I got up and did a good workout this morning – 40 minutes on the recumbent bike with a base resistance of 5 and intervals of 10. Judging by how tough it was and how much I sweated, it qualified for one of my moderate intensity workouts that are my goal. Could almost be classified as high-intensity, since at the end I was feeling like I couldn’t finish. I think high intensity is a relative term based on the person who is doing the workout.
I ate the last few walnuts from the bag this morning (about a tablespoon?) before my workout. I was starving afterwards, so went ahead and ate my protein bar then. My plan was to eat another one at about 11:30 and another at 3:30. I ate some frozen peaches this morning at around 9:30. I ended up eating the second one at just before Noon, since Jerry had me tied up. I was hungry, so I ate the third one at about 3:10. Hopefully that holds me until I get off tonight.
I walked Cas at lunch. He sure gets ornery if he doesn’t get enough exercise. Keeps me motivated. I would like to do another workout tonight. Hopefully I won’t have to work late. I weighed this morning after my workout, and I was down a little over a pound. Of course I had been sweating a lot. I am thinking about just eating a protein bar for dinner tonight, too, just in my last-ditch effort to break this plateau this weigh-in. We will see how hungry I feel. They seem to keep me pretty satisfied. I have had a few pistacchios this afternoon (my cubie has a bowl on her ledge). I didn’t realize I like pistacchios that much. These are yummy! There are only a few left, and I don’t want to eat them anyway. Too much sodium for the day before weigh-in.
I have a date tomorrow evening. We will see how it goes. It’s funny – usually I am worried about whether they will like me or not. This time I am more “worried” if I will like him. Progress? I like him on paper, anyway.
I have stayed away from the candy bowl today.
I am getting lots of questions about what I am going to do on my days off. The answer to that is, anything I want to. I plan to get all my errands and “chores” done on Saturday and Sunday. I want to do something active both Monday and Tuesday – maybe ride my bike. I might do a little shopping. It could include doing something with the new guy, if we hit it off. I haven’t told him yet I will be off. No pressure.
I’m home now. I worked until 7:15. I did have a protein bar for dinner. I weighed when I got home and I only weighed .4 more than I did last Saturday morning. There is usually a couple of pounds difference between night and morning, so I hope that means I am going to beat my plateau finally. I wanted to do another workout tonight, and I did about 8 minutes, but I was just too tired and empty to do more. I’ll just have to pray that I have done enough.
My 4-day vacation has begun!