Thursday, September 25, 2008

NROL - Week 8 - Thursday

Schools were closed today because of weather. We have a nor'easter AND an unorganized tropical system. At some point in the night, we lost power. I haven't seen wind like this since Hurricane Irene back in 2003. The rain has been somewhat heavy. My son and I intend to hang out in our pajamas all day, and hopefully get some Wii time in. So no cardio today. I haven't decided whether or not I want to feel guilty. There's no good reason for not doing it. I just don't want to. And since I subscribe to the "cardio is optional" philosophy, I'm not going to worry about it anymore. Besides, I'll make up for it Saturday because my son has school - half a day for making up today and yesterday afternoon.

I'm reviewing the Biggest Loser Workout Vol 2 today. I am absolutely disgusted with it! First, they separate the women's cardio from the men's. They also do different power sculpting program for women and men. The women don't use weights at all! They do standing body weight work, which is fine, but I think it sends the wrong message. THERE IS NO REASON A HEALTHY WOMAN SHOULD NOT LIFT WEIGHTS! What the hell?? The men's power scultping segment is awesome - dumbbell presses, rows, combination movements. If I were to do anything on the DVD, it would be the men's strength training. Even the men's high intensity cardio was superior - they did intervals.

I was exhausted again this afternoon. I could easily go to bed right now (it's 4 PM as I type this) and sleep until morning. I went back to Tuesday's menu to see if there was anything similar I'd eaten in the afternoon that would make me so sleepy. Cucumbers. Then I remembered that Monday night and last night, I was up quite late watching tv (damn the new season!!). I should probably start noting how much sleep I get, too.

7:00 AM - coffee w/ cream & Splenda

9:40 AM - cantaloupe & cottage cheese; since today is a lazy day, I'm trying to stay lower calorie and putting longer periods of time between meals

11:45 AM - chicken breast w/ cheese & picante sauce on tortilla; I'm just starving - the long time between meals isn't going to work

12:15 PM - mozzarella string cheese

1:20 PM - cucumbers

3:30 PM - roast, green beans w/ turkey bacon & light Italian dressing; early dinner today

6:35 PM - peppermint drops; I don't think I peeled all the baking cup off - what's the nutritional information for paper?

Calories - 1304
Carbs - 76 (16 fiber)
Protein - 133
Fat - 54
C/P/F Ratio - 22.9/40.2/36.8

1 comment:

Hayley said...

How weird that you got such bad weather! It's definitely cooler here and windy but we got no rain...that was kind of a disappointment, even though I hate it, because it was dark enough all day.

How weird that your son has to go to work on Saturday! I normally don't want to do anything on days like this either (workout-wise, etc).

I'm curious to know what flavor of those cavella drops you used in the pancakes?