Not sure I mentioned this before, but Mr. D bought me a new blender called the Ninja for Christmas. Well, sorta for Christmas. I wouldn't let him wrap it and put it under the tree because I don't want him getting in the habit of buying me cooking utensils or cleaning supplies for Christmas, heh. He's made iced coffee with it a few times, but today we made our first fruit smoothies. 3 cups strawberries, 1 large banana, 1 1/2 cups fat free yogurt, and a few packets of sweetener made 3 smoothies. We didn't really have a recipe, just threw stuff in there until it tasted right. The best part- Chris actually liked it! He's such a picky eater, especially over fruits (he doesn't like anything but bananas for the most part), so a smoothie pumping him full of over 2 servings of fruit has me smiling. We have peaches, strawberries, mixed berries, a pomegranate, and bananas- so if anyone has any really good suggestions on what to mix it with, I'd really appreciate it!
On the exercise front.. Oh boy. I tried again this morning using My Shape for Kinect and lasted about 20 minutes before all of the moving around sent me running for the bathroom. The congestion and cough is almost completely gone, but I'm still having weird stomach issues of the gross kind. If the nausea isn't gone by tomorrow morning, I may have to skip Zumba class, assuming it isn't cancelled for the BLIZZARD already!
On the eating front, things have been okay. I swear, if Chris hadn't been home, it probably would have been worse. I made that pot of homemade chicken noodle soup (mine comes to about 230 calories per 2 cups) because he needed it too, and I've eaten off that quite a bit. Last night I made a bad call and skipped dinner, getting a small snack instead. By the time Mr. D was home and ready for dinner, I was starving too, so ended up eating at about 9 with him- way past my 7pm time limit I'm aiming for. I ended the day with 1269 calories, almost 100 oz of water, and several cups of coffee (which helped with the junk in my chest). Not awful, but I need to do better with my night time eating. I seem to go through phases when it's tougher. And now that I've typed that, I'm wondering if it's coinciding with my TOM, since that's due at the end of this week. Hmm. Anyone else snack more around theirs? I don't use mine as a free pass to eat whatever I'm craving, and have even seen losses afterwards, but it is harder to stay on track.