I've rearranged my calories for the day. It seems like I mentioned eating more calories during the day and eating a smaller dinner. Well I never really actually got around to doing it. But the last couple of days (brought on by the stress eating) I've been eating more calories during the day. I figure it makes sense. I'm more active. I'm chasing kids and am more likely to burn up what I'm eating while I'm eating it.
The lighter dinners have actually been working better for me with working out too. I'm not so loaded down when I hit the "gym". Last night I made a vegetarian pasta (a first of not having a meat with a meal) and it turned out so good. I was going to take a picture to torture you all with but I was hungry so I just ate it. It's a definite keeper so I'll take a picture next time. It was penne rigate mixed in with sauteed spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, onions, garlic, and basil sprinkled with some parmesan cheese.
Last night I had a date with an elliptical trainer (I love going out on dates) It's all mind games so if you associate exercise with something good then you'll like it better (unless you're thinking horrible blind date then don't associate exercise with that). I did over 1500 steps(?) in 30 minutes going over 2 1/2 miles it said. It didn't even slow me down that much when it went up to 8 resistance. So I was feeling pretty good about myself. Plus, I had the gym all to myself and no one scared the crap out of me. So, you know, a win all around.
--Previous Day Tracking --
Exercise - 33 minutes on an elliptical trainer and strength training and yoga -- burning approximately 652 calories. Drank 12 glasses of water -- day 40 of no soda.
Breakfast - 1/2 an egg sandwich on toasted bread w/ sauteed garlic spinach and tomatoes, mangoes, peaches, pineapple, and bananas
Lunch - Chicken Sandwich, Pirate Booty, and package of 100 calorie striped shortbread cookies
Mid-Afternoon Snack - Lemon Angel Food Mini-Cake, Mango Peach Sorbet, and a granola bar
Dinner - Basil Penne Rigate pasta w/ sauteed mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, garlic, and onions sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
total calories = approx. 1382
total days = 45
total pounds lost = 17.1