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I’m not going to the gym

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And you can’t make me. I HATE Tuesdays. I hate Mondays, too, but I really hate Tuesdays. Why? Because I have class on Mondays, which make it a bear to get up on Tuesday morning. I am just SO exhausted. I can’t even imagine going to the gym right now. I’m going to head home, hopefully take a short nap. Grumble – I’m already at 1100 calories for the day, haven’t eaten dinner, and won’t get any workout in. Crud.

Listened to NPR last night on my way home from class — can’t remember which show. They were interviewing a cookbook author who was touting that we need to change the way that Americans eat — more veg & whole grains, less meat. I completely agree! One thing that he said really struck me: (And I’m paraphrasing b/c I can’t find the friggin’ article.):
You don’t NEED to eat when you’re hungry. Be hungry. You don’t always get to take a nap when you’re tired, do you? You don’t always get to have sex when you’re frisky. You don’t always get to eat when you’re hungry. Get over it.

It’s been about 2 weeks since I have had any kind of meat that I don’t know how it was raised. That’s so cool to me! And, I don’t really even notice or miss it (mostly because I can’t imagine all the poisons I was putting into my body. They wash all that stuff with ammonia. That’s like cat pi$$!).

An associate who is on my team came in for a skip-level meeting. I was eating my afternoon snack (Babybel & Ak-mak Sesame crackers) and she proudly announced that she was on the Special K challenge. I kind of wanted to smack her. But, she’s vegetarian, and already eats really well (lost 30+ pounds on WW before she came to work here), so I just gently reminded her about all the HFCS, and we started chatting. I’m not trying to be all high and mighty — she is, after all a vegetarian, which makes her better than me, in my opinion, but I just worry that it’s not sustainable. I passed a bit of judgement. Boo on me.

I’ve realized that I’ve been eating way too much pizza. You wonder how that’s possible, but every time I go to Whole Foods, I get pizza. And every time I go to class, I have pizza for dinner. Not acceptable. I need to start bringing my food for class on Mondays. Only 10 weeks left until Graduation! Woot!

What a weekend!

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My eating was TERRIBLE! And my workouts were non-existent!

It all started on Thursday. I worked out at lunch (swim practice) because I was having Girls’ Night In at my house. I made Raspberry Mojitos and we did a cupcake tasting. 6 cupcakes, 5 girls. Yum. Switched to Pelligrino at some point (after 2 mojitos, I believe). After the hubby came home (around 9:15 or so), the ladies headed out. I then busted out the computer to work on a presentation for a big meeting that occurred today, but the slides were due on Friday. Computer crashed a gazillion times, and I finally called it quits at 12:15 AM or so.

Woke up at 5 AM on Friday, to be at work by 6 AM. Worked for an hour, then had a teleconference with our travel agent for the Africa trip. It was so great — I cannot wait to go over her proposal in depth. At 8 AM, the run-though for today’s meeting started. Worked on that from 8 AM until 10:30 or so, then moved to a different room with my boss and one of the managers who reports to me. Worked more until about 1:30, when I realized I was STARVING. Grabbed a portabello mushroom wrap at the cafeteria. That afternoon we had a birthday shindig. Someone brought in some bars that have coconut :barf: and a twix Cheesecake (which I don’t like either), and a fruit tart. I had a small slice of the tart, and scraped off most of the gooey custart. So, I ate crust and fresh fruit. Not too bad. But then, since I was up so early, I had no desire to work out. Went home, sat on the couch, then hubby & I went to dinner with some friends. A few beers and grass-fed tenderloin medallions. Plus fries, but not a whole order. Super good.

The next morning we were planning on going cycling at 7 AM — woke up at 8:30 and hubby was crawling back into bed. We cuddled (slept) until 8:55 when he woke up again to go down & watch his football game. I kept gearing myself up to go cycling alone… next thing I knew, it was 10:30! Made breakfast, then got ready to pick up some friends for the Beer, Art & Music Festival in Santa Monica. No workout for me!

The fest was so much fun! Some of the art was just plain bad, but I really liked the work of one of the artists. The beers were actually really good flavors, and they had a food truck that sold Grass-fed beef burgers and vegan burgers. So we got 1 of each and split it. I liked the vegan burger best! After the fest, headed to Main Street to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Matt and I shared spring rolls (non-fried) and a margherita pizza. I was driving, so I was off beer, and on to iced tea.

Sunday, I woke up, read the paper and a few magazines, then headed to the mall, on a mission for a new outfit for today’s presentation. Didn’t really find anything that suited me. Clothes fit me oddly — I’m between sizes (which is a good thing, so I wasn’t upset or anything) — but I’m finding it difficult to shop because I used to know exactly where to go in Nordstrom’s or Macy’s — the Women’s section. But now, I have the whole freaking store, and I’m kind of lost! Where are is the mid-priced stuff? All I could find was CRAZY expensive ($180 for a shirt!). Boo! I did get a cute pair of shoes — but I already own the style. Just got the same ones in Red. :)

After striking out at clothes shopping, I headed out for food shopping. Went to Sprouts, Whole Foods & Trader Joe’s. I’m having difficulty with this natural food shopping — because I feel like I need to buy my meat at Whole Foods, but their other stuff is so expensive, and Trader Joe’s doesn’t have the variety of Sprouts. Aaarugh. I don’t want to go to 3 stores just to grocery shop! :$

Dinner last night was Queso dip & chips. Seriously. :evil: Ridiculous. It shows in my food diary too. TJs was sampling Vegetarian Chili mixed with Jalapeno flavored pub cheese. Really good, and would be OK at a party, but Matt & I ate the whole thing. In my defense, I indicated that it was for our beer tasting on Friday night, but he really wanted it. So I made it, but then only put a little in a bowl… He went back & filled up the bowl! Could have killed him — but I ate instead. :bang: :bang:

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