I. R. Tired.
I cooked, and ate, for the very first time in my life (the eating part), creamed spinach for supper tonight. I'd found a diabetic-friendly recipe for it and wanted to try it as, you know, it's spinach. I love baby spinach in my daily salads so very much but have never liked cooked spinach. Unless it's in a lasagna or something.
If I was stranded on a deserted island with only cooked spinach to eat, let me tell you. I'd just die. No two ways about it. Talk about total NASTY. BLECH!
I had to force myself to swallow on a few bites (only had half a cup, but felt like an ocean full) and kept thinking, 'This tastes like what the icky silvery skin on fish smells like'. It was just awful and so bland! I won't make it that way again. Screw the calories! I'll add more than 2 Tbsp of parmesan and 1/8 tsp pepper. Heck, I even added a couple of pinches of cayenne and couldn't taste it over the fishy spinach.
A few hours after supper I ate a ziploc of popcorn and was so proud of myself for coming in at 1148 calories for the day. Then I ate a weenie. A jalapeno and cheddar weenie (no bun, just the weenie) which is 160 calories. So I got on my exercise bike and biked just under six miles. According to the bike, that was 200 calories. Not sure how accurate that is but I figure I worked my weenie off at least. Hope so anyway.
Does it work like that? Eat a little over and exercise it off?
(will stick my fingers in my ears and yell naaaa naaaaa na naaaaa naaaaa if the answer is no, just saying)
I've been on my feet a LOT today and didn't think 20 minutes on my bike would bother me but boy-howdy, I felt it in my legs before I finished. I still feel it a little. I'm so out of shape! It's probably been around a year, almost (March I think) since I used it. Need to do that daily as it's good for my knee, too. Oh, I picked up a thing of blackberries at the grocer this week and served them with supper tonight. I didn't put anything on mine, just washed them and put them in little serving cups. The kids put sugar on theirs as they weren't sweet enough. I totally didn't think that at all as they tasted sweet enough to me. Maybe because I've been cutting out as much sugar (well, I put two splendas in a glass of tea and one in my coffee) as I can? I haven't had any peanut butter yet, though I did buy a jar of the healthier kind. I was so disappointed in all the sugar I read on practically everything I picked up at the grocery store. Very surprising!
Anyway, I need to get a shower as I worked up a sweat on my bike. And my pillow calleth my name .....