Monday, October 1, 2012

Post Chicago Blues

I had a wonderful time in Chicago!!  Even if I was sick the whole time.  It is amazing how a little rum can make you feel like you AREN'T sick...well, at least temporarily.  Now I'm home and my goal for the week is simply to get through it so I can sleep all weekend.  :-)  I am better today, but I'm still quite congested, tired and a bit achy.  But there is no question that I'm much, much better.

I think I'm going to wait and post about Chicago tomorrow.  Today I have a few other things to thing about...

I actually lost a pound in September.  That is far from my goal, but seeing as I was on vacation two weekends in a row, I'm going to take it. 

My goals for October are going to be behavioral.  Hopefully if I follow them, I will have success on the scale!  This is the plan for this week:
  1. Food - follow the Fresh Diet (more on that below) every single day.  I will give myself a one meal off just in case I need it, but I have no work lunches and no night/weekend plans, so there isn't any reason that I can't start this first week off right.
  2. Work out - this week I need to focus on getting better.  I plan to walk at lunch with Godmother on Wednesday, but that is the only thing set in stone.  If I feel much, much better at the end of the week, I will go to CrossFit, but I'm going to play that by ear.  This infection knocked me on my ass and I need to make sure I kick it.
  3. Water - Drink 100 ounces of water (plain water) each day.
  4. Organizing - Now that my vacations are over, it is time to get back to organizing.  Today's goal will be to go through all of the clothes in the spare room to sort (keep, donate, trash).  By the end of the week, I would like to have the spare room completely ready for my dad to bring the shelves.  (That isn't happening until Thanksgiving, but no need to wait.)  If there is more time, I would like to get started something new.  I think I will start with the kitchen.
As I mentioned before, today is the first day of my Fresh Diet.  Today's Menu:

Breakfast
Southwestern Style Scrambled Eggs with Fire Roasted Corn,
Fresh Salsa, Bell Peppers, Pepper-Jack Cheese & Nine Grain Toast

Lunch
Chia and Pink Peppercorn Crusted Salmon with Minted Balsamic Glaze
With Creamy Parmesan, Parsnip and Potato Mash and Exotic Mushroom Ragout

Afternoon Snack
Cherry Vanilla Cheesecake

Dinner
Asian Style Chicken Salad with Baby Bok Choy, Watercress,
Alfalfa Sprouts, Water Chestnuts, 7 Sesame Soy Dressing

Dessert
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with Creamy Vanilla Ricotta Cheese

The servings are small (as they should be since they are "right-sized" for individual servings and not what a typical restaurant might have).  I'm hoping that they will have a lot of flavor, but I guess I will be able to let you know tomorrow!!

I'm committed to doing this for one month whether I like it or not.  I think after a week, I will know how I feel about it.

Have a great week!

HUGS!

4 comments:

Jen said...

Aww...I hope you feel better. It was so great seeing you again, and for being as sick as you were, you were quite a trooper!
Good luck on the fresh diet. You can do it. :)

FitBy40 said...

Feel better! I hope now that you're home and things should be calming down for you that your body will thank you by starting to feel well.
And oh how I wish I had someone delivering prepared food to my door every day! I need to marry Oprah!

Sarah said...

Glad you had a good time despite the poorliness. Get well soon and enjoy the fresh diet. It sounds yummy to me. xx

MandaPanda said...

I hope you feel better!

The food sounds pretty good. Definitely let us know how it is!