Saturday, December 13, 2008
So I'm at work on a Saturday morning, what better time to post a blog??? :P
Anyway -- yesterday I took a look at my deficit tracking so I could more accurately see what kind of a loss I could even hope to expect from this week's hard work and I saw that my deficits each day were definitely not large enough to create close to a 2lb loss -- which is ok with me. But it does kinda make me curious as to how Spark's is seeing it? I guess if I stuck to 1200 instead of going any higher? But I'd be really happy with a one pound deficit this week.
Last night we went to visit a friend of mine in the hospital and we ended up staying far longer than I ever anticipated, so we ended up ordering pizza (AT the hospital this is!!! If we had been going home I certainly would have eaten something at home and not ordered anything). I am semi-proud of myself for only having 3 slices. I'd have been way more proud of one or two, but I tend to go NUTS with pizza, so 3 slices is not too shabby for me. Plus we got SOME veggies on the pizza -- alongside some pepperoni, but still. Means less pepperoni and some veg factor. Papa John's doesn't really have any nutrition facts except for their specialty pizzas, so I just put it down as pepperoni, even though I'm sure there was less pepperonis than on a full pepperoni pizza (meaning less fat, less cals), but even with that I was at 2020, which is high for trying to stay within a 1200-1550 cal a day range, but it's within my old maintenance range!
So far for the week, including last night, my deficit is 2531, meaning I'm looking for another 1000 calories of deficit.
Since I stayed at home on Wednesday to do ST and did SOME KB work that day, I decided today would be a GYM full body ST workout instead. So I'm hoping to get a nice calorie burn today from that.
OH also, on Wednesday night I went over my new lower cal range -- I didn't realize it, but I ate some of that popcorn trio type popcorn and when I estimated the amounts into my tracker, I came up to 1732 calories that day -- which is still not HIGH HIGH, but not within that little range.
So I could have done better this week -- but considering all the madness, I'm pretty happy with how I've stuck to my guns for the most part.
I really actually think creating a 1lb deficit in a week is more reasonable for my current weight and how much I'm trying to lose as a rule, although I thought since I was maintaining for a while I might be able to get away with going for a larger deficit for a week or two, but maybe that's just an unreasonable expectation anyway.
Um, I think I'm rambling now...
But I took the Christmas Tin Popcorn Trio and actually measured out and bagged it into 1oz servings of each kind to make it easier for the future tracking and portion control. :)
Just the weekend, a week and a half, and it's VACATION TIME!!!!!!
Friday, December 12, 2008
So apparently being robbed is when you're present and when you're not present it's burglary?? I dunno.
But in case anyone actually KNEW that ;) (I sure didn't), we WERE NOT there.
Oh and Hope -- they did not burgle my kettlebell. :) hahaha (that's funny)
But yeah, we're safe. The jerks *thinkingmuchstrongerwords* kicked down our deadbolted door and stole basically all the electronics in the front rooms and every video game. They left the CD's and movies... but looked through lost of stuff (luckily none of our bank information appeared to even been TOUCHED, and nothing missing from that stuff). And we do have Renter's Insurance.
We filed a police report, the cop that came only found one area that was able to be photographed for shoe prints on the door, all other fingerprint type surfaces were too dusty OR too textured to be able to lift prints from. (Leaving me wishing I had done a total top to bottom DUSTING that morning! GRRR stupid electronics that collect dust like magnets!) They opened my flute case but left the flute, moved other stuff around, but basically it was just electronics that were taken.
Luckily I had my iPod with me, so they didn't get that, but they took the little MP3 player I used for running with and also my digital camera (with some pictures on it I hadn't uploaded yet :( wah) and yeah.
Just everything of that nature.
We brought our LITTLE BITTY TV from the bedroom to the living room, but it's so sad. It's almost worse to be sitting there looking at that tiny little TV. haha.
They took my gym bag, library book bag, and my DH's bookbag -- emptied in haste, of course. Obviously used to help cart our belongings out. But now I have no gym bag. :P GRR. And my gym ID was in there so I have to get that replaced -- which is a pain in the butt because it's a University rec center and so I have to go get a new Uni- ID card. :P
Other good news? I didn't turn to food for comfort. I still went to my Spin Class yesterday morning. Then we had to make detailed lists of the items that were taken for the insurance company, and go to the PD to do a supplemental report that detailed everything and the few things we didn't realize were taken yet that night.
Our door and doorframe are new now, yeah... I dunno what else to say. It sucks.
Then we went over to the Animal Shelter since it was so nearby and looked at dogs. We've wanted a dog for ages and we might get one now -- our apartment complex has offered to waive the pet deposit for us (since my DH mentioned we were thinking of getting a dog after this). But I dunno. All the reasons we've been waiting to get a dog still apply -- too busy to give it lots of time and whatnot. No yard. I think we could make it work, though... it's still on our minds but I'm thinking we're not going to. Although after seeing all the dogs at the shelter it's hard to not want to do what we can to take care of one of them because they are so sweet and need someone. :P
Also my inner thighs are RIDICULOUSLY SORE. Like I'm walking funny. I think two days of spin class with a day in between of upper and lower body ST -- meaning squats and lunges did occur -- just DID ME IN. hahaha. :)
I feel like everything's ok, but just has a kind of damper on it now.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Our apartment got robbed.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
So, maybe I was SLIGHTLY over dramatic in my response, but hey. That's how I was feeling.
And today, 2 days into my new plan, I feel GREAT. :D
Last night I ended the day at about 1361 calories - WOW! It's been a LONG TIME since I had my calories that low. But it was really quite manageable. Just different choices to be made.
Today I'm aiming to go to the higher side because I had an AWESOME workout. :D WOOHOO!!!
I got up early this morning, hit up that Spin class and it rocked again. Did some Core ST and racked up 736 calories burned on my HRM. WOOHOO!!!
I've paced myself well on calories today, and feel good about finishing the day strong.
Oh, also did some grocery shopping today, that was good. I purposefully went to Super Target for food which is really the first time I've done that and WOW. I was in heaven when I turned down the ... rice... aisle? So many amazing looking foods. Actually everything looked amazing. I had to restrain myself from spending too much. ;) HEHEHE. But I'm excited about that possibly being my new "regular" grocery store, when I'm not picking up stuff from the Health Food store.
Supposedly there will be som ROCK BAND going on tonight, so I'm looking forward to that! :)
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