Day 3 of SB Phase One yesterday was fine. Still some carb cravings, but no real hunger, except when 3+ hours had passed since my last meal or snack, which seems totally appropriate to me. I wasn't able to eat entirely as planned, as I learned on returning home from work that our refrigerator was set on too cold a temperature and froze my lettuce for my salad. So no salad for dinner; I ended up eating salmon and a little cheese on their own with half a cucumber instead. Kind of a weird dinner, but it worked.
A quick peek at my sparkpeople nutrition tracker shows that I have consistently eaten between 1400 and 1600 calories a day, even though I am not counting calories (or points). And I am definitely doing low carb: every day the "daily nutrition feedback" report tells me that I have fallen below the goal for carbohydrates. That's just I want at this point.
Exercise was, once again, challenging. For the cardio, I actually did the workout for Day 4 and will do Day 3's workout today. The challenge was now compounded by the fact that I am sore from the prior two days of working out! Tonight's exercise session will be at home: I have a massage from 5 to 6 and just don't see myself driving straight to the gym after that. So I will do my strength training in my living room with the dumbbells I have at home and will do a brisk 30-minute walk with the dogs once the sun goes down for my cardio.
I am pretty proud of myself so far. I know three days in a row of consistency is not much, but it's huge compared to what I'd been doing for a long time prior to this week! Baby steps, right?
Oh, and not to let negativity into my mostly positive post. . . . but can I share that I am sick of preparing my meals? Just tired of it! That fact really highlights for me how often I either eat out or eat convenience foods.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Posted by S at 9:10 AM