Heatwave Wednesday

My fiance and I have been cutting back on various expenditures, and one of the biggest ones happens to be our electric bill, which is insane because we both work at home. In battling with this heatwave we got going on (Sidenote: You know it’s going to be a hot day when it’s already a balmy 74 degrees at 4:40 am. Yeow!), we decided to open our windows instead of using our wonderful central AC.

We lasted one day.

On Day 2, the mercury climbed up to 93 degrees outside, which wouldn’t have been a problem with the winds, except it was crazy windy – like power lines to the ground crazy. It blew so much crap in the house, I was sneezing while wiping every surface down. So we closed the windows. And sweltered. It wasn’t until I noticed my dog kind of panting and my cats stretched on the hardwood floors in dark corners that we decided to turn on the AC for the sake of the animals.

Today on Day 3, temps pretty much reached 100 degrees. I had that AC on by 11 am.

So, I may be weak, but at least I’m comfortable! (And the animals too.)

On the leg note, my leg felt fantastic all day – until the end of day. Apparently it didn’t like that I was standing around so much to cook. I guess I need a few more days still.

EXERCISE LOG

Zilch!

FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Jasmine tea: 20 oz
  • Water: 84.5 oz <– Missed my target, but at least combined with the tea, it’s over 100 oz anyway

Breakfast

  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek Yogurt
  • Banana
  • 30g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal

Lunch

Burger King today. I know, I know! But tally it up and it comes to a whopping 300 calories. Plus, my salad was fresh and my apple slices crisp. My fat intake came up to 10g (saturated fat 4.5g), protein 12g, and sodium 445 mg. Not bad.

  • Whopper Jr. with no cheese, no mayo and no onions
  • Side salad – scraped off the cheese
  • Apple slices

Dinner

  • Pan fried chicken breasts
  • Mashed roasted butternut squash <– Dice, toss in olive oil, roast and mash. INSANELY delish!
  • Steamed veggies

Dessert

  • (Chopped) strawberries and Greek yogurt (also: vanilla extract and a sprinkle of sugar)
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Windy Tuesday

Nothing exciting going on here except to say that it was 96 DEGREES today! Oh yeah, and windy too. (Lesson of the day: Do NOT open windows on a windy day or your house will be covered in dust. Oops.)

Workout will probably not happen tomorrow because my calf was complaining all day today after my itty bitty little walk yesterday. So, I shall continue peering out my window longingly at all the sweaty people jogging by my house. 😦

EXERCISE LOG

None

FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Jasmine tea: 20 oz
  • Water: 101.4 oz (12.7 glasses)

Breakfast

  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek Yogurt
  • Banana
  • 30g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal

Lunch

  • Leftover super skinny crust pizza
  • Pistachios

Dinner

  • Poquito Mas: Nature’s Grill Tostada with chicken (no dairy) <– Felt kind of gross after. I am done with Mexican restaurants for awhile, I think!
  • Tortilla chips

Mini Moves Monday

WELL – I can officially see the light at the end of the tunnel!

The weather was summery-hot today (85 degrees, anyone?) and I was dying to go outside for some action after being stuck inside the house with this injury for the third week (get me out of here!). Since my leg was feeling abundantly better, I decided to test it by walking to my nearest mailbox – 0.4 miles roundtrip.

The trip was 90% success; my leg felt totally fine until it started to ache as my approached my driveway. But then I realized that I forgot to mail our Netflix DVDs, so… I grabbed it and walked to the mailbox again with the ache.

Total mileage for the day: 0.8 miles, with quite the achy leg at the end.

Conclusion? Rest tomorrow and see how it feels. And maaaaaybe start my workout routine again Wednesday or Thursday! We’ll see.

Sometimes I think that had I done more to help heal my leg, I would be working out by now. But really, it’s such a waste of time to ponder over things like that. I just need to remember that however I get there, I will get there, right? Right!

 

 

EXERCISE LOG

0.8 mile walk 😀

FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Jasmine tea: 20 oz
  • Water: 101.4 oz (12.7 glasses)

Breakfast

  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek Yogurt
  • Banana
  • 30g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal

Lunch

  • 8″ pastrami sub with lettuce, tomatoes, and mustard

Dinner

  • Gourmet salad
  • Super skinny crust Margherita pizza

Narcoleptic Sunday

Aaaaand it’s Sunday!

Today was kind of a busy day because we had some plans with some family who were in town. To help the dog situation, my fiance took the dog hiking eeeeearly, and since I was already up, I stayed up. All was good until I started breaking down at noonish…

But not only was I sleepy, I was hungry, so I got some quick sushi take-out. Within 20 minutes of finishing my meal, I walked through the front door and couldn’t even make it ten feet into the house before I literally crashed on the couch.

Errrrhm.

I am one of those strange people where once I start getting tired, I must find a bed because I will get all narcoleptic. Add a meal with carbs, and I am guaranteed to conk out right on the spot wherever I am. That’s probably the biggest reason why I eat very little carby starchy stuff like rice. (Exception: weekend breakfasts when I down a whole bunch of coffee to combat the sleepiness)

Thankfully, I didn’t have anything to do around the house as I enjoyed my one hour of unconsciousness. When I woke up, my batteries were delightfully recharged. Just in time to get ready for family and a really yummy dinner!

