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Lrn 2 Zumba


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hooray! I think I've figured out how to really enjoy Zumba, and I was essentially right about the needing to eat WAY more in the morning/noon hours before class. Then a light dinner.

The dinner part was a bit of a challenge, because I was ravenous and very carby. I had a thin pb&j sandwich as we were leaving class, which came to 180 calories.

I did end up going over my range by 93 lousy calories last night. We went to Subway and I had a double chicken chopped salad with yogurt dressing - 220 calories, TONS of protein. I also got a chocolate cookie, 210 calories.

And actually, that was all in range! It brought me to about 1800 calories for the day. C decided he didn't want a sandwich and came home and made chili mac. After I ate my salad and cookie, I was still really hungry. I waited 45 minutes and drank a big cup of hot tea to warm up. I chewed a stick of mint gum.

No dice. Still genuinely hungry.

So I had a little half cup of C's chili mac. Which was totally delicious, and not terribly bad at about 120 calories. That finally put the growling in my stomach to rest. I finished the day at 1913 calories, but the top of my range is 1820. So, 93 calories over. I did get 132g of protein and 28g of fiber yesterday. Could be worse! Has been worse in the past, even.

Live and learn, I suppose! Next week, I'll probably skip the cookie with my salad. Without that sucker, I would have been in range. And instead of a sandwich after class, I'll have a Builder's bar which has more calories, but also a heap of protein that might help me curb my carbyness.

Altogether, I'm calling yesterday a success because I got in one MEGA workout, remembered a lot of the steps and songs, and had a wonderful time. I overate by a lousy 100 calories, but since it's my ToM and I have been doing a lot of ST, I'm not worried about that in the least.

Tonight is grocery shopping, core ST and doing dishes. Tomorrow is Friday! Woop woop.
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BRADMILL2922 1/24/2013 11:40PM

    I think with all your burning of calories, 93 shouldn't be a big deal. But like you said, if you skip the cookie next week, you are right there! Glad you enjoyed Zumba and remembered some of it. Seems like the kind of thing that is more enjoyable the better you are at it.

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 1/24/2013 9:45PM

    Sounds like a plan in progress. I usually eat dinner before Zumba and save a moderate complex carb and protein snack for after.

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GRACEMCC45 1/24/2013 12:05PM

    Bah! What's 93 calories when you burned 600 or so being awesome at Zumba? (I'm assuming that no mention of a catastrophe means you managed to stay on your feet this time? emoticon )

Love your protein and fibre numbers - wowza!!

Enjoy your grocery shopping tonight!! If I told you how much Builder bars cost here in Canada, you'd be sick!!

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KLWALDON 1/24/2013 11:58AM

    You are doing awesome! By the way, thank you for the tips for my exercise bike! I did 26 minutes yesterday and I can really feel it in my calves today. I figure 26 minutes is a good start. My goal right now is to get in at least 20 minutes every day. I happen to go over a little on my calories yesterday too, but with the calories burned from my biking, it balanced out!

Keep up the great work!

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