Where did this weekend go? It is Sunday at 5:30 in the evening. We have had a very full day! Instead of the gym this morning, we hiked up Mt. Woodson in the Poway area of San Diego. We hiked up 2,500 feet of elevation in a 2.2 mile distance. Of course, we hiked back down again, as a helicopter transport is not in our budget this year. :-) It was definitely a good exercise session. I got my heart rate up higher than I have ever had it. No, not because of the elevation climb, but because we had just started down the mountain and we heard a distinctive rattle. Yes, it was a live rattlesnake, all coiled up and looking at us! I thought I was going to fly back down the mountain. I didn't know my feet could move that fast. After I stopped shaking, we resolved to walk in the center of the trail, with Allen in front of me....I am not sure I like being that close to "nature"!!!
We had lunch with friends. I had a grilled chicken salad, no dressing, with iced tea. I also had about 2T of a hummus appetizer. So, I stayed on plan. For dinner I am roasting a pan of veges including beets, onions, sweet potatoes and butternut squash. Should be a yummy plate of dinner! Right now, I am snacking on soy crisps. If you haven't found them yet, see if you can find them in your store. The brand is Full Circle. They are Sea Salt Soy Crisps. A serving is 21 crisps. They are round crisps about 1.75 inches in diameter. One serving has 120 calories, 3 grams of unsaturated fat, 8 grams of protein and 15 grams of carbohydrates. The ingredients are soy flour, rice pieces, sunflower oil and sea salt. They are delicious!
I am holding steady at my plateau. I am embracing my plateau as a proving ground for maintenance. I know that when my body is ready, I will shed my final 14!
Desire to incorporate new types of cardio. Dedication to avoiding poisonous snakes on the trail. Discipline to stay on plan while enjoying friends and food!