Sunday, January 27, 2013
3 weeks so far using Sparkpeople (my next weigh-in: tuesday). At first I kept an eye on my daily fiber. Then I read about calcium and started tracking it, I wasn't getting enough so now I'm drinking two cups of milk everyday. Suddenly I remembered the sodium-potassium relation with water retention, I started tracking both and now I allow myself half a potato everyday - my main sins: potato, corn, cheese, but mostly potato and corn: like I got hungry and I just boiled a potato and added a ton of salt and cheese, or I go outside and get a corn cob. Now I've read about magnesium and muscles, so I added that nutrient to my tracker, checked my daily intakes... and once again: I'm low of magnesium!!! If I added more nutrients to my tracker, surely I'd notice I'm not getting enough of most of them, arggg!
How can you reach all of your nutrients minimum with so little cals a day? I know what you'd say: "use SP meal plans", but guess what?, I don't live @ the States, so I can barely find most of the ingredients - like I read a salmon recipe, but they ask for a certain brand of salmon and some rice I'd never heard about before.
Also, it's a problem to enter some local foods: yesterday I had a plate of chorizo (pork sausage, greasy and lovable), bistec in some chile salsa, and picadillo (meat with potatoes and carrots). I know users add some foods, but how can I know if their chilaquiles are prepared like the ones I buy? Blaaah!
Whatever. Today's my rest day. My week was pretty painful, lol, as I started a workout for upper and lower body and abs, using dumbbells (we call them mancuernas). Once again: I didn't find the translations for every single exercise, so I'm just tracking like "10 sets of crunches" and so. My arms don't hurt as I restarted training with Nintendo Wii (Sport Resort's sword is sooo powerful), but my legs!!! My right leg was like awww, I couldn't even stand going up and downstairs. I don't know if that was due to the situps-like exercises, or due to the yoga positions for cooling down or due to the hula-hooping (I got two pairs of new "just do it" tennis, so I decided to just restart my hula-hoop training even if my back hurts because of my overweight... you burn so many cals with hula-hooping that I'll get rid of the extra pounds sooner, the same happened four years ago when I started with that exercise). Today is my RESTING DAY!!! I might try some yoga as I read in a SP article about "active resting", why not?
My very first short-term goal is to complete my first month exercising. Mom and granny are coming next week (they still live at Mexico City) and I'm almost listening their "Oh! You look great!" comments! They made a big deal when I started gaining weight, so I know they'll be happy I'm taking care of my health again.