EXERCISE LOG

None. <– Thinking my leg may be well enough to do a test walk on Wednesday?

FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 127.6 oz (20 oz at breakfast + 87.6 oz at home + 20 oz at dinner)

Breakfast

  • Egg white scramble with broccoli, mushrooms and zucchini
  • 2 slices wheat toast with butter
  • 1/2 slice white toast with butter
  • 1 cup fruit

Lunch

  • 2 salmon sushi with brown rice
  • 2 spicy tuna sushi with brown rice
  • 1 slice of California roll with white rice

Dinner

  • salad with dressing
  • 1 slice cheese toast
  • 3 oz filet mignon
  • half baked potato
  • 1 tsp whipped cheese butter
  • steamed vegetables

Envious on Saturday

I spent part of my day sighing at the window, enviously watching all the people with healthy calves walk by my house in their shiny workout gear. I so want that to be me! Sooooooon.

EXERCISE LOG

None.

FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 101.4 oz

Breakfast

  • Egg white veggie frittata
  • 2 slices wheat toast with butter
  • 1/2 slice white toast with butter
  • 1 cup fruit

Lunch

  • 1/4 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup butternut squash, mashed
  • small salad with balsamic dressing
  • wheat pita

Dinner

  • Cereal with almond milk 🙂

TGIF! And maybe another week of recovery

TGIF people!

Today I came across an article on a sports injury clinic site that recommends therapy routine to strengthen a strained calf. Everything looked good and I was excited to get a plan together to work on my leg when I came across a sentence that said that once you can achieve three sets of 20 single calf raises pain-free, you can gradually ease into your regular workout routine.

Um, excuse me?

At the moment, my leg does not possess the strength to raise itself even an inch. It’s not exactly painful when I do it, but my leg generally shakes and feels very weak. So how can I even think of doing 60 calf raises?

I may need to tack on another week for recovery. May 7th now is my target date. Hmph.

EXERCISE LOG

None *sigh*

FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Jasmine Tea: 24+ oz <– Lost count how many ounces I drank today, but it was at least three mugs’  worth. Maybe four? However much I drank, it was enough to get me buzzin’!
  • 101.4+ oz (12.7 glasses)

Breakfast

  • 2 Egg White Delight w/no cheese from McDonald’s

Lunch

  • A GINORMOUS salad from Chipotle – lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, green-chili salsa, fajita veggies, corn black beans, guacamole

Dinner

  • Well-done brisket pho with vermicelli noodles and bean sprouts

 

Puppy GIF’s and Thursday Weigh-In

If I could physically run around in circles from happiness today, I would … because my left calf feels stronger! I’m not sure at this point what types of therapy to use on it to help it recover even faster, but it seems that what I’ve been doing – walking and resting – is helping it anyway. So I’m shoving my excitement a few notches down by continuing to not put too much weight on it, and monitor it closely.

Me, if my leg was at 100%

I can SEE the light at the end of the tunnel here. I’m seriously thinking next Wednesday as my first day back on my workouts – albeit very toned down sessions at first. But I’ll be back to being active and hopefully can finally get me on a path towards really losing those 18 pounds. I’m doing it, it’s happening!

I'm SO close!

I’m SO close!

WEIGH-IN

SW: 130.2 lbs, CW: 127.0 lbs Total Loss: 3.2 lbs

SW: 130.2 lbs, CW: 127.0 lbs
Total Loss: 3.2 lbs

Starting Weight: 130.2 lbs

Current Weight: 127.0 lbs
Total Loss: 3.2 lbs

Goal Weight: 109 lbs
Weight to Lose: 18.0 lbs

HOLY CATS MOTHER OF BATMAN!

I was NOT expecting a loss, even one so small as 1/4 of a pound, especially after eating all the deliciousness on Easter. Yes, I stopped when I was full, but my meal (brunch and lunch the day after) was definitely more rich than what I am used to. Then, toss the in fact that my injury caused me to be a lot less mobile. I’ve already told myself that staying the same weight would be a super win, so a loss to me is like… winning the lottery three times in a month.

A little recap since last week’s weigh-in:

  • Exercise: With the exception of a teensy session of seated aerobics (which made my leg feel worse that day), a big fat zero. 😦
  • Beverages: Consumed a minimum of 100 oz of water and jasmine tea on most days. The two days I didn’t drink tea, I consumed 100+ oz of water and 12 oz of coffee
  • Food: Still no chocolate, candies, and pastries, but otherwise no limits. Continued high fiber intake. Still using butter 😛

I’m not sure how much farther I can carry my weight loss without exercise, but hopefully my calf will be well enough for some walks. We’ll see what happens next week!

EXERCISE LOG

None *sigh*

FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Jasmine Tea: 20+ oz
  • 101.4+ oz (12.7 glasses)

Breakfast

  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 30 g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal
  • Strawberries

Lunch

Snack

  • 2 tangerines

Dinner

  • Cereal
  • Banana
  • Almond milk