Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Rowing didn't even burn as many calories as usual! Then I ran 4.14 miles. I was totally wiped after that. I ate a pita before I rowed and some nuts and dried cranberries in between, drank plenty of water, but STILL. Could have used some more fuel I guess cause I was just like pooped. :P
And I had to stop by Target to do a small grocery trip. Sooo... I kinda delayed getting more because I stopped, but anyway. I got home, showered, ate some PB and pretzel sticks and fell asleep on the couch. Felt SOOOOO much better after that. But YAY!
I got my run in!!! And rowing! So yay!!
I was wrong, I don't actually row on Thursday morning, but I might get a chance to row on Friday afternoon if someone can close for me that day so that's exciting.
Anyway -- they're having this shindig here at work and they catered in lunch -- and a SUNDAE BAR.
Now -- looking at my calories...
Yesterday I didn't track before I ate at night and I actually went over by about 90 calories... and with my RMR I actually had a negative deficit fo 335 for yesterday.
Today I calculated how much I would need to eat not to go above my "safety deficit" -- the esimated amount of what I can cut average per day to still lose weight at a healthy rate. (Essentially the theory is you should attempt to lose no more than 1% of your body weight each week, therefore if I were to try to lose say 1.66lbs a week, I'd need to create an average deficit of 830 calories per day and to go over that would put me into a kind of danger zone of cutting too much from my diet... I dunno if this is true but it's the theory I'm subscribing to! hahaha) So really since I went over yesterday I think I could safely cut more than that, but I'm not going to worry about it....
so I'd need to eat about 2057 cal today to only have a 830 cal deficit -- and my spark range goes up to 2010. Adding in a fairly heavy dinner calorically speaking, I'm only in the 1990's so I'd need to eat a bit more.
That said -- I'm still not sure I'm going to have any of the Sundae Bar. But! If I feel like it, I might. And if I do I might cut out some of my mid evening snack. We'll see.
Like I said -- I'm not too worried about it. Today I burned nearly half of my weekly calorie burn goal and I still have three more runs to go, strength training, and at hopefully at least one more rowing session. I'm definitely going to go over what I currently have set and I really am more concerned with eating enough this week than eating too much right now. :) Kind fun! hahaha ;)
Monday, July 13, 2009
A whole bunch of nonsense!!! :D
So I dunno if everyone saw my status message... but yeah.
I got with the baked goods around 1AM on Friday night (baked, cooled, wrapped up) but then I realized... I didn't get the yard sale stuff together on Thursday morning!!!! oopppsss...
So yeah. Henry was up helping me and we pegged a bunch of stuff to go, then had to get together boxes to carry it with, we packed up a lot of stuff in the original boxes because we're original box hoarders... hahaha :) Anyway... we got done with all that and it was like... almost 4AM. And I was supposed to be at the yard sale at like... 5AM. HAAHAHHA :D So we just stayed up. We actually got there at like... 20til 6 which is when it was going to start.
And we had TONNNNNNNNNNNNNSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS of baked goods. I had some on the table and some more of the same things in the back of the car we were sitting in front of, and so much more things... the table was piled high. I set up my little area w/ the nutrition facts and ingredients folded into little card like sizes taped to the table next to each goodie.
Banana Walnut Bread at about: 178 cal/3.6/33.7/5.4 per slice (12 slices per loaf)
Strawberry Oat Muffins at : 125 cal/ 1 / 26.4 / 3.5 per muffin
Blueberry Oat Muffins : almost the same as Strawberry! :)
"Almond Cranberry Nuggets" : 145/9.4/13.6/2.9 per nugget
Whole-Wheat Flax Cookies: 160/10.2/14.8/3.6 per cookie
Applesauce Pumpkin Muffins: 137.4 / 4/23/3.5 per muffin
The "Almond Cranberry Nuggets" are actually Whole Wheat Flax Cookies without the milk and soaked flax seeds... cause I forgot when I baked the first third to mix that in. HAHAHAHA :D So I only put about 2/3 of the milk+flax in with the remaining batter while the first batch was cooking and then made those and called them different things, calculated the facts seperately and they both sold out. :) shhhh
The Applesauce Pumpkin Muffins probably sold the best because there were 24 of those and they sold out. My banana walnut bread sold out -- I brought two WHOLE LOAVES and only sliced one loaf to individual slices. I was only left with 5 Strawberry and 5 Blueberry muffins out of everything that I made. :)
That's : 39 cookies, 3 loaves of banana walnut bread, 24 pumpkin muffins, and 7 blueberry and 7 strawberry muffins all sold. WOOOT.
