Tuesday, April 22, 2008

not a monster anymore

last night i went to bed early. for me, that means getting into bed about 10pm and reading until 10:30... then lights out. and i feel great today, too. it's beautiful and sunny outside... my favourite kind of day. :o)

yesterday after work i went down to the gym and did some biking and strength training. i finished reading the black book of hollywood diet secrets. i would recommend it, if you get it from the library. it's cute and there are some good tips, but it's not really worth owning. (it's very light and will probably be outdated in a few years.)

for dinner i made a spinach salad with spinach, a chopped tomato, 5 chopped almonds, a sprinkle of dried blueberries, about a 1/4 cup of fiber one, honey mustard dressing, and spicy thai shrimps. yummo! i really have no problem combining weird flavours and textures, obviously. i also had a baked sweet potato with fat free sour cream.

my big news is that i bought a heart rate monitor. i couldn't help myself. i was going to buy it on ebay, but then i found a real company in BC that sold them for a reasonable price, with free shipping, so i bought it from there. it's called "fact canada." i like buying canadian because a) i like to support my home "peeps" and b) the main reason: the shipping is always less hassle. usually things that ship from the US are ok, but sometimes they take too long and once in awhile there will be a duty issue and i'll have to pay more. i hate paying more... cash on delivery is the pits. i got the polar f4 - in cherry red. ooh la la. now i have to wait for it to come in the mail. that's ok. i love getting mail.

this morning i got up and went down to the gym. i walked for four miles at four miles per hour at an incline of four. four four four (i just realized that now... good thing that isn't unlucky). i also did a quick mile on the bike and some situps. i made a giant caramel iced coffee and it was so delicious and refreshing. i made a giant cup of coffee before going to the gym and then put it in the fridge. it was still warm when i took it out over an hour later (weird!) so i put in some ice and some sugar free caramel syrup. yummo.

tonight is my book club and we are discussing suite francaise. fun! today i'm eating:

fat free apple crumble yogurt with fiber one mixed in (pre work out) (1)

10-15 almonds post work out (i really need to not eat these from the bag... very dangerous) (2)
2 dried apricots post work out (0.5)

giant caramel iced coffee (0)

hot coffee (0)

1/2 banana (1)
oatmeal (2)

yogurt (1)
clementine (0.5)

soup to go (2)
1/2 banana (1)
mini bagel (2)

grapes (1)
yogurt (1)
puffed kamut cereal (1)

dinner: maybe a veggie burger. i know i say this every day but i really love veggie burgers and usually don't end up eating one anyway.


Bi0nicw0man said...

Ooooooh...I can't wait until you get your heart monitor. I want to hear all about it. The stupid machines at the gym don't track me at all (I have the world's crappiest circulation) and when they do, it's always way low.

Vanessa said...

Let us know how the heart rate monitor works out! :)

Mrs Furious said...

I'm excited to hear a report as well. We're similar weights so I'm interested to find out your calorie burn. I might need one.

Sara said...

Can't wait to hear about the heart monitor - I toy with buying one every once in awhile too!

Sara said...

Can't wait to hear about the heart monitor - I toy with buying one every once in awhile too!

ashley said...

I have been wondering about that book! And your salad sounds so. good.!

Jenn said...

I have a HRM and I love it. I bet you will too!!!

Salad sounds really yummy.

Crystal said...

you'll enjoy the heart rate monitor, i have one on my garmin and i love it. it's good to know where you're at when you're working out. that spinich salad sounds so yummy, i may have to try it myself!

Sarah said...

So cool! I bookmarked that site you bought the heart rate monitor from! I need to get one too! Thanks!