.. and on the downhill slide. In a good way!
Yesterday was kennel kid walking day, so I spent my day at work waiting for the time I could bolt out of the building and go walk the furbabies. I thought I had packed a good day's worth of meals, but apparently it was a bit under on calories. I didn't feel hungry or shorted in any way. My ratios of proteins, carbs, and fats was just fine, my calorie count was just a bit low. I felt it this morning when I woke up.
I love walking kennel kids because I never know who I'm going to walk - a Pitbutt, a Chihuahua, a Terrier, old, young, fast, slow. Last night was a good mix of dogs, and I was lucky to get kisses from these two gentlemen:
I would totally take either one of them home in a heartbeat. They're older, well mannered, gentle souls who can look into your eyes and ~see~ you as you see them.
Brian, I visited in his kennel because someone else walked him. Ramone and I trotted around the dog path, chatting quietly about my day and his, and sniffing all the good spots. One of the best ways I've found to burn calories and get my steps in!
For dinner, Bill took the leftover roasted chicken and shredded it up for homemade taco salads. We bought those baking pans that you can use to bake your own taco shell bowls, and he baked some High Fiber Low Carb tortillas. My goodness, when you've worked up an appetite, home cookin' tastes that much better!
Wednesday, Jan. 9
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Best Food Lite Mayo, 2 serving 70
Hard Boiled Egg, 3 large 210
Vlasic Sweet Relish, 1TBSP, 2 tsp 30
Zucchini, 1 cup, sliced 29
Grapes, 12 grape, seedless 23
Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 4 ounces 136
Martinez & Sons Gourmet Produce, Baby Mix Vegetables, 2 cup 80
Grapes, 20 grape, seedless 39
Almonds, 15 almond 104
Frigo Light String Cheese, 1 oz 50
Avacado, whole, medium 0.5 serving 125
ZOI Greek Yogurt Nonfat Plain, 1 oz 17
Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 6 ounces 204
Romaine Lettuce (salad), 1 cup, shredded 8
*Kraft Natural Cheese Fat Free Shredded Cheddar, 0.5 cup 90
La Tortilla Large Low Carb High Fiber Tortilla, 1 serving 80
Salsa, 0.5 cup 36
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 1 serving 42
Daily Calories Total: 1523
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1,800 - 2,150*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the second week of January, 2014.
Total Burned 2,939
As some of your Fitbit users may have found, my Fitbit is reporting all the calories I burn in a day. Not all the calories are tied to fitness activities of course - I'm burning calories (though not many) right now as I sit here and type this. Anyway, I've found that since all my burned cals are being reported, my daily cals burned total is pretty high, and is putting me way over my expected calorie burn of 2,000 per week. I set that goal because for me, that is a good active week, and I know it is attainable. Spark of course admonishes me because I've burned more than expected and should up my calories-to-eat to make sure I'm getting enough fuel.
Not. Gonna. Happen.
I'm fine, I'm eating quite healthfully and nutritiously, I'm rarely left hungry (unless I don't plan well enough, and that's rare) and I'm consistently, bit by bit, losing. I'm not going to up my calorie range. I feel pretty good with where things are right now. I'll adjust if ever needed, but right now, I'm a happy girl.