Friday, July 10, 2009

Jillian Kicks My Butt - Week 10 - Friday

30 Day Shred and Banish Fat Boost Metabolism today, for the last time, and I went out with a bang - 80 minutes and 498 calories. Good riddance, Jillian.

Let me start the day off with a rant. CNN posted an article that really bothers me. Basically, it talks about vanity sizing and that the current size 10 is actually a size 14, and that the new normal is still overweight, but since it's normal/average, people aren't motivated to lose weight. Of course, the article really only talks about BMI, which is not really a good indicator of anything. And that leads to another problem. When someone (especially a woman) says, "My BMI says I'm overweight but I have a lot of muscle" I think that's more than just a river in Egypt. I see it CONSTANTLY on my main boards, where hundreds of women gather, whenever a weight thread comes up. Very few of them know their body fat percentage, though. Why the need to change the numbers? Is it really to make people feel better, as the article suggests? I don't like that idea because if you ARE overweight and have excess body fat, "pretending" you're smaller than you are is not doing your body any favors. Besides, when you're fat and overweight, you know it. You may not admit it (to yourself or anyone else) but you know. So these lower numbers are just providing a false sense of health and body image. They certainly weren't doing me any favors. Because I could still fit into a size Large shirt/stretchy pants, I didn't think it was that bad. But oh, it was that bad, and worse.

How wicked awesome is this exercise? And here is a fantastic Tabata video! I can't wait to start doing these and HIIT again.

Yesterday, I made the 40 mile round trip to the nearest decent sized farmers market. I bought a zucchini for the first time, along with some green peppers and peaches and bananas. Oh, and avocados. The prices aren't really cheaper than my grocery store (except for the green peppers) but the quality and selection were definitely better. There are a couple small markets here on the island that I am going to check out when I can get some kid-free time (or Monday, whichever comes first, when I absolutely need more produce), and I really hope they have a good variety of stuff because I am absolutely HOOKED on produce. I would eat nothing but fruits and vegetables all day long. Oh, and beans. I am loving me some beans. Even though I have this new love, I don't think I'd make a good vegetarian. I still love my chicken and fish and eggs and dairy. I think I could give up red meat though. I don't plan to, but I think I could. I just want to eat more bananas and apples. The sugar in fruit does scare me a bit, though. I haven't noticed any cravings from eating fruit. Honey and dried fruit with added sugar, yes, but regular fresh fruit, no. In fact, I find it quite satisfying.

8:15 AM - apple & cottage cheese

11:00 AM - omelet w/ onion, green pepper, tomato, light cream cheese & salsa

2:00 PM - tuna salad w/ lettuce, tomato, broccoli, green pepper & sun dried tomato dressing

3:55 PM - yogurt & a piece of banana my son mushed when he tried to open it

7:15 PM - black bean burgers w/ pepper jack cheese & mustard on romaine lettuce, baked zucchini chips

8:15 PM - frozen banana w/ sugar-free chocolate DaVinci syrup & peanut butter Capella flavor drops

Four cups of coffee and 120 ounces of water.

Calories - 1667
Carbs - 225 (41 fiber)
Protein - 127
Fat - 39
C/P/F Ratio - 51.3/28.9/19.8


Hayley said...

YAY on the produce!!! My whole refridgerator is stocked with it right now. It's terrible to say, but I spent $100 at the grocery store yesterday and all of it was produce except for 3 boxes of cereal (2 were buy 1 get one free) and a box of granola bars. How insane is that?! I was also at a more expensive store so I need to head back to Costco.

What's crazy is that I think the more veggies you eat the fewer cravings you have. I'm starting to think that if you feed your body as many nutrients as you can then your cravings will diminish because your body won't be "asking" for anything else. I'm wondering if all of the cravings I've had in the past have been my body's way of saying, "Feed me GOOD QUALITY PRODUCE!" I'm excited for you becky! :)

Becky said...

Yeah, I went back today for more. We're going through bananas, green peppers, and avocados like crazy. My problem is storage. I just don't have room for everything in my refrigerator!!

Hayley said...

I'm having the same problem with no room - I've completely taken over the fridge, especially since purchasing a juicer! At least I'm still using it...Chris suspected I would have it for a week and then shove it in a cupboard and never pull it out again. :)