Wednesday, September 28, 2011
My husband and I share kitchen duty. As we both work, this really helps keep a balance in our home life, and I always appreciate a meal cooked by him. He knows I'm counting calories, so he worked hard tonight to make a healthy meal - his idea of a healthy meal, at least.
He arrived at the table with mincemeat sauce on a bed of wholewheat pasta, thinking, he said later that the wholewheat pasta would be lower in calories.
At the end of the evening when I was counting calories up, he sat with me as I added in my pasta count - 500calories!! He was shocked!!
Now, I knew it was going to be high in calories, but as I also never say no to someone else cooking in the house, I ate with full awareness that I would go over my daily calorie intake at the end of the day. But, I think my husband learned something tonight about pasta - and that it might not be as low in calories as he thought - now we're both learning.
Tomorrow I jump on the scale again - all in all a better week, here's hoping the pasta doesn't add on too much!!
Friday, September 23, 2011
I managed to beat my procastinator button this evening and went for a jog out in the last of the Autumn evening sunshine. I think it may have been one of the message boards I was reading about procrastination that actually encouraged me to get my tired post-work, TGIF, feet into my trainers and onto the road.
I have realized that my motivation to run is: if I exercise more, I can eat more! Now, seeing as I'm on a calorie controlled diet, the 'eat more' option is now no more and I think this may be why getting myself out to exercise has been hard. I need a new exercise motivator!
It has been interesting to come across different thought patterns that enter my mind relating to food. I definitely see food as a reward - last week it was with wanting to reward myself by allowing myself junk food, today it was 'well, if I go for a jog, I can order some pizza later' (!?!?!?!)
Unfortunately I now know how many calories that pizza will cost me and I don't want to risk it. I was disappointed that I had lost so little this week and know that a pizza will NOT help this healthy journey I'm working on.
So, I asked my husband to stop by the store and get some real food. My protein count always seems to be too low, so a bit of meat and veg for tonight instead.
PS - I got on the scale this morning and it was hovering between 67 and 68, so I gave myself the benefit of the doubt and weighed in at 67.5.
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