Hello! Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a great weekend. I was fortunate enough to grab a few free tickets to the symphony through my department.
Unfolding continuously out of the explosive first movement, the middle movement (Lakebed Memories) explores this melody dreamily, conjuring the lakebed in southern Germany where the archaeopteryx fossil was discovered. The work’s final measures transform the soloist fully from dinosaur into bird, with the melody floating high above an orchestra of fluttering textures.
Fri – Stage 3 of the New Rules of Lifting for Women, (full-body strength training) + 40 minutes on the elliptical.
Sat & Sun – Rest.
Fri – Over by 59, macros 36 carb/26 protein/38 fat
Sat – Under by 198, 47/25/28
Sun – Over by 267, 34/29/37
Plan: I had an episode of stressed eating on Sunday night. This is something that I occasionally experience, so I had made a list of activities to distract or relax myself, like journaling or taking a walk. The only problem is that I don’t ever really do them. Maybe I should keep the list in a kitchen drawer? Rubber banded to the peanut butter?
I’ve waxed poetic about my husband’s chili enough that it really deserves its own “omg, chili!” tag. This time it was served over a bed of steamed kale.
2) After seeing Chocolate Covered Katie’s Healthy Eggnog, I was really jonesin’ for it…which is interesting as I have never had eggnog before (a fact that endlessly scandalizes my husband).
I followed her recipe, substituting homemade yogurt for the tofu and omitting the lemon juice (the yogurt is pretty tangy on its own). I think the blended tofu would have swallowed up the flavors more because this was way too salty – I even used kosher salt, which is larger and less salty than regular table salt. Bummer.
3) I went to a holiday party at my husband’s office and ate a bunch of these fun little cakes.
Brain – I wanted to write a bit about how I’ve been learning about makeup, but I forgot to take photos. I will write more later this week!
Body – I had written about resuming calorie counting, since I gained a few pounds above my normal fluctuations. I’ve been regularly eating above my goal, but still lost a pound, which makes me wonder how much I was eating before. I’m also happy to say that my measurements haven’t changed much, which brings me to a public service announcement: Progress isn’t just a number on a scale, especially if you’re doing any strength training. Y’all have heard it before – muscle weighs more than fat.
Because – Still crocheting like a crazy person. When I’ve used up all of our afghan yarn, I’ll post some before and after photos :)
Do you have any tips for reining in stress eating?
ps – Somehow I keep forgetting to mention that I received my acceptance letter for grad school! Hooray!