A trip down snack lane

I am officially beat.  Not to mention my brain is like an egg scramble.  I woke up super hungry.  I had a Luna Bar as a pre-ride snack while I waited for John to get up.

I also did some work.  It seems like I am always working.  Oh wait, I am!

We headed out for the first bagel ride on the new bikes.  Last week John had the flat tire and it rained on Sunday, so this was the first official bagel trip.

Wheat bagel enjoyed on the patio:

(My bike in the background within arm’s reach thankyouverymuch)

This actually seemed really small and I was somewhat unsatisfied, so we split a berry muffin.

Then it was home.  13 miles today.  My chain was having some problems.  Guess this is stuff that happens when you get a new bike and it breaks in, so to speak.  Didn’t stop me from cursing the thief from Montreal.  John said I couldn’t blame him for everything that went wrong, but I say “why not?” 😀

Settled in to work more.  I am moving to part time with job #1 after I get some paperwork stuff out of the way.  I have to cancel my benefits, and need to do that first before working less – as I don’t want all that money coming out of a smaller paycheck.    I’ll be getting set up with new insurance in a few months through the chamber of commerce and our business.  I went without insurance for years, so it doesn’t bother me all that much.

Lunch time!  I was feeling PB and J, so that is what I had.

I actually went back for another slice of bread.  I feel some snackiness coming on.

I was a bottomless pit today.  Midweek really seems to do that to me.  I have come to realize that it is okay.  If you eat well 90% of the time, the other 10% isn’t the end of the world.  I had some cereal and mini chips:

Then after I while I had some ice cream:

A quick visit from my sister and niece right near dinner time.  Devon wanted to learn the foam roller:

She needs to work a little on upper body strength, but she has the flexibility! 😀

John grilled chicken and we had a quick dinner, but I didn’t cook any veggies.  Sort of a mash up:

More work to be done and I was feeling the urge for more snackage.  We walked down to the ice cream place (this is becoming a habit on Thursday) and I had a malt with the world’s biggest straw.

I was talking to John about the big difference now in having a day like this is that I don’t beat myself up or feel bad about it.  I really think that allows me to just move on tomorrow without feeling guilty or have it send me into a multi-day spiral of eating.  Maybe I am getting the hang of this thing.

I have to work more tonight….sigh….
Stay tuned tomorrow for a book review/giveaway and what’s blooming!

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12 thoughts on “A trip down snack lane

  1. Pubsgal

    That’s a good place to be! I don’t beat myself up anymore, either. I notice it, and wonder about it, and sometimes shake my head a little, but no more guilt.

    I wonder, do you feel more snacky on days after you lift, like your body is recovering or something and needs the extra food? My stomach has been growling like mad from last night through today, even though I’m eating reasonable amounts, and I had my strength class (CardioSculpt) yesterday. (Then again, I had larger than normal breakfasts the past couple of days, too, so maybe “reasonable amounts” feels like “not much” to a slightly stretched stomach.)

    I read something on the REI web site about new bikes needing a tune-up about 100 miles in, and they had mentioned it being a free service when you buy a bike from them, so maybe it is a new bike thing?

    Looking forward to seeing the latest blooms!
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Race Report- 4th Annual Lompoc Sprint Triathlon 2010 =-.

  2. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Oh, one of THOSE days. I wouldn’t know anything about those. 0:) The 90% rule has been a huge turning point for me. I shoot for another 5%, but there are THOSE days when it just doesn’t happen. Beating ourselves up for it is never good.
    .-= Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..Motivation to Move =-.

  3. debby

    I don’t beat myself up, and for sure I don’t panic anymore. But I do feel some guilt and frustration, especially when it seems like a prolonged period of time and I am gaining a bit of weight. Not that that’s what’s happening to me right now…

    I don’t know how you can do that much work and get this much blogging done! But I’m glad you do. And I’m glad there is an end in sight too.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Anatomy of a Recipe Experiment =-.

  4. Shelley B

    I hear you on the not beating yourself up anymore…some days I eat pretty light and others a little heavier – it all balances out since I’m pretty much on maintenance at this point.

    Glad you are going to be cutting back on Job #1’s hours soon.
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Wednesday Workout Update =-.

  5. Fran

    Of course you can blame the thief, who else do you have to blame? I would do the same.

    The fact that you don’t beat yourself up anymore is proof you really are maintaining your health. You’re such a great example for this!

    Funny to see who things are different in different countries. In Holland we MUST have insurance for health, for your car, fire insurance for your house. I even have a a funeral and pet insurance (but that’s my own choice). Up till a few years ago health insurance was taken care of by your employer or the government if you didn’t have a job but that has changed and we have to pay for it ourselves now but still it’s obligated.

  6. Miz

    (how cute is your niece!)

    here’s hoping you are waking up to this friday UNBEATEN.


    and ready for more rest this weekend.

    xo xo


  7. Desert Agave

    I think I’m still at a point where I beat myself up a little when I have food treats. But I admire your healthier attitude about them, and I’m striving to get to the place you’re at eventually.
    .-= Desert Agave´s last blog ..Good and Uneventful =-.

  8. MB

    I still beat myself up a bit after one of those days but I’m learning not to let it be an excuse to go completely crazy for days after.

    I hope you have a new big fat lock on those bikes. 😉

    Have a great weekend! Looks like good biking weather.
    .-= MB´s last blog ..Sweet Corn and Maple Peanut Butter =-.

  9. Jody - Fit at 52

    What a cutee niece!!!! And Lore, I am so ready for food after looking at this post.. than god it is mini meal time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

    On the insurance, and who am I to talk based on my life BUT I heard a true story from my neighbor. Lady he knew decided to cancel her insurance due to money issues & a week later, she was in the hospital….. I know but ya never know…….
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Tea Recipes! =-.

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