Over my calories.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
The scale has gone down! Forget for a moment what I said last week about not caring so much about what the numbers are and just focus on how I feel. Well seeing it go down a couple pounds has me feeling great. It was a totally naked weigh in, post workout/post shower, and it read 193.8. I am feeling better, even if it's just mentally feeling prouder of myself for working towards a very important goal.
I want to get to 180 by the end of the summer, and I want to run a 5k.
I'm not super strict about my calories, or tracking things to exact measurements. It's hard to estimate the amount of frozen fruit I'm putting in my smoothie in the morning when half asleep and just dumping things into the freezer. It always starts with a big amount of greens, one or two bananas (if I have some nut milk/juice then less banana), and a cup or two of various frozen fruits. The best part of that morning smoothie is running the blender at 7:30 am when I know my lazy, annoying, unemployed roommates are asleep.
So my calorie tracking is far from perfect. What it does do is makes me aware of what I'm eating and really helps prevent me from blindly binging. I really have no good internal reference for eating too much, I'm compulsive about it. Knowing that I'm going to have to look up and add that bag of chips or that chocolate chip cookie to my counter makes it easier to say no.
So today, I probably ate about 2000 calories. Nothing was terribly unhealthy except for the chocolate covered raisins before bed. I'd love to be one of those people who eats perfectly, healthy whole homecooked foods. I envy those people. For me though, I'm doing the best I can.
Had a good workout, cardio for 20 minutes and then went through the series of leg exercises. My thighs are going to be so sore tomorrow. Totally worth it, doing weight training makes me so happy.
I was looking for something in my old Pictures file and started going through stuff from two years ago. I can't believe how much I've changed. Maybe I'll post some pictures another day. Going to bed now.