Tuesday, January 04, 2011
That was more than I planned on eating. Mostly because when I got home the lima beans were done and sitting in the slow cooker and they smelled so good I had some straight out of the pot, with nothing added. One of my cats LOVES beans and he demanded to have some too.
Getting myself onto the elliptical was surprisingly difficult. It was like pulling teeth. I didn't get around to it until about 10:30 pm and had to convince myself that even if I only did it for 20 minutes it counted. That I could do it in my socks and jeans if I really wanted. The point was just to *do* it.
Once I got down there I grudgingly decided to change into workout gear and put on my Nikes. And once I had Pandora up and streaming the Lady GaGa channel I was into it.
Still, I had no idea I had slipped so far that I would put up such resistance to using the elliptical. I LOVE the elliptical. I like listening to catchy inane pop music while using it. I always feel better after doing it. I used to think nothing of 45 minutes or an hour on there.
My knee arthritis has been hurting a little the past few days, including while ellipticizing last night. I think it may be due to the large amounts of dry beans I've been eating lately. There is some thought that the purines in beans might contribute to gouty arthritis. I have osteoarthritis, but it's all joint inflammation, right? So I think I may cut back some on the beans for a while.
Today I'm on track, having eaten 369 calories so far, 59% carbs, 38% protein, 3%fat. I'm signed up for the spinning class after work so that should burn a few calories.
Wednesday I have a session with the personal trainer at the Y so that's locked in.
And Thursday I think there's spinning again. So for the rest of the week I won't have to self-motivate on the exercise front. I just need to keep the food under control.
And I put in all the weights and % body fat numbers since December 1 at physicsdiet.com so I can watch my trend lines again. It helped before, so I think I should go back to it.
I wish Spark People had a moving average tracker implemented. It would mean less place to track things!
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