When the going gets tough, the tough eat old candy canes.
Yeah, so I had a small lapse, but over all it's been a good week. On Sunday, I planned meals for the week - stuff the boys would like to eat but I could still adapt to my 'diet'. I've been trying not to go too extreme since I am hoping to workout 6 days a week.
To lose 1 lb a week, I need to eat about 1300 calories a day. Instead, I'm trying to stick to about 1600 a day to compensate for the calories I burn through exercise. It worked the first week - we'll see if I can lose another pound this week. I'm half way through the week already and the scale hasn't budged yet. We'll see.
Monday was a bad day at work and I came home and had a G&T (with diet tonic - only 73 cals in total ;). However, I ate well and stayed within my limits. I was too bagged to do my trainer ride so Monday's workout was a wash.
Tuesday, I ate well all day and did a 45 minute hill run with friends after school.
Wednesday - I did pretty well with the diet all day, I went to the gym after school and did an adapted strength workout, then came straight home and rode the trainer for an hour. We had tacos for dinner but I was SO hungry, I had to eat two. Plus I got cranky when I had to clean up last night's dishes and take out the garbage before I could cook dinner (while still in my workout clothes), so when I craved sugar after dinner, I caved in and ate 2 stupid candy canes. It's really amazing how much I wanted those damn candy canes. The stupid plastic wrapper sticks so tightly that it's nearly impossible to get it off to eat the candy. But I persevered. I'm tough like that. ;) That meant my calorie count was up over 2000 for the day. Thank God, I worked out for an hour and 45 minutes. :)
Today, I ate well all day and managed to keep from eating the cheezies and cinnamon buns at work today. I didn't even sneak a teeny piece. Then after work, I squeezed in a 30 minute run while my son was getting his hair cut. I'm glad I kept it short and slow because my legs are tired and sore from Tuesday's run. I'm icing my shin now in fact. When I got home, it was cold (it's -3C today) so I climbed into a hot bath and almost dropped my book in the tub when I started falling asleep. I need a good night's sleep tonight I think.
So I'm trying hard to eat more protein, good fats, only low glycemic carbs (veg and fruit), and very little, if any, potatoes/rice/bread/sugar. I still take cream and sugar or honey in my coffee but that's about it for sugar.
So that's it for now. Oh, and I think I've come up with a new motivational quote,
When you crave, don't cave.