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Accountable inaccuracies

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I've decided I do better when I log, which isn't a surprise. But I've also decided I need to accept that logging will never be perfect. I had a salad with breaded soft shell crab, olives, a little cheese, and roasted beets. Pretty healthy but it wasn't at a chain restaurant so I don't know exactly how many calories were in it. But then again there's been strong evidence that even when calories are posted they're not going to be that accurate. So I'll guestimate.

I spent 2 hours trimming the hedges in my front lawn. It wasn't very high impact but it was exercise and I want to count it. It included some raking but perhaps raking is higher impact? Ah well, I'll put it down as raking and halve the time.

I need to accept these things are approximations only. Even if I had raked, the calories burned with be approximate because I'm going to burn at a slightly different rate than someone else. That doesn't make the numbers useless, it just makes them approximate. But if I'm approximately where I should be most of the time I do and will lose weight, and that's the goal here. I've stopped in the past because I figured if I didn't know exactly how bad I'd been but I knew it was bad, it didn't matter if I tried to log. But it does, and I need to. So here's to close enough!

  
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BREW99 5/27/2010 2:25PM

    Sounds like it was hard work. I try to count my calories burnt but I think you have to listen to your body too. If you are tired, then you must have worked out a great number! :)

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KALORIE-KILLAH 5/21/2010 7:07AM

    Definitely invest in a heart rate monitor. It takes all of the guesstimating out of your physical activities. But, remember, this is only to be worn when doing activities - not during your normal day (sitting watching TV, working at the computer, etc.).

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Bento Lunch 4-27-10

Tuesday, April 27, 2010



I missed making bentos, and I think they really help me get my veggies in :). I'll add a FF yogurt to this at lunch time.

  
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MIRDREAMS 5/20/2010 10:45PM

    The onigiri was brown sushi rice with some "sushi sprinkles". Even with the yogurt it was a light lunch but I tend to get a lot of my calories at dinner when I'm eating with my husband.

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BREW99 5/18/2010 3:38PM

    Looks yummy! What's your onigiri made from? Was there enough to eat? Love bentos but I really cram millions of veggies and fruits into them. haha

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C25K W5D2

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hey, I ran for 8 minutes at a go and I was feeling fine. Kept walking with the cool down until I got to 300 calories. The most frustrating thing about the C25K program is it's a lot less exercise than I was getting when I was doing the elliptical every day and I blame that in part for the fact that I'm not losing any weight. Of course, I'm not being religious in my food tracking either so I'm sure that's not helping. I'm just getting frustrated. I want out of this body and I was hoping I'd already have made some real progress by now. I mean, I've got two-four pounds from when I started SP that have really stayed off but I'm facing the fact that I'm up a pants size from where I was a year ago and even if I have more stamina I'm just frustrated. I feel better but the scale and the pants, they don't agree that I'm making progress. Grrrr....

  


Bento Lunch 1-20-10

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I still have the pesky cold and have done no cardio or exercise for a week now, but at least my lunch is healthy:

Salmon poached in white wine and a mustard dill sauce, a roll, a salad with fat free honey Dijon dressing. Not too shabby. The tangerine has already been eaten :)

We do what we can.

  
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BREW99 1/25/2010 11:37AM

    Yummy!!!

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SPARTANJAI 1/21/2010 7:11AM

    MMMMMMMMMM looks delicious!

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Bento Lunch 1-19-10

Monday, January 18, 2010

I've been sick with a low grade cold for almost a week now and haven't been doing my runs. Plus I was out of town for the last few days of last week, so I've been off track. Tomorrow I'm going to do some low impact cardio, probably the elliptical, to get back into things. Also in keeping with getting back into things here's my lunch for tomorrow:

It's left over very high end Mac and Cheese from my lunch out last week (truffles and prosciutto, so very very yummy, not diet food though) and to balance that I have a lovely salad with Laughing Cow Light Swiss in lieu of dressing.

  
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BREW99 1/25/2010 11:37AM

    I'm so hungry thanks to the photo! haha

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PAPRINIKA 1/19/2010 1:07AM

    That looks good!

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