Week 3 Eating Out

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Yay Week 3!

I cant say this has been my best week. Ok, yeah. I messed up a ton. For some reason, this week has been eating-out-central. I've had panera (which is suprisingly unhealthy) on Tuesday, Papa Johns on Wednesday (it was in celebration of the return of LOST), and Weber Grill on Saturday.

I actually managed to keep under my calories every day this week, except for my Panera deception. Fat content has also been kept in my goals which seems to be the hardest to control. But my worst and most up and down is sodium. I just started tracking sodium earlier this week and I am disgusted by how much I take in. I really need to start paying attention to that measure as I think it is really the hindering factor in my lifestyle changes.

I do have to commend myself for a couple of things relating to my eating out habbits. Besides Panera, I managed to really control myself. I decided, in advance, how much I was going to eat and how I was going to monitor myself. I planned this out in advance and tracked the calories beforehand. When I saw how many calories were in a piece of pizza and a breadstick, I actually ate less then what I had allowed! When I went to Weber Grill, I picked a chicken meal instead of a cheeseburger. I also divided the plate in half and set it far aside so I wouldn't be tempted. It was a great way to keep me from over eating and saved me left overs for today's quick lunch.

As for exercise, I kept right on target. I clocked in 306 cardio minutes and burned over 2000 calories. I did more strength training than usual and have made strides in the 100 Push Up Challenge. I started the process only being able to do 12 push ups. Now I can do over 30! I did a little less yoga this week, but started to incorporate it into my new, very early, morning routine.

So, let's recap:
*Pounds lost: 3
*Pounds lost so far: 12 (meaning I made my first goal... three weeks ahead of schedule!)
*Current Weight: 171

*Things I learned:
- Small changes ARE big changes
- Check before you eat, especially when in doubt
- Resisting temptation makes you the better person

*Goals for next week:
- Complete Week 4 of C25K and 100 Push Ups
- Yoga every morning, for at least 10 minutes
- Stretch after cardio, not before (new thing learned)
- Continue eating at least 2 servings of fruit a day
- Breakfast, breakfast, breakfast!
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