Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The family just went for soft serve. I passed because I want a big bowl of raspberry protein soft serve later. It was hard though! It made me think of all the other things I've passed on on vacation. But, you know, none of them are hard for long. Long enough to get out of the grocery store, to get my own healthy alternative, for them to finish their cones.... It's hard for like 5 minutes! And then I get to stay thin, and strong, and healthy forever.
And it's not all bad...
I really do like my protein soft serve.
I really do prefer a salad of spinach, grilled chicken, blue cheese, and grape tomatoes to a bag of potato chips.
It's not always easy when I'm in an environment where I used to eat the worst of all but it's a whole lot less difficult than I expected it to be!
Monday, August 15, 2011
So far, so good on vacation!
I brought my scale and if it's accurate (I find it hard to believe!) I'm at my lowest weight since I was first pregnant with my first born! Today was my measurement day and I'm down on almost every measure which certainly suggests the scale may not be lying!
We're in a cottage well-stocked with healthy food, 1/2 mile from a beach that goes on for MILES. I said I was going to run on the beach and, by golly, I did! Not much and not fast but enough to push my heart rate to 176 and more than I've ever run in my life. I did it in water sneakers from which my daughter removed the shoe inserts (ugh!) and now I have a blister on a toe and a heel. Guess they'll heal eventually but I'm going to watch it now LOL!
Been wearing my bikini for 2 days. Loving how I look in it. What a difference a year can make!!
Friday, August 12, 2011
Today was our big travel day. Allllll day in the van. I ate my usual breakfast at home (300 cal). Did lunch at Subway/McDonalds - 6" ham & turkey on WW, loaded with veggies, no cheese, no condiments and a large iced tea - for my 300 cal budget. Great chef salad with light dressing for dinner for just over 600. Lots of water. Just over 1200 which sees good for a day of sitting :-)
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I've never found decent numbers for calorie burn at Group Centergy (yoga, pilates, but more - definitely get sweaty!). Today I wore my HRM, did 12' on the stepper as a warm up and then an hour Centergy class, pausing the workout when I wasn't working. I know my burn on the stepper was 70-ish.
324 calories - 70 on the stepper, 254 for the class
average HR: 107 (obviously NOT a cardio day!)
max HR: 159
fat burn time: 1:00:35
fitness time: 11:48
I'll collect more data but 250 (190 if I take out BMR) is more than I expected for centergy but about what my BMR + what I expect ..... so..... not really sure how to count it. This is why I NEVER eat back all my exercise calories. If that includes my BMR and I eat them all back I could end up gaining weight!
Guess I ought to research that.... does a HRM calorie burn include your BMR? You'd think that would be on the Polar website or in the manual but, alas, I can not find the info.
I think, perhaps, it would be best to subtract my BMR from the calorie burn. I think my BMR is about 1 calorie per minute which makes it a pretty easy calculation!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I know 'they' say not to weigh every day, just once a week if you must, but I break the rules. I've been watching my weight long enough to know that once a week is not healthy for me.
I weigh every day to avoid:
1. Starving myself the day before weighing.
2. Dehydrating myself before weighing.
3. Pigging out on Saturday and Sunday because weighing isn't until Friday.
4. Making excuses for a gain, continuing bad habits, and ending up with 2 weeks' damage to undo instead of one.
5. Skipping weighing one week becoming skipping for months.
I weigh every day:
1. Because it helps me avoid the things above.
2. It starts my day with a reminder that I'm committed to controlling my weight.
3. It tells me when I need to examine my diet more closely.
Today was a day where the scale was unkind... or, rather, I saw I'd been unkind to my body. We celebrated my daughter's birthday yesterday with her choices of dinner and dessert as part of the deal. She chose spaghetti and meatballs and Oreo ice cream cake. For years I have made my own 93/7 baked meatballs, my own sauce with no sugar, and used barilla plus pasta. Last night I made a salad too because it keeps me satisfied with a normal dinner portion of spaghetti and meatballs. I even drank an extra 3 cups of water after dessert to try to flush the sugar from the cake out. But I was still up 1.4 pounds this morning. My rings are tight again (and they were very loose yesterday) so I checked my macronutriets. My salt was 2-3x normal! My sugar was 3x normal. Now I know to force even more water today or else I will feel thirsty/off and I am not at all worried about those 1.4 pounds. I was within my calorie budget after all.
edited to add: after my workout... a very mild one, not a sweaty one.... almost all that weight was gone... and I'd had breakfast, coffee, and plenty of water. See, no worries!
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