I’m still trying to get rid of those extra pounds that crept up after my wedding in June. I’ve been going to the gym after work and then eating dinner. That means that by the time I get back, shower and make something to eat, it’s usually after 8pm. And you know what? This really helps with the nighttime snacking issue that I was having when I was eating before the gym. Now, I’m actually full until I go to sleep, so I haven’t been snacking. I’ve also been making an effort to not buy ice cream when I go to the grocery store. I was eating ice cream every single night for a while. Mostly lowfat stuff, which I actually prefer, but still, it was ice cream every night and it was getting out of hand. Unfortunately, I cannot just have it in the house and not eat it, so not having it in the house is going to have to be the answer. Ice cream needs to be a treat, not an every day thing for me.
I tried something new tonight. I’d read that if you freeze tofu and then thaw it out, it has a different consistency. I let it thaw for two days and then cut it up and pressed it under a heavy book for about an hour. Jason made a stir fry with zucchini, onion, red pepper, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots. He used some sort of bottled stir-fry sauce. I added my thawed tofu, which I’d sauteed, to the mix.
Doesn’t the tofu sort of look like bread? Jason said he thought it was bread when he saw it on the counter! It definitely had a different consistency than normal tofu. It was much chewier. I didn’t really like it though. I’ll take my tofu the regular way from now on. Or fried. I know it’s not the healthiest, but fried tofu is good!
I’m running 5 miles tomorrow. It’s suddenly the end of half-marathon training. I’m at the point where a 5-mile run is no big deal. It snuck up on me like that. When I first started this 12-week program, I’d let myself get out of shape and I had a hard time running even 3 miles. Now, 5 is easy. I just really need to keep up with it after the race. I’m still considering the full marathon. I need to make a decision soon.