Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Jillian Kicks My Butt - Week 2 - Wednesday

30 Day Shred Level 1 & No More Trouble Zones today - 81 minutes and 355 calories burned. I bumped the weights and used 3, 5 & 10 pound dumbbells throughout. Mostly the lower weights, but heavier when I could.

I am guilty of one of my own pet peeves today. My mother-in-law called to tell me she still works out with Bob every day (I gave her a Biggest Loser dvd). She told me she's lost 3 pounds in the last month and inches everywhere but her calves, where she said she gained half an inch. And I blurted, "You probably added some muscle." Uh. Idiot!!! I know muscle growth doesn't happen like that, especially not to a 51 year old woman who is dieting and not doing proper weight training. I don't know what possessed me to say that. Well, I do know. I didn't want to come out and tell her she probably measured wrong one or both times, because that's what likely happened. So then I got thinking about the advice people give and wondered how often we say something we know to be untrue, just to spare someone else's feelings. I try to be as honest as possible, without being mean or condescending, and I know I fail at that sometimes. Part of my problem is that I "know" things but I can't cite sources for the information or debate a point very well at all. So lots of times, I don't say anything. Then I go and blurt out something I know to be completely false, just to make an old lady feel good. That's wrong, but the right thing to do. Right? If it was anyone else, I would have (and I have!) suggested that it's most likely an error in measurement. I do it all the time - I'm constantly complaining about the gains in size - but I don't dwell on it too much because it's really a pain in the arse to do all these measurements to oneself.

5:00 AM - Fiber One cereal w/ skim milk

8:00 AM - apple & cottage cheese

11:30 AM - fish tacos at La Fogata; I went out with a friend and I definitely ate too much, not to mention the chips and salsa. I plan to stick to mostly vegetables for the rest of the day, but if I don't, I'm not going to worry about it. It's very hard not to use this splurge as an excuse to eat whatever the heck I want.

4:40 PM - salad w/ sweet onion dressing; I just threw a bunch of vegetables into a bowl of lettuce. I wasn't even hungry.

7:10 PM - yogurt & baby carrots, homemade sour cream & chocolate chip cookies; I'm suddenly very hungry and had no plan for a meal in place.

7:45 PM - apple & mozzarella string cheese; I'm going to bed before I start eating my own flesh.

Two cups of coffee and 114 ounces of water today.

4 comments:

Hayley said...

Becky I'm really glad you brought that up! As a personal trainer, it is the WORST thing for me to say to a client that they're not losing weight because they've gained muscle. Even Jillian Michaels said it makes her sick to hear trainers say this so I make a point not to do it anymore. I WILL tell my clients that they've gotten stronger and made progress on the weights because most of them have, but I do not tell them that the scale isn't going down for these reasons. I know I used to say it to spare people's feelings, but in the long run it only ends up hurting them...right? At least that's what I try and tell myself.

the-chiquita-chronicles said...

Hi! Just wanted to tell you that you're really inspiring... incredibly dedicated and commited. Wish I had half the discipline you have. Did you catch BL last night? WOW!!
PS- you made sour cream and choco chip cookies?! Are they yummy? Good for you?

Becky said...

Hayley - I agree. I don't know why the heck I said it. I just fell out LOL

chiquita - the sour cream cookies are great! I add protein powder to the original recipe to give it a little boost. It's from dawn Hall's Busy People's Low Carb Cookbook.

1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1 cup Splenda
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
3 scoops (100 g) protein powder

1.Preheat oven to 375°
2.Spray two large cookie sheets with nonfat cooking spray.
3.In a medium-size mixing bowl stir together the baking soda, sour cream, applesauce, Splenda, flour and protein powder until well mixed. Dough will be slightly stiff.
4.Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
5.Lightly sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon chocolate chips on each cookie.
6.Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until bottoms are golden brown.

chiquitaX said...

wow! Thanks for the recipe! They sound awesome:) sounds like u had a great workout today! Nice work