Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sweaty by sunrise.


f.f. cottage cheese w/ strawberries, s.f. smuckers- 2
light english muffin- 1

9 almonds- 1
baby carrots- 0
PB2- 1

sandwich thin- 1
turkey- 1
light pepperjack- 1
cantaloupe- 1
popcorn- 1

soy nut mix- 2

salmon- 3
corn tortillas- 1
salsa- 0
spinach- 0
sour cream- 1
parmesan- 1

tart honey yogurt- 4

total points used: 22/22 (Wendie Plan)
activity points: 45 min. incline training- 5
WAPs: 8/35 remaining

Trying to keep my menu light today, since tomorrow is the weigh-in. Not in terms of eating less points, but just trying to avoid heavy stuff, extra sodium, etc. I must admit, I've been weighing myself every day this week, and I'm not too thrilled with the results so far. I'm not stressed about it though. I've already started mulling around a plan of action for next week.

I'm pretty close to giving up on my 100 pound goal. If it's taking me this long just to get to 158 (90 pound mark, normal BMI, still haven't made it there yet), I just don't understand how the hell I can break the 140s. I dunno. I guess we'll see where I'm at in a month and go from there. I know it's less about a number on the scale and more about how I feel (and let's be honest, how I look too), but I'm still not satisfied yet. Close, but still seeing areas for improvement.


Woke up about 10 minutes before my alarm went off and headed to the gym. It was actually a really good experience, except for the part where my heart rate monitor crapped out for about 15 minutes. So aggravating because I really depend on that thing to measure my calories burned. I think it was partially my fault though. I don't think I wet the strap enough before I put it on. After my chest was soaked with sweat, it started working again just fine. My goal was to burn 500 calories, but between the monitor going out and me trying to overcompensate to make up the difference, I think I might have been closer to 600 calories. Anywho.

I'm feeling pretty good right now. I still had plenty of time to get ready when I got home and even had time to brew a cup of coffee. I've never been a real big coffee drinker, but that's definitely changing with the addition of morning workouts.

I think I might go there again tomorrow for more incline training and save my running session for Saturday morning, so I can go a little later after the sun is out.

Overall, I'm just really digging the feeling of not having to exercise after work. As much as I hate being up when it's still dark outside, having my evenings free and not having to give myself a pep talk every afternoon is so much more satisfying. Now, that's how I feel about it today. My feelings may change after a couple of weeks, haha.

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