Week two had a few hiccups. My darling husband bought me Krispy Kreme as a surprise. Lovely thought but a huge calorific no-no. I know I have no self-control and getting control of my eating is one of my goals. At the moment if the crap food is there I will eat it and I will eat A LOT of it. You’ll notice I completely gave into temptation and ate 5 scrum-diddly-umptious donuts over two days. On Friday night I had dinner at my Mum-in-laws and had a piece of cake after dinner. That day I had leisurely swum in the pool with the boys (their last week of school holidays) for over 3 hours. Apparently even just moving around in the pool with occasional laps burns a lot of calories. I didn’t count the whole 3 hours worth as I felt the number of calories that kept popping up for swimming (leisure) when I searched online was a little higher then I feel I burnt. Most gave an approximate of 500 calories per hour. I felt I had definately earned 500 calories so I put that down rather then the full 1500.
On Saturday night we went out to dinner for my mum-in-law’s 50th birthday 🙂 I planned what I was going to select from the menu, decided to forgo a glass of wine with my meal and I factored in a piece of birthday chocolate mud cake. The donuts I ate that morning threw a spanner in the works but I went to the gym for a huge (but absolutely enjoyable) workout and worked off those donuts and bought myself some room to move for that evening.
Though week 2 wasn’t all I had hoped it would be, I am proud of myself for:
- Being honest! I didn’t just ignore the quarter of a donut I snuck in after eating two whole ones. Part of overcoming my binge eating habits I feel is acknowledging and owning up to everything that goes in my mouth. Those little bits add up! When I make mashed potato for dinner and I “taste-test” 4 tablespoons worth over the course of serving up plates…that’s not FREE! Its horrifying how many things I do that with! A few lollies snuck here or there can add up to a whole 250g packet over 2 days. I just ignored these things in the past.
- My mentality….when I saw those donuts I didn’t dread them because I feel I need to deprive myself and they are BAD…I dreaded them because I knew I was going to have to factor them in and it would mean missing out on calories to bulk up my lunch and dinner (things like adding 1 tablespoon of olive oil to my lean steak and salad…something high in calories but something I know is good for me and makes my meal more enjoyable).
- I didn’t quit! This is something I need to work on in my personal development in general….I’m a quitter….a huge wimpy quitter…to the point where for years I don’t TRY anything because I don’t want to discover I’m not perfect two seconds in and quit 2 seconds after that…
|Date||Weight||Calories(W)||Calories Used||Total Consumed||Food Deficit||Calories Earned||Total Burnt||Deficit(D)||Deficit(W)|
|21/01/09||83||Wednesday||TF Shake||204||Tread Climber|
|Skim Mocha x2||112||20 minutes||-200|
|Banana, blueb, milk||235||20 minutes||-100|
|Chicken Burrito||500||3 hours light||-500|
|22/01/09||83||Thursday||Bacon & eggs||539||Jogging|
|Skim Mocha x2||112||5 minutes||-70|
|Pot, pum, peas||416|
|23/01/09||83||Friday||TF Shake||204||Tread Climber|
|Skim Mocha||56||25 minutes||-300|
|Protein Shake||368||5 machines|
|1 slice of bread||112||Swimming|
|Veg and chips||100||2 hours leisure||-700|
|24/01/09||83||Saturday||Krispy Kreme||600||Tread Climber|
|TF Bar||203||70 minutes|
|Corn Chips +smoothie||250||20 minutes|
|Sweet Potato 1 cup||253|
|Banana, blueb, milk||235|
|WW Snack Muffin Bar||100|
|Vege Sausage x2||172|
|Capsicum + onion||70|
|Skim Mocha x2||112|