Sunday, January 13, 2013
Unexpectedly hectic day, too many calories, too few fitness minutes. I'm really glad I doubled my Bootcamp Challenge video this morning. Will carry on tomorrow.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
40 really good fitness minutes
1206 tracked calories PLUS making up the deficit. To explain:
I ate a good breakfast, factoring in the coffee and half & half, not light, that I'd have at a workshop. Lunch was manageable; I ate half a tuna-filled pita, no chips, no cookies, a bit of yogurt with pomegranite seeds, and raw veggies. Dinner was half a Greenwise pizza at 315 calories with some broccoli from the garden. Now...I'm hungry, really honestly hungry. Ok, not enough protein today, and I have plenty of calories left for a snack after 12 days of eating on the low end of my cal range. Ate snack. Waited. Still truly hungry. No emotional wanting to eat, but genuinely hungry. Another small high protein snack. That should do it, and I still have calories to spare....
I am STILL hungry. It seems my body is saying it hasn't had enough today--or this week. 1200 cal is my low end, and tonight my body said, "I'm going to send you hunger signals until you feed me a little more fat, a little more protein, and some more carbs."
Here's where it gets good. I ate without weighing, without counting, without measuring until I felt full and satisfied. My cal count before that snack was 1206, and I'm probably a bit over my max of 1550, but I feel good about listening to my body, not mindlessly eating anything and everything, and giving myself permission to simply eat what I needed without feeling guilty.
What's not going to happen is a downward spiral tomorrow. I may need to up my cal count a little for at least some days, and I may not reach my goal of 2 lbs this week. But I think what I chose tonight was realistic and will allow me to keep going.
Friday, January 11, 2013
I worked today near a shop with homemade ice cream. I always stop when I'm there. Today I planned for indulgence on a reasonable scale. Instead of my usual huge deluxe choc-dipped and sprinkled cone, I had coconut frozen yogurt in a small cup, not cone, and brought my own sprinkles to add to it. My mom laughed when I took the shaker of sprinkles out of my purse, but the result was far fewer calories than the deluxe cone would have been! And, I'm ending the day well within my calorie range AGAIN!
1277 calories with room for a snack if I want it
Reading about and watching the SparkPeople Members on the Today Show story was a great source of motivation. It's Friday, I'm tired, and I had already done a workout today, but after commenting on it, I went for a walk. Yay!
49 fitness minutes
Thursday, January 10, 2013
I had two challenges today. After sleeping poorly but getting up anyway so I could exercise, I could NOT access the internet so I couldn't do my Bootcamp video. I rode my stationary bike which I would have done for cardio anyway. It was a VERY quiet morning in my office, so...I was able put on a headset and do a seated core workout inconspicuously at my desk.
Second challenge: I attended a dinner tonight and was concerned about staying in my daily cal range. Not to worry; I couldn't eat the dinner! No evening dairy for me. No triple cheese ravioli, no proscuitto hors d'oeuvres, no chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream. I had a large portion of salad, one and a half small dry rolls, with a cup of coffee for dessert. Since I got home, I've eaten a Kashi blueberry waffle with organic peanut butter on it, making a grand total of...
55 fitness minutes
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