Thursday, May 10, 2012
WOW - I've lost a pound, finally, according to my scale! Of course, I don't know how accurate that is so I won't really count it until my weigh in day which is Sunday. But if that is accurate I am shocked that a 30 minute full body workout circuit would already make a difference!
Yesterday I went for my first workout and the step stations really got my knees. I am not going to push myself with my knees killing me and my trainer did give me other options to do instead of the stepping. So, I am going to do the stepping until it hurts then do something else that doesn't hurt. Also, worked on the recumbent bike for 30 minutes after the workout, which was great until by behind went numb and was hurting. My left leg started to hurt too. Next time, which is tomorrow, I think I'll either do the treadmill or split it up and do 15 minutes on each of those.
So, I'm still trying to get the food under control! I do okay until the evening and then it's like Annie Bar the Door! I am going to have to control my popcorn intake and find something that is really good to substitute for my ice cream craving. Skinny Cow, as I recall, has some really good low fat ice cream items. If I can keep my family from eating them up on me that would be a good option.
For lunch today I had 2 oz. of deli sliced mesquite turkey breast and 1.5 oz. of pepper jack cheese with mustard and 1 tbsp of light mayo rolled up in a lettuce leaf. It's a bit hard to eat but it tasted REALLY good! Wonder if it would be okay in a tortilla wrap?
But breakfast still gets me. My trainer says it should be the biggest meal of the day. So what the heck do I eat? Today I had my usual 1 cup of multigrain cheerios & 1 cup of milk. Usually have fruit with it to, but didn't have it today. I did have 1/4 cup roasted almonds. I really don't think that counts as a protein but my grandson insisted that it did so I ate it. Shoot, I just went and looked. It did have 6 grams of protein - but it had 16 grams of fat!!!! I don't think that's a good option for protein.
My stress levels seem to be more manageable that they were a few days ago. I do think the exercise is helping. And just taking some deep breaths. Of course, that could all change this afternoon. Some people from my credit union are coming to see my house. They think they may be able to pay off my first mortgage and finance my entire house for me. LOL They think that's going to help me! I don't think so. Having strangers (that's people who are not close friends and family) in my home stresses me out. There are so many people in my home right now that it's extremely piled up and hard to clean. Especially when none of them will help me clean it. So, yeah, a little nervous and embarrassed about them coming. But, who knows, maybe they will have something to say that will help me out financially.
Anyone want to buy a pretty nice house in Louisville?
Have a great afternoon, everybody. I am going to eat a Weight Watcher cookie, drink my water and cross stitch for awhile.