day of indulgences

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I feel like I ate all day long (and I think I did). Today was a total day of indulgence, but luckily I balanced things out with an intense gym session with the Future Husband.

I did 20 minutes on the elliptical machine, but I soon got bored and decided to run the fastest mile I could. I did a 7:57 mile, which is SUPER fast for me! Then I did a 2 minute cool-down jog on the treadmill and another 15 minutes on the elliptical. I hit the weight room for some quick arm exercises (assisted chin ups, triceps dips, and bicep curls) and ab exercises (captain’s chair and a weight dead lift). Here are my statistics (my heart rate monitor screwed up and recorded nothingness for an hour in my pursue, so this is what I remember):

  • Duration: 57 minutes
  • Calories Burned: 375

While doing cardio, I started to re-read (for the third time) “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan. If you haven’t read this book yet, you need to!

Morning Snacks

After breakfast and before the gym, I had a very small munchies. First, I had a slice of watermelon…

…. and a tiny piece of toast with the a-ma-zing Archer Farms Creamy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter spread. I got this at Target and it is SO delicious.

Go ahead, drool a little bit on the screen:


For my main “lunch,” I had a WW pita “pizza,” which included stir-fried mushrooms and green peppers, one slice of turkey bacon, pasta sauce, and cheddar cheese, all melted in the broiler. Not bad for 300 calories!

I also had some carrots on the side….

Maggie is addicted to carrots. When she hears me “crunching” a carrot stick, she rushes over and begs for a carrot like its a juicy bone. She also likes spinach and apples, but carrots are her #1 favorite snack…


Future Husband and I had a grill-out with a few friends to celebrate Labor Day and soak up the warm Florida sun. This is where my day’s eating definitely went downhill. It started with these g-ddamn Organic Blue Chips.

I think my hands have their own free will around these chips. I couldn’t stop sneaking a few more… and a few more… and a few more… I think I had 3 servings! This is why eating from a bag is BAD!
We made Chicken and Beef kabobs (with red pepper, green pepper, red onion, and pineapple) on the grill. These kabobs were the envy of all the other picnic-ers. 🙂

On the side, I had corn on the cob, 1/2 a chicken sausage on a multi-grain roll, and 1 kabob. We also made some delicious baked beans, which are always a weakness of mine.

After we ate, we hung out by the pool and I drank 1 and 1/2 a Miller Lite. I’m a little sunburnt and tired now, which is almost a perfect way to end Labor Day. Only one thing was missing….

I will take full responsibility for this–on the way home, I suggested to Future Husband we get ice cream. We were both hot (and our defenses were down due to the beer!), so we pulled into Coldstone. I had a small coffee ice cream with chocolate sprinkles…. MMMMMMMMMMM!

I’m off to watch some college football and plan out my meals for the week! I like to do this when I’ve felt like I’ve had too many “indulgence” days in a row… like now! It helps me plan ahead and get a grasp on my diet. Plus, I need more veggies in my life. 🙂

Do you plan your meals in advance? Why? Why not?



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