Bike Ride: 6.88 miles

Only by the grace of God. Yesterday I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown from heatstroke and PMS. I got my period. I had a stressful day at work, stress with family.

I wanted to hunt, kill and eat. Drink. Cry.

I went over my calorie intake, but darnit I JOURNALED EVERY BITE, EVERY CALORIE.

This morning I woke up and went on a bike ride. In the horrific heat, or shall I say despite the horrific heat. I biked, I sweat, I made it.

Praise God.

A-Z Meme

Stealing a fun little meme from The Tortise...

A: is for Apple, what's your favorite variety?
Oh goodness... probably Pink Lady.

B: is for Bread, regardless of nutrition, calories, or whole grains what is your favorite type to have a nice big piece of?
It depends on what I'm eating it with. If it is peanut butter and honey - a nice grainy whole wheat bread, brie... a crusty Italian, soup - sourdough... I love bread.

C: is for Cereal what is your favorite kind currently (just one!)
Oh no. This is a list of favorites and those are always hard for me, so dependent on my mood. Um... oatmeal. Very versatile.

D: is for Doughnuts, you might not currently be eating them but what kind do you fancy?

E: is for Eggs, how would you like yours prepared?
Generally fried, but I like scrambled and omelettes, too.

F: is for Fat Free, what is your favorite fat free product?
Probably nothing. Twizzlers? :p

G: is for Groceries, where do you purchase yours at?
It depends on where the deals are at. Local grocers, Wal-mart, Costco.

H: is for Hot Beverages, what is your favorite hot drink?
Coffee. Black.

I: is for Ice Cream, pick a favorite flavor and add a fun topping.
Hmm. Another difficult one. Depends on my mood. But I like Butter Brickle. Hard to find, though.

J: is for Jams or Jellies, do you eat them, and if so what kind and flavor?
Not usually. If I do, a mixed berry or strawberry.

K: is for Kashi, name your favorite Kashi product?
Probably none. They usually have soy and proteins that I don't care for. I buy the bars sometimes.

L: is for Lunch, what was yours today?
That is yet to be determined.

M: is for microwave, what is your favorite microwave meal/snack?
Not a big fan of microwaves. If I had to choose I'd say popcorn.

N: is for nutrients, do you like carbs, fats, or proteins best?
All of the above? Carbs with some fat and salt.

O: is for oil, what kind do you like to use?
EVOO. Love me some olive oil.

P: is for protein, how do you get yours?
Usually eggs, meat.

Q: is for Quaker, how do you like your oats?
With walnuts and a smidge of sweetness.

R: is for roasting, what is your favorite thing to roast?
Corn! Not for me to do it, but for me to eat it. Yum.

S: is for sandwich, what’s your favorite kind?
Right now I'd have to say tuna. But my flavor tastes do change.

T: is for travel, how do you handle eating while traveling?
If I'm being good I continue to track food, take stairs as much as possible and get out for walks. If I'm not being good I enjoy the heck out of the local cuisine.

U: is for unique, what is one of your weirdest food combos?
Hmm... I can't think of anything too strange right now, but I'm sure I have some that others would find weird. I do like to dip fries in mayonnaise or ranch dressing.

V: is for vitamins, what kind do you take?
None, usually. Occasional B and Multi or D.

W: is for wasabi, yay or nay?
Only with sushi.

X: is for X-RAY. If we x-rayed your belly right now, what food would we see?
Water, orange, eggs, toast.

Y: is for youth, what food reminds you of your childhood?
Too many. My life in food has been quite a journey.

Z: is for zucchini, how do you prepare it?
Usually just sauteed or roasted, sometimes in bread.

275... Again

Dangabbit. Back up at 275. Well, my "regular scale" says 280, but it is 5pds off from what my Wii scale says, so I'll go with the 275 (2pds for clothes, 3 for adjustment). I feel 280, so it really doesn't matter.

I've been tracking food, and am shooting for doing it faithfully for the next 5 days. It is a busy week with kids getting out of school and everything, but I think I can do it. Prioritize. How was it so easy when I was doing it a year or so ago? Why can I not get that mojo back?

I'm a'working on it.

Today I went out in the heat and took the doggie for a walk. He could only do about 20 minutes, but that was better than nothing, and we hit a hill on the way, too. I came home and did some sit-ups and plan to be consciously active throughout the day.

Hope you have a great day!!!