Friday, March 20, 2015
The Real Amazing Race
After travelling through 2 countries, 2 provinces, 9 states, we are home in Hudson FL. We went from -10 C. (14 F.) and snowy to 32 C. (89 F.) and sunny. We had 8 meals on the road and NO unhealthy snacks and NO wine.
For breakfast we faced to a detour, we had the choice between: eggs, bacon, sausage, pancake, cinnamon rolls; or cereal, yogurt and a banana. We picked the latter one; it was quick, healthy and tasty.
For lunch, we went to Subway. We ordered 1 foot long ham sub with tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers, NO cheese. We split the sub.
For supper, we went to our favourite hamburger place: Five Guys. We ordered a little burger each (we just didn’t feel like splitting it) and ONE order of small fries. As suggested by Martha the previous day, I had checked the nutrition value on the internet: Beef patties: 220 Cal., the buns 260 Cal., the fries 526 Cal. So we each ate about 650 Cal. I know the math seems off but we didn’t eat all the fries. I could have stayed away from the buns but it didn’t mater, my calorie intake for the day was low.
This is not my weighing day but I looked for the damage on my scale this morning and I lost weight! I’m winning the amazing weight race! I’m not reporting my weight before the 29th but I’m exceeding my goal. I was anxious about our trip down but with a little planning, AND sticking to the plan, there was no dent to our new lifestyle.
Enough with the good news, I have the regret to inform you, I slipped to number 2!
Yesterday I was keeping an eye on Andersontam who was the second on this international-challenge-from-hell. You know what happened? Number 4 Elieocks stepped over 26,000 times in the day and overtook us all. I am not giving up, I will step it up today, but if any of you know about a “hit man” that is not too expensive, drop me a line anonymously. : )
Today we have to take one more trip as we have returned to our home which is mostly empty of fresh food, so a trip to the store is in the agenda. I also have about 100 emails to read, comments to comment on, 3 days of your blogs to read and comment. Couple of games of solitaire to play (so to keep my mind sharp), 150 recorded TV show to watch, however, we won’t watch them all today because I have to step outside 25,000 or more times.
Can’t wait to read you all, have a great Friday.