Sad Day

At the dentist’s office this morning I had to face a very depressing fact: If I didn’t want to visit the office every few months to get my #31 crown repaired/replaced, I’d have to give up Kashi Go Lean Crunch and super chewy protein bars forever.

No hard crunchy stuff like GLC, granola, or similar stuff, and nothing that mimics Super Polident–like the denser homemade bars I make. The former weakens and could shatter the crown, and the latter could loosen it completely from the tooth underneath. :bite:

The same crown that I chipped a few months ago on some lovely Go Lean Crunch actually lifted off completely two nights ago while I was munching on a sticky cran raisin bar. I popped it back on temporarily, but I had to go back in this morning to have it temporarily cemented back on until a new impression and crown could be made. Unfortunately, even MORE of the porcelain eroded off the metal base yesterday during a normal meal, so I have very interesting looking Terminator cyborg tooth at the moment with about 33% of the gold showing through the outer porcelain shell.

So, so sad I am.

Maybe it’s a good thing in the long run. GLC is way too addictive for me anyway, and now I have a legitimate reason for not having it. Also, there are other bar recipes that are lower in Superglue factor. Having to eat the regular Kashi Crispy bars or the Rice Crispy bars instead of the denser protein bars isn’t such a bad prospect.

Five more days until I have a day off. That will only be my second day off in May. Yes, I’m working on Memorial Day. Weekends really have no meaning for me anymore. Nowadays, I am pleased if I do not have to work until 11:30 pm like I did last night. Anyone who tries to punk out of exercise or preparing healthy meals by claiming they have no time ought to try out my work schedule sometime.

Excuse me now. I have to dash home and get some cardio done during lunch since this morning’s appointment nixed my usual morning workout.

5/25/05 P&P Challenge Report

Consecutive Perfect Days = 2 :prop:
Total Perfect Days = 24/62

– 1580 calories eaten / -764 deficit
– 44.7% carb, 35.1% protein, 20.6% fat
– No unauthorized meals
– All supplements taken
– 17 cups water
– All planned workouts performed

Weekly Weigh-In: 135.8 lbs on 5/21/05 (Start weight on 5/1/05: 135.4)

Nutrition: 1400-1500 calorie low zig zag day

1: Caramel Apple Luna bar, 1/2 scoop whey protein
2: 3×1 spinach omelette, 1 c. puffed millet, 2 T. raisins
3: Strawberry banana yogurt protein shake
4: 2.5 oz. tuna, 4 oz. plain yogurt, 3 c. Romaine/spinach salad, 1/2 banana
5: 1/2 turkey breast sandwich on rye, 1 c. mixed fresh fruit, 1 c. broccoli
6: 3×1 spinach omelette, 1/3 c. (dry) oatmeal

Total: 1453 calories, 50.4% carb, 38.0% protein, 14.2% fat

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil
Water: 16 cups minimum

12:00 PM Cardio (45 minutes)
10:30 PM P90X Back/Bi/Abs (80 minutes)

The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing. Back in the saddle again!

Brownie Points:
1. Made it to dental appointment in time despite horrible I-4 traffic.

Short-term Goals:
1. Create P90X HanDbase module.
2. Organize Oasis 18 prints.
3. Cook more rice and roast chicken.
4. Pick up 20lb bag of Nutro Max cat food for the boys. ($21.99 for 20 lbs at Petco.)
5. Finish Handbase tutorials 5 and 6.

3 thoughts on “Sad Day

  1. I find, for me, that I’m much more likely to get all my workouts in, food prepared, no snacking–when I’m super stressed and crunched for time. If I have absolutely nothing to do, however, somehow I’ll end up wandering into my kitchen or lounging in front of the TV and taking summer-day naps.

    Oh, the irony! There’s just no time to be lazy when you’re under pressure to get things done, haha.

  2. Awww Maggie…. sure you can’t find a way around it? (Only chew on one side?) :whistle:

    Hey, I posted those duckling pics you wanted on my blog. That’d cheer you up – and NO EATING THEM! (I’ll send you one of the roosters if you are really in the mood to cook…. :twisted:)

  3. So you are saying that time-wasting behavior expands to fill whatever extra leisure time is available? That’s a bit like the “I got a raise, but I still can’t save any money” syndrome that most Americans have: upgrade in income = upgrade in lifestyle = no net change in savings.

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