Woke up to a sunny morning, and I thought a nice outdoor run was in store, but would do it after breakfast. Had a comforting bowl of banana oats topped with PB2 and apple butter! This was delicious!
Then I checked the temperature. 26 degrees. 😯 I really had to talk myself into going out for a run. I knew if I didn’t do something in the morning, I would likely not get any exercise in at all. I contemplated over a 2nd cup of coffee and the temp didn’t rise at all. I finally sucked it up and put on my Nike technical turtleneck and sweats, and added some 180s to keep my ears warm!
(The turtleneck is a Nike drywick – $50 shirt I got at TJMaxx for $15.) Did 4.2 chilly miles! The only thing I forgot was a tissue. My nose runs on the best of days when I run (guess it likes exercise as well). So, nose – meet sleeve. I was fine after about 1/2 a mile and still got really sweaty in this cold!
My mother was feeling well enough to go shopping, so we hit a big craft show. I brought along a Zone bar and one of my granola bars to keep from eating whatever food would be there, and it worked! I got a couple of Christmas gifts, so that was good to get started on shopping early!
We went to the Chocolate Mill for some coffee and a snack afterwards.
Small desserts, again perfectly good and perfectly sized. I got an almond apricot tea cake:
Mom got a lemon tart.
I owed John his football dinner from last week, and this was the first chance we had for me to take him out! He wanted Chipotle since one had opened up nearby. I kind of panicked, because Chipotle can be hefty on the calories. However, we hadn’t been in over 3 years since we moved out here, and there were more choices.
In the old Lori-weighs-250-pounds days, I would get a barbacoa burrito with rice (no beans), cheese, hot salsa and sour cream. Usually I got extra rice because I did not get beans. I would eat the entire burrito, too. Looking up nutritional info, this would be over 900 calories just for the burrito!
Today, I still wanted some cheese and sour cream, but that meant leaving out something else. I chose to get a lettuce base in a bowl and to leave out the rice:
This left me with the yummy flavors of the meat and my favorite cheese and sour cream, but no rice or tortilla. This salad was 410 calories. That’s half of what I would have eaten before – and it was really tasty. Yes, I kind of missed the rice, but I also realize that I had a treat earlier, so in the calorie balance of the day – I knew that was the best choice.
It’s back to work for me tomorrow. Good weekend, a little indulgent, but not overly so 😀