Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I got in my run and shred today!!! I am so proud of that!
And made bread! :D OK, not all the way bread yet, but I got this sourdough starter from a lady at church when I visited home and fed it and then last night I mixed some of the starter into a grainy bread with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, wheat germ, and some bread flour. :D I'm pretty psyched to see how it turns out!
So last night I had to let the dough rise overnight (wild yeast doughs can rise REALLY SLOWLY) and then this morning it was shaping into loaves and now they get to rise while I'm at work so I can bake them tonight!!!! I'm pretty excited. ;)
I need to be careful to remember to fuel myself properly though. I ate a banana before my run this morning, and that was fun, but I didn't really drink any water. When I got back I was chugging that H2O. Then I didn't eat anything else until after I did shred. I was feeling ok when I finished shred but then after my shower when I was getting ready and making the loaves I started really feeling it. I grabbed water, an apple, and some planters NUTrition Energy Mix and headed out the door. I didn't give myself enough time to do all I planned to do, including EATING. So anyway -- I ate in the car on the way to work and started to feel much better. I took a break inbetween my run and shredding and I should have eaten something then to keep my blood sugar more stable and that energy level UP!
Now for DEFICIT TIME! :)
5/20: (1634+451) - 1392 = 693
SO! for 5/19-5/20: 1066, Average/Day: 533
Considering one of those two days was a low deficit day for me, I'm very happy with the daily average so far. And I'll only have one FULL off day this week (Sunday). No more superlow deficit days either -- the lowest day remaining will be either Friday or Saturday (Shred or Run).
Today so far --
5/21: (1634+530(shred+run!)) - 833 = 1331
If I eat ONLY to 1200 calories, I'll have a deficit of 964, so to my max will be 614. Not too shabby! Will still aim for somewhere in between.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
So I faced the music and weighed myself today...
and was down 1lb!! YAY!!!!! :) 171.2. Crazy. I'm thinking my goal of 165 is not too crazy -- I might go ahead and change my ticker today to an end goal of 165. I really think I will be done with weight-loss at that point, and then it will be all about being as FIT and TONED as possible. :D That is a really exciting prospect to me. Currently I am working on doing strength training and losing fat not lean tissue, but still. It will be neat to kind of change my strategy a bit.
I got my REAL Driver's License in the mail yesterday but haven't had a chance to take a picture yet, so that will be coming up soon.
Today I planned to be at the gym earlier than I ended up getting there, due to so unexpected snafus in getting ready. I don't feel too down about it because I was ready before I actually left, just couldn't leave yet, so I did make the time to be there just didn't because of things out of my control. My goal for May was to not dilly dally and get to the gym with enough time to do my proper workout. :)
Well, so I had to change my plan of attack slightly for today -- instead of doing my typical bike session I did high intensity intervals to boost the calorie burn. No way of knowing the true burn since I don't have a HRM yet, I just entered it into SP as "vigorous" stationary biking. *shrug* I did this so I could still get my 20 minutes in the pool, which I DID and there are some things I felt a lot better about today. I feel I'm making some good strides in my form even though I'm still not breathing that great, but I actually felt like I did slightly better today so YAY. :) I'm still counting this as 15 minutes of swimming though, due to all the stops and starts and whatnot.
Deficit tracking time!
5/19: (1634+80(ST)) - 1341 = 373
A low deficit day, but I'm pleased with the result. I could have easily eaten more last night, but I didn't need to eat more. I was not truly hungry and by waiting and not just grabbing more food, I was able to realize I didn't need anymore food.
So far today:
5/20: (1634+451(swim+bike)) - 856 = 1229
If I eat to my SP minimum of 1200 calories, I'll have a deficit of 885. I forsee myself eating more than 1200 calories, but not to the top of my range for sure. If I eat to1550 calories I will still have a deficit of 535, but I need more to help balance yesterday's lower number.
My pants I'm wearing today are seriously in danger of falling off. They don't have any beltloops or anything, so I'm pretty much stuck. I suppose I could get them taken in, but they were kind of cheap to begin with (like $19?) so I think that'd be a little... silly. I could try taking them in myself, but that could be disastrous. They are 16's, and I've been wearing a size 14 jean for a while, but now the 14's are starting to get slightly baggy and these pants are getting slightly ridiculous. It's kind of a bummer because they're really cute, and also because I have no idea when we will be able to get me some new clothes anyway. Not to mention I'd like to wait until I reach my weight loss goal of 165 before buying new clothes again to avoid it being a total waste since it's so close anyway.
Maybe after we get our stimulus check. YAY for stimulating the economy! But I know the plan is to stimulate our savings. :P So we'll see.
Monday, May 19, 2008
And I have good news AND bad news.
The good news is -- I got in all my workouts for last week! :D
2 runs, 2 bike sessions, 2 swim sessions, and 2 shreds. ROCK!
The bad news is... I totally sabotaged myself this weekend. Since it was such a celebratory occasion, my family did what they do and went out to eat to celebrate... and since my brother didn't get to go where he initially wanted to one night, we went again the next day somewhere else.
