Sunday, February 24, 2013

What I did this week, February 18-24

My week started out pretty well, but I got off-track on the weekend again. I wouldn't expect much, if any, loss based on my Lose It numbers. It was a busy and stressful week, so I missed some workouts, and that doesn't help with my diet, either.

Monday: 40 minutes of running and 15 minutes of walking.
Tuesday: Swam 40 minutes
Wednesday: No workout, lots of meetings, evening class.
Thursday: Ran 30 minutes, walked 10.
Friday: 20 minute walk, lots of cleaning.
Saturday: Pilates Circuit class.
Sunday: Shoveled snow and cleaned, no real workout.

Last night we went to Ann Arbor to visit friends. I had fun, but overdid it on food and coffee, and then didn't sleep well. Today I was too tired to consider swimming. I fell asleep on the couch whole reading a magazine. Had one of those afternoons where I pick and pick at food instead of having a real meal -- the worst.

I have decided to stop worrying about tracking water on my checklist. I don't want to fuss with special containers. I am confident that since I drink only water, unsweetened seltzer, coffee, unsweetened tea, that liquid calories are not an issue except on the days I overdo the coffee, because I use half and half in it (not much). Restricting myself to two cups of coffee will be good for a lot of reasons. I will also measure out the half and half.

I am going to try to track fruit and veggie servings instead, starting next week. I want to get at least 3 veggies (the more the better) and 2-3 fruits each day. That will help crowd out less-virtuous foods and also boost my fiber.

1 comment:

  1. One of the very first things my female issue doc asked me was how much water I drink. I only drink water now. That wasn't the issue. She was concerned if I was getting enough volume. Special containers mean I always have it with me and know how much I drink (enough) without tracking. They are tool not trouble. Not saying you have to do what I do. Just saying water is super important and if you put a mechanism in place, you are set with no future effort. Automatic pilot. I am all about automatic so it is done.

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