Tuesday, August 7, 2012

WLJ: Walking & frozen lemonade

I spent a lot of time contemplating my August Fitness Challenge.  I didn't do so well in June or July, but I'm not ready to give up on the monthly challenges just yet.  As I was racking my brain trying to come up with something, I read Monica's goal over on Run Eat Repeat -- walk three miles every day (on top of her usual workout).

I can totally do that.  It takes less than an hour, and I can find an hour in my day. Even if it means missing the first inning or so of the Rangers game.  Even if it means getting up early.  I can find time to walk three miles every day.  And this trail makes it easy to want to get out there ...

I might miss a few days when I'm out of town, but I can't see that being more than three days.
I can do this.


The other day, I was craving a frozen lemonade. So bad.  I drove through Burger King hoping to feed that craving, but they were out of frozen lemonade.  I got an iced tea instead and was OK with my consolation choice.  But I still wanted a frozen lemonade.  I decided to try and make one at home, and the result was tastier, healthier and cheaper than the one I would have gotten at BK.

Frozen lemonade

Crystal Light lemonade packets (2)
Two cups of water
Two cups (or an entire tray) of ice

Put it all in the blender and mix. Pour into your favorite 32 oz. tumbler and enjoy.  Or share it with someone, if you are feeling generous.

Price --  $0.40
Calories -- 20 
WW pts -- 0

By comparison, here are the stats on BK's large (20 oz.) frozen lemonade:
Price --  (I can't ind the exact price anywhere, but the small starts at $1.99)
Calories -- 100
WW pts -- 3

OK, so the difference isn't huge.  But I'll still take 0 WW pts over 3.  Especially for a larger size.  

Weight-loss goal: 40 lbs.
This week's progress:-1.4 lbs.
Progress to date: -32 lbs.
Non-scale victory: I took advantage of a sale on athletic shoes and the sales tax holiday last Friday and bought some new running shoes.  They've only gone out for one run so far, but I can already tell the difference in how my feet and legs felt when I was finished.  It was definitely time for new kicks.


  1. I love new running shoes. I'm having trouble seeing ones I like and NOT walking away with them.
    I can't believe a BK frozen lemonade only has 100 calories. I haven't had one, but it seems like there'd be a lot more sugar in it.

  2. Easy enough... Trying it out tonight.

  3. Your 3mi a day goal inspires me!! Definitely something that is do-able but will take commitment to do. Can't wait to hear how successful you've been with it :)

    And I'm going to have to try that lemonade out ASAP!


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