Monday, June 21, 2010
I used to easily stay within the range SP recommends for my nutrition. I just kept sticking to a one basic menu that worked - cereal for breakfast, fruit for snacks, a sandwich for lunch, and some sort of Asian dish for dinner. I grew bored of the same routine menu, so I started trying other foods and eating them at different times of the day. When I do, I always tend to go overboard or under in some areas. There will be days with not enough carbs, or too much fat etc.
I think I have to try going back to my old routine menu for a while. These past week or so has been an active week for me, going to the gym 5 times in a week and going hiking during the weekend; so I am not that worried about gaining weight. I am just worried I won't get enough nutrients to support that level of activity. I guess sometimes you just have to stick to mundane, boring stuff because that's the stuff that works...
I should try a Spark Menu one day. It's kind of difficult because some of the stuff that's on the Spark Menus are not sold where I am at... Maybe I can find some cool substitutes. Time to make a new grocery list!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I haven't been able to measure my portions well and end up having to eat food that I don't really know how it was prepared.
I tried my best to track everything and I haven't really been doing too well in the nutrition department. Some days I am over on calories and fat, and some days the carbs are too much. Some days I don't get enough of anything...
Today alone, I had used up my fat allowance at lunch time... I tried keeping the portions as small as possible, and I shouldn't have eaten that chocolate chip muffin. I knew it was a bad choice but my friend made it for me and she insisted... I gave in and just ate it.
Now I have to go the gym and burn off the extra calories, and then go to bed without dinner. Otherwise, I know I'd wake up tomorrow morning feeling terrible.
I need to refocus and try to improve my food choices next week. I have been slacking off and eating bad food for the whole week. Next week I promise myself I'll do better.
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