Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Getting Stronger...But I'm Not There Yet.

Hey all! So, today was an overall good day. There's still a bunch of snow on the ground, so I planned on going for a morning run on my treadmill and skip the outside. Unfortunately, those plans got ruined, because I woke up a half hour late. I forgot to turn my phone off vibrate and onto ringer, so that's that. Still got on the treadmill today. But it isn't quite enough. Hopefully tomorrow nothing of that sort goes wrong.
So, eating was pretty good today except I ran a bake sale for the Make a Wish Foundation and was told I could help myself. Booooo. Why would you say that to me? I ended up eating 2 cookies, a small piece of pita with hummus, some pasta and two small dumplings. It's not a HUGE overload because I went right back to the diet after that, but it is a digression. I controlled myself more than I would prior to the diet, but it's not enough. Hence I'm not there yet.
I did about thirty minutes of Pilates today. My teacher is working me really hard. Not a minute of rest. Ouch.
So, here's the food intake to get it over with.

Breakfast: One serving of Low Fat Granola w/ Raisins Cereal + Coffee with Milk & Splenda.

Snack: Fruit Bowl [Strawberries, melon, pineapple]

Unnecessary Bake Sale Crap: Pasta, two cookies, two dumplings, piece of pita with hummus. This part was bad, but I'm working on eliminating it.

Lunch: Salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, croutons, avocado, corn and oil and lemon dressing. That was pretty good and very filling.

Snack: Two servings of mini rice cakes. Again, needs to be cut down. But I'll be okay. Also had more coffee because I was dead tired.

Dinner: Here's the good part. I made some food off of Roni's LiteBite website. SO GOOD. I made the Zucchini Pizza Bites and the Tortilla Pizza, both of which I shared with my dad and it was great. I felt accomplished for making dinner, but I didn't feel like I'd eaten too much.

Exercise: 30 minutes pilates, 30 minutes treadmill. I ran for 3 and a half minutes at a time, which is an upgrade from the last time I got on the treadmill. I'm hoping to up my stamina and be able to run a whole five minutes by next week. And ten by the end of the month. We'll see how that works for me.

This is all great, but it left little to no time for me to do homework. In fact, I haven't done any, so I'll have to do it in school. Must...Learn...To...Time...Manage. I know. It's a scary concept.

Now, I have a question.
There's a whole debate going on in my house and I'm wondering if anyone could tell me a good answer. My dad said it's good to eat before you go to bed, because of some kind of kidney blood whatever something. And my mom says it's bad because you don't end up digesting it and it just floats around. My mom also says that you shouldn't exercise after seven because your body doesn't register the work-out. My dad says that's bs. Anybody have an answer???


May said...

LOL this is funny, I already gave you my POV on the first entry I read which is dont eat after 8 and exercise before bed. This is just whats working for me, you should try both of their suggestions and see what YOU like. But Im on your moms side for the not eating, you can even google that. And I side with your dad on the exercise, whats better, exercising and being active or laying around on the couch?

Hope this helps!

Rebecca said...

I think every person is different. Listening to your own bodys needs is important. I like to have a snack around 9pm or so.