Off to the Tour de Bagel this morning! I had a protein drink and we biked it out on the roads to Panera instead of the path. Really set a nice pace today, too.
I was ready for that bagel today! Asiago cheese. Num.
We chatted for quite a long time. It was nice not having to grocery shop afterwards like we normally do on Sunday. Then we pushed it again on the way home.
Ride distance: 16 miles
Avg speed: 13.5 mph. Nice pace. On the rough path, we are usually about 1 mph slower.
Had the Tour on while I got settled in to work today (job #1 very busy today). Poor Lance. Not the way to end his comeback for the Tour. My thighs were burning in sympathy for those guys at the end on the climbs. I don’t know how they do it.
Guess the heat relief was short lived. Hot again today, but maybe not as humid.
Made some egg salad on a Tomaxico wheat wrap. These are good and have a better texture than the Smart Carb wraps.
I haven’t weighed myself since July 1. I go through periods where I weighed every day and then periods where I would weigh once a week. I did it to note the number, but the fluctuations stopped bothering me a while ago. It has now been 10 days since I stepped on the scale. I actually don’t really think about it that much as of yet, although I was a little curious after the 100-mile ride as to what the scale said. It’s funny how yesterday morning I was feeling thin and fit and I thought that maybe because I was only relying on my eye and not a scale number? Then last night I was feeling chubby, so maybe not LOL! My brain is so weird.
My barista is back, so he made me a latte today and I had some blues with it.
I just love the color of these berries. I am smitten. They are almost gone now. Might have to pick again on Friday 😀
More review of Savor includes the 7 practices of a mindful eater:
- Honor the food. Meaning to think about where it came from. I am taking time to think about this before each meal
- Engage all senses. Notice the visual appeal, the textures, the smell, etc., not just taste.
- Serve in modest portions. You can always go back for more.
- Savor small bites and chew thoroughly. I could do better with smaller bites.
- Eat slowly. Really need to work on this one.
- Don’t skip meals. Never, ever a problem here.
- Eat a plant-based diet. Vegetarianism is not for me. I do have days where I don’t eat meat, but not going to happen all together. Eating locally produced meat is important to me. I want to be an ethical eater.
That is one thing that is bugging me about this book. The pushing of vegetarian and vegan way of life. There seems to be no distinction of purchasing local farm meat products and factory farming. Otherwise, I am learning some good things from this book.
In keeping with being mindful, remember how I mentioned my habit of snacking while preparing meals? I decided to really try to not do that today. Lunch is always easier than dinner, and I had no problem there. With dinner, I had Altoids come to my rescue:
I put one of these in my mouth while I was in the kitchen to keep from nibbling. I don’t even want to nibble on what will be on my plate because I want to get rid of that habit all together. The ginger mint (I really love these, btw) really helped me with that. Then it was gone and I almost reached for something on John’s plate and had to catch myself. A lot of habit energy to divert, that is for sure.
What I did eat:
BBQ shrimp! 3 oz of shrimp looks a little dinky on the plate. My eyes don’t like that portion size. Really tasty, though!
I am done with job #1 today – yay! Going to relax and enjoy a couple mindful pieces of this:
Question: Are you a fast or slow eater?