Sunday, March 19, 2006

Diet and Exercise of late

Ok, I know I haven't talked about my weight control journey lately. Mostly I've been too busy and too tired. I didn't even get one single thing posted on Saturday.

On my official weigh-in day on Wednesday I came in at 142.8. One pound above goal. Not bad. :)

The downhill slide in my diet began Thursday when I forgot to bring my salad to work. I went out to Subway and had their tuna salad. It should have ended there, but I was still hungry so (and this is where it went downhill calorie-wise) I went to the burger joint next door and got a double burger with swiss cheese (no bun), topped with sauteed mushrooms. It's really good, and Atkins-friendly, just really high in calories!

And I just kind of kept eating the rest of the day. I figure I probably ate around 3000 calories and 100g net carbs (give or take). I knew Friday would be a binge day.

Friday morning I weighed in at 142.2, which is totally great. I'll spare you the details of my binge, but it involved McDonald's, a mom and pop Mexican place I used to love going to, a coffee shop with awesome smoothies, and some bad stuff from the grocery store. I couldn't even eat it all, which meant that the binge continued (albeit reduced) into Saturday.

Saturday morning I had the leftover gigantic double chocolate muffin (OMG, it was so good!). I was going to end it there, but Becky brought her homemade 100% whole wheat homemade cinnamon swirl bread to church, so I had one slice. After that I was good.

To burn off the glycogen stores I'd just replaced, I traipsed off to the gym after church. I ran on the treadmill between 4.5 and 4.7 mph. The thing that surprises even me is I managed to go for a whole hour! Sixty solid minutes of running! I didn't know I had it in me. I covered just over 4.5 miles. That is a new record for me! Yippee!

I thought I'd be hella sore today, but nope. My thighs hardly hurt at all. The last time I ran (3.5 miles in 46 minutes) my thighs hurt for three days afterward. Today I felt good enough to walk the last leg to work. I guess all the walking to work lately has helped in more ways than I knew. I never dreamed I could run 4.5 miles and not be hella sore the next day.

Anyway, FitDay says 377 calories burned on the run yesterday.

2 comments:

burlington duh said...

Sounds like the sugar bug came out and bit you on the .......
Sugar kills...you know that....
Life is so much better without that poison..!!!!
I luv the exercise u r able to do..very commendable...
When do you do the Bay Run?

Newbirth said...

It's held the third Sunday in May. This year that falls on May 21. 8 a.m. start time which means I have to be up no later than 5 a.m. so I can get dressed, take the bus to BART, and take BART under the Bay to the City.

http://vacations2002.home.mindspring.com/b2b05/b2bpics05.html