I felt terrible after riding home last night. I felt weak and sick. I partly blamed it on the cold, and partly on catching a cold. I almost called into work today, but it was important for me to be there, so I pulled myself out of bed, and drove to work.
As the day went on, I felt much better and wished I had ridden to work. I think my “cheap eats” post from earlier this week explains the real problem. I wasn’t eating much, and I rode to work two days in a row. I needed more energy than that.
I basically blew my goal to not buy food until Friday. I bought a candy bar yesterday, and after work today, I rode my bike to the grocery store and bought a few necessary items.
- Bananas! I need the potassium when I exercise.
- Yogurt. Calcium, and one of my “comfort foods”
- Cereal… I was running low
- Milk, for the cereal
- Orange juice. Helps the immune system.
- Lunch meat. Not necessarily a healthy food, but something to stuff between to pieces of bread.
That’s all I bought. It came to about $15.00, and easily fit on my bike. I still ate beans for dinner, but I also had a banana, orange juice, and yogurt.
My limited diet this week and the two days of riding did help my weight. I weighed-in at 212.8 lbs. I first got to 215 lbs on the first of the month, and was unable to get below it, until today. It’ll probably be up tomorrow, but that’s okay. Overall it’s still trending downward.