Wow. What a whirlwind week. Let me recap:
Ok, I failed at keeping track of my calories… however, I am losing weight! I think the last time I said my weight was here back on September 10th where I claimed I was 129 again. Ok, realistically I was probably at 129.4 or something. But this morning I was at exactly 129.0 which I haven’t been in a loooonnnngggg time. I hope to get down to 128 this week! Maybe even 127 if I step up my game. I realize that October is upon us and I only have about 5 weeks to get down to my goal of 120. I thought I’d be doing better by now but I seem to be plateauing.
Food-wise, this week has been better than most. I failed at keeping tracking of all my calories (too stressed to care), but I really didn’t have any sweets all week except for last night. And most of my meals consisted of lots of veggies. I made Spaghetti Squash again. Of course adding lots of veggies and more squash to the sauce!
I chopped up fresh veggies and snacked on them with a little ranch.
Daniel made a delicious lemon peppered Swai with Alfredo pasta.
Daniel also made us a stir fry with the Bangkok Peanut Sauce again. Sans chicken this time.
And then in my rush between classes and work, I made these little guys as a snack/lunch. A slice of bread with turkey slices, spinach, feta, and Chipotle Raspberry sauce. Tasty!
Last night, the Grad Student Association for the College of Business Administration was hosting a BBQ potluck for all the grad students. I decided to make Southwest Chipotle Chicken Salad. It turned out really good and everybody was complementing it. I found the recipe on Facebook, a friend had posted the link. I failed to get a picture of it, I was running late as usual. But it was delicious! I followed the recipe pretty close except I used Southwest Chipotle spice instead of taco seasoning and didn’t add any cilantro. I would definitely make it again, but there was a lot of mayo in it. Good thing everybody ate and I didn’t have to worry about bringing any home! Seriously people, it’s a party pleaser.
Oh, and for desserts, one of the girls made delicious chocolate cupcakes with a salted caramel frosting. So good! And then somebody had brought a variety cheesecake so I picked out one of turtle cheesecake slices. I shared both of them with Daniel and actually ended up giving him the bigger halves. Progress. Haha.
Ok, so my workouts this week consisted of running. I went running Sunday for 3.5 miles. And then Tuesday, as I mentioned earlier, I went on a trail run for 4.7 miles. It was so much fun! There were a lot of little hills which made it a little challenging. And the scenery was gorgeous! It might be our new Tuesday tradition. Other than that, I didn’t work out. I can’t believe how time consuming it is to apply for internships and prepare for a Career Fair (which was my first time). I hope it all pays off!
I would have had time last night to blog after the BBQ but Daniel and I wanted to have a nice quiet movie night. After we cleaned of course. Haha. Daniel claims I’m an extrovert now, because the moment we got home I went on a cleaning spree and had so much energy. I have to argue that though, I don’t think it was the group gathering that gave me all the energy, it was the fact that the apartment needed to be cleaned and I finally had the time to do it. I usually like to be alone to recharge my batteries, so to speak.
Are you an extrovert or an introvert?
Today, Daniel and I want to do a lot of out door activities to enjoy the weather before it turns cold. We plan to go mini golfing, running, and possibly hike around the Konza Prairie. Should be a fun day!
What are your Saturday plans?