I slept really well again last night and I woke up at 8:30 this morning. I enjoyed some coffee and a bagel thin with one tablespoon of peanut butter and a tablespoon of jam. I was still hungry after breakfast.
After spending the morning reading and watching MSNBC, I went to the gym. I biked five miles (and read my book) burning 200 calories. Then I did weight and ab work on the mats, fun times! After the strength and toning I ran 1.25 miles just to remind my body what it is like to run. I refused to run this weekend in this disgusting humidity and high temperatures. It would be like torture. All summer long I would run in the hottest temperatures. It was nothing compared to this disgusting humidity. I cannot stand it.
After the gym I stopped by East Side Market. At least it is autumn somewhere! They had cider and candy corn in the produce section. I had a small cup of cider, but skipped the candy corn but they looked really good 🙂
I bought a few things for lunches and dinner tonight while at the market. Once I got home my mom and our friends were already at our house. I quickly looked at the football game (not to be mentioned again, FYI) and quickly put the food away and ran upstairs to take a quick shower and change.
Once I was back downstairs I made myself a turkey sandwich. I had been craving a turkey sandwich for days. So weird, right? Sometimes I get the strangest cravings. This sandwich was amazing.
The sandwich had spinach, red onion, tomato, and melted Swiss (reduced fat) cheese along with Dijon mustard on it. The turkey was a reduced sodium Boar’s Head. So. Good.
During the sporting event I made nachos for our viewing party and other folks snacked on cheese, crackers, olives and vegetables.
Eventually I got to working on the salad that would accompany dinner. It was quite a pretty thing – I’m sad that I forgot to snap a photo of it.
Dinner was steak, that AFM was kind enough to season with his homemade dry rub last weekend – we put them in the freezer until this morning. Everyone at dinner commented multiple times on how amazing the steak seasoning was. I definitely wished that AFM had been around to have dinner with us, too.
Here is what my plate looked like:
A small piece of steak, half of a baked potato with reduced fat sour cream and freshly cut chives and a big serving of salad. It was a great dinner. I sort of feel like I’ve consumed a lot of food today.
Anyhow. Today I finished one book An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin which I really liked. I had a lot of options on my next book – but I decided to start The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta. I bought the book for AFM’s birthday a couple of weeks ago. He finished it a day or two after I gave it to him, and now I have to read it so that we can go out to breakfast or coffee and talk about the book.
Well, I am going to sign off and get back to my book. I hope you all had a great weekend. See you tomorrow!