Sunday, September 11, 2011

Keeping It Real: Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011
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Well I keep eating brunch when I very well know I need to be eating Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and two snacks.  I'm hitting right at 1000 calories a day on average when I should be hitting at least 1200.  I'm not hungry.  I am managing to get at least 6-8 hours of sleep each day but not when normal people sleep.  I find I sleep best when I take my slumber at about 6 or 7 in the morning and rising between 1 and 2 in the afternoon.  I just feel better when I sleep these hours for some reason.  I am at my best function right now.  It is 1 in the morning.  Maybe its time to quit looking for a day job and search for a graveyard job instead.

Overall today was a very beach-y dayin the house despite having 2 snacks, brunch and dinner.  I almost hit 1000 calories today.  Today I was in the kitchen seeking faux foods again.  I really wanted to have Mexican rice with dinner tonight so I found a recipe that I modified for a Low Carb Mexican "Rice" made with cauliflower. Chris even tried it....Let's just say it's going to need to grow on him for future consumption!  I made theBBQ Chicken last night and had a little over a pound of chicken left that I diced for tonight's dinner.  I made a fantastic Chicken Taco-Fajita Meat Mix.  Chris ate the chicken on the tortillas but DG and I had meat only on top of our faux rice.  Add some black beans to the mix and a couple of tablespoons of light sour cream and it was delicious!  Andrew ate the chicken...only the chicken.  I asked him how he liked it - he said it was good.  That was after he had doused it with a ton of ketchup.  He covers everything in ketchup...such a picky eater!

Before I headed to bed Saturday morning I stretched for the first time in a long time.  I read yesterday that stretching can help with weight loss but I know it will also assist the pain I have with my Rheumatoid Arthritis.  I plan to research a bit more the effects of weight loss from stretching and I'll share it with you soon.
I managed to drink 80 oz of water today.  I am not drinking as much water as I once drank.  We transferred to a Brita water pitcher in our home earlier in the summer and I try to keep a 16 oz glass full most of the time to compensate for the 16.9 oz bottles I was always guzzling.  I'm getting in about 5 - 6 glasses a day now which is far less than the 8 - 10 bottles a day I was drinking before.

The best part of the day was dessert! 
Ten Calories of a 1/2 cup of bliss!

J ~ E ~ L ~ L ~ O
OH, And learning I had lost 9 pounds total since beginning this new healthy way of living was also a best part of the day!!