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Post Diet Derailment. How I’m getting back on track.

March 10, 2019 Comments Off on Post Diet Derailment. How I’m getting back on track.

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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Diet Adjustments

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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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?

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