Monday, May 16, 2011
Overall, I would say day 1 on SparkPeople was a success. I got in my 8 cups of water...and then some. I didn't quite make my 10,000 steps, and truthfully it will be a few days before I'm able to accomplish that goal. Not because I can't do it but because Friday night at work I ran into a pallet of product so hard that I made a knot near my knee that is actually larger than my knee and twisted my ankle to boot. It was so swollen Saturday that it really didn't hurt. Last night, however, was another matter entirely. And this morning? Let's just say I'm not going to the park to walk. I will refrain from saying anything other than "OUCH!"
The goal of 10,000 steps has made me more conscience of the walking I do in my everyday life. I actually counted my steps from my office to the cafeteria las night. At 285 steps times 6 (up and back, 2 breaks and lunch), that in itself is over 1,700 steps. I counted the steps I had to take to get to another department because I needed to check on something. That was another 180. And normally I do quite a lot of walking at work, even though I work in an office. I think I might actually have a pedometer somewhere around here. I need to see if I can find it so I can truly keep track of my steps.
As for exercise today, because of the injuries, I will have to go light and only do the toning bar. Hopefully my knee and ankle will heal within a few days. I just need to make sure they truly are healed so I don't do more damage.
I was very proud of myself for my food choices yesterday. For breakfast I made a smoothie with 1/2 a cup of non-fat vanilla yogurt, 1/2 a cup skim milk, 1 cup frozen mixed berries and 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder. It was surprisingly filling. The calories came in at 300, but most importantly, it contained 35 grams of protein. Not to mention, it was rather tasty. My meal before going to work was a salad made of red leaf lettuce, cucumbers, some carrots, a hardboiled egg, roast beast and 4 Melba rounds, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. For first break I had berries with plain Greek yogurt and a little Splenda. Dinner was one of my concoctions. I like spaghetti squash, but I get tried of eating it the same way all the time with tomato sauce, so I decided to experiment. After shredding the squash, I added just a little sea salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. After tossing that together I added some leftover steamed asparagus that I cut up, some chunked chicken breast and a drizzle of chili pepper olive oil. It is definitely something I will be making again. And for dessert I had a sugar-free Juicy Gels. I prefer those to the actual Jell-O because they are made with Splenda rather than aspartame.
I feel good about yesterday and truly feel this time things will be different and I WILL accomplish my weight loss goals.
And thanks to all the wonderful friends...both new and old...who commented, encouraged, friended and sent me goodies. You guys rock!