Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday

The nice thing about having a Monday off? The middle of the week gets here a lot faster! I think that the fact that work has been busy is making it fly by even faster though.  I think every week should be a four day work week and every weekend should be a three day weekend. But we should still get paid for a five day work week. I think that's a reasonable request.

I may actually only have a three day week this week... Depending on how much I am able to accomplish tomorrow at work. If at all possible I...I don't know how to phrase this... I want to say I'd like to be able to attend a funeral. But who likes doing a thing like that?! I suppose I should say I'd like to be there for a family that's near and dear to me, if at all possible. My workload is kinda crazy and I'm not sure I'll be able to take Friday off. Not thrilled about that...But I will see what tomorrow brings.

I realized I've pretty much sucked at this whole "what I ate Wednesday" thing. I've not been doing it at all for weeks. I don't have pictures...I'm really bad about remembering to take those. So...Here's a summary of my day:

Breakfast - whole grain English muffin; four egg whites, slice of cheese, an apple, and black coffee.
Snack - two clementines, water
Lunch - two rice cake BBQ pizzas -- white cheddar rice cakes, BBQ sauce, and mozzarella cheese. I was going to have grapes and I forgot.  I did eat some m&ms too. Water.
Snack - baby carrots, water
Dinner - white fish, salad with some light dressing, steamed veggies, wine, more water.
Without food - water, water, water.... See a trend? Other than 10 oz of coffee and wine, which isn't a daily thing, all I drank was water. That's a typical day - full of water!

As for exercise today...

I have TF and a short run on the agenda.  My run (about ten minutes; told you it was short) will be good to get my heart rate up for TF.

I plan on doing that short run, Fire 30 (cardio) and Sculpt 30 (ST/resistance bands). I hate every minute of Sculpt (as well as the Tone 30 workout) but I love the feeling after.  Most of those moves hurt (which means they're working) and I often think "I JUST WANNA BE DONE!" As much as I hate them, I love them. I look forward to the two day a week devoted to them. Sometimes I think it's just because I'm tired and don't want to run, and despite the soreness, ST is less intense than cardio. Then again, it's intense in its own way.

Eating has been good... Everything's tracked and I'll be right on target with dinner - including a small glass of wine! I had some m&ms but had the points for them, so I'm good there. I generally try not to eat that stuff but I'm experiencing cravings this week and for some reason it's been easier than normal to give-in to them. Everything else I've eaten has been healthy though, so I guess a few m&ms isn't a huge deal.

My aversion to meat is going away - it only took a week! I forgot to include that in my update yesterday. I managed to eat some meat... Still no pork but I could handle a little turkey and chicken. I had fish too but that didn't bother me last week either. I definitely need to eat a little more meat. I've been out of protein shake mix so other than some egg whites and cheese, I haven't been getting much protein. Lean meats are a good source of that so being able to eat chicken, turkey, and fish is a step in the right direction for me. Hmm... I can even write about it without gagging - yay!

I'm glad to be eating meat again because what I noticed is that when I don't, I eat more carby stuff...Like last week I ate quinoa a lot. Sure, it's a whole grain, but when all you're eating is that and other carbs, that's not good. A diet needs balance. I'm not one to criticize someone else's eating habits... Do what you want and what works for you. I may not agree, and may think you're being unhealthy in some way, but until my opinion is sought out, I try keep it to myself.

Wait that's not true. I do have an opinion that I make public..I think that it's important that if you're following a certain diet that may limit certain vitamins or minerals, you do something to supplement them. Multivitamins with minerals are great for that. Protein shakes, bars or other supplements are also a good option. Okay, that's it. Follow whatever diet - as in eating habits - you want to. Just remember to be healthy.

When I say diet I mean what you eat. I will never agree to any fad diet on the market. I'm living proof that if you change your habits you can lose weight naturally... Without pills, shakes, or bizarre diets. Less junk, more healthy foods, portion control.... That's it.

Okay, I'm going to step off my vitamin and anti-"easy"-way soap box and go step onto the treadmill.

I hope you're all having a good week!


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