Tuesday, January 18, 2011
This is one of those days when being careful about food, water and exercise is drudgery. I got in over 10K steps, not much strength training and will end the day on track with food and water.
Yesterday was BF's birthday, but he did not feel up to a celebration. I brought home pizza (his preference) and, all the way home, I kept thinking about what I would have for dinner instead of the jumbo combination slice from Costco (they are bigger than most slices). I looked on SP when I got home and saw that someone had reported the cheese pizza is 700 calories.
There's no way to record the extra effort that some of my steps represent. I had a very heavy cart at Costco and it was hard to push and turn. As usual, I parked at the very far end of the parking lot, so I can feel the workout that pushing that cart gave me! Bonus exercise!
Several people at work have come to me to make sure I know about the paralegal job posting. I don't know when I will hear from HR or the hiring manager, so I am just waiting...
I stepped on the scale out of curiosity and discovered that I have gained over 2 pounds since the cold has started to abate. I was not surprised, but I am disappointed. I remember years ago a book about set points. Perhaps I am at a new, lower set point. I was stuck in the 180s for a while, then 178 for a very, very long time. Now I am fluttering in the 162-160 range. I would dearly love to be below 160 by the 27th (my SparkVersary), but I will deal with reality and won't be distroyed if I don't make it. I will be disappointed, but it will only be a temporary setback.
I spread the Spark, or at least tried to. My friend Yvonne would rather use an Excel spreadsheet! I am disappointed...
Why do so many good tasting foods contain so many calories? I had chicken and mixed veggies for dinner and am satisfied, Had I eaten the pizza, I would have regretted it.