One step at a time
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I'm feeling pretty proud of myself today. I got up and actually got on the exercise bike. I biked for an hour (those last 10 minutes were tough) and would have gone 11.5 miles if it had been an actual bike. Although considering that there's at least 6 inches of snow outside, not so sure I'd have gotten that far riding a bike in snow!
I always have the best of intentions about using my bike or other assorted exercise stuff, but somehow the bike was buried in the "crap I don't know where to put yet room" from when I moved here a year and a half ago. We've had our crazy cat, Leo, for 10 months and he'd never seen me on the bike. He was so fascinated by it and kept jumping up on it to see what I was doing. Kinda hard to peddle when there's a cat batting his cute little paws at the foot pedals!
Leo's running up and down the halls right now, which is why one of his many nicknames is My Little Pony (I'm a child of the 80s). I wish I had that much energy! Of course, he's also asleep about 80% of the day so I guess I would probably be able to run around like a pony cat some if I slept most of the day too.
The thing I'm not so proud of is my food. We'd slept pretty late after staying up really late, and then I played with the cat and on the internet for a while. By the time I'd taken my medicine, it was almost noon. I can't eat for at least an hour after taking my medicine, so I didn't eat any breakfast. I spent the next hour on the bike and the hour after that cooling down and showering. By then, it was 3 pm. I started reading and playing around on the internet, and next thing I know, it's 5:30 and I'm starving since I had not eaten anything since the night before. Gary kept throwing out really high calorie suggestions for dinner, but I didn't want to do that. I was feeling pretty good about being on the bike and pretty bad about our Taco Bell dinner the night before. So I tried to keep it a bit more reasonable. He went to pick up dinner since I was enjoying just chilling in the house and not dealing with traffic and crowds, and he was really not in the mood to cook. I only ate about 1/3 before my stomach became very upset with me. This has been happening more and more since I had my gallbladder removed in May 2010, and I'll be honest that I'm not very good about taking the cholistipol for it like I should. I take my thyroid medicine religiously but somehow I never remember the cholistipol at night. Guess I've just been conditioned by years and years of taking my meds first thing in the morning and I don't think about it. I'm working on it.
So today was mixed. I burned 800+ calories from the bike according to Spark's fitness calculator but my nutrition was crappy with maybe 800 calories consumed total before I got sick. Most of those calories were from fat since I'd only had a few bites of chicken and pasta before I got sick, but I had shared a fried onion and jalapeno appetizer with Gary first (they were really greasy, I think that's what caused the problem for me).
Hopefully tomorrow will be better!