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WHERE AM I?? Days 11-15

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

FIVE DAYS y'all. So much for "suck-free"..... by which I mean *I* suck at blogging, not that all five of those days sucked. emoticon

Didn't mean to disappear! I was working, enjoying my long weekend, bouncing off the walls while my friend had a baby, working more, etc.

Been tracking the whole time, just not blogging. Anyway, first, the data:

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***~**Suck-Free October as of DAY 15**~***

Days all food tracked: 15/31
Days in calorie range: 9/26
Days under 2000 cal: 13/29
Protein over 90g: 10/14
Fiber in range: 9/23
Took vitamins: 11/31

Cups of water: 7/ 8
Total water: 114 /248

Fruit & Veggie servings: 5/6
Total F/V in October: 80 /190

Workout days: 3/15 total
Strength training days: 1/5

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I've missed a few things with protein and veggies... I need to plan my days better, and maybe buy some salad, but what it's come down to a few times is, I don't feel like eating something when I'm not hungry just to meet some number. There have been days when I've been a little low on protein - like 86 grams instead of over 90 - and I don't feel like skipping my small planned treat in favor of stuffing an ounce of leftover chicken in my face, or going RIGHT UP to the top of my calorie range to get in a few extra servings of something, when I'm comfortable and Not-Hungry with what I've already eaten.

So maybe I'm not doing what I'm supposed to, in that if my days were properly planned I'd have enough protein & veggies in without having to cram it in at the end of the day. But then again this is also about making good choices which includes a couple of other things I *AM* doing properly:

1) Don't eat "just because." I've done this both with going "whatever, I don't feel like eating more so I guess I'm not meeting protein today" AND with "yeah, I COULD eat that piece of pumpkin cake, but I'm not hungry and I don't feel like going over my calories right now."

2) Don't deprive yourself. I baked and cooked like a madwoman this weekend - chocolate angel food cake, cheese bread, butternut squash alfredo, roasted veggies, one pot lasagna. Plus husby was whining for "snacks" ("Snacks" = sweets) so I bought him some Entenmann's stuff. And I bought some Ghirardelli squares so when I have a chocolate craving, I can just have 1. So there are a lot of treats around the house right now, but I've been good about just fitting one into my day and not going over calories (except for yesterday but I'll get to that). So yeah maybe bread has taken up some calories I could have used for protein and veggies here and there, but I can't just never eat bread EVER because I would go crazy and be sad and mad and depressed about "dieting". Plus I purposefully made rolls instead of loaves so it's pre-portion controlled, because I am a genius.

I ran everything through the recipe calculator before I baked it so I knew exactly how many servings I needed to cut it in, and exactly how much I can indulge in.

That part worked well. I've had some really good "fall comfort food" type stuff and mostly been in calories. My main problem was yesterday; for some reason I just wouldn't stay out of the chocolates. So I was ~100 calories over yesterday (which honestly? is TWO squares. TWO. that's all it takes!) and I know I shouldn't buy the milk chocolate ones because I'm more likely to eat those by the fistful than I am with the dark ones.

But all things considered it's not THAT bad.

No idea what I weigh today; my scale battery died and I have to buy a new one. I'm going to get a flat for under it, too, and see if that helps. Weighing probably tomorrow then again Sunday.

Workouts need work also. Partly the lack of working out is due to the stupid plantar fasciitis, which is still around. Also partly due to laziness though. Haven't done any SP videos. Not because they're hard but it's just not something I'm in the habit of doing. I need to try and make that a habit.

Went for a walk this morning. I did a few short run segments but I could feel in my foot/ankle that it's still sore & weak, so not much running right now. But I can still walk!!! So I'm going to try and keep pushing myself to get up early & get a nice long walk in in place of my run.

So that's pretty much it. Just busy. October got away from me & is suddenly more than half over. I have a scary work deadline that I'm now starting to feel kind of freaked out about but I'm trying to just focus and not let the freakout derail me.

Speaking of which. I wanted to catch up here, but now I've got stuff to do! Hopefully quick updates the rest of the week.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    If you are wondering where the suck went? It moved into my place. And multiplied. It's like a rabbit, start with a little one and you're overrun in no time....

    I'll get back to it!
    2361 days ago
    No worries my months have seemed to be crazy and insane and I look around and go were did the month go.
    2361 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing awesome on food! I always struggle to get my macronutrients ratios where I want them, too.m always too many carbs, not quite enough protein. If you don't feel like cramming that chicken in at the end of the day, though, I think you are totally in the rot not to have it. Those days you end a little low in calorie balance out with days where you may end a little high. You are doing a great job listening to your body on that, and it's definitely not worth it to eat the extra food just to make your protein counts when you don't want to eat!
    2362 days ago
  • MINEA999
    Good to see you're mostly keeping your sh*t together. haha. That's a great way to portion control bake! Do all the calculations before you bake so you know how many portions to make. Genius!

    I hear ya on the milk chocolate vs. dark chocolate. I like the milk chocolate but sometimes there's no off switch when it's involved.

    Have you thought that if your scale battery was dying that the inconsistency might be because of that? Or was it always stupid?

    2363 days ago
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