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Best laid plans.. Aug. 22

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Well, that didn't quite go as planned.

Aug. 22 nutrition:
4:30 am
3 cups of coffee
6 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

7:30 am
Cream of wheat
1/2 serv. almond walnut butter
1 medium banana
3/4 cup almond milk

9:30 am
3 cuties

11:30 am
1 Costco salmon burger
2 cups steamed broccoli
1 med. pear

2:30 pm
20 seedless grapes

5:30 pm
1 Costco turkey burger
1 thinwich
1 slice fat free american cheese
1 tbsp reduced fat mayo
3 slices tomatoa
2 slices red onion
1 cup steamed veggies

7:30 pm
1 oz. tortilla chip strips
1 serv. almond walnut butter

Calories In: 1887 (117 over limit)

Fitness minutes:

Calories Out: 0

Eaten 1,887
BMR* 2,168
Exercise 0
Total Burned 2,168
Differential -281
So-so calories in.

So-so calories out.


So any deficit is better than no deficit, this is true. That's rather smallish though. And that 0 minutes of fitness isn't exactly true. I did walk the puppies last night with Bill. We did our usual meandering 1 mile route, but I didn't time it, and we strolled along, just enjoying the time out.

I mentioned yesterday that I was tired, and I knew that meant I'd be prone to evening snacking. Yep. I caved and had some tortilla chips and nut butter. Not the best choice, but not the worst, either. I was surprised to see I was up a few tenths of a pound this morning, until I realized I had the chips which always contribute to water retention. That, and I've realized I have a disturbing trend of being at or over my Sodium level for the day lately. Need to get that back under control as well.

So yea, it was a rest day, and it was wonderful. We walked the puppies, then made dinner together (really pretty easy and quick - pre-made turkey burgers on the George Forman grill, frozen mixed veggies in the microwave.. voila!) then spent a quiet evening, me reading and Bill channel surfing. It was nice to get home and just be for a bit.

So now I'm ready for the weekend, mostly. I'll be going with GayeMC and Kashmir to Seaside tomorrow afternoon, to volunteer early Saturday morning for our Hood to Coast team, Honey Badgers and Buckets! It should be a good time.

I'm talking with 4My2Kidz (hi Molly!) about how to handle food this weekend. Part of me knows that tracking keeps me honest and eating less. However, it would be nice to just "be" and eat healthy without worrying overmuch about how I'm doing. Does that make sense? I've mostly decided that I'm going to go and enjoy the adventure we're going to have without stressing much over tracking. It's only until Saturday afternoon/evening, so it should be fine. How badly offtrack can I get?

Yea yea, let's pretend that's an angel.

I'll walk kennel kids tomorrow morning before taking off, then do the Seaside adventure with my gal-pals. I'll catch you all up on the weekend come Monday. Until then.. be good!
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    Best of luck with the tracking. I need to take a break from it but not during the two week would defeat the purpose.
    3224 days ago
    HAVE FUN!!
    3226 days ago
    I think there is value to those low deficit days periodically; our bodies (and minds) need them from time to time. Good observation on the sodium; I find that can start creeping upward for me when I'm not paying attention, too. Have a wonderful time this weekend; as long as you're making conscious choices about what you're eating, you'll be fine. I'm one who *has* to track at least in a general way to keep from "forgetting" that I ate this or that and letting my calories get out of hand!

    3226 days ago
    Maybe "just being" this weekend would be a good test for you. I hope you have a fabulous weekend! I can't wait to hear all about it!

    3226 days ago
    Aw, I think you did great!
    (tracking always backfires for me; when I log it all in & see how I've slipped up, it triggers even WORSE behavior! I have a deep-seated rebellious streak ;-)
    I need to get up a new post about OUR new routine, but still ironing out the kinks...
    Doggies are getting lots of walksies so they are happy.
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    Have a great time this weekend! I'm sure you will do fine on the food and a day or two without tracking is not going to sink you. This is for the rest of our life! Hugs dear friend....Robin
    3226 days ago
    there is a new day. we get to start over, thank god emoticon
    3226 days ago
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