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Done in by a date square

Friday, February 20, 2009

And it wasn't even a date square, after all....
I'm not sure who had the fantastic idea to bring in a platter of baked goods from Starbucks TO A GYM but I'm thinking I owe them a big kick in the pants. Actually, I'M the one who needs the kick in the pants but either way. I grabbed a "date square" and was happily enjoying it despite the fact that it turned out to be a Blueberry Oat Bar when I noticed the Banana Loaf. Not one to ever pass up homemade banana bread, I grabbed a slice of that, too. It was only after both were gone that I visited the Starbucks website for nutritional information. 660 calories! Ok, so I just ate more for snack time than I did for breakfast and pretty much took care of 1/3 of today's allotted calories in the process. CRAP. Good thing I work at a gym. If you need me, I'll be on the Elliptical machine.
Moral of the story: Research first, eat second.


Tired and hungry...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Today I spent the beter part of the day with my youngest son's fifth grade class at the Glenbow Museum and Police Interpretive Centre. I was so excited to go to the Museum because I've never been there... technically, I still have not been there. I did get to see a couple things but we went right to the room where our project was being done and stayed there. On the bright side, the children had a blast and they showed an amazing amount of creativity and I got to witness it.
On the downside..... my eating was all over the place because I did not get my snacks and I was STARVING when I did get to eat.

Calories today: 1916/1550
Fruit/Veggies: 2/3
Water: 8 (2L)
Cardio/Strength: none because, seriously, I'm just too frickin' tired. Dang cold. I did consider doing some strength training before I left work but then I yawned about 12 times and realized it was time to go home.

I'm really looking forward to Monday's weigh-in and the new 5% challenge. The trash talkin' has already started (all in fun) and it looks like it's going to be an exciting time in the LIC group for the next 10 weeks.


Another Day 2 and 3

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So yesterday was Tuesday and it was another "day 2" of getting back on track.
It looked like this:
Calories today: 1425/1550
Fruit/Veggies: 4/3
Water: 9 (2.25L)
Cardio/Strength: 25 minutes of running

Today is looking good so far but I've been invited out for wings tonight. This worries me as I LOVE the wings at Woody's. I've already made Richard promise that he won't offer to buy me a beer but ohhhh the wings.... I'm going to try (TRY) to only have two or three. Regardless, it'll probably put me over my calories for the first time in three days. *sigh* I guess it's a good thing that I'm running tonight and I'll burn off a few extra cals.

I'll be back later to update this.

Day 3:
Calories today: 2302/1550
Fruit/Veggies: 2/4
Water: 9 (2.25L)
Cardio/Strength: 42 minute run (3 Hills)

I'm never, never, never eating pub-prepared chicken wings again. There was way too much sodium in them to make them a worthwhile snack. My sodium intake for today (using another FF chain's nutrition info) is over 10,000 mg!!! And I was doing SO well.

My run was freakin' awesome though. I ran well and without pain for the whole 5.5 kms. I'm so glad that I didn't allow last nights horrible run keep me off the pathways tonight.

Tomorrow, I'll be back on track. You can bet on it.

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SOLEILKATH 2/19/2009 10:25PM

    Okay I want to know... how was today?

Isn't the sodium awful? That's why I hate eating out now... for that alone!

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"Dating makes you fat"

Monday, February 16, 2009

Words of "wisdom" from my friend, Ryan. I scoffed at him at the time but, now that I've gained 6.5 pounds, it's not as funny. So I've readjusted my weight and have a new calorie range to show for it. I'm back down to 1550 calories as my maximum. That's almost 500 less than last week and I'm going to miss them yet it's time to get my eating back on track. I've been eating a ridiculous amount of crap and having too many beer. Now, I'm not saying that I've been out drinking excessively BUT when you only have one a two beer in 6 months and then you have a dozen over two or three weeks...... well, as I tell my clients, EMPTY CALORIES.
So today, it's back on the wagon:
-Five servings of fruits and vegetables
-Eight glasses of water
-30 minutes of cardio
My goal for this week is a deficit of 3500 calories.

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RUNNINGWILD 2/17/2009 12:21AM

    Calories today: 1458/1550
Fruit/Veggies: 5/3
Water: 3
I slept most of the day so the water is low but I'll do better tomorrow.
Cardio/Strength: None. See above.

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Time to play catch up

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thursday, February 5:
Calories - (1620-1970) 2229
Water - 2L
Fruits/Vegs - 2/5
Cardio - 1 hour of BodyFlow

*Carbs s/b 55% I was at 59.8
Protein s/b 15%, I was at 15.3
Fats s/b 30%, I was at 24.9

Friday, February 6:
Calories - (1620-1970) 2118
Water - 0.5L
Fruits/Vegs - 2/3
Cardio - none

*Carbs s/b 55% I was at 48.5
Protein s/b 15%, I was at 23.6
Fats s/b 30%, I was at 27.9

Saturday, February 7:
Calories - (1620-1970) 2325
Water - 1.0L
Fruits/Vegs - 2/3
Cardio - none - sat in bed all day watching chick flicks

*Carbs s/b 55% I was at 62.3
Protein s/b 15%, I was at 12.8
Fats s/b 30%, I was at 24.9

Sunday, February 8:
Calories - (1620-1970) 1879
Water - 1.25L
Fruits/Vegs - 2/3
Cardio -9 km run 1:03, 1 hour of BodyFlow

*Carbs s/b 55% I was at 66.9
Protein s/b 15%, I was at 13.3
Fats s/b 30%, I was at 19.8

Monday, February 9:
Calories - (1620-1970) 1953
Water - 2.0L
Fruits/Vegs - 5/5
Cardio -none

*Carbs s/b 55% I was at 65.6
Protein s/b 15%, I was at 12.1
Fats s/b 30%, I was at 22.2

Friday night confession: my total calories does not include the litre of Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Dough ice cream.
Nothing spectacular happened in the last few days. Although, I do have to say that Sunday's run was pretty nice and the BodyFlow classes that I went to were quite enjoyable. Hopefully, I'll be getting back into the swing of things at the gym. I NEED to do more strength training and I have to keep doing Flow classes because they make me feel good. I don't know why I keep giving it up. Someone really should kick me in the butt sometimes. Seriously.

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RUNNINGWILD 2/10/2009 12:55AM

    Ohhh I should have known that you'd be the first to volunteer.

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KWASYLIW 2/10/2009 12:45AM

    Me!!!! I will give you a good butt kicking!

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