The Morning After My Total Diet Derailment
After four hours of working out on Saturday and minimal eating, according to the scale at the gym, my weight only rose 2 ounces from Friday night’s indiscretion. I went from 147.9 (a bit high for me) to 148.1. Had I hit 150 there may have been tears. I worked so hard to get to the 140s two year ago. My lowest weight in the past year has been 142.
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I am super excited to report that my new Saturday eating midway and post workout plan worked great!
Before: I would get a delicious No Bake Protein Bar from the RAC Deli sometime between Step, Vinyasa Yoga and doing the SpartaChris. They’re fantastic, made in-house, and the nutrition they offer is pretty good. Peanut butter, golden raisins, and chocolate chips are a few of the ingredients in them. MyFitnessPal says they have 192 calories, 7 grams of protein, and 2 grams of fiber. Then, when I’d arrive at home post my 4-hour workout, I’d have a sandwich, chips, and maybe something sweet. I earned it, right?
New Plan: Yesterday after Vinyasa Yoga, I drank a Creamy Milk Chocolate flavored Atkins Plus Protein and Fiber Protein-Packed Shake (https://amzn.to/2HpN7wu). It has 190 calories, 30 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and only 1 gram of sugar. Then, in the car on my drive home from the Rochester Athletic Club, I had an Atkins Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bar (https://amzn.to/2UtO5f1) with 160 calories, 10 grams of protein, and 14 grams of fiber.
Yesterday, I was not starving. I waited a couple of hours and then ate a serving of Boom Chicka Pop (https://amzn.to/2EO7L6M) 140 calories and a mandarin 40 calories as a snack. Much better than my norm!
Today (Sunday morning), post Ballet Fit and a one mile run, the scale read 147.1. It moved a full pound in the right direction! It’s at least 12 pounds higher than what I think my ideal weight is (maybe 17). Once I get to 135 pounds, I plan to reassess. I have been talking and blogging about wanting to get to 135 for more than a year now. It’s time.
Other things that went right yesterday:
- According to MyFitnessPal, I consumed 2,201 calories. My FitBit app says that I burned 3,200 calories. Way better than Friday.
- I drank one cup of Hey Girl Mint Chocolate Detox Tea (https://amzn.to/2VO90ti). I did put a teaspoon of sugar into the tea, which others may frown upon. Oh well. It tasted way better with it. Though, by itself, it wasn’t so bad.
- I took an Olly Balanced Belly for Intestinal Health Peachy Peach gummy (https://amzn.to/2TshU2R). My stomach does tend to be meddlesome, especially when I’m stressed. The Olly gummies are really tasty and I have to remind myself, that no really, one and done.
- I baked Jillian Michaels Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Cookies for a treat at the end of the day. They’re good. I’m going to make a batch with a couple of modifications and share it. Stay tuned. Hopefully they turn out.
What kind of adjustments have you been making to help you reach or maintain your optimal fitness level?