Sunday, Apr 17 2011
View LYNNABEL's food & exercise for this day
No weight change this week, but my waist and hips were both down - which I could tell in advance on Friday when some jeans fit really well. So, even without reduced calories, something is working for me. Extra protein? Less carbs? I'm also making it as much of a point as possible to weigh my food rather than measure or count. Its very sad how much less you get when you weigh (a serving of almonds wasn't 28 nuts as noted on the can, it was in fact 21 when weighed rather than counted). But its funny how much less that 'upsets' me when I know I have 1600 cals rather than 1200-ish to work with. Its as if I'm finally willing to weigh my food instead. I really think I was in a kind of personal hell at that lower level of calories. I don't want to go back there any time soon.
Yesterday wasn't great - the calories were probably fine but the makeup wasn't. I went to a pot luck that was entirely pasta salad in nature. A good reminder to practice and plan. I haven't written about it here but I am going through a pretty horrid thing at Will's preschool - this dinner was an event related to the school. I'll write about it sometime, but not now. Will is fine - its the parent volunteers and teachers who are not.
One more week until Tulum! I can't wait. I'm torn about how to approach it from a food standpoint. Should I just not think about it and deal with the results when I get home, or should I try to be aware of cals and macros? I know I'll want to have some drinks...okay, a lot of drinks.
I imagine we'll do a lot of walking...