So a couple important updates.
I have made a new rule. If I drink at least 100 ounces of water, I can have one diet sunkist. There. So I had one last night, cold out of the fridge, a beautiful little can...and I drank that sucker in record time. It was beautiful.
BRUSSELS SPROUTS: Big news kids. They are NOT terrible. Thank you for all the suggestions. I went with Em's suggestion of a Rachel Ray recipe that calls for sauteing them with onions and then boiling them in a cup of chicken broth for 10 minutes (check the comments section from yesterday for the link). Of course, I didnt use the bacon bc Heather doesnt really enjoy bacon (she's not right). I went the boil route bc I like my veggies mushier rather than crispier. It helps me. So out they came. They didnt make the house stink at all, probably bc of the onions and chicken broth. I may have used too much salt...but oh well. Heather loved them. I believe her exact words were "that shit is good babe". I didnt love them like I love broccoli, but I believe I can come to actually like them. They will definitely be added to our veggie rotation.
Along with our Brussels sprouts, we had about 4 ounces of chicken breast and a side of whole wheat cous cous that I mixed with halved grape tomatoes and feta cheese. I really really enjoy cous cous.
I hadnt hopped on the scale since Monday, and Monday is was 178.2...and I wanted to see 175. I don't know WHY people, but that's what I had in my head...because you know when you start working out you instantly feel thinner? Anyways, I saw 177.2. Blah. Fine. So I ran before circuit this morning. 2 miles/26 minutes. Then I circuited for 45 minutes. Total calorie burn of 610 calories. Thank you heart rate monitor. I will take that.
For breakfast I hate half an Atkins bar and drank a cup of milk. For lunch I am having my creamy black bean soup (low in calorie and pretty tasty), and if I get hungry for snack I have an apple and peanut butter or some strawberry applesauce.
I am 33 ounces of water in and plan on getting my 100. For no other reason than I can consume a pop. Ooooh...if I drink 200 ounces can I have 2 pops? I'm ON IT BUDDY!
Happy Thursday. Keep living the dream people.