Friday, April 24, 2009
Had (cough) another (cough cough) rough night. I'm feeling worn out and tired.
Listened to the birds in our yard for a while. Each Winter, I forget how much I miss them. A couple of days ago a pair of Black Phoebe chicks perched on one of our windowsills, cheeping away for mama. We love these little birds, and it makes me feel good to know they're nesting nearby.
Weighed in. 231.8 lbs, which is down a half pound from a few days ago. I'm going to start tracking this, to make sure I stay in the safe range of about 1-2 pounds per week.
Took a nap. Aaaaah. Thanks to my wife to taking our son out of the house all morning.
Started a tracking spreadsheet, so I can chart my weight and blood pressure over time.
Took another nap. My body is clearly saying "good thing you took today off."
Today I ate:
For breakfast: an apple and a banana, chopped up and dressed with a few tablespoons of French Vanilla yoghurt, and a couple tablespoons of ground flax seed.
For lunch: leftover risotto, with lemon and asparagus. A small slice of leftover Mountain Mike's pizza (chicken, bacon, pineapple, barbeque sauce...no, really, it's tasty, I swear).
For dinner: a salad of greens, beets, fried chicken pieces, bleu cheese and honey mustard dressing. One of my favorite salads. And...there's plenty for leftovers!
For snacks: six Cadbury mini eggs
By the way, I'm including links to the recipes, not to advertise and advocate for them, but so that I can track the nutritional information about what I'm eating. I'm planning to do this weekly, looking back. I'll compare what I ate to some good guidelines from Andrew Weil's "Eating Well for Optimum Health," then adjust holistically for the coming week (e.g. a little less red meat, a little more vegetables, etc.).