I love days that feel like summer! I wish every day was like yesterday and today. Here in Chicago, it's about 80 degrees (although, not for long). I'll take it! It really puts a spring in your step!
As I said before, I moved from an apartment to a house in Nov, 2009. I set out to mow my lawn (the back part) yesterday after work. I did the front last Sat. and it took me forever and I burned over 300 calories! I figured I would burn at least that much doing the back because it looks bigger than the front. I was wrong. I only burned 200 calories. Really could have used that extra 100 big ones!
Anyway, before I mowed the lawn, I decided to change out of my work clothes into shorts and a tank! Pull out those old shorts and dust them off! Big bonus, I bought a pair of cargo looking capri's last summer but they were juniors. I didn't try them on. Big mistake! I couldn't even get them past my hips! But I never returned them. When I checked out a few shorts yesterday, I tried them on first. Whoa! They slid right up and buttoned!! I didn't even have to suck in my gut! Score! I think I could stand to lose a few more pounds in the stomach before they are really comfy though but I could wear them if I want to.
I put on a pair of shorts that hit the knees that I bought last year. There's lots of room in them! Pulled on a tank and hit the yard work. Now, while I was mowing the lawn, I noticed I constantly had to pull up those shorts! I guess it's time to invest in a belt. I really don't like belts though, do you?
I also have very nice neighbors! Before the lawn mowing, I stepped outside and my elderly neighbors on the one side were outside sun-bathing! Not really sun-bathing but enjoying the weather nonetheless. They came over and asked if I wanted their help cutting down a clematis. The previous owners never cut it down last year and it's this huge, dead, dry eyesore! I didn't have all the tools required to cut it down and they came over and helped out! So nice!
They told me that although I live alone in my house, I'm not alone because I have them!
The man actually reminds me of my grandfather. He is always trying to do something, whether it's painting something, trimming bushes, anything!
I really want to start growing something! I'm not a gardener at all! Know nothing! But I'm going to try to do something now that I have my own house!
On to the food...it wasn't a total waste of a day. A few strays. I wanted to do better, but it could have been worse...much worse!
Oh! You are kidding me!! I don't have my food journal with me! Well, let's see if I can re-create from memory!
Breakfast (6 pts)
Lunch (11 pts)
Spinach Salad (tomato and vidalia onion dressing)
Fat Free Bean Burrito from TJ's
2 onion rings (thanks co-worker!) Not sure the points on this but I estimated
Dinner (7 pts)
Eggplant cutlets (from TJ's, these are so good!)
Whole wheat light bun
1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
1 cup roasted broccoli w/ olive oil
Snacks (9 pts)
1 cup FF milk
about 3 servings of chips from TJ's
slice 2% cheese
Total Pts Used: 33 pts
Exercise Pts Earned: 4 pts
30 mins walking
30 mins yard work
15 mins home stationary bike