Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Yesterday was a tiring day.
Monday I ran 8 miles - HALLELUJAH!
Today I'm still sore. My body didn't really get to recuperate very well. I went from the run to the shower to eating to trombone choir (trombone choir is a standing rehearsal and lasts about 2 hrs). Then work from 4:45-12 Tuesday - break from 8-8:45 to take my husband to work - but that is all standing, too.
Then I got home, ate, took a nap... and then it was to get the DH from work, go to a meeting, go to Orchestra, come home, fall apart. hahahaha.
I didn't track dinner. I didn't eat poorly but I know I went over because I didn't even try honestly. I had a PB sandwich, some popcorn, and a gelato cone. (Gelato = 100cal per half cup, AWESOME flavor - and yes I only had one serving.)
So I could've done better with that food, but I was too beat.
Got a decent night's sleep last night. Now to make today better! No rehearsals tonight, although I am working. Planning to get in at least 2.9 miles for leapday.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Soooo I tracked it.
I've never tracked my splurge meal before, but I knew this one was over the top and I wanted to at least try to see what kind of damage was done.
I'm not recommending this for everyone, or even always for me in the future... but I think for now it helped me to FACE IT and track it, so I can start today tracking and make sure I don't just feel guilty about mystery calories and have it cause me to shy away from tracking today.
So I did it. And dinner was like... 1800+ calories. I was over yesterday by my entire daily range. (Well the minimum side - about 1230 calories over...)
What do I take from this?
Well just cause it's my splurge meal doesn't mean I have to go INSANE.
I also might have estimated a little high on some stuff, but I didn't want to shortchange it.
1200 calories is close to 1/3lb worth of calories - so if I was really on point all week, this one wild day shouldn't affect my weight loss efforts THAT MUCH.
Considering I was over on a couple other days, by 200-300 calories, lets take that up to 2000. And my goal is losing 2lbs a week - so maybe I only lose one lb this week, but I should still lose.
We'll see. I'm not sure how long my body is going to hold on to the sodium and whatnot from that meal.
I also immediately had ideas about how I would eat better there in the future:
-The burger I got was "mama burger" size - 6oz patty to start with. They also feature a "baby burger" which is 4oz. So I can easily downsize.
-The baby burger base is low priced for their menu, so I can customize with specific toppings I enjoy and skip the cheese (big caloric add on that I don't care as much about) in the future.
-The fries I got were delicious but super greasy. They also offer side substitutions that I will take advantage of.
-We got appetizers and split them - no need to get that much before our meal really.
-Shared a milkshake - it was super good. Maybe I will do this in the future on a splurge meal. HAHAHA. But obviously not on a regular meal.
Look how smart I am??? All this knowledge and eating willy nilly all the time I haven't been applying it. Now I am making a strong effort to apply and do well and I'm super excited about it.
I am ok with all of the content choices for my meal last night, the one thing I would change is the quantity. I got full, ignored that feeling, and continued to eat EVERYTHING I ordered. I could have been satisfied with the flavor of things and ate HALF as much food as I did and physically feel a lot better today. I need to work on leaving food on the plate. That is something that hasn't really happened with me before... I always eat everything. It's easy when you carefully monitor portions at home! Eating out is different.
P.S. - Link to the WILD THING as demonstrated in fancy and gorgeous ways by an amazingly talented yoga person - www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDfnKRoK-yU
Friday, February 24, 2012
This is a first for me, I think - continuing tracking when I go over range???
Yesterday was over by about 300calories. We went out to dinner - I got a veggie burger and side salad, but still I ate a little too much earlier in the day to handle that even. But it was fun - I made the best choice with the options available and went out in a social situation and didn't let it derail me completely. So I feel good about that!
I ran to the gym, did yoga, ran home - hooped 30 min yesterday.
The gym is only a mile away. Yoga was "gentle yoga" but boy howdy for me - ms "I haven't done yoga in months" - it was ... HARD. hahaha. Not really hard to get into position, but hard to hold various ones and I skipped out on trying something called the "Wild Thing" which I was surprised came out in a gentle yoga class. I think only one other lady didn't do it. And this is a class that is mostly older ladies - GO AWESOME OLDER LADIES!! ROCKIN THE WILD THING!
Anyway - today my shoulders, back, and arms are all sore from the awesome yogaing. And maybe a little from hooping - I mostly worked on shoulder hooping and had a REALLY GREAT TIME and a bit of a breakthrough. So excited about that! I also worked a bit on isolations - tricky. But I think I'm starting to get the hang of this one that I'm wanting to learn.
So all in all a great day yesterday, too. I'm just going to make myself keep tracking so I don't go completely overboard, and I believe that my calories will handle themselves if I do this.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Yesterday I managed a 3.75 mile run, and did some ST at work - pushups on the counter and plie/sumo squats. (Sooo slow at times there. I was going nutso...)
And I tracked.
And I went over.
It was my fault for making a too calorific dinner. BUT - I didn't go over by a crazy huge amount - about 250? something like that. And it really was truly delicious and amazing. I could've cut my serving size down a bit and gone without the toast side and been within calories, though. These are the kinds of modifications I'm going to have to be ok with making in order to reach my goal. But I'm still happy with yesterday, as a whole.
Get An Email Alert Each Time ZIRCADIA Posts