Monday, December 03, 2012
Here it is, the first update! Short version: I am doing "okay."
August accomplishments - December progress so far (December 1 and 2)
Tracked all calories eaten all 31 days – 2/2 days so far
Within calorie range 24/31 days – 1/2 so far
Went over 2000 calories on 6 days – 0 so far
Fat grams in range 25/31 days – 1/2 so far
Carbs in range 29/31 days – 2/2 so far
Protein under range 4/31 days – 0/2 so far
Protein over 90g 12/31 days – 0/2 so far
Cholesterol in range 25/31 days – 1/2 so far
Fiber in range 19/31 days – 0/2 so far
Fiber over 40g 4/31 days – 0/2 so far
Sodium in range 12 days – 0/2 so far
Sodium under 3,000mg 24/31 days – 2/2 so far
Remembered to take vitamins 23/31 days – 2/2 so far
Total cups of water 152 – 16 so far
Average of 4.9/day – average of 8/day so far
Total fruits & veggies 137 – 5 so far
Average of 4.4/day – average of 2.5/day so far
Worked out 3x a week 4/5 weeks – 1x so far
Measured another way, worked out 13 days – 1 so far
569 fitness minutes – 40 minutes so far
Strength training days 0 – 0 so far
Calories burned 4720 – 873 so far
Average of ~1005 calories burned per week - n/a (hasn’t been a week yet)
As promised I measured and tracked my weight and measurements on Saturday. My starting weight for December will be 266.6. Instead of announcing my measurements I’ll update on how many inches I lost as of December 31. For some reason while I don’t care who knows how much I weigh, I find my measurements much more embarrassing. Heh.
So far I’m good on tracking, carbs, vitamins, water, and workouts.
Fruits and veggies are abysmal, which is why fiber, fat, sodium, and all that other stuff is so bad. Basically I let myself eat what I felt like on Saturday, within reason, but it was all pretty carby. I made better choices but I could make better still. I had cereal on Saturday, but had yogurt with it for protein. Wanted some fruit but was trying to save calories for later. I felt like a grilled cheese for lunch, but I used way less cheese and added chicken which was good. But still no veggies. Then went to a party where there was pizza, pretzels, and cookies basically. No veggies to be had. I did okay on calories at the party, but that’s where all the sodium, fat, and cholesterol came from. I give Saturday a “Meh.” Not terrible, but I could have planned the earlier part of my day better.
Sunday was a crazy running around day. I had a good breakfast (egg whites + veggies!) but for lunch and dinner we were at the mall and movies. UGH MALL FOOD IS AWFUL. I only ate part of lunch because it was so high calorie and high fat, but then I was STARVING at dinner so I ate wayyyy too many fries. I only went over my calorie range by ~50 calories, so that’s not too terrible. I also give Sunday a “meh:” even though I overate, I didn’t go too wild, and I did get in fruits & veggies as my breakfast & snacks. But calories, fat, and sodium were WAY too high. Yuck mall food.
The happiest part is on Saturday I went SWIMMING.
I don’t know how to feel about the new gym I checked out yet. On the one hand, it’s RIGHT around the corner from my place. SO CONVENIENT! And I L*O*V*E* swimming. But the pool is TINY, so I’m concerned about paying so much to go there (I got a day pass, but the membership is way pricey) and possibly having trouble getting in my pool time if it gets crowded. The pool is literally 2 lanes, so… I don’t know. I think I’ll try day passes again on some different days and at different times to see if there’s a crowding issue before I decide.
Today is on track so far. Got in my workout, good breakfast and lunch and I have good snacks with me. Already getting in water (3 + so far) and I’m going grocery shopping after work so I’ll stock up on veggies.
Nothing to do but keep going!