cautiously optimistic

Because I am all about full discloser here at Dimples Does It I am going to fully admit that after linking to the Old Navy loungewear in my post yesterday I got lured in and purchased a bunch of it.  I'm not proud of my spend but I did need to replace my stuff as it is all size large and I am now a small.  Plus everything was on sale and I had a gift card and a coupon code, so there.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed it delivers before our vacation because I don't have much in the way of summer clothes for use outside of work.  I'm not sure my poly blend capri pants will hold up so well on the mountain, lol.  Carol says there are great outlets by the house out there but going away without clothing for most scenarios makes me nervous.

Ok, now that I got that out of the way...Wednesday wasn't terribly exciting.  I had some cantaloupe and a granola bar (296 calories) for breakfast since we are running low on a lot of my staples but trying not to buy much since we'll only have about a week and a half to eat everything before we go out of town.  My lunch was the same as usual, peanut butter & jelly, a babybel mini and an apple (395 calories).  I spent most of the day trying to decide if I should go to step or not.  My foot was feeling a lot better then on Tuesday, I'm thinking mostly due to my wearing high heels to work.  I was cautiously optimistic but decided to skip the class because all that bouncing on the balls of my feet would probably due more harm then good. 

Since I wasn't working out I figured it would be best to wage war on my house.  I started by attacking my newest farm basket.  I sliced up cantaloupe & watermelon, tossed a few items that had gone bad from the basket before into the marsh then jammed it all into the fridge.  We're going to be eating a lot of fruits and veggies if there's any hope of knocking all this stuff out before the trip.
Next I started on the Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet (439 calories).  You may notice that my calorie count and hers are a little different, the biggest change was that I added some broccoli to mine and subbed almond milk for the skim which saved me some calories!  While the sauce was simmering I ran the dishwasher, vacuumed and cleaned up the downstairs, you should have seen the cat hair tumbleweeds blowing around!  It felt really nice to have accomplished something instead of just sitting on the couch.  Although it was almost 7pm by the time I ate and I hate that feeling that my night is already almost over.
Joe came home shortly thereafter and we decided to walk for ice cream with Nicole & Jack.  I was nervous about my foot and it was a sore when I first put my sneaker on.  I came very close to bailing and suggesting we just drive over but my determination for steps took over and I powered through.  Jack fell asleep on the way and Joe decided to try to wake him up...with a megaphone...
I had the cappuccino crunch cone again (220 calories).
My bottomless pit of a boyfriend has two chilly cheese dogs (Wednesday is $1 dog night) and a medium chocolate peanut butter malt.  Seriously, I would kill for his metabolism.
Jack slept the whole time we were there & all the way home.
I was pretty excited because my foot really didn't bother me the entire 1.4 mile walk back!  I'm still trying to take it easy because it would really be terrible to hurt it worse and not be able to run the 5 mile race plus I can't even imagine what vacation will be like if I can't walk/run/hike.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed it gets better each day and my next week this is just a memory.
1. 15 Spend Free Days:  4 days total. 

2. At least 20 days with a 750+ calorie burn:  Breakfast: 296 caloriesLunch: 395 calories + Dinner: 439 calories + Snacks: 220 calories = 2344 burned - 1350 eaten = -994 total burned, 8 days total.

3. Complete 1250 fitness minutes: 238 total.

4. Walk at least 11,000 steps for 25 days:  12351 steps.  9 days total. 

5. At least 20 days with 30 minutes of house work:  5 days total.

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