Thank you everyone for loving me even though I ranted yesterday LOL. Seems like I am not the only one troubled by everyone's inability to enjoy the holidays anymore. If you agree with me, then all I can say is that no matter how much outside pressure you get from advertisements, society, peers etc, you don't have to give in to it. If you want to have a low stress, low maintenance holiday, just do it. Don't buy into the shopping, the having to rush through everything and be perfect. Just enjoy your loved ones and take it easy. I know we're just going to eat, sit in our jammies, drink champagne and watch football for Thanksgiving. On Monday I will probably scope out some Cyber Monday deals from the comfort of my own home. What more could you want out of life really? Anyway, I promise I'll try not to get into too many more off topic rants. ;)
Back to health and fitness, yesterday was not a great day for me from a food standpoint. I think my TOM is close and maybe that is why (in addition to the time change) that I have been relentlessly hungry. I bought a box of Special K this week against my better judgement, and totally went to town on it yesterday. I don't know what it is about cereal, but it is very difficult for me to have in the house. Doesn't matter what the cereal is, I will chow down on it, though I usually can't stand sweet cereals so I don't eat much of those. I ate so much of it that I didn't eat my planned dinner. *sigh* Guess that's the last time I will be buying that. I did walk, do aerobics and do Day 8 of the Stomach Formula yesterday, so from a fitness standpoint I was fine. I even got in over 15,000 steps!
Today has been fairly lazy. I didn't sleep as long last night so I have felt kind of tired today. I so easily could have reverted to Lazy Mary and have sat on the couch to channel surf, but I forced myself to drive Molly out and get a walk in with her. We managed to dodge the rain so at least it wasn't a miserable one. After that I did my RSSF Day 9, but that's all that I had in me today.
The food thing has been better today, I ate a pretty big breakfast and it seemed to tide me over until lunch. I hate eating that much in the morning, but it's better than hoovering down my entire kitchen, so I guess I should do it more often. I decided to take the time to make myself a nice lunch today (I usually pull something together fast), so I roasted a Delicata squash with salt and pepper, then tossed it with arugula, vinaigrette and pumpkin seeds to make myself a fancy salad. It was really wonderful and filling, and I have an extra Delicata in the kitchen so I totally am going to do it again tomorrow! I also broke down and bought some prunes today to see if I can start diagnosing solutions for my belly issues. I actually like prunes so this isn't really a biggie, it's just hard to spend 100 calories on them. But ya know, maybe they'll get the job done. I am mostly excited tonight for my dessert, which I got from my favorite bakery in the world, La Provence. It's this really beautiful chocolate, hazelnut apricot thing...I don't even know how to describe it other than YUM!
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, mushrooms and 1/2 a croissant with butter
Lunch: Squash salad with vinaigrette
Dinner: Jersey Mike's turkey sub
Post Lunch Snack: Prunes, glorious prunes
After Dinner Treat: Crunchy Hazelnut dessert from La Provence