Monday, June 02, 2008
Yesterday I did not eat WAYYYYY too much food - just way too much at once. Luckily I didn't really eat anything else that day much, but still it did not feel great.
And I made the same mistake already today -- ate wayyyyy too many calories at home this morning before even leaving the house and now I'm just so full. :P I'm postponing my lunch until later than usual just because I can't fathom eating right now.
Deficit Tracking for last week.
6/1: (1950+0) - 1638 = 312
5/26-6/1 = 4163, Average/Day = 594.714...
As for the scale, it's been showing the same lately, although everytime I weigh I'm not feeling too hot about it. It's like -- I know I'm feeling slightly bloated or something. It's been showing 172.4 ever since I lowered my ticker before. HAHAHA. But I'm not moving my ticker yet, because I'm pretty sure that later this week it'll be moving back down. :P
Did not do any excercise today, which is not really part of my "plan for June" which is not completely defined yet. I know I want to swim 3x per week, and theoretically I'm doing this Runner's Yoga Class, but that doesn't start till next week. I want to run a minimum of 2x per week and I want to do more intense strength training but I haven't defined what that will mean for this month yet. I hope to have a really good plan outlined by the end of today since I'm considering today an off day, and then get started on everything tomorrow.
Just feeling EXTRA LAZY TODAY!
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Yesterday was a bit of a food insanity, but I think I somewhat held it in check. I ate really GOOD food at lunch, just too much of it. Ate a really GOOD dinner. Just supplemented these choices with some SWEETS that I didn't need.
I was so uncomfortable most of yesterday -- I went running. I waited for at least 2 hours before running because I just felt so... OVERSTUFFED. My stomach literally felt in exploding territory. :( Why do I find it so hard to realize at the time I'm putting the food in my mouth how it's going to feel later??? Unless I measure it beforehand??? I'm really good at planning and really good at scoping out menus before going and making good choices about the items but I'm SUCH a "clean plater" I STILL struggle with this issue. On top of the fact that we almost never get to eat at this place so I'm wanting to "make the most of it". Well, I paid for it. I've got to realize that eating the MOST FOOD I POSSIBLY CAN is not only not worth it, it's not enjoyable, and it doesn't make the experience of eating any more valuable. I've tasted the food, I've enjoyed it. Doing this in a larger quantity does not necessarily equal a larger return on the enjoyment of it. :P
I can make these realizations when outside the situation, and hopefully someday I will be better at controlling myself when faced with the choice to continue eating or not. :P
And I thought this was going to be short. :P
I ate a small size salad at Applebee's for dinner - very good. And I split a dessert that I really didn't need to eat with my DH. Well -- I count that lunch+desserts as my cheat meal for last week! And today will be calorie counting mania. ;)
5/31: (1950+322) - 2105 = 167
THANK HEAVENS I WENT FOR THAT RUN!!!
Let me tell you about this run -- it felt really good... except for my stomach!!! I started cramping and feeling totally nauseated. I've never run after eating so much food before and apparently I needed to wait like 24 hours to feel better about that one, because I didn't run out immediatley after eating. It was torturous, but I survived and I burned calories. So I'm ok with it. Hahahha!
5/26-5/31 = 3851, Average/Day = 641.83
Looking at my numbers and seeing that *hopefully* my extra food yesterday did not ruin all my hard work is making me feel a little better and this good feeling should hopefully reinforce me making good choices today. :)
Saturday, May 31, 2008
5/30: (1950+224) - 1756 = 418
That recipe was AWESOME, btw. I'm so happy we have leftovers. :)
5/26-5/30 = 3684, Average/Day = 736.8
Saturday, May 31, 2008
So I was getting a but nostalgic this morning and reading my VERY FIRST BLOG entries this morning. :) I got up to when I met my first goal.
Check it out!
This is from March 2007:
"I set a tentative short term goal to be below 270 by April. I figured it was a good idea since everyone else seemed to have short term goals too.
Anyway! WOW I DID IT!! :) I saw the 269 number for the first time ever last week and this morning I weighed in at 268.5. WOOHOO!!! :) That's a little over 20 lbs gone! I can't even believe it! I am a bit wary because I just got over being sick and I'm hoping that I didn't lose weight because of being sick, only to gain it back. But I haven't been able to go to the gym since last Monday. I think I will be good to go on Wednesday finally!! I can't believe I now miss going to the gym! :) hahahaha.
