tuesday, August 11th

It’s been a crazy few days.  Where to start?  I started on Week 2 of my Back to Basics Challenge, which is to focus on 1 to 2 servings of lean protein and continue with week 1’s focus of water and vitamin/mineral supplement.  I had to leave the office for an emergency and wound up not eating the lunch that I had packed.  Downside, I wound up eating Whataburger…Upside, I still had lunch for today.  I am really trying to focus on planning better and managed to take a little time on Sunday to meal plan/prep.  I browned some ground bison with some taco seasoning.  I portioned it out at 3 oz. each so I could have it this week in a wrap, salad, or whatever.

Breakfast was a smoothie with 1/2 a serving of Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, 3 oz of spinach, 50 grams of banana, 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1 tsp each of chia seeds and ground flaxseed and 8 oz. of milk.  Lunch was 1 head of romaine lettuce, 1 cup of spinach, 1/2 cup or so of grape tomatoes, 1 oz of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and half a Wholly Guacamole Mini.  Snack is Greek Yogurt mixed with 1 tsp of honey and cinnamon and bell pepper strips.  Dinner last night was meatloaf, which I made in the crockpot, and DH fixed the mashed potatoes.  Tonight’s dinner is chicken Caesar Salad with the Opa dressing made with Greek Yogurt.  It’s pretty strong so a little goes a long way.  The plan is to brown more ground bison and cut up the lettuce for taco salad tomorrow night.  That will save some time and hopefully I can get a workout in.  We put out grass fed ground beef so I can fix Salisbury Steaks in the crockpot for Thursday's dinner.  Not sure what we’ll have Friday yet as we normally order take out that night.  As you can see, we are sort of a work in progress.

As for workouts, I worked out Saturday on the Arc Trainer for 30 minutes, which was my 6th wedding anniversary.  We went out for dinner that night.  My non-scale victory was that I ordered what I wanted and didn’t feel deprived, but I still took home about 1/2 of my food.  Sunday, we headed back to the Rec Center and I did another 30 minutes on the Arc Trainer, but first my DH and I played ping pong for about 15 minutes.  I have never been good at ping pong…it was more like chase the ball, but it was fun.  Last night, I didn’t do a workout.  After the emergency, my allergies were crazy and I wound up taking a couple of Benedryl, shower and calling it a night.   DS15 and I headed to the Rec Center to visit my new friend the Arc Trainer (30 minutes) and I got 15 minutes of strength training in also.   Hope everyone has a great evening!


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