Again, I feel so. much. better. when I actually stick to my planned eating. This also means I am actually looking forward to stepping on the scale tomorrow and I can honestly say I'm ready to see anything it offers up. Well, maybe not a 22.4 pound gain, but pretty much anything else. Hopefully no one else has stepped on it since I reset it ;)
The other day I started craving a chocolate milkshake. Bad. Like really, really craving it to the point where I just made up my mind I was going to drive to McDonald's and get one. Very odd for me as I generally just don't drink calories: I take my coffee black, my tea unsweetened or with a tiny bit of Splenda, I mostly drink water, etc. I had to get gas in the car so I had to go out at lunch. Danger Will Robinson! Off I went to get the gas and decided to go into the grocery store right by the gas station to grab bananas and garlic and lettuce. When I got done, I was going to McDonald's for sure. As I started to leave I realized this store has a Starbucks in it. Don't buy much coffee or anything like that either but I walked over and looked at the menu and they had a Light Mocha Frappucino. I decided it probably had less calories than a milkshake so I bought the small one with no whipped cream (or Tall Frap, No Whip as they insisted on calling it). It was so yummy and completely satisfied the craving. Got back to the office to look up nutrition: 580 calories for a small chocolate milkshake, 110 for my small frap, no whip - SCORE!
One of my coworkers has a few chickens and gets so many eggs that he brings them in to give away. I was the lucky recipient of the last carton. Should have taken a photo of the whole carton because he has three different types of chickens and the eggs are three different colors. I did take a photo of this one because A. the shell is green! and Z. it was huge!
I used it to make this breakfast pizza: Approximately an ounce (maybe two?) of my homemade pizza dough, 1 T homemade sundried tomato pesto, 1 oz. part skim mozzarella, 2 slices nitrate free uncured Applewood smoked bacon crumbled up and of course, Mr. Green up there. Goodness this was just a spectacular breakfast. More than I'd normally eat but I had it Wednesday morning by which time I'd done 10 miles of running and 2 Muay Thai classes in 48 hours. I feel so much better if I have a bigger breakfast on Wednesdays :)
A couple shots of the patio prior to the picnic for Little Helen started. The organized planning neatnik in me likes how put together and peaceful it all looks:
Ooooh and I love those food tent thingys on the table up there. They keep all the bugs away from the food. I got them for just a dollar and they actually fold down like an umbrella for storage.