Thursday, April 09, 2009
So last night I probably ended up (briskly) walking about 40 minutes from where I parked to the ballpark and back. We ate at Quiznos before the game - I had a chicken caesar salad and only used a bit of the dressing, and I gave half of my pita slices to Jess, so I'm guessing my dinner was around 350 or 400 calories. I had a decaf coffee from Starbucks too, with Splenda and just a tiny splash of skim milk, to stay warm - it was COOOOLD!! So my grand total calorie count yesterday was only around 1,650 calories which means I was below my range two days in a row. (The same two days I didn't make it to the gym, so just as well!)
This morning I weighed exactly the same as yesterday - 163.8. I was actually kind of surprised it hadn't gone down, but I don't mind. I already know I can lose 13 pounds in a week of hardcore dieting, but I'm going for long term results now. In fact, I'm going to my parents' house for a seder tonight, which involves a lot of eating and drinking, so if my weight is up a bit tomorrow I won't be surprised. But tomorrow there's no school, so I'll get to sleep in, get a long workout, and hopefully even do my grocery shopping for the week ahead.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Six more school days until April vacation - thank goodness! I can't wait for some time to really spend on my goals!
The first Red Sox game of the season was yesterday, and I went out to watch at a bar across the street from Fenway Park. I had already eaten over 1,700 calories before dinner, so I just had two rum & Diet Cokes and a side salad with only half of the dressing. No time for the gym though.
Something very similar is going to happen tonight, because tonight I'm going TO the game!!! I was so surprised to find tickets!! So no gym again, but I will probably be walking a fair distance from my parking space to the park - round trip it could be close to an hour of walking. I've been too busy today to eat much (meeting before school, a couple classes, then a field trip!, then another meeting, then an afterschool class!!!), but I will still try to keep it light tonight.
I was at 163.8 today which is exactly one full pound less than yesterday. One thing about us roller coaster types, we can lose pretty fast.
I still haven't had time to use my nutrition tracker for last night's dinner or anything that I ate today. I guess I'll do that now, and then head into the city.
PS - It really helps that so many people, both on SparkPeople and in "real life," seem to be also embarking on a new effort to lose weight. I feel like I have tons of company right now!!
Monday, April 06, 2009
I must be on track, right? I'm on my third blog entry of the day!
Here's a picture Jess took last night of my family. I did NOT want my picture taken at my current size, but I was pleasantly surprised that my loose shirt hid my sins pretty well. Also, our dog looks like a demon here, but he's actually pretty cute in real life.
So I've updated my weight goal and calorie ranges by playing around a bit until I found something that sounded good - I think it's about 1,900-2,200. As a goal weight I just entered 154 for now, which is the highest weight that puts my BMI in the healthy range. I was just looking through pictures and found some from Martha's Vineyard last summer where I weighed about 150. I looked fit but not thin... I realized summer is coming again soon, and I don't want to be overweight. I am fully capable of better than this.
So an action plan is slowly developing, which seems much better than thrusting a strict program upon myself like I've done in the past. So far, so good!
I just had dinner...the Cajun shrimp and quinoa was great and so filling for only 300-something calories! And this is so obvious that you might laugh at me, but I never used to do this... I had a SIDE OF VEGGIES to help fill myself up even more for not many calories. (Technically I ate the veggies first...an appetizer of veggies?) And I'm still well under my calorie range right now...I'm up to about 1,700something and it's 6 p.m. It's not a bad idea to keep today as a lower calorie day since yesterday was a higher calorie day. I think my pants are going to start fitting me better fast!!!
I have to figure out an optional snack for later and make tomorrow's breakfast smoothie... I have this weird situation where I spend every other night at my boyfriend's condo and I always bring food from here rather than leaving anything over there. I'll pack a little something healthy (an apple maybe) and only eat it if I get really hungry later. I also have some diet hot cocoa over there I could have.
Anyway, off to the gym - strength training for chest, abs, and probably a short cardio workout because I'm tired - went to bed too late last night, and then off to Boston to my boyfriend's place. Thanks for putting up with all my blog entries today!
Monday, April 06, 2009
I just calculated that I was running an average of 5.8 MPH at the pond yesterday. Not bad considering how out of shape I am now! I want to be back in race form eventually - maybe even do better in the Tufts 10K in Oct. '09 than I did last year or the year before!
I forgot to mention the new word in my vocabulary: arils. As in, pomegranate arils, the little red yummy bubbles that are normally hidden inside a pomegranate. Trader Joe's sells them ready-to-eat and I tried mixing them into some Greek yogurt the other day - a new fave. :)
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