Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Upping My Calories


Catching up on the water intake. I've gone through nearly a whole lemon today (will have done by the end of the day), adding it to my water bottle. Chatted with Tab a bit on my goals over the next 5 weeks. She suggested I drop my cardio intervals and stick with steady state (because the type of energy available for burning isn't going to be the the readily accessed carb-based type which is conducive to interval exercise). I'm still trying to figure out exactly what my ratios should be... it's so individualized that I'm having a hard time determining a target. <sigh>. 

9:00 am:     6:30 am yoga. Done. Breakfast. Done. Water intake... gotta catch up. Oy. I could definitely tell I had upped my water yesterday, since I was up several times in the night! Lol!
Dinner was taco salad. While the family enjoyed (clean) tortilla chips with theirs, mine was simply the beans & beef over a bed of cabbage with a bit of cottage cheese on top. Tasty! I allowed myself a little treat before bed... a piece of Godiva. Have you tried the new Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Truffle? Let me tell you, it's a thing of beauty :-)   Without the chocolate, I ended the day at 1539 calories, 43% protein, 21% carb, and 36% fat.   That works out to 164 g of protein (yay! reached & surpassed my goal of 130 g), 82 g carbohydrate, and 60.5 g fat.  Fiber was only 14.3.  Grrr. Gotta boost that fiber.

Today, if I get in all my food and before I count dinner, I'll be at 1547 calories, 37% protein, 29% carb, and 34% fat. 145 g protein, 116 g carb, 58 g fat, and 28 g fiber.  Dinner is bison bacon burgers, so I'll do mine sans-bun, with a side of some steamed veggies. I'll allow myself a few sweet potato fries, but nowhere near a serving. I am hoping to make it to the gym tonight for weights or cardio (maybe both). We'll see how it goes.

FYI, I am NOT weighing on Sunday (my usual day). With the diet changes I'm making, it's going to take a week or two to adjust and stabilize, and if I weigh and don't like the number, I'll freak. Lol. Better to just avoid that drama. 

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