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Took a shot at Chinese

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Well, my weigh-in was good...exactly, even with decimals, 2 pounds down from last week. Given my strange week, I'm very happy with that. emoticon

Lunch was a long time coming today after church, and I wanted something with a lot of veggies, but didn't want to cook. So, knowing I'd be paying the sodium piper later, I splurged on a large side of mixed veggies (ate half) and a single serving of a yummy beef entree. I also got an order of veggie spring rolls. (Shhh) Anyway, when all was said and done, the calorie count wasn't very high, but my salt is sky-high. So, I'll be paying for that (see the nod to the piper above). emoticon

So...after all that, I went with some friends to the local shooting range to get in some pistol practice, to hone my trigger control. We were out there, in the heat, for over an hour and a half, and I had a really good time, and wore my trigger finger out. Did you know that an hour of target shooting uses nearly 100 calories/hour (at my age, height, weight)? That's pretty awesome! Plus, today was REALLY hot, emoticon and I think I dropped about 5 pounds in water!

Anyway...I felt like a treat, and was going to get a daiquiri, but ended up at Sonic instead, and got a mini Blast. When I tracked it on SP, I was a little shocked at the calories. Knew it would be high, but thought no more than's 520. And, nearly another 300 mg sodium!!!! Oy! emoticon

So, while I still have 100-450 calories left, I'm over-budget on salt. Dinner's gonna be interesting. If I finish the Chinese veggies, that adds yet another 540 mg sodium. I will likely just do a huge green salad with some no salt-added sardines, or a boiled egg or something. At this point, I'm considering not eating anything else, but I know I won't make it to bedtime without something, unless I go to bed like NOW...which I'm considering.

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WEBEZE 8/12/2012 10:05PM

    Congratulations on the 2 pounds lost. emoticon Some days you just have to take a hit on the sodium. Over all your average should even out at the end of the week.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 8/12/2012 8:35PM

    Congrats on the 2 pounds lost!!

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Chasing the elusive calorie...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Well, it's happened a couple times, but I've been able to salvage it at the last minute up to now.

One would think that being below the SP calorie range is a good thing. It's not. None of us want our bodies to go into starvation-mode, hoarding the precious energy we so stingily supply. But, there are days, like today (which, thankfully, often follow days like yesterday), in which it is nearly impossible for me to even hit the bottom number in my caloric range.

It was the perfect storm of a day. After going out last night and being shocked at the numbers involved in a shot of Bailey's, I slept in a bit today, and so didn't eat anything until right before going to work for noon (a small b'fast). I carried what amounted to a good lunch with me, since Friday's are the late days, and I'll often work 9 hours. It was HOURS before I managed to eat anything of what I brought, actually not getting to the main part of the meal until nearly 8pm.

By the time I got home, I was tired, hungry sort of, but not aching to eat. But, I made myself eat another meal (finished around 9:30), and then tracked it all. I'm still more than 200 below my target for calories today, even after that. However, I also made myself do nearly 20 min of strength exercises. So now, I feel good. Tired, but not exhausted. Sated, not overfull. I still have calorie-room, but I can't even bring myself to eat anything for dessert. I'm just "done".

It's been a weird week with weird schedules, and yet, I've kept on... I'm very curious what the scale will show Sunday morning...having a hard time not taking a sneak peek.

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LAHUDSONCHEF 8/12/2012 8:37PM

    Been a crazy week, but not terrible. I exercised some every day, I overall stayed within my calorie range for the week, my calorie deficit averaged over 200 cal/day for the week. I'm good. :)

I think the highlight of my day was fitting into a top that 2 months ago, I was going to give away. I looked fab this morning for church (not that I'm supposed to be focusing on that!). In 3 months, I'm standing in a friend's wedding, and she's having us all buy our own styles of black cocktail dress (something we'll keep as a staple piece), and I can finally see that the style dress I want will be possible for me!!! :) Now, to find it!

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WEBEZE 8/11/2012 1:51AM

    Been there done that. Had days I went under and just could not bring myself to eat another bite. I am sure all will be well for your weigh in on Sunday. When I have days like that I look at my nutrition report and look under show more. From there I can look at my weekly average and see that I am still within my range for the week. emoticon

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Gotta be ready...

Friday, August 10, 2012

Went to see a couple friends perform at a new pub in town. I thought I had prepared myself for the extra calories of the beer. But...I didn't plan for having a second drink. I was shocked to find out how many calories are in a shot of Bailey's!!!! My goodness...I'll need to leave plenty room next time! Thankfully, I did have a bit of exercise today, which offset the extra calories, and left me with a slight differential. Gotta really work on the "math in my head" thing.

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When is Dinner not really Dinner?

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Really tempted to splurge tonight and go way over my calorie limit...I'm not exactly hungry, but I'm not satisfied, not in the slightest. My friend made homemade pizza for us, and given what was left for my day, I ate what amounted to a half serving and am now just over my upper limit. But, while I'm not exactly hungry, I don't feel like I ate dinner. I have the major munchies and it's after 9pm. The dough is so calorie dense and nutrient-poor, that I think I just wasted a meal. Problem is, I'm too tired to do much else than grab more of the pizza.

More and more, I'm finding that certain carbs are just a waste (or is it waist?) on me. Give me protein, veggies, fruits, nuts, whole-grain breads, and I stay full and satisfied. Give me breads, pastas, snacks, of highly processed flours and high in sugar, and it's never enough.

I think I'm writing on here to keep myself from running back into the kitchen.



Sunday, July 22, 2012

Been doing well, mostly, with changing how and what I eat. The when is a little more difficult to control, given everything. But, today, upset with something totally outside my control, I jumped to the junk and totally overloaded myself on carbs, junk carbs. Fat, too. I'm 400 calories over budget for the day, and I feel icky, with zero energy and a heaviness.

Note to self: if I MUST eat when I get upset, run to the raw veggies!

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WATERDIAMONDS 7/24/2012 6:55AM

    It's not blowing it a time or two that sets us back. It's what we do AFTER we blow it that counts. The fact that you've already made a plan for the next time means you're on the right track. Because 400 calories over today is better than 400 calories over every day for a week!

Best of luck to you on your journey back to health. emoticon emoticon

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WEBEZE 7/23/2012 1:04AM

    emoticon Remember slow and steady wins the race and every meal is a new choice. Really liked your note to self. emoticon

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