The scale was not lower this morning. I directly attribute that to eating nuts. I overate cashews last night. I ate a huge handful. They’re so addictive, though! You’re allowed 15 on the South Beach Diet. 15? That’s such a measly little number. So I ate a lot more. And I didn’t feel too happy about it afterwards. From now on, when I buy cashews, I must immediately put them into “individual serving” bags. It’s just way too tempting when they’re all in one big bag. Towards the end I was like, well, I guess I should just finish them off.
I don’t know why I felt the need to snack on them after dinner. Funny how I just complained about not having any exciting dinner ideas left. Fortunately, David is amazing. He made dinner. And he described it as, “his favorite way [he’s] ever made chicken.” I think I might have to agree.
He bought chicken breasts and butterflied them, and laid them on the grill, cut side down. When that side was done cooking, he flipped them and smeared pesto all over the cooked side and laid a tomato slice over the top of it. He let it cook the rest of the way and, right at the end, sprinkled shredded mozzarella cheese over the whole thing and let it melt.
Oh my goodness, it was SO good! I’m on a diet! It almost seems unfair to eat food this delicious.
I had a great workout after work yesterday. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and some weight machines. David was nice enough to start dinner even before I got home. He even did the dishes!! I was thrilled!! I didn’t have the energy to do much else in terms of cleaning after dinner. So I showered and we watched some Scrubs and played Phase 10. It was nice. The past couple of nights we just sat next to each other and did our own thing on our separate computers. It was fun to connect and play a game. Having the porch door open and hearing the trees rustling outside was a nice bonus.
I’m getting very excited about my Arizona trip. I still feel squeemish about using up so many vacation days so early in the year. But Thailand was worth it, and I’m sure Phoenix will be too. I thought about getting a massage there, but it’s just too expensive. Instead, I’m going to treat myself to a mani/pedi here at home before I leave. It’s been a long time, and my hands and feet are wishing for it!