Thursday, June 04, 2009

Starting SB Day 4

216.4

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.

4 comments:

JessiferSeabs said...

YAY YOU!!!

it's actually really great that you have identified that you don't like preparing meals. A tip -- spend Sunday preparing a TON of stuff for the week, and then it's just as easy as take-out for the next few days!

Hilly said...

That's the hardest part of the low carb diet. Every time I just wanted something quick and easy, I had to cook a whole meal.

But the rewards are definitely worth it!

MoRobb said...

I'm feeling you on the carb cravings today. I just chalk it up to the monthly visitor and try not to go overboard. Hang in there though!

TUWABVB said...

I wish I could succeed at a low carb diet. I honestly think that it would be the best for me - given my body type and wear I carry my weight, but it seems "impossible" to me in my own mind. I'm so proud of you!