Wednesday, September 22, 2010
NEWS FLASH ****
Calories don't count!
My co-worker told me today that calories don't count. I can eat as many calories as I want as long as I don't eat sugar or carbs, because protein calories don't count.
How awesome is that?
I pointed out that if you eat 2000 calories a day (rather that be from pasta, steak, chicken or fruit) and your body only burns 1500, then you will gain weight. It doesn't matter if you eat low carb or not, if you are consuming more calories than you are burning, then you lose nothing.
Honestly, I can't blame her. She has been brainwashed by her gym rat, juice head husband (no, really he is. He is into body building and makes no secret that he has and continues to use steroids (his body isn't even that good) thus why I call him a juice head) and maybe if you are at the gym for 2+ hours a day and you are a body builder that might be the case, however, if you are trying to lose weight you need a diet of complex carbs, lean meats, dairy... blah blah blah - I mean the FDA didn't come up with that pyramid thing because they have a fascination with ancient Egypt.
My good friend is coming for lunch tomorrow. I have bought the stuff to make awesome chef salads.
2 oz each of lean (98% fat free) ham and turkey
1 oz swiss cheese
Lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber, red onion
and of course I have at least 10 different kinds of salad dressing. I personally will use Ken's Light Country French. That is a "splurge" for me as I tend to use mostly fat free balsamic, but I must admit the french tastes awesome with the chef salad.
I have to admit I feel lazy. I haven't walked these past two days, and it is because of my foot. The pain is in the arch/heel area on the side. It felt a lot better when I got up this morning but it still hurts. Come hell or high water I will walk tomorrow. I will prolly do it after my friend leaves and I have some time before I have to get ready to meet with my other friends for Harry Potter Night!! Yay!
I had a small binge today, and honestly I have to tell you it was a pretty stupid one. My co-worker (we shall call him... F-Stick) and I share a two drawer file cabinet at our shared desk. I have the bottom drawer and he has the top. So anyway, yesterday I came in and F-Stick had helped himself to my entire bag of Quakes Rice Cakes... It was a brand new bag, I hadn't even opened. My apple cereal bars (there were 4 left in the box) were gone. So I took his half of bag of Combos and ate them. Then I put the empty bag right back where I found it. I mean honestly... who does that? I was so on track with my calorie count today, and I effed it up to get back at that idiot... isn't that like cutting off your nose to spite your face?
I have 3 hours left to work, and it is taking forever. I just want to go listen to Harry Potter
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
My heel hurts. I don't know what I did to it, but it hurts. When I woke up this morning, I could hardly walk. The pain was unreal. The good news is, after I had been up for a while the pain dulled and it wasn't as bad as when I woke up. As long as I am up and moving, it hurts, but isn't so bad. If I have been sitting for an extended period of time it hurts like a !@^#&$!
In other news, I had an awesome weekend. My intense dislike of the dog is slowly going away. I like walking with him. It motivates me, keeps my pace and for some reason it almost seems like he is encouraging me to walk stronger, walk further and walk harder than I ever have before. It is totally weird I know, but, I can't explain it. Maybe because my dog is a Doberman, and I would look pretty sad if I were limping along walking a tough dog like that. He is a strong dog so, he should have someone strong leading him, not a wimp (even though he is scared of cows) and I have to step up. I do feel tough walking a dog like him. I always felt that way when I walked my Rottwielers too. We walked a little over 3 miles each time. He liked it a lot and so did I.
I am really proud of myself for yesterday. I had KFC and a hot fudge ice cream delight and still managed to have only 1400 calories for the day! I was pretty impressed with myself. I don't normally eat stuff like that, but once in a while I do. I found that with KFC as long as you are making smart choices with your side items (mashed potatoes w/ no gravy and corn) you can have a pretty good meal for 540 calories.
3 crispy strips (340 calories)
mashed potatoes w/o gravy (90 calories)
Corn (110 calories)
total = 540
They forgot to give me the biscuits that went with mine and my boyfriend's meal which is ok, I don't eat it anyway (180 calories for a biscuit OR I can use 150 calories for a Skinny Cow) but he likes it and usually eats mine. I hate to even think how many calories his meal is *ouch* but he isn't to motivated to lose any weight, which is fine with me. I don't care. I love him any way he is. I don't care if he weighs 100 pounds or 500 pounds. I love him for him and as long as it doesn't interfere with sexy times, I am totally ok with it.
I am trying to figure out which is better. Higher Calories and low fat OR low calories and higher fat
Per 1 cup (8oz) serving:
90 calories 0g of fat
almond breeze unsweetened almond milk
40 calories 3g of fat
I am pretty excited for Wednesday. My friend is coming to my house for lunch. I am making Chef Salads, and it will be really nice to have conversation with her. Later on in the evening, I am going to hang out with Katie and Andrew. We are going to have Subway then watch the second Harry Potter movie. I am super excited!!! I finished the 2nd Harry Potter book on Sunday and started the third one. I can't wait to listen to more of it! It is super exciting!
Well anyway - I still have about an hour and 10 mins of work to go. Sometimes this working all night thing gets kind of lame, but I like it over working daylight. I don't know why, but I have always been a night person and never a morning person.
I will be stopping on the way home at McDonalds to pick my boyfriend up breakfast. He wants hot cakes w/ sausage. I think I will skip it. I love, no, I ADORE McDonalds breakfast, but at this point in time, the calories just aren't worth it to me.
Hope everyone who reads this has a wonderful morning/afternoon/evening
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I said yesterday after having a really unhealthy day, I was going to have a better one today. I had an awesome one today!
I took the dog for a 3 mile walk. Like I said in a previous entry, he doesn't mess around. I have discovered he is afraid of cows. He tried to hide behind me when we walked past them. He is very fond of chickens.
I bought a blender. I plan on making smoothies. Great for breakfast, lunch, snack... and it will save me a lot of $$ I am sure.
I am beat. Time to listen to Harry Potter
ps: I have a lot I would like to talk about, but I am just sooo tired right now. Maybe on Monday night when I am at work and I have some time
Friday, September 17, 2010
I am addicted to Subway. For the longest time, I wouldn't eat Subway. Now, all of a sudden, I am addicted. Today I had
6in turkey on white
lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and pepper rings
red wine vinegar
and a bag of light potato chips.
Calorie total = 355
not bad I think? I was a little over my high range of calories today, but not by much. Maybe by 100. I have tried to eat 1200 a day and sometimes that works and sometimes that doesn't. My spark range is between 1350-1700. If I eat everything I had planned on for today I will be at 1805. I would be at 1655 but I had to add a treat in there - I wanted some candy...
In other news, it has been pouring down rain since I woke up this afternoon. I didn't go for a walk. I should have done my WATP video, but I just wanted to spend time with my boyfriend today. I missed him, and since our schedules are opposite this week, every second counts.
I am still obsessed with Harry Potter. I can't stop thinking about Harry Potter. I think I finally figured out why I didn't get into it years ago. I am thinking that the Harry Potter thing happened around the same time as the reinvention of Lord of the Rings. LOTR has been my first love (next to the legends of King Arthur) since I have been a young child and my father started reading me The Hobbit. I am really trying to get the 2nd book done so Katie, Andrew and myself can have another movie night and watch the second movie. I am really looking forward to getting done with work so I can listen to more of the book. I love these audio books too. That is so awesome.
Tomorrow is Friday! Yay!
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