Tuesday, July 09, 2013
I think I did okay!
Thank you all for your support and suggestions in my last blog. It is SO hard to track while traveling. But, I feel pretty good about my choices today.
Breakfast: Ate while still at home and made sure it was something that would really keep me full until lunch, so through the flight - chobani vanilla greek yogurt with 1 tbs peanut butter and a banana. Little high on carbs, but also protein and some fat. I was still quite hungry by the time I found something at the airport, but not too bad.
Lunch: at the airport. There were NO healthy options. dunkins. pizza. burgers. fast food mexican. I settled on a turkey sandwich from bruggers bagels listed at a whopping 520 cals, but that was one of the lowest cals on the menu.
Snack: ordered room service (I was way too lazy to find something near the hotel) and the snack shop in the hotel ONLY had candy. or vending machines. So I ordered a fruit plate with cottage cheese. I had never had cottage cheese before, I liked it! But I have no idea if it was full fat or low fat. It came in an overflowing cup, I maybe ate a 3rd of it? It was a huge plate of fruit, and I could have eaten the whole thing but I didn't.
Exercise: went down to the exercise room and did some elliptical then ST. Not a whole lot but hey, I worked up a sweat! I'm still not pushing myself bc of my back. And I felt my knee a little bit on the elliptical. ugh. so frustrating, I feel like I'm falling apart.
Dinner: I actually ordered a 2nd entre when I ordered my fruit so I would have it for later. I got a salad with spinach, tomatoes, pecans, dried cherries, and bleu cheese. It originally came with some sort of bacon dressing and I had them switch it out to a balsamic vinaigrette, which still seemed to be full fat because the oil was all separated and stuff. I don't mind good fats, I just like to know how many cals it is, which I didn't know. I only used a little over half of it.
I downloaded the MFP app because I've heard others say they like it compared to Spark, and I thought it would be easier for me to track it through that when I'm traveling, and its free. However, when I put in my stats it set my cals at the bare minimum of 1200. I cannot eat that low. Oh well. So I tried to guestimate all my food today, maybe over estimating, maybe under, I don't know. But it came out to 1440, which is fine by me, even if MFP has me in the "red danger zone you're going to gain weight zone!!""
Tomorrow may be more of a challenge when I'll actually be working, and hospital cafeterias aren't exactly the best. Wish me luck!