We hit the gym from 10:45 – noon. It was the most crowded I’ve seen it since last January and it’s not even New Year’s yet! Argh! I had to do an older elliptical machine, but it was surprisingly challenging on resistance 14. I was pretty sweaty and my legs were worn out at the end of my 40 minutes. Then the husband and I did some pull-ups and dips with the weighted assistance. You know, it makes so much sense that my small arm muscles can’t lift 120 lbs of body weight, but with 40-50 pounds of help, I’m pretty good at pull-ups! It was fun to do something different and I think we’ll try to incorporate the machine into our normal lifting routines. Also did a quite bit of abs on another standing machine – 400 kcal burned. And boy was I greasy by the end – which is why I hate going to the gym late! I’m a shower-a-holic 8)
Once we were home, showered and dressed it was 12:30 and I was getting REALLY hungry but we still had the fries to make, which took FOR-EV-ER to cook!!! I was mega grumpy by the end of the video – hope you can’t tell! I wanted to eat my sandwich and grapefruit, but then my lunch post would have been all broken. Oh well! We finally sat down to eat at 1:40 or so.
Here are the fries from the video. They ended up being 175 kcal for my portion – quite hefty for lunch!
I also had a spiral ham, swiss, tomato and hot pepper sandwich, broiled in the oven. YUM! It’s amazing how much a little jalapeño does for a sandwich.
And lastly, grapefruit – 9.25 oz worth!
All together for 565 kcal (and worth the wait!):
Since the fries took a while to cook, we were running late meeting my friend at the mall and didn’t get to enjoy lunch as much as we should have. One of my biggest pet peeves in life is having to rush a meal! So we quickly cleaned up and were out the door for about 2 hours of shopping. I logged an extra 150 kcal for all the walking, which may even be a little conservation since we walked all over the place (again, since my NET is set to “sedentary” anytime I do a big chunk of movement I give myself more room for fuel).
Ann Taylor has a new night of body care and they were BOGO Free so I got the orange blossom and honey suckle. No other purchases.
And since we’re on a roll documenting my life, the husband whipped out the camera while he was holding my purse in front of LOFT
We got home around 4:30 and I had a cup of Candy Cane tea. I didn’t really need a snack because of the late lunch, but I might nibble on something before dinner.
Now I’m researching recipes for dinner (we have the base but need ideas for a sauce that uses half and half but isn’t too caloric). In just a few minutes we’ll break out last night’s wine!