Monday, February 07, 2011

The 17 Day Diet -- Days 36-38

2/5/11

I forgot to write a post yesterday. Probably because yesterday was crazy. I was up and registering Sam for kindergarten by 8:30, hung around the house doing mommy stuff til 2, then took Sam to a friend's house for a play date, then on to Michael's to make an in-store craft (that I plan to do with Sam's class at their Valentine's party), and got home around 5:30, drained, because I still have a lingering head cold. This morning when I woke up, I felt like death warmed over--was still very conjested and not in the mood at all to do a workout. But I'd promised my friend Jen that I'd go with her to spinning class, and I really wanted to go, so I took some Theraflu daytime, and decided I was just going to soldier through. I'm glad I went. I miss being on a bike. I like the way cycling makes me feel. When I did ride regularly, I was in amazing shape--could do anything on that bike--even zoom up mountains--and spinning class is helping me remember how it feels to be that girl. I thought she was gone for good, but she's not.

Breakfast
light yogurt
whole grain english muffin w/ light margarine and cherry preserves
Lunch
chicken tikka masala w/ 1/2 c brown rice
granny smith apple
Snack
carrot sticks
light yogurt
piece of chocolate
no sugfar/low fat jello mousse
Dinner
hamburger w/ fresh salsa and homemade guacamole

2/6/11

I'm a little disturbed this morning. Yesterday the wii said I'd gained .2 lbs, and this morning I'd gained another .4 lbs. Apparently I need to cut back on the snacks/carbs. I can't belive how little wiggle room I have metabolism-wise. I even did a hard core workout yesterday *and* drank a ton of water. Depressing. We're having a Super Bowl party tonight, so I'll be eating a lot of my carbs after 2pm--but I only got stuff that I'm allowed to eat (veggie tray, fruit tray, sweet potato fries, burgers)... I worry that tomorrow morning isn't going to be a good scale day either. Got a 30 min wii run in (and thought I was going to either pass out or die afterwards), ate nothing but veggies and protein til the party, *and* drink a ton of water. Hopefully, that will whip me into shape. And if it doesn't, I'll have to drop back down to cycle 2 and alternate my natural starch days and not snack at all. I'm *not* gaining this weight back.

Breakfast
2 hard boiled eggs
light yogurt
Lunch
roasted brussels sprouts
grilled pork chop
Snack
light yogurt
raw carrots
Dinner
2 cups coffee w/ creamer (so I could stay awake for Glee)
hamburger (no bun, obviously)
fresh fruit (cantaloupe, honeydew, and pineablle chunks)
fresh veggies veggies
1 mini hotdog
1 glass white wine

2/7/10

I didn't want to go to the gym today. I was up late last night watching Glee, was still sore from spinning on Saturday and running on Sunday, and have a cold that is making me feel a little like death warmed over, but I went anyway. My attitude is that if I can get through the workout without puking or passing out, I need to go. Today I went with the wimpy weights (5 lbs) and powered through. I've been doing that a lot lately and I always feel like I did a good thing after I make it through a workout I was tempted to skip. I do wish my cold would run its course, and that my body would hurry up and adjust to cycling again.

Breakfast
english muffin w/ cherry preserves
Lunch
half sandwich--tuna salad, tomato, onion
light yogurt
Snack
apple
raw veggies
Dinner
chicken tikka masala
broccoli

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