So this morning, not only am I still sick but now "Temptation" is sick also. He woke me up fairly early wanting to go to breakfast and his first suggestion was Winchell's for donuts. My response? "Not just no, but hell no!". I did some menu browsing online and we settled on iHop, I got a spinach, tomato, and mushroom omlette with fresh fruit for 330 calories and a hot mocha coffee. After breakfast we were driving past the mall and I suggested we go inside and do some shopping/walking. "Temptation" was firmly against it until I said "if we go to the mall you can get a Cinnabun". Screeeech as an emergency right-turn was made. I'm so manipulative. Heehee, I love it.
So we get there and nothing is open yet. We're about 20 minutes early so it's mostly mall walkers and employees preparing to open up shop. So I said "Let's walk the mall, by the time we get to the other end and back Cinnabun will be open". Well "Temptation" made it about 20 feet and then decided he would rather just go sit in the food court and wait so I kept walking. I went from one end of the mall to the other and back again in 10 minutes and found "Temptation" still waiting for Cinnabun to open, so I went and did it again. I actually feel a little bit better than I did when we got up this morning and I keep trying to tell "Temptation" that getting his heart rate up and breathing in some fresh air would help him feel better too but he won't listen.
The cinnabun chick was late getting her buns out of the oven so I went and browsed a few stores while "Temptation" sat and waited, and waited. I'm not counting the browsing on calories because it was just mostly standing and looking but the 20 minutes of solid mall walking was half decent. I feel very proud and clever for using "Temptation's" sweet-tooth to my healthy advantage though. I think later I'll go walking some more outside and get some more fresh air.
p.s. Fell asleep, when I woke up it was too dark to go out walking so I jumped on the stationary bike I got my dad for Christmas (shhh it's a surprise). First I went on LiveStrong.com to see how long I would need to ride to finish off my 300 cals. At 18.2 rpm it said approx 6 min so I forced myself to go at least 18 rpm for 10 full minutes and I gotta tell ya'll ... wowsers! I'ma huffin and puffin right now but my 300 is done. Woot! Ended up going out shopping again, this time actually managed to pick up some Christmas gifts for people but still not counting those calories burned.
6 glasses of water
1 cup of mocha coffee
1 tomato, mushroom, & spinach omlette
1 cup mixed fruit
15 Sun Chips
1 V8 Fusion
1 Everything bagel
4 Tbsps salsa
1 cup hot broth with cayenne and lemon
6 inch chicken breast sub, no cheese, light mayo
>>3 tomato slices
>>1 oz black olives
>>3 cucumber slices
1 vitamin C tablet (5 calories)
1 Hershey's 100 calorie snack bar
Daily Caloric Intake: 1,489
20 minutes mall walking
10 minutes vigorous cycling
Daily Caloric Burn: 353