Think I’m back on track. I did my hour of jogging in the pool and then decided I should do at least another ten laps as penance. I ate a huge salad for lunch and dinner and decided to go with salad shrimp as a protein. I marinated them in a teeny bit of olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, splenda, salt, pepper and crushed red peppers but they still seemed to lacking. I kept wishing I had a nice grilled chicken breast instead of shrimp but I ate it anyway. My salad had lots of romaine, water chestnuts, red peppers, a few almond slivers, a bit of shredded asiago, mandarin orange slices, and a teeny bit of chow mein noodles to top it off. I used Paul Newman’s lite ginger sesame dressing. Even though it sounds pretty good, I found it to be somewhat lacking in the satisfaction category.
I weighed in this morning and I’m at 207. Dammit. Gained three pounds from my former low but it’ll come off. Especially since I did an extra 20 laps today as continued penance.
Mom is supposed to finally go home this Friday and she’s counting on me to come and stay with her for a few days. I don’t know what I’m going to do about exercising. I can’t walk and I can’t jog without the pool. She doesn’t have a treadmill or anything like that. Maybe I can find a DVD to take. Guess I could take my bicycle too. I hate to lose my momentum again.
As far as cooking for mom, I’m a pretty decent cook and I’ll fix things that work for me. She shouldn’t feel deprived. I’ll make sure the meals I prepare are healthy and satisfying for her.
And now, I have to run. DH has finally given up on fixing my car (something I’ve never seen him do before) and I have to meet him at the repair shop to drop off my car. He’s been fooling with it for almost a month and it still isn’t running right.