Is it Friday yet? Okay, I guess not. I didn’t go lifting this morning so I could take a bike ride. Gotta get in those 400 miles this month! I am a little behind due to the hot weather and being busy, but I get so many miles on weekends that it shouldn’t be too hard to catch up. Jinxie jinx!
It was a bit humid this morning, but I knocked out 10 miles pretty quick. Then it was breakfast time. I wanted the banana bread pudding, but didn’t want to wait 20 minutes for it to cook – instant gratification, anyone?? – so I poured the batter in the waffle iron that was still hot from John using it. The result?
It still has the same soft texture, but took 5 minutes. Me likey! It was hard to get out of the waffle iron, though. It was a 2 spatula job because it was soft.
So John’s old desk was put at the curb yesterday and now it has a new home! Somebody took it this morning. Good for them.
It was a busy work day today right from the start. Makes the day go by fast. I was ready for lunch. Here’s something different:
Pasta! Actually cheese tortellini. This was leftover from from a couple days ago and it was fast. I did flip through a catalog while I was eating:
I have been recycling my flower catalogs as soon as they come because I have absolutely no room for new plants, but then I decided that I am going to expand the front bed and rework the shade garden. Now I can look at the catalog again! Like some people obsess over food or shoes or nail polish, I obsess over flowers. I’ll have to show you diagrams in Friday’s What’s Blooming post of what I have in mind.
I also was reading an interesting article on diet composition comparisons online from the Nutrition Journal (link is PDF). It was basically a study of differing levels of sucrose/fructose and HFCS in diets and how that affected weight loss. The participants were in an equal caloric deficit no matter what the diet was composed of. Turns out that it doesn’t really matter what the diet is comprised of as long as you stick to the calorie goal. An interesting quote from the article.
It appears that the critical consideration is adherence to
whichever hypocaloric diet is employed
So, any diet will work as long as you stick to it, right? Compliance is really the most important thing – and long-term compliance. Anyway, that was an interesting article.
I had a different snack today as well.
Almond milk and some granola. Not mixed together, but eaten separately. I was planning on some iced coffee at tutoring, so I decided to save the coffee for later. I told John that I jinxed my meeting and I was right. My learner called and cancelled for the evening 😯
It was pretty hot and humid today, so I wasn’t all that hungry for dinner. I had leftover spinach rice
Plus a protein bar. It looks like I didn’t eat much today, but my calories are at 1800 already. Damn things add up quick!
I still have to fit in my latte, though. I think my day wouldn’t feel complete without it!