first ballet.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on May 19, 2011

in Grand Rapids,Weight Loss

The scale this morning took me right back to where I was two weeks ago.

last weigh in: 160.8 | this week: 162.4 | change: +1.6 | overall: -70.6

Disappointing, but life goes on, no?  I just need to try a little harder, eat a little cleaner, move a little more.  It’s not rocket science, this weight loss thing, it’s just a matter of actually doing what I know I need to do.  Sometimes, I’m not so good at that part.  I’ll get there in time.  🙂

This afternoon, I attended a lecture on nutrition, focusing on macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat).  There was a LOT of information and statistics and I couldn’t write fast enough to get most of it, but I was really stoked that the physician giving the lecture highly advocated for a plant based diet!  Yeah!

I grabbed lunch afterwards and it felt only appropriate to get a ginormous salad.  I had tons of spinach and spring mix, topped with a bunch of random stuff like chickpeas, tomato, cucumber, sprouts, an Israeli couscous mix, and lots of other goodies.  Oh, and juicy strawberries!

I had an Odwalla Strawberry C juice on the side.

After work, I ended up scratching my quickie workout because I forgot to incorporate needing time to shower and get ready again if I were to get all sweaty.  I was on a somewhat time crunch and it was going to be tight.

Instead, I had a little time to make a quality dinner:  tempeh tacos!  I shredded a package of tempeh and prepared it with a package of taco seasoning.  I added in a can of diced tomatoes while the seasoning was simmering.  It was all topped off with a Mexican blend cheese, refried beans, and salsa on a spinach tortilla.

With some pepper on the side; they were actually supposed to get diced and go in the tempeh mix but I didn’t remember in time.  Oops!  They work just fine as a side!

I attended my first ballet tonight!  Through one of my young professionals groups, I was able to get a ticket to our local company’s production of Romeo and Juliet for half off!  Since attending a ballet performance was on my 101 in 1001 list already, it worked out perfect!

I really didn’t know what to expect, but I greatly enjoyed it!  It’s astounding how graceful, yet still so precise, the ballerinas are!  Plus, ballerinas have kick ass legs, so I’m pretty jealous of that.  Yep, I go for some culture and that’s my take-away.  Awesome.

Seriously though, it was a beautiful production and time just flew by!

Off to bed – I’ve got to be on the road tomorrow morning earlier than I normally have to get out of bed!  At least it’s Friday!

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Amy May 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I LOVE the ballet! I can’t believe this was your first one! Romeo & Juliet is one of my favorite stories and depending on the choreographer, I bet it was really fab. I just saw it in Milwaukee a few years ago (choreographed by our artistic director) and it was great. I am actually going to see Coppelia, one of my all-time favorites, tonight! So fun! 🙂


mindy @ just a one girl revolution. May 20, 2011 at 6:25 pm

I know, I’ve been deprived! I can’t wait to see another!


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