Monday, May 2, 2011
Finding a groove and trying not to fall in public [again] whilst becoming adjusted to said groove.
This photo doesn't include the egg whites and turkey bacon I had on the drive to work. (2 pts total)
1 Egg white + 1/2 egg (2nd half of my breakfast from Saturday)= 1 point
2 slices of turkey bacon =1 point
1 large tortilla =4 points (next time I'm going to try whole wheat to up the nutritional value)
4 slices of turkey lunchmeat =2 points
1/8 cup of reduced fat cheddar cheese =1 point
2 tablespoons of hummus =2 points
1/2 cup of cooked spinach =0 points
1 cup romaine lettuce =0 points
Broccoli w/ 1/4 cup of reduced fat cheddar cheese =2 points
Orange =0 points
Apple slices =0 points
So by dinnertime, I will have used 19 points. The minimum number of daily points per day is 29.
It's not always easy--it's much better when I can plan ahead and know the nutritional facts of what I'll be eating, but that's not always the case.
I didn't complete the full session for Week 2, Day 1 (approximately 90 second running intervals), but did 5 out of 8 intervals. Boy did I have some bounce in my step though and did I feel GOOD. I'm not going to focus on not finishing the total number of intervals, I'm focusing on the fact that my body is responding, my endurance is up, my lung capacity seems higher.
Huh. Maybe I'll be a runner after all.
Now, I should let you know that I'm not doing the exact schedule of C25K. I'm using the advice of taking it slow and working my way up. I'm pushing myself, but I'm not going to force myself to do more intervals when I honestly feel like I can't. Bob and Jillian would probably disagree with this tactic, but I want to like running, if not love it and it kind of leaves me wanting more and wanting to push myself further the next time. I won't be running a 5K in a total of 8 weeks, but I will run a 5K.
So in my 80 minute outing today (I had to take advantage of the weather today since the rest of the week is going to be HOT), I ran for about 8 minutes. This is the same amount of time as week 1, but I did it in 3 fewer intervals.
Things I learned this week: Hummus in a wrap instead of mayo is delicious and more nutritious. Thank you, former Biggest Loser contestant.
"What have you done today to make you feel proud?":
Monday-I didn't let a disappointing weigh-in get me down
Tuesday-I felt empowered. I realized how well I'm doing getting in my veggies & eating well, which is making a difference in some GI issues I've been having.
Wednesday-Took the day at a slower place, didn't make any plans for the whole day and didn't feel once like I should be doing something other than what I was doing.
Thursday-Avoided temptation in the form of a Costco churro. (Which I just looked up and found to be worth 11 WW points...and that just confirmed I will never eat another slice of Costco pizza at 19 POINTS PER SLICE. Holy crap. Hot dogs are awful, too, but they're soo good...boohoo. Rare occasions only. Oh and just to give you an alternative, you can have a slice of most large Papa John's pizzas for about half the points.) I also cleaned out my closet, literally. 3 huge trash bags are waiting to be taken to be donated.
Friday-Made myself walk when I didn't want to.
Saturday-Fit activity into normal life. Went a month without drinking soda.
Sunday-I put together everything for my lunch and breakfast today while Little ate her dinner so all's I had to do this morning (besides get Little dressed) was get myself dressed and put my makeup on.
What I did well this week: Ate my veggies. Drank my water. Ate my fiber. I've noticed my attitude and thinking is a lot more positive for the most part. I plan ahead for food and am packing my lunch the night before to make mornings a little less hectic.