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WooHoo Wednesday Recap.. Aug. 8

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Another good day. I could get use to this.

Aug. 8 nutrition
4:30 am
2 cups coffee
4 tbsp creamer

7:30 am
2 Van's gluten free waffles
12 strawberries
1 Chobani Lowfat pineapple greek yogurt

9:30 am
1 med. apple
1 serv. Almond walnut butter

11:30 am
1 cup spinach
1 cup kale
5 oz flank steak
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup tomato
1/2 cup croutons
3 tbsp Kraft Light Italian
1 giant chocolate chip cookie

3:00 pm
1 lrg pear
1 Frigo light string cheese

7:30 pm
5 oz chicken breast, boneless skinless
2 cups steamed veggies

Calories In:

45 min. OHS dog walking

Calories Out:

Eaten 1,745
BMR* 2,184
Exercise 280
Total Burned 2,464
Differential -719
Whoa calories in!
I admit it, there was a corporate group meeting at lunch yesterday. I ate my salad before the meeting and was quite content (how can you not love yummy flank steak slivered thin and delish on spinach and kale??) but.. But. Sigh. I walked into the conference room for the meeting, and they had a platter of these small-plate sized cookies. I was doomed. They are a weakness. I accounted for the calories though - no cheating or skipping tracking.

Hooray calories out!

Hooray deficit!
Not a bad day, all in all. I've had worse, and that deficit is still acceptable. I've found a mostly-steady decline showing up on the scale this week and I'm feeling good about. It's nice to feel, and really be, in control of what's going in and being burned. Right now, this week, today, I don't feel a sense of helpless "nothing I can do about it anyway, I might as well....".

Tomorrow is my Friday off. That is a very good thing! We have plans to head out early and use the path along the Columbia River tomorrow morning to log between 8 and 10 miles. I feel really good about this, too. I've given up beating up on myself because I'm not running again (once more this means right now, this week, today). Instead, I'm focusing on feeling good when I'm walking, enjoying the time I'm spending with Bill, and being proud of what I've accomplished in the past. I'm actually looking forward to changing my tactics and not denigrating the effort that I'm putting forth now. I guess I shouldn't say "looking forward to" since I'm in the midst of those changes now.

So far, Thursday has been a good day nutritionally. I'll hit the pavement when I get home this evening and keep on keepin' on!
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    Yikes; I would have been sabotaged by those cookies too!

    But I'm happy to report, last week when my boy wanted me to zip thru Mickey D's for his "fix" of CC cookies, I limited myself to 2 of the oatmeal ones (generally in the past I've gone the "3-for-a-dollar" route!) & they tasted about as appetizing as paste!

    So my tastebuds truly are changing, & for that I'm grateful...
    3239 days ago
    Yeah, cookies doom me too - especially all laid out on a plate; they are so dang easy to grab!!

    But good for you for keeping track of it all, and working around it calorie-wise!!

    And cheers to getting used to good days! emoticon emoticon
    3240 days ago
    Darn those office cookies! But you were honest and counted it, I hope it was a good one. Great work with the food, you've made some great choices this week!
    3240 days ago
  • LISA01605
    emoticon !! So happy for you!!
    3240 days ago
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    Candie....I love that you are staying focused on what you are doing right. Walking is very good exercise, too! This is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. Having a cookie is actually probably very healthy, when it comes to you mental perspective of being able to do this for the rest of your life!!!! Hugs, sis, and thank you for your uplifting comments on my blog yesterday! Robin
    3240 days ago
  • GAYLEP67
    Nice work lady!! Love that you're keeping it real and honest...wouldn't expect anything less from you!

    Enjoy your Friday off!
    3240 days ago
    Alright! I'm loving the background to this. The gently spiraling upwards.

    I was at Office Depot not even an hour ago, and there was a woman in there with her kids also buying school supplies, and she looked so much like you I just stopped and stared. Even had the short do and a racing cap on. I was about to text you in the store (thought of even taking her photo), but then I found an urgent text from a friend so I had to switch gears.
    3240 days ago
    You are doing great, Candy! Yes, you had the cookie--but you accounted for it and it didn't put you outrageously high on calories in compared to calories out. You're on a roll in the right direction; keep that momentum up!
    3240 days ago
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