Saturday, November 21, 2009
Day 20 - not hungry today....until 10 PM
Friday morning had the requisite oatmeal and raisins. Pretty sure I had an orange and then an apple before the gym.
My trainer did an excellent job of using my body weight against me...and I am still in pain - good pain. Lots of different squats and lunges just using my weight - the challenge is to build up my core, and my legs to compensate for my bad knees. Knees are feeling better with each pound I lose.
After the workout I only really needed an energy bar. I had bought a box of PuerFit bars and they are quite good - but you'll need plenty of water to swallow them down, however they are quite tasty. I'll add the PureFit info at the bottom of this post.
After my Lincoln post it was pointed out that he was vegetarian, as was a slew of other famous people such as Einstein. Another interesting note, and a weird coincidence that I just discovered this morning - According to Wikipedia: In 1994, the annual World Vegan Day was established on November 1st, the day of the Vegan Society's founding.
That Purefit bar set me straight for the remainder of the day - I know I should have had a salad, but was not in the mood. Later when I was home I had some wheat crackers and guacamole. And yes, shamefully, I had a sugar urge and I had a peanut chew bar. I was too tired to make anything, and not really in the mood for a salad, or vegan meat. I went out late last night and though I was not tempted by the urges to eat and drink with my friends I still feel like the kid on the outside looking in.
Very happy that this desire for "regular" food and booze is not overwhelming, but even though I feel better, I am not 100% myself in enjoying the new lifestyle - it is not miserable, mind you, by I am very aware of the sacrifice instead of ignoring it and welcoming the new habits.
I must say that there were a few double-takes as I ordered my seltzer at my regular haunts such as Bar Coastal, Doc Watson's, and P.J. Clarke's.
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