Sticking with my goal of posting my food log every day this month, here is my food log from yesterday:
The tuna with Dill Triscuits was SO good. I used to eat that pretty often for lunch, but hadn't had it in a while. I would probably eat tuna every day for lunch if I weren't worried about the mercury warnings!
I was kind of looking forward to my run today--four miles at an easy pace. For the past few months, I've really been focusing on doing my easy runs at a truly easy pace (the way they're meant to be run), and it makes the easy runs much more enjoyable. The weather was decent today, too--36 degrees and no wind.
I was a little bit cold for the first mile, but after that, I felt really good. I'm starting to really get the hang of the rhythmic breathing technique that I learned from Budd Coates (he describes it in detail in his book, Running On Air). Inhale for three steps, exhale for two. I'm getting to the point where I can do it without even thinking about it. Today, I just focused on the rhythmic breathing to try to keep a steady, easy pace. I was surprised to see how close my splits were when I was done!
The first and fourth mile were only one-tenth of a second apart; and miles two and three were identical down to the tenth of a second. Being a numbers-person, I found that really interesting! Anyway, it was a nice run this morning.
After a shower and some tea, I headed out to Victoria's Secret and Sam's Club. I had a free panty coupon for VS that was going to expire soon, so I wanted to use it. I needed a couple of things from Sam's Club, so I went there while I was out that way.
I wanted to get some more almonds, but those can be a binge-trigger for me. I've been doing well with tracking my food, but I ended up getting the single serving bags of almonds. Normally, when I eat almonds as a snack, I'll measure out 1 ounce, which is 5 PointsPlus. The single serving bags are 1.5 ounces, which is 7 PointsPlus. I never buy the single servings because 7 PP is a lot to spend on a tiny handful of almonds!
Since I tend to overeat them when there is a big bag in the pantry (I might grab a handful a couple of times a day without really considering how many extra calories that adds up to), I thought it may be worth it to just get the single serving bags. This way, I can't just grab a handful; I'll have to open a little pouch, knowing that the contents are 7 PP. It's more PP than I would like to spend on them, but I think it may work out better that way. (Now, if only they sold my beloved dried cherries in single-serving pouches, I'd be all set!)
Well, I've got to get ready to go out tonight. Jerry and I are having a date night, and we decided to go to La Pita. It's been a long time since I've been there! I haven't decided what I'm going to get yet, but I'm going to log it and stay on plan. Warm pita bread sounds so good right now!