Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I'm learning alright?

So food yesterday had some highs and lows, then more highs. High #1, ate really good at work. lots of fruits, veggies, 10 almonds and a salad and that's it. However, that wasn't enough to keep me going while cooking supper. (lesson learned? need some protein in the afternoon!) While supper was cooking I proceeded to eat chips, cookies and candy. Bad form. However supper was another high. Instead of the honey garlic chicken wings I'd cooked for my household, with the fettucini alfredo Sidekicks and asparagus with mayo (weird but how hubby likes it), I made myself an egg white omelet with 9 million vegetables in it (and cheese) and just had that. Then after class was a glass of skim milk. So it could have been a great day eating wise if I'd only eaten some yogurt or cheese in the afternoon, turned out to be a sorta bad day with a bunch of junk. but I did learn something.

So for eats today what am I doing?
breakfast - protein shake with frozen berries
oatmeal to go bar (this was supposed to be my emergency food, but it's basically cake so I can't stay away from it)

other meals - can of tuna with a couple sprays of italian dressing and some lettuce, hummus and half a pita, grapes, apple, kiwi, carrots, cheese string, orange. Also brought a mini bagel since I didn't know what the deal with supper would be.
But now I know supper's gonna be out with my girlfriends at Earl's so I might tighten up the food a bit. Try and have a salad at Earl's.

Class last night was brutal. I don't know why but I couldn't do the squats. I can only do slow squats, and she had us do some singles and it just messed me up, I don't use my legs properly, my hip flexor acts up and all I feel is in my quads just above my knee (which is freaking huge enough there thank you) and I want to feel it in the butt more like when I go slow. I had to drop weights and just do body weight. Weird. I could always do it before...maybe the bad eats?

I've also got a couple weird things in my arms, like my right shoulder feels like it's got a pinched nerve sometime, my left forearm hurt this morning, my arms creak and crack when I do upright rows which can't be good. I've got class this wednesday and then none for at least 2 weeks, plus I'll only be doing class sometimes then, focusing on tri training. (ps - anybody know any good strength exercises that would help with a triathalon pass them along! I don't know what I should be focusing on, muscle endurance?) I'm tossing the idea of taking all next week off, besides maybe walks/short runs with the dog. It's good to give your body a break once in awhile right?

Anyway, I gotta do some work today, i didn't do 1 freakin' thing yesterday. The top 2 guys are out of the office, plus so are both secretaries and so it's only us low on the totem pole guys (4 people). So it's been so easy to just surf the web or blog. But it would look pretty bad if I got absolutely nothing accomplished.

Update - thanks to Shannon I just checked out the nutritional info at Earl's. ARGH! Salads with 1000 calories! second choice of kung pao with 46 g of fat! Yipes!
I think I'll get a salad still and just eat half of it and get the rest packed up, but do salads really keep well as leftovers? Maybe I could do the same thing with the kung pao? I could get like a burger or something but then i'm adding sides on to it anyway. Definately sticking to diet coke!


Anonymous said...

have fun at Earl's. be careful with their salads. i had one a while back and it ended up being something crazy like 22 weight watchers points. SICK.

Cara said...

I hope your arm is okay! Eek.

And I have to do an afternoon snack as well or I eat waaay too much at night with little control

Jenn said...

Salad will keep for a day if you don't put the dressing directly on it. Dressing makes it get soggy in the fridge.

Very good eating plan for today! I know its hard not to snack while cooking dinner, but why not grab some grapes or carrots if you are hungry? Or pop in a mint or some gum to keep your mouth busy.

Your hubby's dinner sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen. I'm glad you went with the veggie omlet.

It is definitly good to give your body a break sometimes. Maybe that's all you need for your arm to feel better? I hope it feels better soon!

MizFit said...

checking in.

first? Ill look into this:
anybody know any good strength exercises that would help with a triathalon pass them along!

and also having never been to earls (I dont think we have em) can you get a burger and toss the bun and a salad?

me? Id do a grilled chicken sandwich (do they have em?) and a salad with the dressing on the side and plop the chix on top of the salad.

lastly (as Im rambling) DEFINITELY give yer bod a break.

I swear rest is as good as exercise sometimes. we SO NEED both.


CaRoLyN said...

YAY! I'm back.

Catching up with your blog is seriously like calling up an old friend haha. I was so anxious to see how you were doing!

Sounds like you are rocking it....minus the junky food. What's up with that? You are usually soo good at staying away from that stuff. Honestly though, I don't know how you even have it in the house! No moree cookies, chips and candy!

Kudos on the egg white omelete though. I've been meaning to try on eof those things since I am allowed to have it on the SFL plan. I'm still kicking away at SFL. I have lost 7 lbs but lately over the weekend I have been putting a few pounds back on. Booo me! Gotta be good on those pesky weekends!

eurydice said...

salads are good with the dressing on the side!

Kate said...

I would love to share my recipe. Email me at katefox1181@gmail.com and I'll send it your way...much easier than typing it in a comment box lol.

Christina said...

wow I just found your blog through kate's, nice pipes. What program are you following to gain muscle and lose fat, your stats rock!

RunnerGirl said...

Don't you hate when you find out the nutrional value on foods is way worse than you thought? I say go ahead and get the salad but keept the dressing on the side:)

Jen said...

Sounds like you had WAY more highs than lows!! I think you did great!!

I usually do the kung pao chicken and only eat half...then I give the other half to my husband for lunch the next day!