Sunday, November 06, 2011
Yesterday went very well. When I first got up, I weighed myself and found I had lost 11 pounds in almost four weeks! I grabbed a pair of corduroys that were too tight last Spring and they fit! - Yayyy. My plan post-surgery is working! The first thing my mom said when she walked in was "You lost weight". YES!!
Yesterday, I consumed 1222 calories and was in NYC for the day. I went a total of 14 blocks on my knee scooter. It turned out to be a nice little workout on my arms and upper body - the roads and sidewalks are on the bumpy side up there! My mom and I went to our favorite french restaurant for lunch (Pergola Des Artistes on 46 Street & Broadway). I enjoyed salmon with dill sauce - which was a very light sauce- and string beans and baby carrots. One of the things I love about french restaurants is the fact that they serve small portions. I did enjoy 4 ozs of red wine with my lunch, and did not eat any bread. Yayyy!
We saw "Sister Act" on Broadway. It received the 2011 Tony for Best Musical. The music was excellent and it was pretty funny. We also saw a lot of NYC marathoners walking around Times Square. I found myself imagining how it would feel if I was getting ready to run it - so exciting...maybe I will make it a 2013 goal after I complete the Disney half marathon next fall!
We then had 45 minutes to grab dinner to go and get back on the bus. We went into a Food Emporium. They have every type of food imaginable for every type of appetite and diet. Lunches and dinners were made up in to go boxes - from sushi to chicken and potatoes to casseroles. It was amazing! I knew I had extra cals at lunch, so I bought a ReadyPac spinach dijon salad (which I take to work quite frequently) and a container of fresh cut pineapple, strawberries, and kiwi. I felt a great sense of control and excitement that I had hit on all the nutrients I needed for dinner and had stayed in my calorie range. I scooted by all the desserts - AND they did look good.
We got home around 8:30 PM. It was a long day out for me, but I did really good. My foot never swelled up or hurt.
So ... I am so thankful that I planned ahead. I joined SparkPeople in February 2011. I have read countless articles on focusing, planning ahead, eating in moderation, and healthy foods. I have logged all of my running miles, exercise minutes and consumed foods. I think all of this, with the support and inspiration of all of you, is helping me to reach my goals.
Friday, November 04, 2011
My mom is coming over to visit and I do not want to be on the computer while she is here, so I am writing this half way through my day. I am getting excited for NYC tomorrow, it should be crowded with all the marathoners. I wonder how many of them are Sparkers!
Calories are going well -- 713 right now. I have eaten a good breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. I still have dinner and a night time snack left for today.
I worked 6.5 hours today, got an early ride home with my son when he was done classes. I picked up the house a little bit when I got home. My husband is doing a really good job with it, I just have to get one of my boys to sweep this weekend. I am keeping up with my husband and my wash. The boys do their own - their wives will thank me some day!
My foot was a little sore on top today, I don't think I wrapped it right after my shower this morning. I re-wrapped it this afternoon, it is doing better.
So, that's it - nothing exciting - which is fine with me - I like it calm!
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
I consumed 1013 calories today. I missed eating a fruit at breakfast. I had to get a blood test (for cholesterol) this morning and didn't eat my cereal until 10 AM. I had a good lunch and ate the orange I was supposed to eat for breakfast as my afternoon snack. I was also supposed to eat a dairy or protein for my afternoon snack and did not. I had brought cottage cheese, I still felt filled from lunch. So, the bottom line is I got behind on eating and never quite caught up!! I did eat a good dinner and nutrisystem dessert. I also did not drink as much water as I should have today. I worked from 10 - 4:30 today. I have bottled water in my office. I drank A LOT of hot tea instead. (No sugar, so it wasn't too bad).
Sorry if this is bouncing around, I am analyzing it so I eat at 100/150 more cals tomorrow.
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