Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 9

  • Raisin Bran with soy milk
  • Pumpkin spice coffee with 1 cream 1 splenda.
  • Banana
  • Chicken with sun dried tomatoes
  • Green beans
  • 1 slice of pumpkin pie 
  • 20 minutes stair climber, 1 mile, 160 cals. 35 mins power walking on treadmill, 2 miles, 160 cals (I think) Total calories: 320
    That's right! I didn't use the elliptical tonight! (I went at night, too! Switching it up!) I thought I would try the treadmill again, it's been FOREVER since i've been on one of those.

    Okay, but here is where I ask you for some advice:

    Can you jog on a treadmill? I am terrified that I am going to have one of those horrible/hilarious accidents that end up going viral on youtube. So does anyone have any tips?

    I think right now I am just going to keep at 3.5 (the main speed I was walking) and work my way up? Maybe in a few weeks i'll be able to jog? I hope so.
Today's Wrap-Up
             Okay, so today was difficult. I'll just be honest. It was my college's famous "Thanksgiving Dinner" lunch today, which I chose not to go to because I didn't want to be tempted. The right move? Maybe.
            However, I did have a piece of leftover pumpkin pie at dinner (which is my absolute favorite food during Thanksgiving, maybe even my favorite food ever. I adore pumpkin EVERYTHING!) Now, I really didn't have a lot for breakfast this morning...which is probably why I even got the pumpkin pie in the first place. You know how they say if you don't have breakfast or have healthy snacks throughout the day you begin to crave unhealthy fatty foods later on? Couldn't be truer. I disappointed in myself? A little. Should I be? I don't know. Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite things and giving it up seems like a bit much...I don't think I could do that to myself. And I know that on Weight Watchers (which I am not participating in, but I used to! Post coming up soon!) they tell you not to deprive yourself because it only leads to frustration and overeating.
    However, I really can't do the alternative at school...which is modifying unhealthy meals to make them more school, you get what you get. There's no modifying. I don't know what goes into the meals, how many calories i'm eating...nothing.
    Either way i'm not counting this as a loss, i'm counting it as a lesson.
    Don't skimp on breakfast.
    Don't deprive myself.
    ATTEMPT to find healthier options of my favorite meals. (I already put it a request for whole wheat pasta!)

    *Side note- the only reason breakfast was so lame-o was because they were setting up for the HUGE Thanksgiving lunch and poor breakfast...(and poor Tanya) had to suffer.

    1 comment:

    1. Hi! First off I want to commend you for getting healthier and stronger, it's such a good choice! Second, I'm a jogger. It's one of my loves, but even if it isn't for you right now it can be. I definitely believe that you can jog, if I were you I would start out around 5mph and work up from there. Don't push it too hard, I've done that many times and suffered the consequences - shin splints - they're not pleasant. Some advice I've heard is don't add more than a mile a week, so if you go with 5 miles in a week and you feel really comfortable with that, don't jump it to 8 miles the next week. Just keep adding it up slowly and you're body should respond correctly. I hope I helped a bit, I find your blog very inspiring as I'm in the process of getting healthier as well :)


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