Thursday, September 08, 2011
Well...Tuesday, I had a sales meeting and brought my lunch. My boss insisted on going out and that I can eat my lunch for dinner. Well I ended up with the plainest salad ever and it was so not worth eating. Literally, lettuce 2 cherry tomatoes cut up and I think they used frozen, pre-cooked chicken breasts. I got light Balsamic on the side and only used about half of it. I had water to drink.
So after being at the office, it's far from my house (about 40 miles), I stopped by my parents for a visit since they are about 10 minutes from the office. They wanted to go to dinner. They were going to TGI Fridays. I told them to go without me and I would wait for them, since I had my dinner already. Surprisingly, they said okay. They did bring me back some gluten free, nonfat frozen yogurt. So that was nice, but overall, I think it was a really good day!
Yesterday, was my Dad's birthday and my brother had a baby 3 minutes before midnight! Needless to say, it was a full day. I survived going out for lunch and got a turkey avocado sandwich, no bread (had lettuce instead) and no thousand island dressing. I drank water and got fruit instead of a cookie. For dinner, I made lasagna, but had about 1/4 of it, after pulling out the noodles, as I can't have them. I had a salad and I had a few bites of the frosting from the cake I made. I also had a little vanilla ice cream. Not totally terrible, but it could have been a lot worse! I was at a total of 1901 calories for the day. Like I said, it could have been worse, but having a birthday, cooking, going out to lunch and having a new nephew could have had me easily celebrate too much.
I did drink enough water yesterday though...so today I need to do that!
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Well...yesterday was much better. I will still over a little bit, but it seems with each day, it is less and less. This time, I was about 200 calories over my target and about 4 points over my dailies. However, with WW, I did have the WPA so I am not as concerned. I think I did well and I had healthy food.
Also, yesterday it took me ALL DAY to prepare everything for the week. I went grocery shopping and got back to the house about 1130a. I was still doing stuff at 9pm! Here is what I did:
* Chopped veggies: mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, asparagus, cucumbers (peeled and cut)
* Chopped fruit: Huge watermelon!
* Separated carrots into individual servings
* Portioned out hummus into 4tbsp serving each, in their own containers
* Made brown rice and portioned out into 1c servings
* Made 16 bean soup in the crock pot, which took all day, but it's good!
* Made asparagus soup and portioned out
* Cleaned 4 cobs of fresh sweet corn, removing husk and silk
* Cooked my protein for the week and put in in the fridge to use as needed
* Had to take out 2 bags of trash!
I know it doesn't seem like a lot, but I am not super quick with my chopping knife. It takes me a while to do and I did have the TV on to drown out the noise of my neighbors crazy music.
But, I prepared myself to have a good week. This will definitely make it easier on me, especially having the brown rice and protein ready to go, since I can't have bread or gluten. It makes it a quick on the go meal for me. Plus, I can just toss in some veggies to the rice and when I microwave it, it will steam them and I will have a make shift stir-fry!
So, I think yesterday was a good day. I didn't get exercise in at the gym or out walking. But I did cook and stand in one place all day....that had to have burned more calories than sitting at a computer!
Here's to a great day!
Monday, September 05, 2011
I just got back from the grocery store. I am making a baked potato for lunch. I decided...I am going back to being a newbie on WW and am going to weigh and measure EVERYTHING.
I just weighed my potato...It is 15.3 ounces!!! I think I was counting my potatoes that size as 8 oz before. Holy guacamole! After I eat my lunch...I am going to cut up my fruits and veggies, measure out my hummus into single serving containers and cook.
I am going to make asparagus soup, 2 batches and freeze some. I am also going to cook my protein for the week and then plan my menu out for the week to.
I am going to be prepared this week!
Monday, September 05, 2011
So, yesterday...we went to the L.A. County Fair. This could have been a night mare. However, I think all in all, I did okay. What I ate at the fair:
* Chicken skewer (2/3 of one skewer) - Chicken, onion and bell pepper only
* Sprite (it sucked that this was cheaper than water and I couldn't bring in my water)
* Vanilla ice cream bar dipped in chocolate (no cone)
We walked 6.10 miles, I brought my pedometer. My feet are still a little achy cause we stopped a lot to look at things. I do have to say, when I got home. I was actually starving. I made a mistake. Instead of eating a piece of fruit or just going to bed...I had a mini cup (the single serving) of Haagan-Daaz ice cream. I think it was because I was hungry, tired, had just drove an 1.5 hours home (dropping off friends) and I just wanted something convenient that was sweet. I would have been better off with grapes.
Overall, not a horrible day. I still had a calorie deficit of -280. So, that's good...but, it could have been better if I had changed just one decision (grapes instead of Haagan-Dasz) and even better if I changed two decisions (grapes and water instead of sprite). I am starting to see where my mistakes are lying. It's making poor decisions when I am tired. I don't do so well then! Noted!
Update: 11:56a - I forgot I ate Cinnamon Almonds in the morning...I had about 3/4 of a cup...that was 600 calories! I didn't realize! Ugh! So...that actually put me over 300 calories...so a few missteps here. But, now I see where I am messing up. Its poor decision when I am tired and forgetting to track small things that pack a punch, like almonds! I need to be more aware and track, track, track! Today will be better!
Sunday, September 04, 2011
Yesterday, I knew I would be using a lot of calories in the evening because I was having dinner at my parents house. So...I went to Zumba AND did 30 minutes on the bike. Over all, I ended up with a calorie deficit of over 600! So, I did well.
This morning, I was starving on my drive home, but did not stop at any fast food. When I got home though, I ate a little more than I should have of Cinnamon Roasted Almonds. I tracked them all though and I am going to the Fair today. I think it will be okay because I really can't eat any of the Fair food due to my Celiacs. I might be able to have Turkey BBQ'd or a plain baked potato. That's probably about it. I will count all of our walking as my activity today since we will probably be walking for about 8 hours. I think I will also wear my pedometer too! Just cause I am curious!
Here is to another good day!
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