I posted yesterday about eating a Sonic Cheeseburger yesterday after a day of shopping and about walking for over two hours. I wasn’t sure how that would affect my weight loss efforts, and I thought I might even gain back a pound or two from eating it.
Well, I weighed in this morning (as I am doing just about every morning now) and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had not gained weight back but had in fact lost another 1.4 pounds.
Does this mean I will eat cheeseburgers a lot more? No. It does mean that I know now that I can eat one when we are gone out all day shopping, as long as I am getting in a lot of the walking for exercise. We only go shopping like this two or three times a month – major shopping that takes a few hours, not the short grab it and go kind.
I also did some searching for the avocado spread that I was talking about, the one to use in place of regular mayo. I found a few variations, but the one I will start with calls for two avocados, a tablespoon of lemon juice to help preserve color and freshness, 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt, and a clove of garlic. You peel the avocados, then blend up the pulp along with the garlic, and add the sea salt. You can also add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to make it more spreadable. This should keep for about a week or so. You can make half the amount or double the recipe if needed.
Since I’ve never tried this, I’ll post about how it turns out and if I like it or not.
It’s 3 PM as of this writing and so far today I’ve had my Pepsi Next (60 calories) and 230 calories in food (a complete meal). Later this evening I will have some green beans (about 30 calories) and maybe one or two of the Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits for a snack (60 calories each). I didn’t care for the blueberry flavor much at all, but the honey flavor is good. If I get hungry again later tonight, I will probably eat some carrots (about 30 calories).
At the end of the day, I should not be over 700 calories, meaning that in the morning when I weigh in, I should have lost more weight, even though I am not getting any exercise today. Tomorrow is more shopping again, so more exercise, which translates into more weight loss. Yay me!
I will post the avocado spread recipe into the next post so that it will be easier to find if anyone wants to search for it and/or print it out or bookmark it to use.