Sunday, August 16, 2009

Labor Day Challenge - Week 5 - Sunday

Three more weeks until I start P90X!!!!! I've started going through the nutrition part of the program to see if it's something I really want to do. I think it is. I am pretty sure I can do it if I plan properly. And my husband has decided (well, I gave him no choice) that he's going to start working out and eating better. He isn't doing P90X because he doesn't have time for it, but he's going to follow the nutrition plan, and I've decided that one of the New Rules of Lifting programs is perfect for him (the one that's two days a week). So, we're starting that on Labor day. Honestly, I don't have a lot of confidence that Sam will stick to it. The only thing he's ever stuck to even semi-long term was Atkins, and I'm not doing Atkins. I won't accommodate two different ways of eating in this house any longer. Of course, the only meal I have control over is dinner. I can keep healthy stuff stocked up all I want but it's ultimately up to him to eat it or not. I will admit, I am a bit worried about him. He's a stocky guy, and like I did, he gained back everything he lost back before we had Sebastian, plus a few more. I don't know if he's agreed to do it because he wants to, or because he wants me to shut up. I don't really nag/lecture, but I am definitely vocal about healthy choices. Sebastian is picking up some of his father's bad habits and I'm really trying to steer him more toward healthy eating. I've told him repeatedly that he can have whatever fruits and vegetables are in the refrigerator if he gets hungry but he always wants other stuff. He stomps off and ends up eating nothing. We don't keep too much "other" stuff in the house, but if I make even healthy snacks, he has portion control problems. I never know how much I should serve a 5 year old, and I think that's part of the problem. I think I'm still giving him baby portions for his meals, and he's still hungry after. But if I offer more of the meal, he says no. So he doesn't get anything, then half hour later he's hungry. It's frustrating.

I actually got a little bit of exercise today. I walked to Walgreens, about 1/4 mile away. LOL there's some high intensity for you! But I walked there twice - once to buy an elbow brace and once to exchange it for a different one. I'm going to see if it helps with my tendon ache this week. I still plan to take two weeks off from lifting, but I want to see if it will help while I do P90X.

7:30 AM - Cheerios w/ skim milk & banana

10:35 AM - turkey bacon, scrambled eggs w/ onion, green pepper, light cream cheese & salsa

12:05 PM - yogurt; I tried the Yoplait Light Boston Creme Pie and it's wonderful!. I like it almost as much as the Cinnamon Roll.

1:30 PM - salad w/ ground turkey, onion, tomato, light sour cream & salsa

3:40 PM - almonds

4:45 PM - grilled chicken breast & brown rice

7:00 PM - salad w/ broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, green peppers, croutons & vidalia onion vinaigrette dressing

Two cups of coffee and 80 ounces of water.

Calories - 1734
Carbs - 210 (33 fiber)
Protein - 98
Fat - 61
C/P/F Ratio - 47.2/22.1/30.7

1 comment:

Jess said...

I think it's great that you've decided to stop making two dinners. I don't know how you did it this long.

I understand though...Matt is still doing low-carb and now I'm doing weight watchers. It's hard sometimes. Especially when I get frustrated that he's still so anal-retentive about his plan when he's so close to his goal weight. I don't ask him to cheat but I don't think it's healthy for him to cut out entire food groups long-term.

Pfft. Men.