Monday, October 03, 2011
My husband bought apple pie a few days ago, but we have not been able to eat it yet because every time it gets to the evening I've used up my calories! So, today I planned it. Now I'm sitting waiting for my husband to get home and staying as far away from the fridge as possible!! I know I will enjoy that apple pie when we get to it - guilt free!
Food has become more special since I've had to begin planning special treats - that's what they are now: special. Something I've planned for, waited for, not mindlessly munched on while watching TV.
Something else has happened. I suffer from quite severe knee pain when I jog, and for the last three months I've just lived with it. The pain always goes away and only comes back half way through my run, so I've hoped it will just go away. This weekend I suddenly found myself paying attention to the pain and deciding I should just check with a doctor that I hadn't damaged my knee more. I want to be able to run for a long time, now I want to take better care of my knees. So, the appointment is booked for Friday. This is new - this extra care I'm giving myself.
All the blogs, message boards and articles are so helpful. I'm taking so many tips from people about everything - listening to motivational songs, focussing on more than just the numbers, increasing my strength training for better running - stopping when I have an injury.
So, thank you. This really is a team effort and I appreciate all the support!
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!!
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