Wednesday, April 22, 2009
...I'm on a roll!
Today I went to lunch with a co-worker. We went to Applebee's and I ordered a Weight Watchers selection (although I'm totally estimating sodium because I couldn't find it). This is sort of a new thing for me. Usually if I eat out I just indulge. Period.
Then tonight I worked later than I planned, which meant no time plus no plan for dinner before my sister and I work out during The Biggest Loser. Bad news. I battled the temptation of just ordering pizza in, which we have done before on occasion. But then I realized that with my NuWave oven I can throw some frozen chicken breasts in and they would be done in like 20 minutes. My sister made some brown rice last night and there was some left over...and I had steamable broccoli to put in the microwave. So presto! Dinner was thrown together and I stayed within my ranges (except my fat was low and sodium on the high side).
Then my sister made chocolate chip cookies for work tomorrow and I ABSTAINED. Even I can't believe it! But I did not eat any. Phew.
Oh, and I adjusted my calorie burn estimate after reading Dana's post the other day. I notice I was still estimating 750 calories/week from when my HRM was reading low. Now I know I can blow through that in one Zumba class...so I upped it to 2500 a week. It will take a little adjusting to the new ranges, and it's scary to eat more, you know? But I know it's healthy, so that's what I need to do...just fill up on good calories, not empty ones.
And I forgot to mention that I started a colon cleanse this week too. I did it back in 2005 and I felt great, so I thought it was time again. Plus colon cancer runs in my family, so it's good to keep up on that stuff. So maybe that will help me a little in the weight loss department too...making my digestive system a little less sluggish. We shall see.