Took my friend Martha out for sushi for her birthday and we were agreeing as to how much we love pickled ginger. In the grocery store tonight, I decided to look for some. They had two kinds: both contained aspartame. I was shocked. Aspartame has been a known migraine trigger for me, so I am on the hunt for pickled ginger that eschews the stuff. I’d rather have the calories than a migraine, thanks all the same.
Now I’ve logged a completed week and this is what I have to report:
Number of pounds to lose this week: 2
Number of pounds lost: 8.2
Number of steps to walk: 30,000
Number of steps walked, run, crawled, staggered, etc: 60,292
Consumed today: 14 pieces sushi, 1 heavenly piece of scallop sashimi. Iced coffee. Leftovers from last night’s Chinese dinner: a few thin slices of sparerib, half a cup of Hong Kong noodle, shrimp and scrambled egg and those weird delicious spinach-pepper-spicy greens. Plus a rice cake, two tiny pieces of cheese from the cheese counter (the size of pencil erasers, I tell you) and two cups of watermelon.
I walked 7,724 steps today– not quite three miles and a mile and quarter of that was on the treadmill at 3 mph and a tenth of a mile was at a run. It’s all baby steps.
I feel cheerful.