We did great.
There were tons of other goodies as well which I did sample some of.
Then afterward we went to that hot dog joint which was pretty good, but they got my order wrong so that's kind of sad. :P
Then we were soooo tired. We hung out a while and watched TV and then took a long nap. Then we watched Slumdog Millionaire which was great.
Sunday I planned to do a long run in the morning before church, but I needed more sleep than I could get with getting up that early, and I decided sleep was more important than distance that day. So! I did go on a run, but it was like... 3 milesish? I can't remember. Then church, then home, then later I did go rowing.
ROWING WAS AWESOME.
I got to go in the 4 boat for the first time! :)
It was aWESOME. We did a lot of technical drills -- Allison seemed really pleased with what we were able to do. We rowed all four quite a bit, some on half-slide (which was a TOTALLY NEW CONCEPT TO ME -- I kinda think it's bogus, but it's useful for learning stuff but basically you slide up just a bit on your seat but not all the way...) and some on full slide. And we really had gread balance at some points! It was really cool to feel the way a boat is supposed to feel when all rowers are rowing and you're not leaning.
That isn't to say there wasn't a lot of THAT as well, it was definitely challenging, but it was overall really great. I also got a little mini one on one time fixing my feathering because I as feathering late after my tap-down, and I got it pretty quick apparently so that's good.
I also got told today that I am built for rowing! WOOT.
OK! SO ANYWAY.
Exceeded my calorie burn for the week even with missing rowing once, and not getting in the long run I planned. This week my boat is scheduled to row Tuesday AND Thursday and I WILL be getting in my long run. So we'll see how it goes.
APPLESAUCE PUMPKIN MUFFINS!!! That's DH's hand reaching for one in the corner.
My wares! :)
Me and my table!
Friday, July 10, 2009
OK so I wrote a really great blog but I have to do it over so, sorry folks, you're getting the clif notes edition. :)
Essentially - morning went flawlessly except I didn't really get to eat, but I did get to try one of my muffins I made and eat my backup food at work -- a "ORGANIC FOOD BAR" my boss gave me.
I spent some time detailing the funny claims on the packaging and listing ingredients and whatnot, but not doing that again.
It's 310 cal/ 15g fat/ 35g carbs/ 12g protein -- ACTIVE GREENS chocolate
Um -- let me just say - the chocolate? where? It was ok tasting, but I really am not into the texture/flavor if it in general. And can I get some more protein in there??? Anyway. It was good to have it this morning cause I was starving.
I ate a nectarine before running (a little over 2 miles easy pace wootwoot), and one of my muffins right before I went out the door but that's it. *phwew*
I made the Applesauce Pumpkin Muffins this morning and entered it into SparkRecipes with my little tweaks - Golden Raisins and Pumpkin Seeds sprinkled on top of each muffin (they look so goshdarn CUTE!).
Here are the facts per muffin:
4 g fat
20g carbs (2g fiber)
They are a good size and full of good stuff. :)
Tonight I will be doing Banana Walnut Bread, Whole-Wheat Flax Cookies, Strawberry Oat Muffins and.... mayyybe blueberry muffins??? :D
I have blueberries, and when I bought muffin papers I got Red/Yellow/Blue pack. I did yellow for the pumpkin, will do red for the strawberry, and dangit why not just do some blueberries to keep the theme? :)
I will post more nutrition facts as I get the rest of these babies going on -- I'll be bringing the little SparkRecipe printout to the bakesale so people can know what ingredients are in everything and also the nutrition facts. One of our members suggested ingredient lists to assist those with allergies and I figured, well if I were buying at a bake sale I'd like to be provided with a healthy choice and nutrition information so that's what I'm gonna do! :)
Thursday, July 09, 2009
my alarm did NOT go off this morning at 5AM...
