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Back in the Rainbow Saddle

Morning's effort to eat righter--meaning, hard push to get in the veg, not just a meandering, "Wellll... I guess I'll have a saaalad....."--led to semi-disaster.

Chard was slightly aged (well, poorly preserved, more like; it needed crisping up), and I had kidney beans, not black beans, on hand.

It wasn't a total disaster--the multi-colored peppers and the egg weren't enough to save it, but there was a container of salsa roja and a thumb of Irish cheddar who kept me from kicking the chard out completely.

If I just hadn't slept through the gym alarm, all would be grand. As it is, I took the extra time to prep dinner, prep the next two breakfasts, and prep a good lunch. Plus coffee. For which I've switched to soy creamer.

Now, for some strawberries.

PS, exercising "most days" instead of "I'll try for 3 days" is working out quite well. I haven't gone fewer than 5 days a week since I started. No movement on the scale beyond an initial 5 lbs, but I figure I had a lot of fat that needed conversion to muscle before it could start doing whatever it is that muscle does. The goal wasn't for the scale, though; the goal was for feeling great. And THAT is happening.


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Mar. 26th, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
I'm like that too--I lose a bit of weight and then stick for a while. But even 5 is a good thing ;o) Congrats!
Mar. 26th, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
Whenever I change or up my exercise, I tend to gain weight, at least for a little while. I suspect it has to do with increased water retention, mostly, so I don't fuss about it.
Mar. 26th, 2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
Exercising every day is definitely easier than exercising three days or every other day. I wish I could find a schedule that would let me do it, but it's impossible. All of my healthy and careful eating for over a month has let me lose one pound. So frustrating.
Mar. 27th, 2012 12:41 am (UTC)
Go team you!

Speaking as somebody who is making much the same journey, I found that measuring my body was a better indicator of muscle gains than weight loss. YMMV, etc.


Here's to gaining health, eh?
Mar. 27th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
Doing just about anything every day or almost every day is easier than three times a week or every other day or whatever. I read some article about this recently, and I know it's true for me.

Raw chard or cooked? I don't think I've ever had it raw, but cooked doesn't sound like a salad.
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