Thursday, May 24, 2012
I haven't done as well with food this week as I would like. I had a meltdown on Monday over my small weight-loss, despite having done everything right last week. So I stopped at 7-11 and bought Doritos and ice cream. I'm not proud of that, but I did manage to pull it together the rest of the day and even though I went over my calorie range, I did manage a small calorie deficit for the day with my cardio.
Yesterday was Wednesday, which is supposed to be my ice cream day. I had told myself I would not buy ice cream at the grocery store last night, since I'd had ice cream on Monday. But at the store they didn't have any turkey burgers, which I'd planned to have for dinner, so I had a bit of a panic about what to eat. I ended up deciding on sushi, but I knew that would leave me low on calories and protein, so I gave in and bought some ice cream after all. Actually, I bought frozen yogurt, so it was slightly less terrible for me. But I still ended up over on my calories for the day. And since yesterday was my cardio rest day, I only squeaked out a tiny calorie deficit.
Technically I'm allowed two days a week over on my calorie ranges. I guess it just worries me that the two days were so close together and now I have to make it through Sunday without going over. I prefer having a little cushion in there if I need it. And I really might need it, because my parents are coming into town tonight. They won't be getting to my house until after dinner, so I don't have to worry about that, but they might want to all go out for dinner tomorrow night. I guess I will cross that bridge when I come to it.
Today's food situation isn't great either. My car is still being repaired after I got backed into on Saturday, so Dan had to drive me to work today. Usually I go home at lunch and I knew I wouldn't be able to do that today, but somehow in my sleepiness from having to get up stupidly early (Dan goes to work an hour and a half before me) and rushing to get out the door so Dan would have time to drop me off and not be late to his work, I forgot to grab my lunch out of the freezer. So I am not 100% sure what I'm going to do about lunch today. I work at a college and there are several places to buy food on campus, but a lot of them are closed for the summer now, since this is finals week. Which means my best option is likely the book store where I might be able to get some dry cereal or some sort of bar-type option.
I'm contemplating walking to the nearest grocery store. I mapped it out and it's only 1.25 miles away. Unfortunately I'm in my dress shoes/clothes and it's supposed to be 80 degrees out by noon. So, I'm not sure I'll be up for a 2.5 mile walk. I'll guess I'll decide once my lunch break rolls around.
In other news, tonight is my last Week 5 Day 2 workout for C25k, which means Saturday I'm supposed to run for 20 minutes straight! I'd love to say I was confident I could do it, but that would be a big fat lie! I'll see how tonight's two 8-minute runs go before trying to accurately guess whether or not I'll be able to manage Saturday's run. I do know that I'm going to try my best!