Another Off Day

I didn’t run today for no particularly good reason. Yes, it was raining and cold and we eventually had thunder and lightning. But I have a gym membership for 1 more month (I cancelled for the summer, but it’s good through April 30). My stomach didn’t feel too well after dinner, but I was fine by 7:30 or so. I just stayed on the couch and researched the candidates for next week’s city & county elections. On the bright side, I know who I’m voting for now.

Food Log

Breakfast: morning glory muffin, low-fat string cheese, applesauce, ginger tea (are you sensing a pattern here?)
Lunch: 1 piece cheeseburger bacon pizza, chocolate chip cookie, diet Dr. Pepper
Dinner: small pork chop, 1/2 cup brown rice, 1/2 cup sautéed kale, 1/2 cup acorn squash, 1/4 cup curried apple chutney
Dessert: single serving chocolate Haagan Dazs ice cream

39 Weight Watchers points. No activity points today.

I had the same chickpea pasta salad & greens lunch planned for today, but I had a strong craving to eat junk—like to add french fries and chocolate to my lunch. I decided to just go for the junk, but some filling junk, so I’d end up eating less points overall than if I ate that AND my planned lunch. I also skipped a snack because I didn’t need the extra points (and I wasn’t that hungry). Considering that 12 of my points came from junk, I managed to keep the total at a manageable number.

I have 25 weekly/activity points left right now, and I’ll probably earn 15-20 activity points on my Saturday long run. That should be enough for me to enjoy a dinner out with a friend tomorrow night, as long as I stay away from cocktails (that will be good for the wallet too).

If I can work really efficiently tomorrow, I’ll try to squeeze in a brisk walk over the lunch hour. Normally taking a break is not a problem, but I have lots to do and I’m leaving early to make it to the east side of Milwaukee for my dinner plans.

One thought on “Another Off Day

  1. I know exactly how you feel when it comes to just wanting to eat something junky. I feel like if I eat well 80% of the time I am at a good place for me. Being able to eat the occasional piece of pizza is not a bad thing! Glad you recognize that!
    Good luck with your long run!

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