Tuesday, March 2, 2010

more or less?

First let me say I got a couple really cool comments, so thanks!

Beyond that, thought I'd update you on the scary scary long-day calorie meltdown.

It went okay. I thought I was going to be able to sign in at under 1700 calories for the day, but right after I colored in the "Under 1700 Calories" on my goals poster for today, I remember 2 viactin and then a mini-brownie found in the crew room this morning. (That guy's girlfriend has GOT to lay off with the baking brownies and pound cake for the crew! Of course I love brownies, and they're in little 1-inch bites so of course I think "Oh just one will be okay" and I have one, ok two, ok just two more but that's it!

I had just one.

Breakfast 8 a.m. - 2 frozen waffles with 1/8 c ricotta cheese and walnuts and a dab of sugar free maple syrup, and some coffee with 1/2 cup of soy milk in it! 405 calories

Snack - 11 a.m. pear, and 1 brownie bite 154 calories

Lunch - 1 p.m. I was going to go to Subway for a 6" sub, but Subway would have been 6 blocks away, and I passed a Salsarita's (walking through the snow!) and I do like Salsarita's and I thought I'd hope it'd be ok. I got a regular-sized pork burrito with sour cream, black olives, black beans, brown rice, and mild salsa. According to the restaurant's website, that burrito was 538 calories. I can't believe that. Hopefully, the sugar in the dollops of lemonade and sweet tea that I used to add flavor to my sugarless beverages was negligible.

Oh, hey, and let me just mention about Salsarita's - I got the "regular" smaller-sized burrito, not the large, and did not get a cookie, even though I wanted to just because they were there and I always used to want/need something sweet to top off every meal. It didn't look like a particularly good cookie, and I didn't really feel like having one, but that wouldn't have ordinarily stopped me. I decided not to buy the cookie, and maybe think about buying one after my burrito, if I wanted one, I could get one then. After eating my burrito, when I briefly considered the cookie, between pages of the book I was reading, I wasn't interested in the cookie at all. I don't know if it was my appetite was low today, my interest in my reading material, my tenacity to the diet, my lack of sleep from the night before - I had a small meal from a restaurant and it was enough. Not plenty. Enough.

Snack - 8 p.m. An apple with 2 tbsp sugar free caramel sauce - 171 calories, apparently - I thought it was less.

Dinner - 11:30 p.m. Chicken cooked in cream of mushroom with onions, mushrooms, garlic, and wine, plus 3/4 cup brown rice and a small serving of fresh boiled broccoli - 407 calories!

The total was just over 1600 calories until I remembered those 2 Viactin (a little candy-chew vitamin for calcium that I started taking yesterday) and the brownie bite which brought me to 1715 - if these numbers can be believed... Disappointing to have come so close to success and have no real need to have gone over except for having "forgot." I was using sparkpeople's calorie-counter as I planned what more I would eat especially to make sure I wouldn't go over.

But, to throw in an old Shel Silverstein reference - Whats 15 calories, more or less?

Well, it's more, obviously, but 15 calories won't make me fat tomorrow.

I tried to get in some protein today to help rebuild what I'm tearing asunder in my muscles. Today's exercise was simply a 40-minute walk through the snowfall, and 2 sets of 13 lunges.


Christine said...

the best thing you are doing is writing it all down so there is no big surprise on the scale..awesomeness.
Keep up the good work.

Hallie said...

Well, you know, that is nothing new for me in this process. I have been on plan for the better part of the year, either adhering to a prescribed meal plan, or tracking my calories at sparkpeople. I just don't do it in the blog most of the time because it makes for boring reading.

Dree said...

I agree, the fact that you're writing it all down is fantastic. I've never heard of Salsarita's but I really, really want to go there! I'm a burrito girl, lol! Don't worry about the 15 cals, because they could easily be burned off just by walking around in the course of your day.
Great job!

BEE said...

your right i never thought about if your taller or shorter it might affect the differences in the mph on the treadmill
i am a shortie lol

BEE said...

good workout and good eating for the day good job

karen@fitnessjourney said...

I like your strategy of waiting to see if the cookie still sounded good after the meal. You know if it was in front of you it would have been hard not to let it go to waste.

Joanne said...

Thing is Hallie most of us got to where we were because we "forgot" all that we ate. Until I started to weigh measure and record I am positive I was taking in over 3000 calories a day.

You made it a great great day and the 15 calories will not show - EVER!!! Its just when we turn the 15 into 150 or worse 1500 extra then we are heading back down the wrong path again.

BEE said...

jillian michaels kicks my butt LOL
i think maybe the squats are getting to me cuz lunges your right hurt your thighs not the butt
i cant say what exactly it is i think its everythin adding up