Happy Earth Day! The malt was quite good that John brought me last night. It was made with maple soft serve and malt powder! I am really sorry that I know how good that combo is….
I went to bed around 10 pm last night, hoping to get extra sleep, but I was up before 6! I just wonder if my body doesn’t need 8 hours?
Anyway, I got up early and started working so I could finish up early today if possible. Made a pot of coffee with some fresh roasted beans:
I am sorry that you cannot smell these. Then cooked up some protein waffles topped with a mix of pumpkin, honey, ricotta cheese and a few dried cranberries.
This was good, although I do like my topping to be a little moister. Yogurt works better for this instead of the ricotta, I think.
I imagine you all are curious as to how my herniated disk and lack of normal activity has affected the scale. I was curious as well. As you have seen on my blog, I am not restricting what I eat all that much. Not always for lack of trying, though. I am eating a little less, but still have my snacktacular days *yesterday, cough, cough*, just like normal. I thought my appetite was going down because of lower activity, but I think it was my prescription pain meds. Once I stopped those and switched to plain old ibuprofen, my regular appetite returned.
So here is the interesting thing. All of March, I did my normal hard workouts and lost 1 pound for the whole month. I have lost 2 pounds since I injured myself and barely moving. The irony of this is not lost on me. (Irony has been in my vocabulary a lot lately….). John said the weight loss gods have a sense of humor. I thought it was a fluke, but I weighed in 3 days in a row and the lower weight stayed. It can’t possibly be muscle atrophy in only 2 weeks, can it? I’ll take it, though! My cruise weight is all gone now – yay! I’ll be curious as to what happens over the next few weeks. I have not gone running in 14 days and no biking in 13 days (other than the stationary at the gym this week).
Lunch time! I forgot I had bought a cucumber this week, so that went onto the plate. With some tuna salad.
I decided on the pear after waffling between that and a kiwi. I almost had both LOL!
Got back to work and busted out all my lines to finish up early today. So, I had to make the afternoon lattes…..
Then I took a walk. Went a few slow blocks and enjoyed the sunshine!
Did a quick and easy stock dinner tonight.
I cooked the broccoli on the griddle pan to our new grill! That was pretty cool.
Stopped at the rental house to get the lawnmower and have John help me with a couple things, then back home to relax. I am snacking on some dates with nut butter tonight and a cup of tea while I write this post.
I don’t have anything earth-shattering (har har) to say about Earth Day. So instead, I will leave you with some photos I took today on my walk: