I was so happy that I didn't have to run or be anywhere today. After the kids got on the bus, I sat down with my oatmeal in front of the TV and watched a Lifetime movie (Sexting in Suburbia). It was awesome not to have any interruptions!
I went to Kroger and bought a few groceries. There was a recipe that a reader told me I might like, and she sent me a link to it, so I wanted to try it. It called for a cucumber (which I never have on hand) so I wanted to get that. I made the recipe for dinner, and it turned out so good! It's called Quinoa Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing. I made a few modifications, so I posted my version on the recipes blog. It certainly wasn't much to look at, but it tasted great!
I played solitare for a little while this afternoon, and came SO CLOSE to winning a game that I've never won before. My mom taught me to play it when I was young--probably 10? She said she only won it one time, when she was pregnant with my older brother. I've been playing it for about 20 years, and to this day, I've never won.
I don't know what the name of the game is, but the object is to get all the cards (two decks) into eight piles--Ace up to King of each suit, and then King down to Ace of each suit. Today, I got down to just FIVE CARDS remaining:
I'm pretty impressed with myself that I managed to get through an entire week of eating only "real" food. I'm 1/4 of the way through my challenge already! Cutting out all refined sugar definitely curbed my cravings for sugar--I don't have many cravings at all, and if I do, it's more out of habit than anything else.
Food log for today:
Breakfast--usual oats cooked in milk with dates, walnuts, and pure maple syrup
Lunch--salad with chicken, feta cheese, raw sunflower seeds, and raisins, with red wine vinaigrette
Dinner--Quinoa Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
Snacks--2 spoonfuls of peanut butter, pistachios, string cheese, popcorn with oil and salt, tea
It's the foot pod thing that goes to the Garmin Forerunner--you put it on your shoe when running on the dreadmill so that the Garmin will be able to record your distance, pace, calories burned, foot turnover rate, etc. Just more numbers for me to get excited about! I will probably test it out on Friday.
That little tiny thing cost $44, can you believe it?! But my brother Brian gave me an Amazon gift card for my birthday, so I used that to justify the cost. I love that I'll be able to just upload the info from the Garmin for my dreadmill runs instead of typing it all in manually.
Well, I'm going to a seminar on bullying at the kids' school tonight. This should be interesting!