Well, CRAP

I missed my session with the personal trainer at the workplace healthclub this morning! For some reason, even though it was on my online calendar, I had it in my head that it was an evening appointment, not a morning one.

Well, crap. I emailed my apologies to my trainer, Natalie. She’s a good kid. Very young, very small, very eager to get several women fit. Each one of us nearly twice her size. Most of the others in my group missed the last nutrition meeting due to schedule constraints – tomorrow I have to remember to have a meeting changed so that I don’t miss it.

Not that I’m really doing everything with my nutritional stuff… DDtB’s ***Dave’s good advice aside, I haven’t been counting calories or keeping a food diary. However, we have actually made a lot of positive changes just in the last two weeks, in line with some of the guidelines Natalie gave me last week.

I used to drink a lot of Sprite around the house, and was formerly used to having a can or two of Pepsi at work. No more; I didn’t have any soda at all last week, aside from a can or two over the weekend. Pretty good, and I don’t really miss it. Instead, I’ve been trying to drink more water, or various kinds of hot and iced teas.

I’ve been eating a lot more salads. Sunday night we kind of went overboard on the salad – I found a really great ginger-honey Japanese style salad dressing and we had salad with baked chicken breast. It was so good, we had seconds, kind of got a little pour-happy, and nearly killed the bottle. Next time, more sparing with that stuff. We’re used to the way they slather it on at Japanese steakhouses like Benihana and our local favorite, Kampai. Mmm, good stuff. I checked the label before buying it,
and it was the only one that didn’t have any corn syrup in it, It’s thick, tasty, and it’s made by a company called Makoto. I think I got it at the Dom’s on Higgie-baby (we never call it “Higgins Road.” It’s “Higgie-baby.”) Damn, I have to get more of this stuff. Anyway, in addition to mixed greens, we threw on some walnuts, some dried cranberries, sliced sweet onions, and I sprinkled the last of some seasoned
crumbled feta cheese. Mmm.

Also, at work I’ve been hitting the salad bar instead of the hot-greasy-dish line. And today, I actually brought in my lunch – leftover tofu stirfry that we made last night, using a modified version of a tangy sauce recipe I found online. Garlic always helps, you know. And a good quality teriyaki sauce, which also includes garlic. Not to mention some Nakano rice vinegar, also including garlic.

Mmm. Gaaaaarlic.

Yeah, we’re eating better. I’m eating more beans (beware, ye downwinders). This workout program is a great way to get back into shape, though. I can tell my muscle tone is improved. I’ve lost just a couple of pounds, though. More time needed for best results.

I feel more energy, and I feel good. Except for feeling bad about missing my appointment this morning, of course.

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2 thoughts on “Well, CRAP

  1. Moderation Ginny —– moderation!!! Don’t cover a salad with dressing. Put the dressing in a small bowl on the side and dip your fork into it each time you take a bite of salad. You still get the flavor but not all the calories!! Keep up the good work!!!

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