Time has flown by today! It’s already 9.37pm as I write this, and I have only just started cooking dinner…which is not good! I haven’t really done much of anything either really – apart from getting held hostage by my niece and nephew who wouldn’t let me leave until they had gone to bed. I then stayed chatting with my sister and time has escaped me.
It hasn’t been a bad day at all. I managed another whole hour without rest breaks on the treadmill this morning…although the heat today was a killer…I have felt like a piece of limp lettuce all day!
I have come to the conclusion – or rather just admitted it to myself, as I have kind of known this would be the case! – that I will always have issues with food. This dawned on me as I was watching episodes of ‘Man v Food’. Admittedly it is not really the best show for someone with food issues like mine to watch, but lure of food porn was just too great today. I know that I have spoken about ‘Man v Food’ before, but it is just too good not to come back to…a bit like that ex-boyfriend that you can’t resist…although my only ex prefers men now, so that would never happen!
Firstly, there is the shows host – Adam Richman.
He is quite a cutie really. Those lovely dark eyes that glaze over when he tastes something amazing make me smile; probably an empathy smile. A true lover and connoisseur of food – and not at times the good variety of food – I kind of like that he just goes and tries everything that I would love too! And I have to admit something here…his shows are one of the reasons that I don’t want weight loss surgery…as I want to travel across America one day and try some of the stuff he has! Eek – I probably shouldn’t admit that…obviously, I doubt that I would ever be able to eat the quantity, and my tastes may well change, yet when I saw him tucking into a burger today I was tempted to get on Expedia and start planning my trip!
He actually said something that made me want to eat the television screen. He was about to try a Monte Cristo hotdog sandwich – which, from memory, was a white bread roll with strawberry jam, topped with two hotdog sausages with melted cheese on top. The words that got to me were, “The cheese is so melted that it’s like a creamy blanket.” A creamy blanket of cheese…yummy!
The next culinary delight was the Italian beef sandwich…and it looked immense. Cured beef, thinly sliced, topped with a mixture of celery spiced pickle stuff and sweet peppers…dipped in the meat juices.
I apologise – I know that some of you read this blog for inspiration…and I am just not at all helping tonight! But these situations I face, or get myself into, such as watching stupid bloody programmes designed to tantalise my taste buds, mean that I struggle a bit – albeit a self-induced struggle. And this blog is to share the day to day of my life…and today was a ‘Man v Food’ day!
The next food item was something ominously named ‘The TripleThreat’. A sandwich with a layer of applewood smoked bacon, followed by a layer of pulled pork, topped with grilled ham (it looked like gammon to me). I don’t actually know if I could face this. The old me thought, “I could give it a go!”, but the me that is trying to emerge thought, “How could anyone eat that amount of meat?”. Given that I have switched to four veggie days a week on average, this might be a step too far…even for the old me!
Apart from the ‘Man v Food’ issues, it has been a good day. I managed that hour on the treadmill, followed by my weights, and then headed off to the horses and to the shops. We stocked up on supplies for tomorrow’s family BBQ, along with some stuff for dinner tonight. It was then home for a bit, before I headed off to babysit. Tonight I am catching up with NCIS and will probably have an annoying sweaty non-sleep night. I don’t like complaining about nice weather…but I really do hate it. I often feel as if I am swelling up…my legs feel all tight and sore…give me a crisp autumn day over this anytime!
Breakfast: HiFi bar (1 x HEB) and a banana.
Not exactly ‘Man v Food’ standards, but gorgeous nonetheless. Breakfast was a bit decadent…chocolate deluxe or something it is called…a bit sweet for me, but as I have a box, they will be eaten due to ‘project budget’! Lunch was courtesy of a freezer discovery the other day – seafood sticks. These were partnered with a nice salad and lovely Ryvitas. Dinner again was thanks to the freezer – turkey mince fried off with red onion, spinach, peppers, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, Cajun spice and garlic. This went with the courgettes I had in the fridge. There was a little too much, but I ate it as my TV viewing had skewed my portion perception tonight!
Exercise: 1 x 60 minute treadmill session and 1 x 15 minute BodyPump / Swiss Ball session.
This weather is a bugger for a fat girl trying to exercise! I am a sweaty madam at the best of times…the results on the scales had better be good this week as I think I sweated at least 3lbs off this morning!
Thank you for reading – and my apologies for putting carnivorous junk food ideas into your mind. As I always say about perving though…you can look, but don’t touch…and don’t look too hard or else you’ll go cross-eyed!
Weight Loss Bitch xxx