Wednesday, September 15, 2010
YUCK...that is right. Well, started out pretty well today. I ended ok, feel it could have been a little better. We went for our walk and I burned 821 calories walking. The goal was to reach 500+, but I did throw a jog into it too. We stopped by Walmart to get dog food, cat food, and decided to do McDonald's so I would not have to cook when we got home because it was after 8:00 PM I have not eaten at McDonald's since before heart attack. Well, as some of you know, I quit smoking. Well to my benefit, due to my anxiety, I can't smoke...sometimes I want to have one, but can't and won't, too afraid. Well, I ordered a small reg hamburger and split fry with hubby...OMGosh, we tossed part of the fries...too greasy and salty...yuck yuck yuck. The hamburger was like greasy too, had hard time getting it down and now I feel like yuck. I went home, had a plum and drank a glass of blueberry juice to get the taste out. I tell ya, it is McDonald's out the window. All I could picture as I was eating it, was it going into my arteries of my heart and clogging and it was a vivid picture and makes me want to go throw up. I won't but I am drinking water, going to drink some tea, and maybe do some more dance....I WON'T be Doing McDonald's again....If I do, it will be parfait only. Good thing I burned 821 calories...even though I only ate 500 (little less) at MCDee's...YUCK YUCK YUCK. Funny part was, it was first time of having any kind of really bad food, and boy was it bad....really bad...funny how my body, taste buds are like so sensitive and can tell is adjusting to healthy foods. Even the cake, or candy bar is better than that hamburger or fry...
Monday, September 13, 2010
Ok, My goal is to burn 500 calories a day beginning today. I was at about 300, but now I am at 500. I did 30 minutes on my treadmill. Wow, still full from my breakfast. Had late lunch, that stuffed me, and went for a bike ride, goal was to see if I can get to 250+ and did that in 30 min. Got back on my treadmill because my heart rate was still up, then got off and danced to keep it up and then after total of an hour (so grand total of 90 min), I burned 633 + 107 on treadmill this morning. I remembered to use my HRM so I can have accurate calories. I thought this might help make me a little hungry....ha ha on me, but I did make sure to get my snack + half banana so I did get my protein up, but not where it should be. Ok, I got a few good suggestions, but if I have the maltomeal, need to have my bread or I be way too low on carbs. My carbs are low too. I am full of gas which really sucks which I think makes me feel full. Veggies make my gassy big time, and most food does since heart attack. I will keep trying. If I get enough protein, then I lack on my folate....it is just really frustrating, and when I get all my numbers perfect, which is very hard to do, I GAIN big time and my calories are high, even though healthy calories. My calories are higher than recommended by doctor, so I am going to try my best to get my numbers with low cals.... I know it is all about balance. One thing is I am doing as much organic (less processed) to get my protein/numbers. Soy is not good for you, so that doesn't work for protein anymore, but was good for my heart in that regards... ok, so fish it is.... I try... but I have hard time with meat. I can't have much in eggs....grrr...I am going to add some eggs, organic, but not a lot. I compared the oatmeal to my malt-o-meal, well no folate with oatmeal....there were some trade offs, so I am going to try to do the maltomeal for awhile, rotating with the oatmeal. Tomorrow, think we are having beans. Beans will be good for protein and since pinto, should be good with folate.
Balance Balance Balance....Hope I find a good balance soon to make my scale move down!
Monday, September 13, 2010
OK, on with the water I go, got 3 more to go. I got on my scale this morning, that pound gone is back plus 2. WOW, but I did notice that I was puffy (water) and my sodium was a little high for yesterday. Ok, Today, got on my treadmill and did 30 minutes. FOLATE, something I ALWAYS LACK to having like zero. I found out that Malt-O-Meal Cereal, 1 cup serving gives me my minimum. Ok, so this morning had bowl of Malt-O-Meal. This like sits in my gutt and makes me FULL, fuller than oatmeal....yep and I had a slice of oat 9 grain San Juan Bread. Lunch, not that hungry and actually practically dinner time. Made a small salad. I made up my own Balsamic Vinegar Dressing so it is really healthy, low cal, low fat, and down right good for me. I am full from my salad and my chai tea. I did not have one all weekend, been several days, and since I had to go walk Safeway Store 2 times around, up and down the isles, grocery shopping, I picked up my hubby one and me one. Well his is coffee. If you look at what I am planning for dinner, well, I am not even hungry nor is my husband....grrr....either be late dinner or I will be removing it all from my spark tracker and putting on there for tomorrow. I did have a Yogart with my salad at lunch. Where I say HELP is it seems almost impossible to get my numbers where there should be. I am usually TOO LOW. I can't eat anymore right now, and have serious doubts about dinner tonight.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I did good!!!! I am down 1 pound. I got my Folate number today for first time in 2 years...Wow...and I walked with my wonderful husband and I burned 333 calories. I did a jog for a short time. My heart rate reached 146, then had to slow down and bring the heart rate down. It felt so good too, to jog / dance and get my heart rate up to 146. Baby steps for me. But I just know that things are going to start to happen...the pounds are going to start to come off of me. I noticed, I have lost some inches. My pants, that I was afraid to even try on, but I put them on today and was thrilled. My scale had me down 1 pound from weigh in on Wed. I know it is nothing...but it didn't go up more...but the biggest cue was my clothes. I can't even begin to explain how the walk/jog getting heart up to 146 felt so good.
