"Wouldn't you like some potato chips with lunch?" I asked the Husband, as we waited for the light to turn green.
"Sure." He's such a sweetheart.
"Beer would taste good with potato chips. Shall we get some beer, too?"
"Absolutely!" I made a left into the supermaket parking lot.
"But, can you have chips?" he asked. I was on my second week of the 30-day health-and-fitness challenge.
"Yes, as long as they're not made from flour," I answered, easing the car into a parking spot far away from the door.
"You can't have beer then," he said.
I was momentarily bummed out. And, all this time we'd been driving around town doing errands, I'd been thinking of a gin and tonic. Not that I'm a big cocktail drinker, But, today, I've been desiring an alcoholic drink. Then, my brain cells kicked in. "Alcohol is okay, as long as it's not past 7:30 PM."
"Are you sure? Beer is made from grain."
"Grains are okay. Flours, no. Any kind of flour. Not even gluten-free flours."
Interestingly, the daily exercise rule has been the hardest to do during the first week. I don't think I have ever purposely worked out for at least 60 minutes each day. Tops has been three or four days in a row, ranging from 30 to 50 minutes. When I chose to do the extreme challenge, I didn't think doing an extra 15 minutes of exercise would be as tough as it has been. Ha! But, I did it. I worked through the aches and tiredness. One of the things that kept me going was thinking of the Mama continually pushing herself at 92 years old to work in her garden everyday.
So, I'm giddily proud to say that I pedaled 62.8 miles on my fat pink cruiser bicycle and walked 2.2 miles during the first week of the challenge.
And, yes, I had three hands full of jalapeño potato chips and a bottle of summer ale with lunch today. Yum!
On to week two! Whooo-hooo!
Update: 7/22/2014 -- This is the second time I got the sugar gram wrong. First, I thought it was 28 grams, then 22 grams. I need to get new glasses.