Another hot day on tap today! Since it was about 90 degrees today, I decided to bike this morning to get in some exercise before it got too hot. I had a protein drink and hit the trails. My legs felt somewhat tired. I think the heat just saps out so much energy. Not to mention that I felt like puffer fish this morning from it 😀
Some beautiful morning views on the trail.
It was already about 60 degrees at 7am, and just a nice morning to ride. I did 16 miles today. On rides this this, I just go out and back with no breaks other than stopping for traffic and a drink. Came back ready to eat!
I made some pumpkin custard cream of wheat. Normally I sweeten this with a little brown sugar when cooking, but with the no-sugar rule for the next couple days, I decided to sweeten with some prune puree.
This was just some prunes I soaked in hot water and blended up until smooth. Kind of tastes like raisins, although prunes always feel kind of elderly to me Marisa did this with dates, and I might give that a try as well.
Busy work day today and lunch time came quick. I made a chicken curry salad. I am so in love with 4-5 ingredient meals.
- 2.5 ounces of cooked chicken, chopped
- 1 tbsp (15 g) of reduced fat mayo
- 1/2 of an apple, chopped
- 1/4 tsp curry powder
- 1 tbsp of sliced almonds.
Mix all together and top on greens! It’s delicious. You know this would be BBQ normally, but no refined sugar again! Of course, you can all see that I won’t be doing this forever. Not gonna give up the BBQ sauce 😀
After lunch, it was back to the dentist for me for the filling repair and the new filling.
Me in the chair and kinda nervous. (Fran – this is for you).
I laughed when I saw how nervous I looked! I am a total wuss with pain.
Again, I love my dentist! He asked me if it was alright if he gave me some novacaine. So polite 😀 No pain at all for the drilling. Sometimes it is the fear of pain that is worse than the pain itself, you know?
After the feeling came back in my mouth, it was latte time! Snack with the latte:
I am pleased that these have lasted since Friday LOL!
I got a chance to do the stuffed pepper for dinner.
It’s basically just ground beef, brown rice, and tomato sauce stuffed into the pepper. I grated a little cheese on it and baked.
I really liked the filling, but I didn’t care for the pepper that much, so I only ate about 1/3 of it. I really liked the filling on the brussel sprouts, though!
Still good on the no refined sugar front. Looking back, I don’t have a lot of sugary stuff regularly other than fluff, honey, chocolate, frozen yogurt, and nut butter. I had to make some unsweetened peanut butter today, because I miss that! I don’t know if it is cheating to make something like a fruit puree or not. But, my challenge and my rules, right? I found myself wanting frozen yogurt today because of the heat, but that will have to wait!
I admire those of you giving up the caffeine. Like Miz – I could never do that! I did for several days before my mammogram last fall and was not a happy camper. Guess this shows where my true heart-of-hearts addiction really is.
Speaking of addictions – it’s bagel day tomorrow! Note I said reduced bread this week, not no bread 😉
Question: Are you affected by heat or do you love it?