Friday, September 10, 2010
If you take a look at my tracker for Thursday, Sept 9, I had extremely healthy day of foods, but lots of calories. I was also a little high on my Fat #'s. I can tell you though that the fat was all Mega 3 fat and the fat was low for the bad fats). This new eating of being a mixed type is challenging. It is not hard, just different. Some noticeable feelings, beginning to feel lighter even with the scale not showing me down, at night, once I go to bed and go to sleep, I am out like a light bulb. I sleep all through the night. My husband is loving all the food I been cooking him. He always has, but he is loving the really healthy foods I am cooking. He is eating salmon and fish which he didn't do before. He is loving how I am cooking it. He loves the way I do up the salads, the chicken, etc. I took a chicken breast, no skin, no bones, no hormones, organic chicken, cut breast in half, put some fresh green beans in center, sprinkle part of the 2% mozza cheese serving, pinch of rosemary, folded in half and put rest of serving of cheese over top and baked in oven. It came out really yummy. My salad, well it was a spring mix, baby spinich, romaine, (no ice berg lettuce as it as no nutritional value), and a serving of sun flower kernals (200 calories) but lots of healthy benefits and good fats required by the body. I made Balasmic Dressing myself... Balasmic vinegar, a tad bit of apple cider vinegar, pepper, olive oil mix together. Oh, was a little strong so added water...much better. My husband loved my dressing without the water or with water. It was too hot spice for me without the water. I put 6 croutons on salad. This was it. Carrot salad is raw carrots shredded, handful of raisins, small can of crushed pineapple and a pinch of cinnamon and mixed together. Wow, is that yummy.
Ok, I've been getting full, almost too full, so cut the servings down for me, so my calories are down, so not quite at what the plan recommended but I just can't eat that much because I feel too sluggish. Ok, with doing just a little less, but still packing it with the protein, I feel lighter and more energized. I may wake up, like today, feeling tired, but as I wake up and move around, I become energized like a little energized bunny rabbit. Yesterday, I cleaned house, 5 hours nonstop being on my feet. Ok, then decided to make my husband cookies, yes cookies. I had two small cookies and called it good.... 160 calories for the two cookies (80 each). I need to add them to my tracker... But I also exercised, jogging in place doing the Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds moves. I did this for 30 minutes. I was on phone with my friend, standing in my kitchen doing all of this. I told her, I better do my exercise while cooking these darn cookies and burn 250+ calories because I will eat one or two coming fresh out of the oven. Now, as far as them being done, cooled put in ziplock bag, I won't eat, my hubby will. He already ate just over 1/2 of them right out of the oven...lol. His evening snack. He eats healthy, is thin and healthy, and he is so good with me and what I can and can't do, that I fix him my no no goodies and I just occasionally have one or two.
Do I feel guilty eating two cookies? NO...I did extra workout burning 250 calories. Is it something I should eat? NO, but in moderation and on occasion, diet or no diet, it is ok. Keep in mind the choice I made, exercise, I did the exercise while making them. Ok, got to get going, go make our breakfast and get a moving around. I think hubby is planning a walk on the beach for us.
Update: My oh my...was breakfast good. Did a veggie type omlet. Used 1/2 cup egg substitute beaters, 1/4 cup 2% mozza cheese, 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli, 2 tbsp of onion, 1 slice of turkey bacon. I eat 1/2 omlett, and hubby gets other 1/2, so when you spark it in you do 1/2 of the stuff. You can see on my tracker how I did it, or you can go to recipe calculator and add in. I do it this way so I know exactly what I am getting. First time ever using broccoli, and YUM...would have done spinach but did not have any fresh spinach. Cooked Rosemary potatoes and 1 slice of toast. This was breakfast, wasn't high in anything but lots of protein and healthy. How do I feel, good, going to go take shower, get dressed and go walking with my wonderful husband on the beach.
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