Tuesday, March 09, 2010
I have really got to get better about tracking my food on the weekends. This weekend I did not track a single thing from Friday all the way through Sunday. So I have no idea what my calories and such ended up looking like. It is bringing my healthy points total WAY down on our challenges and I don't like that! Something to work on, it's a continual goal.
I went to Friendly's for breakfast yesterday morning with my son. I discovered that Friendly's really doesn't have a single healthy thing on their breakfast menu! I ordered the healthiest thing I could find--the Garden Vegetable Omelette. I didn't think to ask if I could get Egg Beaters since they weren't on the menu, but later I found out I could have--that would probably have cut the calories and fat by a lot. My omelette had over 500 calories and 43 g of fat--and that was without any of the side items! And yet I know I made one of the healthier choices on the menu--I did not have any meat with the meal at all, and just a little butter on my toast as opposed to drowning a pancake or french toast in butter and syrup.
As if their breakfast options weren't already unhealthy enough, Friendly's now offers pancakes and french toast that are topped with a scoop of ice cream! Ugh. I think I'll stick to Bob Evans if I want to go out to breakfast from now on. They have a really nice "Fit From the Farm" menu with eggbeaters, lowfat yogurt, turkey sausage, etc on it.
I did manage 25 minutes on the elliptical yesterday afternoon, and 10 minutes on the UBE (upper body ergometer--it's like a bicycle for your arms!). Then I went to chorale rehearsal and we did choreography all night! So hopefully, I burned off some of that huge breakfast I ate. Lesson learned, I won't do that again!
This week's goal: go to the gym every weekday and try to get up to or over 30 min on the elliptical. That won't happen today because it's a weight training day (my son can only be in the youth fitness center for an hour, so if I do 30 min or more of cardio I don't have time to get in all my machines) but I have high hopes for tomorrow! :)