So today was a payday, meaning that we went shopping, which in turn means that I got in a lot of walking – about two hours or more of walking. That’s about 400 to 500 calories burned. We went to three different stores, so the body got in a good dose of walking for the day. I can feel it too!
The upside of burning that many calories from the walking is that it helped take care of that Sonic cheeseburger that I ate today while we were out and about doing our shopping. The Sonic website shows that a regular cheeseburger has 710 calories, as opposed to the 1120 calories in a Double Cheeseburger, which is what I USED to eat. That’s about 400 calories less!
I usually weigh myself in the morning, before eating or drinking anything. I’ll know in the morning if the walking did any good for working off that cheeseburger. Needless to say, if I find that I did gain a pound or two back from eating it, even after all that walking, I will not be a happy camper. We shall see what the morning brings.
That is one of the downsides to being gone for hours out shopping – finding something to eat that’s healthy and doesn’t cost two arms and two legs. Something else for me to check on in my weight loss journey. Otherwise, I will find myself asking myself – why can’t I lose weight? Duh – stop eating the cheeseburger, even if you did walk for more than two hours!
So, today while shopping I got myself some chicken breasts, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, 1% cottage cheese, lite cream cheese, some Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits (60 calories each), more refried beans, and salmon fillets. I plan to get some bananas, strawberries, tomatoes, avocados, peppers, onions, baby spinach, spaghetti squash, eggs, maybe some fat free frozen yogurt, and a little more when we shop again later this week.
I remember a while back finding a recipe for avocado spread that you used in place of mayo or like you would use mayo. I will have to look for it again and post it to the site here. I seem to remember it had to be used in about a week. It was made by blending up fresh avocado with maybe a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and there might have been a tad bit of salt added to it. I don’t even know if I like avocado, but I’ll find out soon enough when I try this.
I’ve got a recumbent bike, along with other exercise equipment, that I’ve had for a good while. Unfortunately, one of our cats clawed the crud out of the cover that goes on the back, so rather than spend money on another exercise bike, I am buying some foam type stuff, cutting it to fit, and wrapping it around the back that is now just the naked board. Then I’ll just throw a pillow case over it and it’ll look fine. It works just fine, just isn’t all that pretty to look at. Hubby took the cover and the stuffing off of it for me. So, once I fix that, probably this weekend, I can start using the recumbent bike again. That should help to speed up my weight loss efforts.
And last, but not least, I have to toot my own horn today. After all, if I don’t toot it, who will? :) Okay, so I could have bought all sorts of junk food for myself today when shopping, instead of buying the healthy stuff and instead of thinking healthy eating and healthy food. This is the first payday since I have started my weight loss journey and honestly I didn’t know if I would stick with it once we got paid or not. I am happy to say (and somewhat shocked to say) that I did stick with it, even though we had money to buy whatever I wanted to eat. I figure I am on a roll here and I am going to try to stick it out and see how much weight I can lose like this. Okay, so not counting that cheeseburger today, but I will know how I did on that in the morning. So, this is me, tooting my horn, happy that I stuck it out so far this long, and hoping I keep with it. TOOT TOOT!