Life sometimes takes over and gets in the way. And the past couple of days work and sleep were more of a priority than blogging and cooking and exercising. What’s the phrase? A lady needs her beauty sleep, right? ;) Please forgive me if I do not post every single day. I started the blog as a hobby and I don’t want it to become something that I feel obligated to do just to please others or to allow it to get in the way of spending time with my husband, Chris, or my family. I do fully appreciate the small readership that I have gained in the past three months and hope to gain more and also that you continue to check back to read new posts.
With saying that, I did begin the blog as a way of tracking my eating habits and exercise, and any other snippets from my days. Therefore, I no longer use www.411fit.com to keep my daily calorie intake and output. On the other hand, I do try to keep a mental estimate in my head more so for breakfast, lunch, and snacks than dinner. I try to take in between 300 to 400 calories for each of breakfast and lunch and no more than 200 calories for snacks, which I generally always have after work and sometimes after dinner. Usually I do not eat a morning snack, but will drink coffee at work with no-calorie sweetener and powdered creamer.
Now that is off my chest, the past two days I was away at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference. I wish I could say that it was out of town and I got to experience some other part of the country, :( but actually it was held in downtown New Orleans at the Convention Center, about 15 miles from where I live. I signed up to be a volunteer when I registered so each afternoon I stood outside of doors giving out presenter handouts, directing people where to sit, and making sure lines were orderly and rooms were cleared.
Me Volunteering—well technically “the greedy triangle” who did not want to be a triangle because his friends didn’t look like him, but I’m handing these out to participants. I have always considered myself to be a somewhat of a triangle actually for two different reasons. One, the shape of my body is somewhat of a triangle shape; more so prior to losing weight because I was smaller on top with wider hips like the “pear” shape. But I think I have balanced out a little bit since exercising. Secondly, there is a personality test where you select one of the following figures that you most identify with. The couple of times I’ve done this I’ve always chosen the triangle—probably because of reason one above, but either way that is the shape that speaks to me most.
Which of the five shapes do you most identify with: square, rectangle, triangle, circle, or zig zag? Don’t think too much into to it, just make a quick choice and leave it in the comment’s section. I will post the meanings tomorrow.
As for my eats the past two days, here is a recap of some of my meals.
Breakfast Friday—Sandwich Thin with Peanut Butter, Banana, Cottage Cheese, Raspberry Preserves and Chai Tea with Milk
Lunch Thursday—Roast Beef Sandwich and a Diet Coke that cost $3.25 just for the drink!
Lunch Friday—Chicken Taco Salad and Diet Dr. Pepper
Dinner Friday—Chili Made with Jarred Pasta Sauce, Zucchini, Mushrooms, Lean Ground Beef according to directions on back of Chili Powder, but instead of sugar I used honey and I add a little ketchup also. With crumbled light babybel round, greek yogurt, and pita chips for dipping. Chris raves over this chili when he eats it and it is so simple.
A few pics from my excursion downtown:
Mardi Gras Float Topper
New Orleans Streetcar Artwork
TV Monitors Outside of Every Door
While eating lunch at the Riverwalk Mall next to the Convention Center I was wishing I was one of the people boarding this cruise ship!
While it is no relaxing cruise, it is the weekend so I am going to relax, exercise, and enjoy! Hope you do as well!