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I'm not even sure what day it is but here's an update!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I'm tired. And crazy. Is it Tuesday? I think it's Tuesday... I'm at work and I'm wearing Not My Uniform, so it must be Tuesday....


I think I recently posted something about being behind on my swimming? Well I did extra long swims on Friday & Saturday, so I actually caught up. I did 4 days worth of swimming in 3. WOO! So that's the red arrow, where I am as of today, with no swimming so far for this week.

675 laps. 12.5 miles. 8.5 miles left to go!

I wasn't paying attention at the time, but I went back with the math. I reached the halfway point officially on Thursday, January 31, four laps from the end of my swim. Halfway = 10.5 miles, which was around 566 laps (565.7). I kind of like that I made it halfway before February started.

I hope to swim at least 4x, maybe 5 this week. The first grey arrow is where I should be after 4 swims, the second one is the maybe possibly hopeful 5 swims one. But either way, as long as I get in AT LEAST 4, I will be in good shape to finish out my challenge after vacation!

Food was less great this weekend. Saturday we were at my in-laws'. We didn't really officially eat lunch, so when they put out snacks and such I could not stop eating chips. Ugh. There was a veggie tray, but it had all frozen. Then I had like 27 glasses of wine (not really, but it felt that way, hahaha. I'm a lightweight. I think it was 2 & 1/2) so of course at dinner I ate whatever. I actually am kind of proud, though. I didn't really eat huge portions of anything besides chips. The "huge" portion of chips I ate was about what I used to eat as a "normal" portion of chips. I ate a reasonable serving of pasta and some chicken, and half a piece of cheesecake. I went over my calories, but honestly? I tracked everything, and what I ate on Saturday is probably fewer calories than I used to eat on a "normal" day. I'm really not that broken up about it.

Sunday was a different story. Heh. I just kind of ate "whatever", and I didn't track, and I have to tell you. Having that blank day on my tracker there is DRIVING ME BONKERS. I may end up going in later and trying to retroactively track.

Similar to my breakfast emergency, I think my issues stemmed from not having the "right" stuff around. No lunch on Saturday = problem. No veggies to snack on either day = problem. Then I had a similar issue yesterday, where my work schedule wouldn't allow me to eat lunch, so I ended up over snacking all afternoon when I got home.

But overall, 3 days going over my calories by 200-600. Meh. In the long run. I'm back on track today, doing well. I just need to stuff myself with raw veggies and water again so I can stop feeling like I "need" carbs, sugar, and salt to be fed and comfortable.

This week job #1 is grocery shopping.

And swimming, of course.
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    No worries. Brand new day.
    3017 days ago
    You have the right attitude. That blip in the wrong direction won't cause major damage. I really admire your ability to swim those distances.
    3017 days ago
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    You tracked 2/3 of those days-that's far better than not tracking any of it at all! You went over your cals, sure, but you were still mindful. Grocery shop, get some good food options in your nearby vicinity and you'll be set. And all that swimming? Back on the wagon in no time! =D
    3018 days ago
    I hate grocery shopping. HAAAATE it. I do not do well in crowds and get irritable pretty quickly at rude and oblivious people. Like the ones who put their cart right in the middle of the aisle and spend 20 minutes pondering over the chips. Or the fact that they are always out of the things I need, like cat food or drinks or bottled water or yogurt (yes, this happens to me too). The people who pull up a cart full of stuff to the "15 items or less" checkout lane. The fact that there are only 5 lanes open out of 20.

    Anyway, my point it, because I hate it so much, I will put it off to the last minute, which means I end up making stupid choices for food because I don't have what I need. So I'm with ya on that. I would gladly pay for somebody to do my grocery shopping for me.

    2-3 days of going over a little isn't bad at all. Especially because you worked in an extra swim this week. Love your little swim tracker!
    3018 days ago
    Good for you! So very proud of your progress! My #1 job is still healing emoticon emoticon But, I am s l o w l y getting there. I am SO ready to be back in the pool! Maybe next week...IF I can drive yet. Last week's experiment was BAD. Needed pain meds for 3 straight days afterwards. UGH. My calories are fine, my protein needs work. Maybe I'll feel like it later this week.

    Have fun grocery shopping! emoticon
    3018 days ago
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    You are doing a great job!
    3018 days ago
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    Good on you for not panicking! You'll get back to normal soon!
    3018 days ago
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