(amazing moonlight as seen from our balcony a few days before the moon was full)
Who would have thought that spending a week eating fruit, grilled proteins and salads, 2 servings of bulgur, and two pitta breads would result in a 800 gr gain?! Righto, my period would have something to do with it, don't you think? Or the kilo and a half of grapes that I ate all week as a dessert after dinner?
A challenge is due ladies. Seeing a number in the scales starting with 9 was not too good a feeling you know! Even if I am pretty close to the conclusion that it might be due to water retention from my period, still, it pissed me off.
However, the possitive thing that happened during last week is that I am back at eating healthy and enjoying it too! The bread and ice-cream craves have almost gone away, and the desire to loose weight is strong again. But 91.3?!!! Seriously, I do not think I did anything to deserve this!!! (You really think its the grapes? ;o)
So here I am on this gorgeous Monday morning, with a fine breeze, clear skies, and my beloved temperature of 23 C. At work, taking a bit of time before actually start working! I am feeling extremely energetic and in very high spirits too! And you know why? Because this morning I got up and got in the scales and felt really low. And felt extremelly angry that due to cramps I did not swim or walked on the treadmill during the weekend. Granted, on Sunday afternoon I spent a good 2 hours cleaning the house (actually I let the cleaning lady off her duties last week in an attempt to save some money, I will see how it goes) but this aint a real work out, just a bit of sweat.
So I was determined to do something this morning. But the weather was so gorgeous to walk inside! So I took all my stuff (handbag, lunch, snacks for work) in a back pack, put on my Nike's, and hit the road. I walked 5 k to work, then I took the bus for the remaining of the distance. It took me 42 minutes and I held a fast pace, which did not kill me! I have my last appointment at 5 in our client's office, which is about 6 km from home. I plan on walking home too! The pedometer is broken, but I just ordered one online and it will be delivered on Wednesday!
I got more fish from my brother on Saturday. A whole lot more fish. And a whole lot of fresh produce from the farmers' market on Saturday. So my challenge for this week is the following:
Eat fish for dinner 4/7
Eat no more than 4 tsp of olive oil per day
Cut on the frozen grapes
Walk at least 10.000 steps a day, with a minimum of 40 mins as a morning walk.
If I ever see 9 as a first digit in my scales let me turn to a frog!!!
Have a great week!!!!