I didn't manage to choose very wisely.
I actually picked something relatively healthy from the chinese food -- but also ordered a soup... and ate a spring roll... and in general ate too much food. The soup was a clear soup, light veggies and seafood, but I did eat the wontons brought with it.
I forgot to add the fortune cookie, but everything else was estimated so I figure it's close enough.
I ate healthy breakfasts! Anyway.
I also had a bit of a situation at the movie theater -- we somehow ordered two large popcorns for two people. My brother and I weren't planning on having any, so to help I ate a bunch of one of those large popcorns. I NEVER eat at the movies -- but that is also partly due to the fact that my DH hates food in movies. So I figured, well, I'm never going to eat in other movies, I might as well enjoy this and count it as a splurge.
I just was on splurge mode ALL WEEKEND. Although I did run around my home neighborhood on Saturday morning --which is good.
Even with that, I undid some of the deficit I had built up over the course of the week.
My total deficit BEFORE including Friday-Sunday was 1964.
My total deficit AFTER the weekend is 1463. (To be honest, I am soooooooooo happy I still have a significant deficit, even if it is only 0.418lb.)
Thursday: 459 ! WOOHOO!, Friday: -132, Saturday: -212, Sunday: -616... OUCH.
I had a LOT of ice cream on Sunday... and then came home and ate some snacks that were high in fat and calories and really completely unnecessary because I wasn't even really hungry.
WELL! I did the best I could to find approximate matches for what I ate and to be as honest as possible in my tracker.
Usually if it's just a cheat MEAL I don't bother tracking it unless I know I can find the exact nutritional values somewhere online... but since it was such a derailed weekend I really wanted to find out HOW far off I was.
I was from at 2291, 2144, and 2250 for calories consumed.
The good news is -- I could really FEEL that I was eating TOO MUCH FOOD. I wasn't feeling overly hungry, I didn't feel GOOD when I finished eating SO MUCH. It wasn't like I wanted to eat that way long term. It was definitely a completely out of the ordinary and ABNORMAL eating for me, and I know I want to avoid that spiral as best as possible in my daily life.
Because my eating was so randomly timed yesterday, I was still kinda hungry this morning.
I didn't do any cardio this morning, but I did some strength training. I'm going to enter it on another website to get an approximate calorie burn (however low) to start this week's deficit tracking. I'm eager to see how much better I can do when everything is more controlled. I haven't weighed myself yet to give my body a chance to recover from the weekend. I will proably check it soon out of curiosity anyway....
Thursday, May 15, 2008
So... this morning I was tired, it was raining outside... and my DH was home and anyway I played hooky from the gym. ;)
My new plan is to go swim and bike tomorrow before I leave for the weekend.
Yesterday's Deficit Results!
5/14: (1634+510) - 1349 = 795
WOOHOO! Biggest deficit day yet. Dinner was Parmesan Tilapia... and toast. and some popcorn. I was so tired, and the tilapia was easy but I needed carbs as well and so toast and popcorn it was. HAHAHA
Today so far:
5/15: (1634+0) - 789 = 845
If I eat to 1200 calories with my BMR, I get a 434 calorie deficit. We'll see if I can stay close to that today -- that gives me 411 calories for dinner.
Then tomorrow I can get in the gym time before the weekend, and hopefully get a run in on the weekend. We'll see how it goes.
Calorie Deficit 5/12-5/14 = 1964, Average/Day = 654.7
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
... but also proud of myself.
So... I came in to open at work and the person who normally opens was going to close since they couldn't be here to open... and then we find out they're not going to be able to be in at ALL... so I end up having to go home and come back. SO NOW I'M BACK! And I'll be here till 10PM. (I'm so enthused... can't you tell?)
It kinda threw my plans for a loop!!! I had already decided, ok, working out when I get home, also need to do laundry, I can watch America's Next Top Model when it comes on......
NOPE! CHANGE PLANS!
So... I went home, did laundry, and worked out... and came back.
I wanted to just go home and sleep so I wouldn't be so tired later today, but I sucked it up and got stuff done! And for that I am proud. Now for a better Cal-Deficit evaluation for today:
5/14: (1634+510 (ran 2miles, did Shred)) - 877 = 1267
YOWZERS!!!!!! :D If I eat to my SparkPeople maximum (673 more calories) I'll still have a deficit for today of 594. ROCK! :D
I will most likely NOT eat to my max, and add to that deficit. I actually will not be working out on Fri-Sun most likely. We'll see if my family feels like doing something active together, but I'm not counting on it. So I'll be 3 days short on additional calorie burn. And probably at least one cheat meal in the mix as well -- so I need to get as much of a deficit as I can before the weekend. To meet a 3500 calorie deficit in FOUR days, the average daily deficit has to be 875 calories - so I'm not seeing that happening. BUT. I can do my best. And I can try to do something active this weekend, maybe even just shred on Sunday evening after I get back.
I intend to bring my running shoes and workout clothes with me in case I can fit something else in, though. :)
Right now I just need to focus on getting through the workday.... *sigh*
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