I stayed right on goal with my food.
Breakfast was a cheese stick (I was out of produce for juice), then a bit later cold oatmeal made with PB, unsweetened cocoa powder and real maple syrup.
Before lunch I ran to Meijer to get produce and do some light grocery shopping. By the time I got home I was famished. I had bought some pomegranates a week prior and I hadnt used them yet so even though I was starving, I still took the time to clean one out. The best way to do that without looking like you went thru a bloody massacre is to get a big bowl of water, cut the pomegranate in half, dunk one half under the water and slowly start to dissect all the seeds out. The seeds float to the bottom and the skin and pulpy stuff around the seeds float to the top for easy scooping and removal.
For lunch I had half of the pomegranate and a hard boiled egg.
Dinner I had some boiled carrots, a few crackers, and some spinach dip.
Then I went downstairs and did my upper back with weights. Biceps, triceps, lots of shoulder work. And I knew I said no running but I thought "Oh I can get on the elliptical and run for 10 minutes". So I jumped on and I started and my legs said "ah no!". So I got back off and called it a night in the workout room. Yup. My legs are a BIT more sore than what I thought. LOL.
Instead I went outside and shoveled. We had a good 1"-2" down already and I thought I would help Aaron out so he didnt have as much to do this morning before he goes to work. I kept my HRM on and going the whole time so I could get a calorie read.
It took be about an hour to shovel. So in 1:35 I only burned 382 calories.
The thing that sort of frustrates me is that MyFitnessPal allows you to add strength exercises but then doesnt show it as exercise because you arent burning major calories. Such a bummer! It is like doing the work but not getting paid for it. And it isnt like I eat the extra calories I burn anyways but dang it, I like to see the numbers change!!
I did have some more cheese and crackers last night and a piece of string cheese after my workout. Oh and Aaron and I finally watched Kevin Bacon's new show The Following. Has anyone watched that? It is going to be a really good show I think!
This morning I weighed in at 156.5. Up another pound. Not from lack of exercise or eating bad. I am ok with it. I weight train, I gain a little bit of weight. No biggie. I'm sore so it is probably lactic acid buildup in my legs and now my upper body. That should be taken care of tonight.
Tonight is working with Eric. As always I will run before hand and then work my legs with him and then walk again to stretch them back out. I will probably get in 6-7 miles or so. We shall see how my legs feel when it actually comes time to run.
When I was at Meijer yesterday, I walked past their eye care center and they were having a sale on glasses, contacts and the eye exams. I desperately need new glasses and contacts! In fact, I am completely out of contacts for my right eye and have been having to wear my glasses. And the problem with my glasses is that when I got them I had a scratch resistant coating put on them (because of the kids) and that is now starting to peel off here or there. I wont be paying for that again I can tell you!
ANYWAYS...the only day that the eye doctor comes in to that location is on Wednesday SO I am going to have to reschedule with Eric. I am STILL thinking it is going to be a moot point because I think his wife will be having the baby by then but we will see. I will just have to remember to tell Eric tonight- Just in Case! I still plan on going to the gym Wed night, just not until after my eye appt.
Ok so here is my meal layout for the day:
Breakfast- AB juice and this time I added some pomegranate to it. Awesome but I def had to strain it because of the seeds. Later will be an English Muffin with PB. In fact, now that I am thinking about it, I wonder if eating the pomegranate had anything to do with some of the weight gain. Not all of it surely but I dont think the body can digest those seeds...hmmm....anyways...
Lunch- scallions, hard boiled egg, apple with PB
Dinner (pre workout)- some of my pad thai I want the carbs before I go running
Snack post workout- cheese stick
Thats about all the excitingness in my world.
On a personal note, would you please say some prayers for my sorority sister Tina and her husband Mike. Last week Mike was rushed to the hospital by ambulance with severe pneumonia. He is now on a ventilator, is in critical condition and his heart is working at only 15%. They are trying to figure out what is going on with his heart in order to correct it. He is also in a medically induced coma. They have three very small children (the youngest being 5-6 months) and they need their daddy to be there for them.
I totally believe in the power of prayer so if you do too, please pray for them.
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. And please make sure you hug your loved ones a little longer because you never know what the next minute may bring.
Have a wonderful Snowy Monday! We have a snow day here today!
Tip of the Day: Again from Juicing Vegetables on FB. I know I am on a kick, but I love the info they put out there!