“The man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”
— Henry David Thoreau*
Freedom! I took some liberties this weekend. As usual, I fasted all day on Friday. That evening, I took Mrs. NJ to our favorite Tex-Mex restaurant and indulged in some chips and queso. Later, my entrée (Pollo Ahumado) had a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce on it which had more sugar than I expected.**
Grilled chicken breast, stuffed with Monterrey jack cheese and roasted poblano peppers all wrapped in smoky bacon and topped with our spicy barbecue sauce, even more cheese and roasted jalapeños. Served with
riceMexican zucchini and a fresh salad
It was delicious. Try it if you ever get the chance.
Saturday was my daughter’s birthday party and we had friends over to celebrate. Per my usual habit, I “moderated” some cake, a bit of ice cream, some cookies, some puffed Cheetos, a few Fritos, some diet sodas. Later that night, Carbezuma’s revenge took hold and I sat up for a few hours with heartburn.
On Sunday, I was good and even stayed low-carb at the game eating jerky and sunflower seeds. (Full disclosure: I dipped my jerky into the nacho “cheese” dip twice. Bad NJ, no doughnut!)
Still, despite this Low Carb Lost Weekend, I feel pretty good today and don’t worry that this deviation from the plan will hurt too much. It was the first time since Jan. 1 that I’ve indulged like this and I don’t think it caused too much damage.
Now, back to the plan……
- Sleep would be nice.
- We saw our first snowflakes of the season last night as we walked back to the car after the Stars loss to Los Angeles. Mike Ribeiro, did you take too much cold medicine before the game last night?
- I made my Oopsie recipe again yesterday: this time I used coconut flour instead of almond flour. Not a good idea.*** Switching back in 8, 7, 6 . . . .
- I hope to work our thrice this week. Magic 8-ball said that “Outlook good” so I am optimistic.
Exercise for Today. I’m getting closer to being able to do 12 pull-ups and/or chin-ups. I still need to work on my form, but things are getting better.
|Exercise||Set 1||Set 2||Goal/Notes:|
|Pull Up / Chin Up||12×2|
|Forearm Side Plank||45s|