I've been staying off the treadmill, as to give my stupid knee a break. It's getting better, but it's still definitely sore. It's weird. It's even sore to the touch. Anyway, I've tried to stay active, and I can certainly feel it. This must be what it feels like to be old. Everything is tight (well....insert your own joke here). Getting up is a conscious effort. Also, today as I was doing my BL workout, I realized one of the toughest things for me to do, are jumping jacks. Really? WTF? Didn't we do those for fun as kids? Now, I've got fat swinging from places, I didn't know I had it. Hopefully, I'll forget all about that one day, until I look back and read this. I'm hoping this fat thing really will be a part of my past. A part of my past that I never want to revisit.
The food thing is going fairly well. I'd be lying, if I didn't admit that I find myself hungry a lot. That's my own fault. I'm not following the plan strictly enough. They want you to eat more raw veggies and steamed veggies than I can handle. I can only take so much.... Hopefully as time goes on, it'll get easier to eat those volumes. I also really miss having a bowl of cereal, or wheat English muffin, or oatmeal. I know that I'm allowed one a day, but I can't bring myself to waste that one starch a day on that stuff. After the 6 weeks, you can have 2, so I'm definitely looking forward to that. Also, I'm not so creative in the kitchen. I wish I were more so. If I find something I like, I usually stick with it. I need to get better. I bought brussel sprouts for the first time...which I can honestly say I'm not looking forward to eating. I need to find a good way to cook them...maybe roast them? IDK... Also tough tonight, as I made oatmeal cookies for the family. It's really hard not to just eat one "to see how they turned out." But I didn't... Because when it really comes down to it, I feel good. And excuse the cliche, but I just keep thinking, "nothing tastes as good as thin feels." I know I'm a long way from thin, but I know I'm losing, so I'm going in the right direction.
Hope you guys had an awesome weekend!
10:00 Smoothie (banana, soy milk, flax seed, kale, blueberries)
12:30 Small baked potato w/ Earth Balance, plus big salad (spinach and spring mix w/ vinaigrette dressing)
1:30 1/2 large apple w/ chocolate almond dip (see recipe)
3:00 Green tea
3:30 Other half of the apple
6:00 Leftover Beans and things, w/ added hot sauce (see recipe) w/ steamed veggies: broccoli, peppers, cauliflower, and carrots
40 minute Biggest Loser workout on the Wii