i have an obsession with super foods. you know, berries, kale, flax…anything with anti-oxidants, omega-3s, fiber, etc…in my mind, eating super foods is like getting extra credit. and you know me. i’d rather get an A+ than an A. recently, i picked up chia seeds at trader joe’s. and whoa nelly is that stuff magical. i’ve been blending it into my smoothies in the morning (with blueberry, greek yogurt, flax seed, and acai) and i am full all the way to lunch. that NEVER happens. except with chia seeds. i suspect i’ll start growing chia pets in my stomach soon.
the meal planning is going really well…except that i think i over bought. i bought a ton of produce and i’m not going through it nearly as fast as i thought i was. mainly because i am not snacking except for an apple in the afternoon. whereas before, i was snacking all the friggin’ time. so i thought i would need to be gnawing on plants all day. and i’m not. i’m pleasantly surprised.
i’ve also gotten my walking miles in. today, though, i have an errand to run at the DMV at lunch. so i think i might try to do some yoga tonight. i feel really wussy to say i think my legs need a break.
yesterday, an old co-worker came in to visit at the office and i was blown away. i had seen her about a month ago and knew she had lost weight. but yesterday she was even smaller. like shockingly smaller. and i thought fuuuuuck! i gotta get my shit together. this woman is old enough to be my mom and she must have lost at least 60 pounds in the last 8 months or so. she used to take the elevator one floor because walking up them hurt her knees. and now she’s smaller than me! talk about motivation!