Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I am super

I am feeling super. The scale didn't tell me I'm super but I think I am anyway. I am feeling lean and tight. Probably mostly because I am still really really sore from my monday workout. YES! And I've got another big workout like that tonight (though slightly fewer squats thank god). Then I have thursday to hope that the water my muscles will be holding on to will go away. (chugging water is the only cure for this right?)

Food is good today. I don't feel as good about lunch here. I'm eating leftover spaghetti from last week (ew?). lean meatballs and veggie filled sauce and whole wheat spaghetti with only a little bit of cheese. But I just feel like it's not the best choice for a hard core loss week. oh well. It's done. Breakfast was an english muffin. Morning snack a banana and carrots. (the last banana in the house, and I didn't eat them all!) lunch the spaghetti, and some grapes. Afternoon snack will be more carrots and an apple and a cheese string maybe. Supper might be some fish with left over peas and maybe rice.

Hubby has lost 5 lbs since his heaviest. which is good. But that's in like 2 months. He started working out at noon and wants me to design him a little workout program. Fun! However he's only got 30 minutes and has to be back downstairs working. He's doing the "manly" things like bench presses, shoulder presses, and flies. All good things. But his goal is fat loss so he should be doing some full body moves like squats and lunges and deadlifts. He does sit on the bike for 15 minutes and I think he counts that as his leg workout. The problem is that his job is physical. So he can't be just exhausted going back to work. I think the main thing with him will be doing something rather than nothing. Whether he's doing the perfect thing for fatloss isn't as important as just sweating for 30 minutes. (though I think he'd be wasting his time if he did nothing but bicept curls and crunches). That goes for all of you.

So I've got to evaporate 1.4 lbs in the next couple days to see 136.0 by friday. I am working hard for it though. There have literally been no snacks or chocolate or crackers or candy or basically sugar or processed foods this week. I've hardly missed it, aside from the convenience. But it's not much harder to grab a handful of carrots and toss it in the lunch than grab a kashi bar. Yes I've been eating the same thing just about every day, but it's stuff I like. I think that's probably a good idea. Buy a bag of grapes and eat it all week. The next week buy a cantaloup and eat it all week. not a problem!

Anyway, work's a calling and i've got a few of your blogs to read yet! Here's to a super wednesday!


Jenn said...

I love the sore feeling! We should start doing the measurement thing to see the progress that way in addition to weight. I had spaghetti for lunch today too. As long as you kept your portion under control, it really isn't that bad for you.
Keep drinking your water, it is the only way to get rid of extra water weight.
oh, and in regards to missing refined foods, I haven't really missed chocolate at all since I gave it up for Lent. I thought I'd be really fighting some heavy cravings, but I'm to the point now where I really don't even want any, so I completely know what you mean.

Have fun with your workout tonight!! :)

Angie All The Way said...

I think if you find healthy food and snacks you like, there's nothing wrong with eating it repetitively at all. In fact, Dr. Oz or his other buddy doctor partner said on Oprah that he recommended that you eat the same thing every day....a little excessive, but goes to show ya.

Kate said...

the first time I did squats I swear I could barely walk for like 4 days, it was terrible...but in a good way!

Sounds like your doing great, and you should see your 136! It's amazing how cutting out the processed foods really help things along. When I do it too, I never miss them. And like you I end up eating the same foods all the time, but I'm ok with that.

Cara said...

Woo hoo! Sounds like you will be up for the challenge at the end of the month! I have been kicking butt on the workouts, but not technically the best on the food, but not the worst either. :-)

eurydice said...

packing fruits instead of granola bars is a great idea. i'm trying to not eat so many granola bars.