Almost to the end of the week. This week has seemed long to me. It was also so cold yesterday, as you saw from my photo. I could not stay warm all day! My mother and I went out for coffee last night as well to no avail at keeping warm.
I couldn’t get myself to go in the cold to the gym this morning and since I would have had to search in the dark for my gym clothes, I decided to stay at home and ride the trainer. But first was breakfast:
Banana bread pudding with peanut flour and jam. Unfortunately, I think I overcooked it because it was a little dry. Don’t you hate it when you make a regular item and it doesn’t come out right?
I ate within my calories yesterday, and my indulgent meal was breakfast out where I had a blueberry scone (no bagel). It was really good, too! I have been on plan since Sunday, which is good for me and really helping it sink in that I am working hard at it again. Once I get past this weekend, I will feel like I have got this down again. It’s really amazing what just cutting out my nibbles and snacks has done. I was getting a bit careless with it. I was hungry before lunch, though, and instead of a bunch of nuts or chips, I had a hardboiled egg:
With a pinch of salt. I haven’t had a hardboiled egg like this in ages!
Lunch time and I wanted something warm. It is cold again today, but 30 degrees, so a bit warmer than yesterday. I mixed some cooked ham into that sweet potato soup so that it flavored it up more.
Pixie was all puffed up from the cold. She has been wanting a lap big time, but some days it is too hard to work with her there. So, she watched from afar and nodded off:
I did hop on the trainer for 15 minutes in the early afternoon, which I found is a great way to get just warmed up enough. Our house is very old and kind of drafty, so we can’t keep the heat up too high or we would never be able to pay for it. We did get a new furnace and new windows, which really helps, but it doesn’t help poor insulation.
Something else that helps? Latte!
I drank this while watching the snow come down.
Just a little dusting.
Colorful plate for dinner today:
BBQ pork, fingerling potatoes and broccoli. Tasty.
I have been wanting to snack a little more today. Possibly from the wheat yesterday with my scone? Who knows. I do have a review of Wheat Belly coming up. I have not nibbled much, though, which is a big victory. Old habits really do die hard.
John had kettle corn tonight, and while that would be good, I stuck to my plan and had some yummy clementines, which are sitting next to me as I write this post.
Although I did have to taste test the kettle corn!
I will leave you with the fun little meme going around Facebook to find the song that was #1 on the day you were born and find a youtube video. Mine was Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel. I like that song! I actually like S&G a lot.
Now that tune has been going through my head for the afternoon. To heck with Mrs. Robinson, here’s to me!!