Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ChaLean Extreme - Week 12 - Tuesday

I ended up not doing any cardio today, for several reasons. It was hot as hell in my house, I couldn't go anywhere because I had to wait for the AC guy, and I had a ton of couponing to catch up on before tomorrow's triples at Harris Teeter. I don't feel guilty about it because, starting next week, exercise on Tuesdays is no longer optional. So I'm taking the day off.

In some motivating news, my Wii Fit officially said I'm not overweight anymore. My Mii, however, is still porky.

There was a great blog in my Google Reader today, by Skwigg. It's about how she's used intuitive eating (IE) to regain control. I'd heard of IE before and snorted at the possibility that I'd ever be able to go that route. Now, it seems like a very real possibility. These last 20 pounds are kind of scary - I know they won't come off easily, and right now, I am struggling to figure out how I want to eat. Do I buckle down and eat more cleanly until I get to goal or do I keep doing what I've been doing? Now that my body is in the healthy range, will it revolt if I don't cut out some of the crap I've been eating? Notice I didn't say I would restrict anything. I will never go that route again. But maybe now, "slightly less than moderation" is something I need to consider.

6:45 AM - apple & cottage cheese; I also had part of a granola bar I made for my son. I have no way to track the specifics of it, but next time I make them I will pay attention because they are really good LOL

11:30 AM - coffee w/ half-and-half & Splenda, turkey bacon, toast w/ butter, scrambled eggs w/ onion, green pepper & salsa

3:00 PM - chicken salad w/ salsa & sour cream

6:20 PM - almonds & grapes

7:00 PM - apple & cottage cheese

8:30 PM - Total cereal w/ skim milk

Calories - 1548
Carbs - 144 (20 fiber)
Protein - 141
Fat - 48
C/P/F Ratio - 36.6/35.8/27.6


Hayley said...

Becky I saw that same post and I found it so inspiring. At the same time I originally thought, "Ok I'm so going to quit counting calories but just be mindful, etc" until I saw that she said you have to be accountable in some way, in which case she weighs herself everyday. Me, on the other hand - I'd rather count calories than step on the scale everyday...or ever!! I don't know about knuckling down too much on your eating - you've been doing so well with not bingeing perhaps because you've been a little more lenient and allowing yourself some treats but still keeping within your calorie allotment. I think if you just keep at it you'll be ok. That is just my .02 though. :)

Becky said...

I was a little iffy about the weighing every day thing. I don't want to be a slave to anything LOL I love my food too much to go strict but I absolutely have to start eating more vegetables!!

Hayley said...

Yes I am exactly like that! I don't want to be a slave to calorie counting, the scale, weighing/measuring - NOTHING. Just happy, healthy and sane. :)

I am with you on the vegetables...what's weird is that I LIKE them but I only ever eat them at night so I eat a TON!! Sometimes I can throw some spinach into my eggs but honestly I'd rather eat them plane. I'll occasionally snack on grape tomatoes, but then I snack on too many I get full before I even sit down to eat!

Becky said...

I'm really tempted to try the no measuring/no tracking thing while I I do 30 Day Shred. I don't know if I could do it the whole 10 weeks or not. I'll have to think about it. I couldn't weigh every day though - that would make me crazy and start cutting calories too much.

Hayley said...

People always tell me that if you eat pretty much the same things everyday or the same foods and you've measured them out so many times that I should know approximately what a good measurement is. The problem with me is that I tend to put a few extra spoonfuls of cottage cheese or more oats or whatever - to see what I can get away with! Still though...I can tell when I'm more full than I should be. It might be worth a try to at least try for a few days or a week?

I am so anxious to hear what the Shred is like! :)

Becky said...

I figured I could get a pretty good idea what I was eating if I stuck with the usuals, then i got to wondering if eating the same thing all the time can stall you out, the way doing the same exercise routine for long periods of time can.

I'll be blogging all about Shred! No matter what I do, in terms of food & exercise, I think I will always blog.

Another reason I'm anxious to stop tracking is recipes. I make just about everything from scratch and I get so damn tired of measuring and logging ever little ingredient!!! Just once I'd like to make a nice casserole and not worry about it!

Hayley said...

What a crappy time to lose A/C by the way! I think it's going to be cooler today though...but you probably got your AC fixed already..LOL.

I SO know what you mean about measuring and calculating calories for recipes!! I think this might actually be why I never experiment with making something new (for myself anyway) unless I already know nutritional info. I HATE calculating it all out - what a pain to have to do that!

As far as eating the same thing everday, I think for me if I stay too "inside the box" all the time I get a little scared of eating something I don't always eat and it makes me want to binge. I know that makes no sense, but it's like I eat the same thing everyday for a while, get bored, and end up bingeing simply because I'm depriving myself in the sense that I am too afraid of eating something that I don't normally eat.