Anyway, I just wanted to document my first EVER met goal! I'm psyched! Even though I'm slightly ahead of my goal curve, I'm still setting my goals based on the long run pace so that if I come across any plateaus I don't get bummed. According to the pace I should weigh in on June 4th at 250. So that's going to be my next short term goal -- 250 by June.
Just imagine -- when I get there, I will have lost FORTY FREAKING POUNDS!!! And I have confidence I can make it, too! :)"
I'm really amazed that I was able to have such a positive attitude almost throughout this entire process -- it's not that it wasn't hard at times, but even at the beginning I was psyched about every little thing. HAHAHAHA. I was reading my entries and I was like -- yeah!!! I burned 334 calories today! WOOHOO! -- stuff like that. :) It's really been key to my success I think. To focus on the positive and keep working to improve myself in little ways -- at first it was about increasing time or incline on the treadmill. I was reading one of my beginning entries about how I was walking at a higher speed and incline than usual and kept it up for a certain period and then had to slow it down to get my breathing back and stuff. :D Now it's hard to imagine a type of walking that would require too much recovery for me, but the point is, I was challenging myself even when the challenge was something small.
ANYWAY! Just wanted to remember those beginning months and write a bit about it. It's always refreshing when you remember that perspective of how far you've come. It's easy to get so focused on the future that we forget our progress.
Friday, May 30, 2008
So I went to the gym this morning to pre-register for that course and I think I must have been the first one because everyone was like, "HUH?" And then when I finally got to the right people, they were like, oh, that? It's not in the system yet... but it was supposed to be but it should be soon, let me get your name and I'll make sure you get in and we'll contact you if there are any changes. SO WOOHOO!! I guess I'm bound to be in. Minimum participants is 4 so I hope at least 3 other people sign up!!!
Indiana Jones was... fun. I have to say there are things I didn't like about it, but because some people told me they hated it and other things about it, I was prepared for it to be really awful and it wasn't. :) hahahaha. So I enjoyed it even though I shook my head through certain parts.
Went to iHOP afterward and I got the Harvest Grain n Nut Pancakes w/ Apple Compote and Whipped Topping. SO GOOD. I definitely did not eat all of them, though -- I only ate two of the four pancakes, and DH finished off the rest. The nutrition facts for the pancakes themselves are available online and I estimated for the compote and whipped topping.
5/29: (1950+605) - 1570 = 985
5/26-5/29 = 3266, Average/Day = 816.5
I think I will most definitely hit the 3500 today, which means all I would need to do this weekend is eat up to my BMR and relax. ;) HAHAHA But I'm not going to do that. I'm going to do a run tomorrow if at all possible! And if not -- Sunday. We may be going out of town to visit my in-laws. They have a nice neighborhood so I may go run around it.
Got in my final SHRED this morning and sent it back to Netflix. :D 3x Shred this week, got my 2x Bike+Swim already -- just 1 more run and I will close out May with my May goals complete. OH!!! I guess I have to run tomorrow then to be accurate. ;) hahahaha.
Today so far:
(1950+224) - 1050 = 1124
Will probably eat around 600 cal tonight -- we'll see. I'm not sure what I will fix for dinner tonight but I'm considering a recipe from this amazing book I checked out from the library. I had been wanting to buy it, but yayyyyyy it's at the library. :D
The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger
She's a registered dietitian and has a show on Food Network that I've only caught like... once or twice before and I just love the way she cooks. A short description of her style as mentioned on Amazon.com -- "a proponent of good, fresh food, simply but deliciously prepared. And she's not about denial -- no nonfat foods here, because when you take the fat out of natural foods, in go the chemicals."
The recipes all have nutritional breakdowns and my favorite thing -- measurements for the serving sizes. I hate when something's like -- this makes 6 servings, but I only want one and I don't know how big it should be because I'm not eating with 5 other people. :P I have to do visual division, or weigh the entire meal and divide it that way -- it's just awkward. She lists with each recipes -- 1 serving is equal to - 2 cups of greens and 2 Tbsp of sauce - or something like that. :)
I've only tried one recipe so far but it was a HUGE success. These amazing Garlic Fries... MMM!
Tonight I'm thinking of trying a Tofu+Edamame featuring fried rice thingie with brown rice...
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