I don't mind saying that I am having a great week this week. My caloric intake has been within bounds every day. However, my activity has not been so good. I feel like my flu is still sapping my energy, even though I am back to work. I feel drained and exhausted.
Historically my big down fall has been week ends. In an effort to bolster myself up for the week end, I have been reading articles about keeping my week end in check. I got some fun ideas for activity and food. It is supposed to be warm this week end.
My own idea: I need to ride my horse this week end. Next week end I am signed up for an educational opportunity with my horse. While she is well trained and I don't anticipate that she will be any problem from the lack of riding, we still need to get together and do some work in preparation for next week. Saturday the farrier is coming over to trim up her hooves, so I need to get on her for a half hour or so, early in the day, before he comes over.
After the farrier is done, I want to snowshoe. One of my physical weaknesses that I must work on is weak quad muscles. This from the Physical Therapist. I need to add something beside the Jazzercise and what she gave me to work on. I think that lifting the snowshoes to walk along will be hard work for quads. I have owned showshoes for a few years and I have rarely used them (Mike was right). I will get them out and cruise around on them while the snow lasts. Assuming the snow won't be all melted by Saturday afternoon.
Saturday night supper I had already been planning to make baked chicken wings. We love to shake the wings with the salt free Mrs. Dash seasonings and then just bake on tin foil lined pans. Initially I did this with olive oil on the wings first but we found that the seasonings stick on the chicken just as well or maybe better without the oil. So Baked wings and Sweet potato oven fries for supper.
Really the problem with getting off course, often comes in during the day on Saturday. I usually go for hours without eating and then I eat wrong or too much, or I don't have a supper plan, or any number of excuses. Then when I finally do sit down to eat it is just not good.
Starting Saturday morning, breakfast is going to be my usual weekday style, starting with packaged egg whites, add veggies like mushrooms and spinach and make a low fat cheese omelet of that. Those packaged egg whites are a life saving miracle.
Lunch on Saturday! I plan to try something I saw a picture of. A mock sub sandwich, where the "bun" is a split and seeded cucumber. Add lean luncheon meat and some cheese and sliced up scallions. Saturday is a great day to give this potentially sloppy, messy deal a chance. Adventures in food prep!
Sunday: I am not sure what will be made but I will stick to a home cooked breakfast. We will be having our Grandson overnight and it will be fun to make a breakfast with him in mind. He is 6 years old. I will ask him what would be his favorite thing for breakfast.
Sunday afternoon, I plan to take our little dog to a dog park near our house. I need to purchase a 2016 dog park pass online, in case a warden is there checking if we have paid for 2016. I never got there all last year and it is great fun and a long walk.
I have a back-up plan. If either of the two foot activities don't pan out, I am off to the mall to mall walk.
At the end of the week end, I see Mike and I moving chairs over to the fireplace and relaxing with music and no TV.
Make mine caffeine free Chai Tea brewed in sugar free Almond milk!
Be Well My Friends,
For The Love Of health!