I slept only until 7AM when I awoke from a terrifying nightmare about my brother being eaten by an alligator in someone's backyard and the 911 guy laughing at me and saying really?! when I said there was an alligator attack and then no one showing up for ages and him just getting eaten up...
to see that it was light outside and 7AM and I had totally missed rowing.
I sent an email and luckily (or lamely?) a couple other people didn't show up and it turned out to be a good number for an 8 and a 4 to go out instead of 2 8's so at least everyone still got to row that wanted to row!
Then I was totally full of anxiety and nerves and couldn't go back to sleep, among other things, so anyway. Boo.
Definitely did not feel like running either -- so I decided to trade tomorrow's off day for today and commit 100% to going rowing on Sunday since I missed today.
Then I started looking at cookbooks for ideas on what to make for the bake sale and I will be making a few Clean Diet Cookbook recipes and one random SparkRecipe from the Spring Spark Cookbook thingie they had up before... Strawberry Muffins!
Also I'll be making Applesauce Pumpkin Muffins, Whole Wheat Flax Cookies and Banana Walnut Bread... and I think there was another thing that I'm forgetting but YEAH! I'm stoked!! I'm gonna be a baking MACHINE tomorrow. And I bought SUCANAT for the first time per Tosca Reno's instructions and passed on the Maple Sugar Flakes. Those things were freaking $12 for a little jar!!!!!!! Maybe someday, but today with all the rest of the cooking supplies and regular groceries??? No thanks!
I also discovered the "PROTEIN" aisle at Target w/ their Whey Protein Powders, Shakes, and Bars! They have a wide variety of brands I've liked and tried and others I've never heard of AND they had Sharkies, which I had heard of but never tried. :) I bought a little pack to try -- a sparker has mentioned using them as long run fuel before so I was thinking of that when I picked them up. ALSO I bought some flavored sparkling water in cans that I just randomly wanted to try. We'll see how that goes... I'm just SO not into soda anymore but sometimes I want something more special than water. These are calorie and sweetener free. Just the water and "Natural Flavoring".
Tomorrow I will run as soon as I wake up, and then bake while prepping yard sale items. Go to work, come home, resume baking. Saturday morning it's get up BEFORE the crack of dawn to go set up for the yard sale.
Today my hubby asked me on a lunch date for Saturday. :) There's this like HOT DOG restaurant?? that opened??? I think! I can't rember what it's called... Cuke's or something like that. Anyway -- we're gonna go there after the Yard/Bake Sale. Long Run and Rowing to happen this weekend as well. I guess I'll probably run Saturday night so I don't have to do both in the same day and keep tomorrow morning easy breezy.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Just doing the blog thing, ya know. :P
I ran today for the first time with a new running buddy -- we plan to run every Wednesday morning. After today I'm deciding to call these my tempo runs because she is FASTER than me and I think her easy run is my tempo run so! HAHAHA. :) Got a good burn, then headed to the Aquatic Center to do some Strength Training and meet SARAHISKIDA to erg.
Did a move my rowing coach suggested to help me work on my finishing form, basically doing the upper body portion of the rowing stroke with weights on a cable machine while sitting on the floor. Hopefully it did something good for me. I did some walking lunges and walking sumo squats, some lat pulldowns and a good pilates session and that's about it.
Total burn today: 784
(1767+784) = 2551, so for a 500cal deficit today I need to eat about 2051 calories.
WORD. The top of my cal range right now is 2010, so I think I'll just aim to stay within range today. I may eat over range tomorrow because between rowing and running I'm expecting a higher burn, but then again I'll be taking an off day on Friday so maybe I'll just take the added deficit.
I DID meet my goal yesterday and ended the day at I thik 1858? So pretty close to the 500cal deficit goal, with small margins of error we'll call it 500.
Now I need to go shower and meet one of my rowing club peeps at WalMart so we can get some oar painting supplies! :) We got our oars from the Alabama Crew so they are crimson with white A decals on them right now, but our new design will be black with a white and teal stripe decal down the middle, so we need to get some razor blades, sandpaper, primer and paint to prep the oars for the stickers that will later grace them.
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