I had a lie in this morning - didn't get up till about 6:15 am! I know! Shocking!
I had a frustrating and annoying weight in (see below...) so I decided to cheer myself up by doing a yoga dvd - for beginners, as I don't ever seem to do enough yoga to get better at it. The problem is that although I enjoy doing it (except downward dog - don't get me started!) and feel relaxed and invigorated afterwards (even after a sad weigh in) I can't get my head around an exercise that burns about 3 calories an hour! I know there is more to health and fitness than calories burned, and I know that stretching is good, and flexibility would be nice, and I could probably still do with strengthening my back some more... but I want to sweat, and earn extra calories to eat! I'm trying to get myself into the habit of doing the yoga at least a few times a week in the hope that my brain will catch up with the rest of me and accept that the benefits are worth the work. This is why I've been borrowing a couple of dvds lately. This one was much better than the last! I watched it last night (I always watch through an exercise dvd once before trying to follow it)... kinda. Actually I found the music and the woman's voice so relaxing I fell asleep! But what I saw was similar enough to my own DVD to convince me it was worth a try, and I followed it pretty well, though I can't deny that I'm stiff in all the wrong places . And that of course is why I need to do it more... so as long as my back's OK tomorrow the current plan is to do it again before breakfast. The session lasts about 50 mins including relaxation at the end, and I must admit that it didn't feel like it.
That's all I've done today except housework (grrr), blogging and reading. And cooking and eating of course, that goes without saying.
All bran with a nectarine
Nearly the last portion of the home-made chunky vegetable soup. I didn't customise the soup today. Instead I customised the accompanying grilled veg sandwich by adding a slice of grilled tofu. Still haven't figured out a really good way to cook tofu, but I see it as a challenge. This wasn't it! But I'll keep trying
Pumpkin and black bean burgers (they're very small) with a huge enormous great big salad!
A protein smoothie, a mango & passionfruit protein bar, a frusli bar and a babybel light cheese. Also some frozen grapes & banana and a maybe a teaspoon of crunchy peanut butter.
Weight today: 10 st 4.6 lbs (146.6 lbs). I'm annoyed about this, I think I did better yesterday than that implies. Which is probably why I had to reduce the calories of dinner by removing the roll I planned to have so that I could fit in the protein bar - I wanted to eat stuff. Lots of stuff. But so far I haven't gone crazy, and I'm within calories for the day. And the ginormous salad has filled me to bursting point, so I don't think I'll have anything else - but you never know If you've got any good vibes to spare please send them my way!