14 weeks of 20 weeks
total lost: 8 pounds in 14 weeks
1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
1 1/2 tsp of sugar: 22
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea:30
2 tsp of sugar:30
Jimmy John's turkey sub with no mayo, with cheese and Dijon Mustard:422
1 single shot mocha: 250
1 chocolate raspberry scone:300
1 1/2 cup of chicken and rice dish:220
running total: 1,424
3 1/2 oz of strawberries:32
1/2 tsp of sugar:10
4 oz tilapia: 93
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
some Snyder Hanover pretzels: 45
Today's challenge: I absent-mindedly took a few bites of my son's scone at the coffee shop and before you know it I ate the whole thing. That was interesting. And the thing was I had just got done eating my turkey sub, was working on my coffee and was eating the scone. You'd think I would have been stuffed, but I wasn't at all. I'd like to think I "needed" it, but I probably didn't. I may be over-estimating it's caloric value of 300 calories, but it was probably close to that. I will say it was good. Remember how I love the scone's this coffee shop makes? And, quite honestly, chocolate chip raspberry is pretty much my favorite.
Actual fitness: 60 minute leg work-out. My first leg work-out in three weeks, people!! My knees did not hurt. I was concerned that my muscles were not going to be as strong. So, I was surprised at how strong they did feel. I was able to complete all my exercises and do most all of them at about 80 to 85 percent of where I left off three weeks ago.
Exercises like step-ups, backward lunges and jump squats I was able to do without feeling really too fatigued at all despite not doing those for three weeks. This is interesting and very encouraging to me. The idea that I can take three weeks off and then jump back in at this level seems pretty amazing to me.
I'm very happy that I can begin my leg work-outs again. Now I just need to get back into the groove with my running.
With two days off from running, I'm going to do try and do a three mile lunch run tomorrow to see if I can do that pain free.
Note on caffeine today: I am taking caffeine here and there. Today I resisted the double shot mocha in lieu for a single shot mocha. One of the reasons I even had one at all was because I wanted some energy for doing some major organizing at home. It does come with a cost, though, since I did feel some slight stomach pains from the coffee. I still want to stay mostly caffeine free.
Note on picture: This is what I had for supper. A very low calorie chicken and rice Alfredo dish. 1 1/2 cup for 220 calories. I think the downside to this dish is that there is a lot salt in it. I was noticing a salty taste tonight.