Up early today, so I thought I’d post early rather than waiting until after my Weight Watchers meeting. Only problem with that is, no report on my weigh-in until tomorrow.
I’m almost glad about that because I realized an error in my ways. I was enjoying my “grilled” veggies so much this week, I forgot one thing. I was adding a little sea salt as I grilled them. I rarely add salt to food and this week probably wasn’t the time to start. Salt tends to make you hold fluids. With all of this heat and humidity, my little body is probably doing a fine job of that all on its own!
I remember having that discussion with my WW members when I was still leading my meetings. We tend to hold fluids when there is a lot of humidity in the air. We don’t really have any control over it.
Ele told me I shouldn’t worry. Since I don’t eat many processed foods, I’m not getting salt that way, so the addition shouldn’t hurt my weight loss efforts. Plus the fact with all of the sweating that comes along with all of this heat, I need to replace the salt I’m losing. We’ll see in a few hours!
I did get myself out to exercise on Friday morning. The walk from the car was so hot that by the time I got on the treadmill, I was already worn out. I did 25 minutes but it was like hitting a wall of heat when I walked into the parking lot…Slam…right in the face! Terrible.
I made a quick trip to the produce stand to replenish my romaine supply along with some eggplant and yellow squash for “grilling” (without salt! Hello Mrs. Dash!)
I had a lovely breakfast when I came home.
Fat free vanilla yogurt topped with the beautiful figs I bought on Tuesday. I also added some Fiber One but I thought the picture would be prettier without it! ;-) First time I’ve used figs that way, but it was delicious!
It was too hot to go out anywhere, so I busied myself with laundry and reading. Good combo!
Later in the afternoon came a text from Ele asking if I wanted to go for coffee. I dreaded the thought of going into the heat, but I had actually been thinking about coffee.
Off we went to Dunkin’ Donuts. I had a rendezvous with my new love interest…
Captain America…who else… I suppose we really should go to see this movie since I’ve had so many of these iced coffees lately! We sat and chatted for a good long while because it was cool and amazingly quiet in there. I resisted the temptation to take a photo of the muffin Ele ate which was Bigger Than My Head! I had my 2 Point iced coffee and was happy!
Ralph decided we should go to the diner for dinner rather than cook. I just ordered the house salad because that was all I really felt like eating. It was just ok, but got me through the evening. I did have popcorn for a snack followed by a Tootsie Pop.
That reminds me, after all the fanfare of the Caramel Tootsie Pops, I forgot to mention that I ate one! I am going to use them sparingly until I find a supply line. The verdict…Well worth the wait! It was delicious! I called Gail in Florida to tell her. I told her I would share them and mail some down to her. She told me I should fly them down in person since she and Alice will still be there until the end of August. I’m thinking about a quick trip down, but it will depend on a lot of things.
That’s my Saturday up until this point which is officially 5:40am! Wish me luck at WW…I’m hoping I’ll hit my goal. If not, I’ll just keep trying which is all I can really ask of myself.
Happy Saturday!! Try to stay cool!!