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Fine then.. Aug. 13

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

All the way home yesterday from work, my inner truculent child was whining. It's too hot. I don't feel good. I'm tired. I'm hungry. I don't wanna - all this in relation to my fitness plan for the evening.

So what did I do? I did what any reasonably sane adult would do with a whiny child. You don't wanna? Fine then....

Aug. 13 nutrition
4:30 am
2 cups coffee
4 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. protein powder

7:30 am
3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
1 thinwich
1 tbsp almond-walnut butter

9:30 am
3 clementines

11:30 am
1 medium baked sweet potato
1 tbsp Zoi plain greek yogurt
1/4 cup bacon crumbles
2 cups steamed veggies
1 oz Kraft fat free shredded cheese

3:00 pm
Clif Kid Z iced oatmeal bar

6:00 pm
2 cups broccoli
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 tbsp garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 oz feta cheese
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

8:00 pm
6 Dove dark chocolate squares

Calories In: 1879 (range is 1330 - 1680)

Fitness minutes:
35 minutes walking with Leslie Sansone

Calories Out: 421

Eaten 1,879
BMR* 2,176
Exercise 421
Total Burned 2,597
Differential -718
Calories In was so-so.

Calories Out was good.

Deficit worked out alright.
Fine then.....
So yea. I gave in to the whiny kid in me who didn't want to go outside into the heat and do anything. I simply changed plans and headed for the basement to pop in my Leslie Sansone walking DVD and hung out with her and her walking crew for 35 minutes. It was a lot of fun, too! It's always good to be reminded that there are alternatives to doing the same ole same ole all the time.

I went over my calorie range. I did it by virtue of indulging in those chocolates. Had I not had them, I would have been fine. But, as I pointed out to Bill last evening when he was eying me enjoying a chocolate, they were key, even VITAL, to the remainder of our week being happy and harmonious, not to mention hormonally balanced! He agreed and wandered off to get Ritz crackers and peanut butter for a snack.

Sigh. I love Ritz crackers with peanut butter. So, while I ~did~ over calories, I stuck with chocolates, and only went over a little bit, vs. eating an entire sleeve of Ritz with half a giant bowlful of peanut butter.

See? It's all about perspective!
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    Great perspective if you ask me! There's certain times in a girl's life that chocolate becomes at least as important as oxygen. I chalk it up to one of those times!

    I, too, love Ritz crackers with PNB but I add jelly. LOL Good job on resisting that piece!

    3233 days ago
    Awesome that you figured out something else to do! Flexibility is key, and good job on ignoring the petulant child within!
    And chocolate isn't food, it is a WAY OF LIFE!
    3233 days ago
  • GAYLEP67
    LOL! It amazes me how mirrored we are sometimes. After working out for about 1/2 an hour to MY Leslie Sansone DVD, I indulged in a small portion of salt and vinegar chips last night (salt is my drug) while my husband had a "snack" of peanut butter in a 10" white flour tortilla wrap and some sucre a la creme tossed in it too! Sucre a la creme is smiliar to fudge - basically sugar, cream, and butter. He called it dessert.

    We're doin' all right girly...we're doing all right.

    3233 days ago
    Sounds like a good day to me. I remember days of eating a whole bag of hershey kisses. You kept the Dove to a decent TOM crave.
    3234 days ago
    You made excellent choices, and in the end, those 6 chocolates aren't going to be any kind of a deal!
    3234 days ago
    You have a great perspective, Candy--and I'm sure Bill agrees! Sometimes nothing but chocolate will do . . . the main thing is while you went over on calories, you still got in a good workout and kept things reasonable. I call that a WIN!

    3234 days ago
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