Saturday, December 31, 2011
Now that I am religiously tracking, I can see why I only was tracking breakfast and lunch!!!
Yesterday's total came to 3000 calories. Ridiculous. It could be 500 over or 500 under, because I have no idea how accurate some of the entries are. It is really hard if you do not make the food yourself, measure it all, record it in sparks recipe maker, divide it into servings, then you really know the calories. But when eating out, or eating foods someone else makes, it is well nigh impossible. For example, I had macaroni salad that someone else had made. How do I know if it was made with high fat mayonnaise or low fat? Etc etc for all the foods except breakfast -- yesterday, I measured the museli and the milk, and I knew exactly how much I had.
And as far as the water goes, if you are going out with friends, you cannot drink that much water, because you have to go to the bathroom all the time. I was out hiking yesterday, so that part was good, but I could not risk a lot of water because there were no bathrooms.
I am still having trouble measuring in front of other people; I fear they will think I am obsessive. I easily could have measured the macaroni salad, actually, and taken just one fourth a cup to be polite. Hmmmm...
The good news is that I am tracking and I am walking. But not walking on a track!!!
Friday, December 30, 2011
I am pleased that I have tracked everything three days in a row, now. Usually, when I blow the dinner calories, I do not bother to even try to record them. See, it feels good to record when I do well. For example, nonfat milk, 90 calories, well, that sounds good. But 4 ounces german chocolate cake 500 calories does not sound good at all. I think cakes in general are about 150 calories an ounce. I am pleased I actually weighed the cake though. That is a start!!! ha ha
PS An ounce of cake is hardly anything.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Had 2700 calories yesterday. At least I recorded them. Here is the deal. I did really well until 4pm. I was so hungry by then, and I found out that I wasn't going to have dinner until much later because of an unexpected visit from a relative. So, I was not in control, you see, of when I would eat or even what I would eat. (I had already planned a low calorie dinner for myself for 5:30 pm)
My hand arthritis made it impossible for me to continue working on the garden or working on my beaded earring project. I thought, "I can do an extra walk workout, that does not use my hands" I did four miles, but was totally exhausted and sweaty when I got home.
My mom is always lonely, and I had extra time. She has a brandy every day at 4pm with a little snack. So, I visited her and we had the brandy in beautiful new Waterford brandy snifters I gave her for her 94th birthday.
Then I had another brandy and ate all the snacks the caregiver gave us.
When I got home, I was still starving so ate crackers.
Jack and Patty came at 7pm, but the restaurant was absolutely packed. Even though it was a weeknight, people all have out of town visitors, as actually we did too. We did not get the food until 8:30. Well, I scarfed up the entire Mexican dinner (usually I don't)
I really do not see how I could have done anything differently yesterday. If I had had a large lunch, maybe I could have gone until 8:30 without all those snacks, but I doubt it.
Today is another new day.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Well, it is actually the Tuesday after, but feels like the Monday after a big weekend binge.
Having my mom's birthday party the day after Christmas like that was really hard on me. But since she is 94, who knows how many more there will be? My kids said, "mom, you said that last year"
I was totally exhausted, and then at 9:30 got a phone call from her, waking me up from a very deep sleep. She wanted to know if she had given the grandchildren the checks for Christmas. She and I had sat down and did Christmas gifts for everyone (a check) but for the last 2 days, every hour or so, she worries that she has not done it. She says she has no memory of it. Yet, she remembers other things. Very, very sad.
Monday, December 26, 2011
More eating today, because it is my mom's birthday, and we always have a party for her.
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