Friday, July 08, 2005

Day 131: Does This Diet Make Me Look Fat?

Feeling crappy today. Could be the bombing in London; could be the weather; could be the onset of birthday 4-0. In any case, found it hard to be motivated this morning. Wasn't going to do pushups, but I looked out the window and saw Luba, a Russian neighbor, who is out there EVERY MORNING, rain, snow, sleet, hail or tornado, walk-running around the block three times. Really, she never misses a day. Even in the blizzards this year, she was out there. She cannot be stopped. She's the Russian Energizer Bunny. When I saw her, I thought, "I must do pushup." Then I did them, badly, and without panache, but I did them. Only one walk this week; and one trip to the gym. It may be that I'm addicted to my endorphins and I'm down a few, not a great place to be before detecto. Besides all the dreariness, I do feel somewhat, well, fat. If I am addicted to exercise I'm really gonna be mad at someone.

Breakfast
Turkey Bacon, Jalapeno Lite Cheddar Omlette with 3 Eggs
(All yolks broken for those who pay attention)
Tea

Snack
12 oz coffee
1/4 Mixed Unsalted Nuts
30 Pistachios
1 Granny Smith Apple
About 10 Cashews (end of bag)
8 oz coffee

Lunch
Chicken (not Chik'n) kebab on Greek Salad

Dinner
Balsamic Steak a la Emily
Lima Beans and Leek Salad (super yummy!)

Today I ate 30 pistachios out of a bored frustration, I'll admit it. I also had a second cup of coffee. Aside from issues mentioned above, Ruby has been waking several times during the night and needing parental attention, so that leaves one quite un-well rested in the AM. Then, without the mood-elevating walks, one's mood can really crank out. Forget the ominous twin spectres of a 40th bday AND detecto.

7 comments:

wife yours said...

It was FAVA beans, flaca.

E

Emily said...

Before Aileen corrects me, I think it must be flaco.

Anonymous said...

Good catch, Em. Say more about this lima bean salad...

Obbie, fear not. You'll be 40 and fabuloso!

Lurleen

Anonymous said...

I wish I had said this one...and probably told you about it before but someone said this to me when I was telling them about your 40th birthday and the SOBE. You can't do anything about the advancing numbers as you get older, but you can change the numbers on the scale. It's when he or she is having an off day and can still stay with it that marks a champion...in sports, diets and in life. Way to go champ! Love, MOM

Alice said...

Were the fava beans served with a nice chianti?

As one who keeps track, I gotta know ... were you planning on over easy, and only cooked the omlette once the yolks broke?

Alice said...

Were the fava beans served with a nice chianti?

As one who keeps track, I gotta know ... were you planning on over easy, and only cooked the omlette once the yolks broke?

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! d/