I didn't see drastic results from my mowing/biking Sunday - I actually gained a pound.
Monday after work I hopped on my bike and hit the park, too. WHOA - I forgot you're usually a little sore in the tooshie area after not riding for awhile. I almost turned around to give myself a day to heal. But I didn't. However, once I hit the park I realized how windy it was! And after just 1 lap, my legs were like noodles. I was riding, and actually laughing at how pathetic I was. I made it 2 laps and burned 250 calories. Tuesday the scale showed I dropped .9 pound. Rolling my eyes (rme).
For dinner, I tried something I have NEVER EVER had before! The thought of it makes me gringe, as I've never enjoyed.....TUNA!!! I tried it about 10 years ago when working at hospital and they had tuna salad on a beautiful flaky croissant with a pretty piece of leafy lettuce under it. Looked great. I ate it and got horrifically sick - must have sat out in the display case too long. So many years later, my husband has it all the time, I make it for him, but I am so not about tuna. This week I bought another thing I drastically hate Helper. Hamburger helper does about the same thing to me as that spoiled tuna did. But I thought I'd try Tuna Helper and see if the kids enjoyed it. Of course, at first no one was thrilled, but then it ended up we LOVED IT!!!!! I almost ate it all before I remembered to take a pix for proof!
I had 2 helpings. That scared me.
So I checked the SIDE of the box....
Tuesday is Cougartown Night.
I had told myself I was going to cut the wine down but that I didn't want to say I wouldn't have any at all. That if I had it once a week, I didn't want to be guilt ridden. I decided last night, when I remembered Cougartown was on (love that show), that Tuesday night would be a good wine night. I did struggle with this all afternoon/evening - I won't go get wine, I don't need a glass of a wine, I don't even want a glass of wine, wait Cougartown is on, you can't watch Cougartown and not drink wine, no I don't need wine, yes I'll just have a glass, oooh I'll buy a small bottle and that way I'll only have a small amount. So I get to the liquor store and look for Middle Sister wine. It takes me forever to decide which type I want, turns out I'm Rebellious California Merlot, and then I see it's $9.99 a bottle. Now in terms of wine that isn't much at all. So I grab it. But then I think, well Cory might want some, and he won't like the Merlot as much. The box of Sangria is $17.99 and then he can have as much as he wants (He, right? As much as HE wants). So sure enough, I put back the Middle Sister and grab the old time favorite box of Sangria.
So a couple glasses of wine later, and 2 slices of Colby jack cheese, while laughing at Jules and Grayson on Naked Day, I really didn't feel guilty. Could I have passed, though? Of course, I could have - I'm not an alcoholic. The problem was association of the wine and entertainment. So, I have figured out a new way to do this - I'll DVR Cougartown and then have a glass of wine on the weekend after I've worked hard all week. That way it is a treat, or an award!