Monday, January 27, 2014
Jeez, I was all motivated and doing great and then.... What?!
Yesterday I made a breakfast quinoa dish that had caught my eye online. Well, I should have calculated calories and portion size ahead of time. I measured it all out before combining it into my bowl, but didn't figure calories until after I ate it, and it was something crazy like 600 calories. Ack!
Well, I figured I'd just have to eat lighter the rest of the day.
Lunch. I made burgers. No problem. I really didn't think I did too badly, again, until I entered it all into Sparkpeople. Bad news.
So that left me with a really light supper. Ok. I was making pizza for the family and intended to have my light supper after they ate. Right..... Then I thought What The Heck I'm having one small piece of pizza, which became two, which became three.....
I was over by like 500 calories yesterday. Sheesh. And it was all just kind of brainless.
Back in the saddle today. My usual Kashi breakfast, a smaller portion of the quinoa dish for lunch, a small snack mid-afternoon snack, RUN, and a light supper.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
I'm feeling really good about how I'm doing right now. I'm sticking to my running plan and eating (mostly) within range. Weight loss isn't happening at a great pace... but I see a few things I can improve upon.
I've been sticking with my running plan! I've come up with a plan to get me ready for a couple 5Ks later this spring. I hadn't run for a few months due to illness, so I am building back slowly. My knees are not loving it, which is a bummer... I thought my slow and easy approach might alleviate the knee pain, but no... Gotta face facts: I'm getting older!
On my non-running days, I'm cross-training -- toning, walking, elliptical, biking, rowing. Truth be told, I need to stick with my cross-training plan better. I've skipped a day here and there or done a minimal workout cuz I didn't feel like it or didn't have time. Excuses, excuses... I'm not beating myself up about it, just realizing that I'm not going to reach my goals by slacking off!
The eating... Well, what can I say? I love food, and I've been feeling hungry at work... maybe partly out of boredom. I'm still passing on the lunchtime cookie, and any afternoon snack I have is healthy. Still, it's hard to stay in-range, much less a few 100 calories UNDER my max, which it seems is where I need to be if I'm going to lose.
So... in a nutshell... I'm working on it, figuring it out, tweaking the specifics, and VERY MOTIVATED!
Today I'm taking my son to play racquetball with a friend, which means I have a full hour at the gym-- plenty of time to get in some cardio AND strength training. Yippee!
I hope all of you are doing great!!! I'm enjoying Sparking again and seeing what my Spark Friends are up to!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I've been faithfully taking my iron pills for about two weeks now, and eating more meat.
Wow, is it paying off! I wondered how long it would take because I still felt run-down for a week after starting the pills. But now I have to say I'm feeling a lot more energetic. In fact, I ran again last night -- just two minutes at a time, at a slow pace, with walking in between. I'm thrilled!
I'll stick with this plan for now, but honestly I'd rather cut back on the red meat -- it's so high calorie! I haven't been much of a red meat eater for decades. It really makes me wonder how vegetarians get enough iron. I know iron is present in other foods, but you have to eat A LOT of spinach to get that much iron!
I'll have my blood tested again in a couple weeks. If everything looks good, I'll ask my doctor if she thinks it would be okay for me to scale back.
Cheers to good health!
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