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Feeling better!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I'm feeling much better today -- far more well-rested. I'm also going to be changing a couple of things up.

I think I'm going to try to eat more frequently each day -- I've been doing such LONG days but still only eating 3 times a day, except for a few days last week when I was in training the training fell at my normal lunch hour, so I ate something before and after the 3hr course. I think that will be a better strategy for me with my long days to eat more frequently. Yesterday I ate when I got up and then I didn't take lunch until 3PM which was about a 7hr break. Then another 7 hours afterward before I was eating dinner probably. Or at least 6hrs anyway.

ALSO. I lost a tiny bit of weight this week, but my body fat percentage read as high as it did when I first got the body fat scale. :( UGH! I do not like the flab!!!! I gotta give strength training the importance it deserves. So I have a new plan.

Cardio 30min, ST as long as I can. Upper Body and Core on Cardio Days, Lower Body on Non-Cardio days, rest from both on Sunday. I figure this will give me more time to alot to ST since I don't really think I can give any more time from my day necessarily. I can do squats and lunges and whatnot while cooking or something. I figure I can still aim for 600cal burned each time I go to the gym, and if it takes a bit longer than 30min then I'll just go to 600 calories burned, so I still get my minimum of 1800 calories burned per week, which is what I have entered into Sparks for my excercise plan. I can do around 600cal on the ArcTrainer in 30minutes, so that's probably what I'll do most of the time -- at least when I know I won't have extra time. I'll probably take my time and switch it up with different things on Saturdays or something.

AND TODAY I'm taking a long lunch and going to the gym on my lunch break! WOOHOO!! I'm estimating 1.5hrs for travelling, working out, and showering MINIMUM time. So I think I'll still have time to eat a little something. I brought some dried fruit I can eat on my way there to give me a boost of energy. If I need to take a 15 minute break later to eat a bit more, so be it. (Or if I need to take longer when I get back... I got here at 8:30AM, so that's a total of 12.5hrs with a 1hr lunch, so even if I take a 2.5hr lunch, that's still 2 hrs of overtime. WOOHOO!!!)
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  • MHENNE02
    I eat 6 to 8 small meals a day. I couldn't fathom going back to 3 a day. It makes a huge difference in your metabolism. And by eating small meals frequently, you are much less likely to binge. So I think you've got your meal strategy right.
    4311 days ago
  • CATIATM
    I've told you before, but I'll tell you again: I love, love, love that you take a problem solving approach to your weight loss. I think it's a big part of your success. Keep up the terrific work, sweetie -- that fat doesn't stand a chance!
    ;-p
    4312 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/19/2008 9:02:00 PM
  • SHINYSILVRVOLVO
    Eating several small meals helped me a lot. I don't have near the amount of cravings that I did before I started. Good work on the long lunch gym time! Awesome!
    4312 days ago
  • KIMBERLYQ
    Sounds like a great plan! Thinking out the plan and putting it on paper helps a whole lot for me! I know that I tend to loose more when I am able to fit in the 'eat 6 small meals a day' but I get so busy at work and lose track of time, then I eat more that I want to at dinner. You are on the right track!! Woo HOO!
    4312 days ago
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