Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Upping the Self-Restraint

Hey Everyone!
So, I need to stop fundraising. First the bakesale, and now I'm walking around all day with a candy box full of candy bars. Great. However, I cheated a little when I was at the bakesale yesterday. With the candy box, I didn't cheat. And it was in front of me for almost twelve hours today. So, yeah. Exciting stuff. No cheating whatsoever. I was proud of that.
Other than that, I didn't do pilates because we don't meet on Wednesdays, but I ran on the treadmill for a half hour and burned 203 calories, which is more than yesterday. I also did four minutes of running instead of three and a half like yesterday. So that was a really nice feeling.

Morning: Tortilla w/ cheese. Coffee with milk.

Lunch: 2 rolls of sushi [not the best thing ever, but I didn't have much of a choice] and edamame and coffee.

Dinner: Made Red Rice w/ Beans from Roni's LiteBite Recipes. Really good. Had one serving.

I may or may not have yogurt in less than an hour. Just plain with Splenda.

So, if anyone reads this, I would totally appreciate if you would answer my question from yesterday! Thank you so much in advance and happy blogging!


May said...

I love your blog! I dont know yesterdays question so I am on my way to find out and hopefully, I will have an answer for you :)

One of the things that has really helped me to shed pounds fast is I stopped eating after 8. They say not to exercise before bed but I do and I love the results and plus for me, it helps me fall asleep and stay asleep and when I wake up I have a lot of energy. Hope that helps.

May said...

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Excellent info!

My 3 Month Challenge said...

Hi there! :) I love reading about your daily workouts.

Regarding your question from yesterday, I'm not a pro myself but I used to look up questions like that too, and have found mixed opinions from articles/books. Hmm to summarize I think this is what many have said:

- Exercise in the morning helps boost your metabolism throughout the day; exercise in the evening is good too but super intense exercise is not recommended (gradually bring down your pace up to right before bedtime, let your body relax and unwind with stretches etc.) But yeah calories burnt are still burnt ("registered" by your body).

- Eating right before bed, or right before a shower is not so good because the blood flow would be going to places other than your stomache (=where it should be going). So give your body some time to just plain DIGEST, before bed, before shower, etc.

Hmm? Hope it helps?

Acting Skinny said...

May: Thanks so much for all the advice on this post and on other one's. It's really helpful. And I'm glad you like the blog!

3 Month Challenge: That's what I thought, but I wasn't totally sure. I guess I'll have to just go with that and see what happens. Thanks so much for reading and for helping!