100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 102,237

Uh.. well..

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So yea. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday I was for the most part incommunicado. I enjoyed, completely, being off the computer, even though I've tried previously to stay in touch over the weekend. Saturday I was busy and out of the house at a training, Sunday I was barely conscious, and Monday I was out of the house keeping busy. I didn't bother much with logging food on Saturday or Sunday, so I'll report on Monday's efforts instead.

I took the day as vacation because we thought we were going to have a large community group working at the Shelter for a Day of Service on MLK Day. Unfortunately the group cancelled, but I still had the day off. The Monday morning team needed an extra hand as some of their walkers wouldn't be available, so I pitched in. It was a beautiful frigid morning, and I got to share the sunrise while walking with one of the sweeter pit girls.

Sometimes, I have a shift of all little dogs. That was not the case Monday. Big dogs. Healthy strong busy big dogs who walked my legs off, made me laugh, and in one case offered me a wrasslin' match! LOL It was a great morning, and I had my 10,000 steps in shortly after finishing my shift. The rest of the day saw me over 15,000 steps, so I'd call it a good one!

Monday, Jan. 21
Morning Coffee
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Total: 85

Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Mushrooms, fresh, 1 cup, pieces or slices 15
Spinach, fresh, 1 cup 7
Zucchini, 0.25 cup, sliced 7
Egg, fresh, 2 large 140
Coconut Oil, 1 tbsp 117
Total: 372

Morning Snack
Oranges, 1 fruit (2-5/8" dia) 62
Total: 62

Butter, unsalted, 1 tbsp 102
Kirkland chicken breast (canned), 8 oz 240
Total: 342

Afternoon Snack
Cashew Nuts, dry roasted, 0.25 cup, halves and whole 197
Archer Farms Dark Chocolate Espresso trail mix, 0.25 cup 190
Total: 387

Costco- Trident Seafood's Wild Alaskan Salmon Burger, 1 serving 170
Viva Fat Free Cottage Cheese, 0.5 cup 70
Butter, unsalted, 1 tbsp 102
Broccoli, fresh, 1 cup, chopped 25
Total: 366

Evening Snack
Cashew Nuts, dry roasted, 0.25 cup, halves and whole 197
Archer Farms Dark Chocolate Espresso trail mix, 0.25 cup 190
Total: 387

Daily Total: 1,999
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1740 - 2090*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the first week of December, 2013.

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 1,999
BMR* 2,209
Exercise 1,215
Total Burned 3,424
Differential -1,425

Not bad, but approaching TOM had me eating far too much on Saturday and Sunday, and I'm up 2 lbs since Wednesday. I know what it is, I know what caused it, and I know it'll be resolved sooner rather than later. I just wish I had better control of hormonal reactions sometimes. Ugh.

I'll be hoofin' it at lunch and today after work for a double-walk day. I'm relying on it solely as my only form exercise and it seems to be working for now. I do need to up my game a bit more and I'm not sure why I'm resisting the idea right now, but I am. Must delve into that deeper at some point. Until then, any movement is better than nothing!
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    It's good to have a break every now and then. Glad you got to enjoy it!

    That's awesome with all the walking. The big dogs sound like extra fun. LOL! What a great way to exercise and lend a helping hand. Win all around!

    Keep up the great work! The rest will come...

    PS - Don't feel too bad, I have the same issue around TOM. If you ever find a solution to managing the hormones, let me know.
    1944 days ago
    15000 steps! Wow. I'm sure that requires a sparkly star.


    I hope today goes even better. Walking is a good thing, right? Hang in there. We'll get the eating thing on track soon.

    1945 days ago
    Bailey-- you and I had similar weekends... as I knew that today was going to be nuts (first day of semester here at the Uni), I decided to make Monday a non-day, do alot of not computer stuffs.

    I still tracked everyday, but I took a nice break.... and it was NICE. While I still tracked, I didn't get the exercise in I should, so I'm expecting tomorrow's weigh in to be less than stellar. But that's okay, because I took a break when I needed it.

    It sounds like your break still involved a huge amount of exercise- well done! (And walking big pull-y dogs is definitely exercise!) You had your TOM break, your TOM retaining gig, your TOM cycle. I've grown to appreciate those, as they usually indicate a gain then, but then nice loss the week after... so the week 2 weigh in will be AWESOME!
    1946 days ago
    Your food has been so good lately (well, maybe a bit much of the choco trail mix). So don't sweat the gain. You know it's normal to bounce around a few pounds. So just keep doing what your doing and change what you know you need to. It ISN'T all bad! And don't fall in to the TOM pitty party mode.
    1946 days ago
    I think breaks away from the computer screen are very good for us, but hard to manage the more we become reliant on this and that. Good for you for you!

    Sorry about the TOM gain.. argh! Hormones-schmormones! I have challenges with the same thing and that seems to easily set a bad habit. Those hormone pounds'll come off soon!

    Keep moving any way you can!

    Have a wonderful day and week!
    1946 days ago
    wow u sure have a good record...well done on ur 15000 steps
    1946 days ago
    15,000 steps is a lot! I walk often and don't see that number on my Fitbit. I always struggle a bit more on the weekends to stay focused, no matter how much I try - same goes for those hormonal times. Ah, the best laid plans. Keep pushing!
    1946 days ago
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