Saturday, July 6, 2013

Weigh In & An Avocado Miracle

Today was my weekly weigh in and I was not completely disappointed.  I did not gain any weigh this week, but I didn’t lose either.  But, like I said yesterday, as long as that was the “worst” thing that happened, I’m okay with that result.  So, another week at 172.2.  I know it was due to the indulgence that was the 4th of July.  Since I won’t have that kind of indulgence next week before I weigh in (next week’s weigh in will be on Friday, however, because I’ll be out of town on Saturday), I’m hoping to see at least a 1 pound loss next weekso long as I’m able to keep up my workouts like I did this week.  And I see no reason I can’t do that.  I have no overtime scheduled, so all my mornings before work are free for exercise.

Last night, I tried something with my dinner that I’ve been meaning to try for a couple weeks now, but just never got around to buying the avocados to do it.  My dinner rotates between a 1/3 pound grilled turkey burger patty with ketchup and a 4 oz baked salmon filet.  While I can’t remember exactly what prompted the idea to change the ketchup to avocado, I’ve been wanting to try it now for about a week and a half to two weeks now.  Well, yesterday I finally bought a couple avocados.  When I got home from work last night, I grilled the turkey burger patty on my panini press, then lightly salted it with low sodium salt.  I cut the avocado in half and mashed one half of it to spread on the patty.  I then ate it.  OMG!  Turkey burger heaven!  It’s like a million times better tasting than it is with ketchup.  Sure it’s a little pricier to buy avocados to do this with, but really, it’s not like avocados are $2 each.  Right now they’re 2 for $1.  For the much better taste (and it’s healthier because ketchup is chock full of sugar and preservatives), I’m willing to fork out the slightly additional cost.

I like how the turkey burger just happened to be situated on the butterfly so it looks like it has wings.  Hahahaha!

Frankly, I don’t know why I would ever go back to eating beef burger patties.  Turkey burger patties taste just as good and they’re so much healthier for you because they don’t have as much saturated fat in them.  Anyway, I rarely eat red meat anymore.  I might eat a steak or cheeseburger in a restaurant once a month or every other month, but that’s it really.  Mostly, I’m poultry and fish for my meats.   

While browsing my Facebook wall this morning, one of the fitness related pages I follow had posted a challenge picture for push-ups.  I’ve been wanting to add push-ups and pull-ups to my mornings on most, if not all, days.  I have a pull-up bar in my bedroom doorway, so I really have no excuse to NOT do themand push-upsall you need is a floor and I definitely have one of those.  So, maybe I’ll start doing these every morning.  Who’s with me?
Oh and I’ll have to do these push-ups on my knees as I can only do 4 or 5 “real” push-ups.  I remember when I was in the Army (16 years agough) and could easily do 50.  Someday I’ll work my way back up to that number.

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