Saturday, March 01, 2008
So, I had a subway Veggie Delite sandwich for dinner last night. It's eating out, but as far as eating out goes that has to be pretty freaking good. :P So I'm counting myself as being good yesterday.
Today we're going to meet my in-laws for her birthday. We're going to Ted's Montana Grill. I forgot to mention that last Friday we went to Chili's and I partook of an Awesome Blossom -- never had one before so I had to try it. Definitely ate way too much food that night. My meal was not so bad -- a steak, veggies, some mashed potatoes (avoided the gravy). But it was too large in portion and I ate all of it. Then there was the pizza this week. Then Subway last night (although I think that was ok). It's just frustrating because I've been feeling like my DH is causing a spiral out of control, I have to say NO alllll the time, so sometimes I say yes and it doesn't turn out so hot.
I recognized this after Wednesday. Last night I was saying no until he suggested Subway because I KNEW I could be good there and track it accordingly. Ted's Montana Grill has very detailed nutrition information, so I've already pre-selected my meal -- which will be GREAT -- and planned the rest of my day around it.
So far so good! Just had my first food item of the day -- a yogurt.
My sodium is going to be high today, just because that's the one thing it's VERY difficult to lower when eating out. There are just so few options that are low sodium for dining out and I usually do NOT want the one or two items that fit the bill. But I did try and I think it could be a lot worse -- today's going to be about 3200 mg. (I think...) I finally added the sodium tracker to my nutrition tracker. The trick is going to be to make sure all of my favorites have sodium added in them. I know a lot of times previously when entering items I just did cal/fat/carb/protein. Maybe fiber. But I often omitted sodium. So I'll have to go through and make sure those numbers are accurate so I'm not getting any "freebies". I haven't tracked sodium until now, just always kindof looked at things and said -- oh no way I'm eating that, it's way too high in sodium, and ok that's fine it's low enough. But never looked at my totals until now. :) Today's the WRONG DAY to START looking at totals. HAHAHAA
But at least it should get better after today!
Friday, February 29, 2008
WAH! I left the book here at work last night because I forgot that I needed it this morning at the gym. SO! I got alllll ready to go and then I was running late and then I realized I didn't even have the plan. So I'm going to have to postpone Day 5 for tomorrow. Luckily Day 6&7 were supposed to be off days, so I might just skip an off day and go into day 8 on Monday anyway. We'll see how I feel after tomorrow's workout.
But I'm doing alright. I feel very cute today, so yay on that!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Not only was I able to complete Day 4 of Making the Cut -- it was a reprise of Day 1 and I did BETTER this time than on Day 1!!!
I'm not really sure why, but this time felt easier -- who knew? And I was sore going into it, unlike Monday. But I don't feel any increased soreness right now -- I feel about the same as before if not slightly better.
Last time I did only BARELY 10 Squat Thrusts instead of 20. This time I did 10 in a row, but then pushed out the last 10 -- even if it wasn't in a row, I did all 20. And the Mountain Climbers were accomplished as well -- 30 seconds at first, then 15 and 15 together, but a total of the 60 in the plan!
ANDDDDDDDDDD......... I didn't do ANY of the bicycle crunches last time, but this time did all 60 seconds. WOOHOO!!!!!!
So I probably took some extra pauses in between that according to the exact plan I shouldn't have, but I didn't cut anything out! :D SO YAY!
I feel sooooo ACCOMPLISHED having completed today's workout.
I actually felt like I could have done some cardio afterward, but I was out of time so I had to hurry through the showers and back to work. But the fact that I felt that way makes me very happy. :) Much more optimistic about the program in general.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Well -- yesterday was an "off" day from Making the Cut -- this afternoon I'm going back for another "beating". (Now I know why her team members call Jillians workouts beatings!!! HAHAHA)
I'm frustrated. My DH who HAD been working with me towards weightloss is on a sabbatical from working out/eating right (except for all the healthy food I prepare for him), and he has turned back into a saboteur. And it's not all his fault -- I let him. Yesterday I was feeling so sore and did not want to cook, and he had been aching to order pizza for ages (but we ate out last Friday night so I was insisting we not eat out back to back), so I decided Wednesday was plenty of time from Monday/Tuesday weigh-ins to get it all out of my system and I'd have two workouts after that -- but my plan was to eat 2 slices of pizza. Well this really was supposed to be 1/4 of a pizza, 2 slices equaling 1/8 of the pizza. He orders a Brooklyn style pizza which has 6 slices and I THINK comes in a larger size pizza than any other dominos pizzas. So anyway.
Instead of eating 2 I still ate 3. :P I didn't think it was going to take me THAT far over what I planned because the crust is somewhat thinner on these and the pepperonies(?) are large in diameter but very thin and not overly populated on the pizza. But I looked up the nutrition facts today and was sorely dissappointed with the results -- JUST GOES TO SHOW -- I still need to look things up BEFORE I eat them instead of after. :P When I knew it was a different style pizza, I needed to change my gameplan instead of throwing it out the window completely.
BUT!!! All the positives of my plan still exist -- yes, I have time to work this out before my next OFFICIAL weigh-in, yes, I still have 2 workouts in the gym (at least) before that weigh-in.
I'm still sore today, but YAY it IS less than yesterday, and I feel like I should be able to accomplish Day 4. I'm going to take some Naproxen Sodium before I go as well. I know I'm not injured, just sore and hurting. Plus that pain reliever is not SO strong that it's going to mask any potential injuries obtained on the spot -- so I don't think it's going to be a bad idea to take it or anything.
OH Day 4... you kicked my butt as Day 1, but today will be better. I won't let you get me! hahahaha. :)
P.S. -- we got our taxes done and did pretty good. :) Almost double what we got last year - WOOHOO!!
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