Friday, June 15, 2012

BSS Journal - Week 3, Days 1-5

Yes, I have been slacking on my blog posts.  Partly out of being super busy this week and partly out of guilt (to be made clear below).

Monday:
I weighed in at 263.4, a loss of 1.6 from the day before.

Breakfast (7:30am):  turkey omelet (no cheese)

Lunch (11:30am):  leftover chicken biryani, half pickle, applesauce cup
I got to the 24 Hour Fitness spin class too late and it was full.  So I came back home and joined Amy in her Aqua Aerobics class.

Dinner (8:15pm):  Chicken taco salad w/ refried beans and sesame crackers.

Tuesday:

I weighed in this morning and found I’d lost another 0.4 pounds.  Now at 263.0 pounds.

Breakfast (7:45am): turkey omelet (no cheese)

Lunch (11:45am):  Red Lobster oven-broiled flounder, wild rice pilaf and salad w/o dressing.
Awesome meal, though I probably should have had the broccoli rather than the wild rice.

I went to the gym today and did 30 minutes on the elliptical attempting to maintain a heart rate of 135 (fat-burning zone) as I read in an article.  I followed it with my first weight-training in months starting with 20 pound free-weights and then dropping to 15 pound.  Gotta take it slow to build up.


Dinner (7:00pm): Last of the Chicken taco salad w/ refried beans and sesame crackers.


Wednesday:

I weighed in at 261.4, losing 1.6 pounds again.


Breakfast (6:00am): Three egg scramble with chicken sausage, tomatoes and grits.
Great meal and quite filling.

Followup with my Gout specialist.  Nurse commented that I had lost 18 pounds since my weigh-in 3 months ago.  Nice.  Also, blood pressure was down t 118/74 which was really good.


Lunch (11:45pm):  Thai restaurant - red curry chicken w/ brown rice.
I should have asked for steamed vegetables instead of the brown rice as I ate all of the rice (a full cup).

My last spin class at the NRH 24 Hour Fitness.  I found that the Irving location now offers two classes a week at 5:30pm (on Tuesdays and Thursdays).  This means I don't have to stress to get to the NRH location in time to (maybe) get a pass for the spin class.  I can now go to the Irving location just 10 minutes from work, get the pass, do a weight training session, maybe some elliptical and then attend the spin class finally returning home after most of the rush hour traffic on 183 has passed.  Not a bad deal.


Dinner (7:15pm): Leftover pasta dish, pan-roasted veggies, avocado, celery and hummus.


Thursday:
My weigh-in reflected the bad choice at lunch.  I gained 1.0 to be up to 262.4.


Breakfast (7:45am):  Fruit salad, chocolate muffin, half cinnamon raisin bagel w/ a small amount of cream cheese.
Yes, I broke my diet completely by having this meal.  The company had catered in Corner Bakery for breakfast.  I crumbled under and paid for it.

The irony is that the muffin wasn't all that good (before I would have eaten 2 or 3 of them and not blinked an eye).  It just didn't meet my expectations and really disappointed.  I could feel the sugar buzz start up.  However, I also didn't feel all that great afterwards either.  I crashed early and was rather apathetic the rest of the day.  As I write this post, I'm still feeling a serious craving more more.  Not doing that again, I'm sticking to this through the end.


Lunch (12:30pm):  leftover grilled chicken, celery, carrots and hummus.

Enjoyed a massage at 6pm that helped deal with all the muscle issues from the 10K (my upper thighs took a beating in this massage), the water aerobics class on Monday, the elliptical and weight training on Tuesday and the spin class on Wednesday.  It was very much needed.


Dinner (7:30pm):  grilled chicken, oven-roasted asparagus, hummus, rice crackers.


Friday:

My weigh-in now showed the horrible breakfast and the effects of water gain taking in that glucose.  I gained ANOTHER 2.0 pounds to put me at 264.4, back under 20 pounds lost.  I was unhappy with myself.  I know what I did wrong and won't do it again.


Breakfast (7:15am): leftover pasta, almonds.
I didn't pack a breakfast so I ate a portion of my lunch for breakfast.


Lunch (11:30am):  last of the leftover pasta, broccoli, hummus, apple.
I ate one floret of broccoli with hummus and felt so tired of that texture that an idea occurred to me.  I took the plastic container the broccoli was in, added a few tablespoons of water and microwaved it with the lid resting on it (not closed tight).  Perfectly steamed broccoli and it made it much more palatable.

Now I am caught up on this week's blogging.  I've pretty much wiped out all the good I did over the weekend and early week in just two days.  Time to make it another loss week and I still have the rest of today and all weekend to do it.

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