Weight today: gained 1 pound
Total lost: 9 pounds in almost six weeks
3/4 cup of oatmeal:225
1 tbl of sugar:45
1/2 cup of skim milk:45
2 energy gels:200
vanilla protein shake:110
4 oz banana:100
4 oz of blueberries:60
1 tsp of sugar:15
2 Laughing Cow cheese bites:10
1 graham cracker square:15
1 tbl of powder cream with coffee:30
running total: 845
1 turkey brat:140
1 tsp of Bacon ranch dressing:23
4 1/2 oz boiled potato:99
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
1 tsp of light sour cream: 7
1 Blue Bunny Toffee Crunch bar: 130
extra bite of bar:35
popcorn with butter:300 (est)
Today's challenge: hydration and control of snacking
Planned Fitness: abdominals and 8 mile run
Note on picture: My husband brought home Burger King for breakfast. He even had this "extra" sausage egg and cheese croissanwhich. Thought you'd enjoy this visual comparison. The croissanwhich dwarfs the oatmeal in calories with 537 calories, while the oatmeal dwarfs the croissanwhich in size by probably a 2 to 1 ratio, but with only 315 calories. I increased my oatmeal intake this morning because I will soon be going on an eight mile run.
Note on weight gain: I'm not sure what's going on. Could be hormones, could be my scale. I'm sure it will right itself by next week sometime.
Added note: I will be writing another article on sit-ups
A Silly Sit-up Story
Ok. So, maybe this story isn't silly, but it made for some nice alliteration.
Remember when I wrote about how sit-ups are a bride's best friend, and how I lost two inches off my waist because of doing sit-ups, but didn't lose any weight?
Well, apparently you weren't the only ones reading that story. My 14-year-old daughter read it too.
I didn't figure out what was going on until the second day when it seemed like every time I turned around she was doing sit-ups in the morning and at night. She also had read the part where I said I had 6 to 8 eight weeks to go for the wedding when I started doing sit-ups twice a day. And, that was about how long she had before she started high school.
For several weeks now, I, on the other hand, have been doing sit-ups a mere 3 times a week. My daughter, however, has been bragging to me about how she does 1,000 a day!! Yes, you heard me right. 1,000. She's definitely determined.
Well, I decided to up my sit-ups last week to every day, which is still only 225 compared to her 1,000. But, after only a few days of doing it every day, I can already tell a difference. Especially on my waist. I use side-crunches to work the waist. The slower you work those crunches, the more defined your waist will get.
The reason I'm sharing this with you all is because setting goals for upcoming events are a good way to motivate you to get started on something. Take Labor Day weekend, for example. Who wouldn't want their bellies and waist to look more narrow by then?
That's about three weeks away. Plenty of time for implementing a sit-up regimen, and seeing a noticeable difference. Maybe in a few weeks, I'll be upping my sit-ups to twice a day too.
I've got an eight year wedding anniversary to celebrate in October. Happy crunching!