Remember when Joan Rivers used to say that all the time?
It seems like forever since I have posted so I'll fill you in on what has been going on. First the scale, it had creeped up to 198 and then 199 then back to 198 and now it is finally down again to 197 which is where I was two weeks ago but it somehow only stayed there for like a quick minute before it moved up. Hopefully tomorrow it will be at 197 or 196. My goal of losing 13 pounds this summer seems like is a pipe dream now since I have only lost 4 and I have 4 weeks left. I have revised my goal to 7 pounds. That I guess is more attainable.
Yesterday I got my but back on the bike and biked and biked and biked. At one point during my ride I was tempted to take my knees off and put them on the side of the road they hurt so much. I biked for 56 minutes which is like forever in exercise time from a couch potato. Later in the day I clocked my ride in my car and guess what it was 7 miles! Yea I said 7 miles! Crazy.
In the food world I decided I would try a few new things like fish. I have never been a fish eater. I have always said I don't eat anything that swims but I figure I need to try. So I went out got some frozen tiliapia and salmon. I marinated the hell out of them. Then I even lit up the grill, charing my arm hair, and grilled them. I was excited but also a little nervous. I took a little bite and guess what it tasted like fish! So that was nasty just like I remembered from my childhood. Next I tried the tilapia and guess what I hated that too!
No worries I said I had a baked sweet potato in the oven that was also healthy. I took one bite and it was like orange mush. Yet another food disappointment. Last but not least I was told about these chicken and beef jerky things. They have 50 calories and 12 grams of protein. I was like hey for 12 grams of protein I am game. I took one bite of that mess and felt like I needed to be in the woods up in a tree waiting for a deer for me to shoot. Maybe if you like beef jerky or slim jims you would like it but the texture was really weird. Now they were like chicken and black bean salsa. And then there was one that was beef and mango. I will post a picture tomorrow so you can see. Maybe if I try them again later I will like them but I wasn't too thrilled. I bet if I shipped them to Survivor island they would eat them up, but when you have a rice krispie bar in your pantry it is sort of a no brainer which one is going to win the taste test.
So my attempts for trying new food didn't really work so well. But I did have a fantastic stuffed pepper. It was stuffed with ricotta cheese and vegetables. To die for. I have to find the recipe it really was delicious.
Yes I am still having restriction, I have been over my toilet spitting a few times when I took one too many bites. And in an embarrasing story I took my 3 year old for ice cream cones from Mcdonalds. I had to pull over and spit so much after only eating like half. Finally I burped and I could continue so I did finish it. I mean who is going to not eat an ice cream cone at only 150 calories. But it was pretty bad. Iracked my brain on what could have caused me to be so full I had had a fat free hotdog at 4 and this was at 7. Then I remember I had one mini muffin before I got in the car. Stupid muffins they do me in all the time!
Hope to get my butt on my bike again tonight although I don't think I will be taking quite so long of a ride. Happy monday everyone!