Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Monday, August 3, 2015
- Wanna know what I ate? Read on. I'll list it all because I didn't eat enough today and I can remember everything easily.
- Banana - pre run
- 3 slices of bacon & 4 eggs - post run
- Almond butter (with a spoon)
- Red wine
- Pork souvlaki
- Green beans w onion and mushroom
- Village salad
- I failed miserably at eating every 3 hours. I've got it so ingrained in my head to eat only when hungry that I forget to eat. I never imagined having this problem. Ever. I used to eat all day long. Tomorrow I really need to get some healthy snacks. I talked about getting them last week and I'm nothing but a procrastinator. I need to step my nutrition game if I'm going to drop this extra fat. You need to eat quality food frequently to lose. That's a fact.
- My BBQ with my brother and father was a hit. They love eating all the veggies. My dad just wishes I'd eat a potato. Although I don't have them myself, I serve potatoes for my dad and brother whenever they're over. Potatoes done anyway is my dad's favorite food. That and ice cream. I got a small lemon meringue cake for dessert. Apparently it was good. Lemon is my favorite flavor...
Sunday, August 2, 2015
- My current POV. Driving eastbound through Durham on the 401 during the holiday weekend is no joke yo! We've been in traffic for over an hour. Funny story, my oldest girlfriend Nokomis pulled up beside us. She's on her way to her summer home near the Ottawa Valley. I only got to yell at her for seconds before we moved on. Julien and I are running out of amusements. The most fun we're having right now is picking sunflower seeds off of the backs of my thighs. We spilled them and I've sat on them...
- Who wears light colors to a farm? I do:-) It's a beautiful day here in Millbrook and the temps are much cooler. I'm wearing my $30 outfit here. The tank and sandals were $3 each from Old Navy. The shirt ($8) from Old Navy. The shorts ($11) and sunglasses ($5) are from Reitman's. Lots of fun spending time with my cousin and his family. My dad is wandering around and eating wild raspberries. I'm taking him home with me tonight:-)
- A day at the farm and lots of fun was had. Tons of beautiful scenery and bugs. Picked some wild raspberries, launched a rocket, and did some exploring. Saw the feral barn kittens and I think I'm gonna score me a bunch of fresh garden veggies before I leave. My dad is loving the time away from the city. Can't beat the quiet and the fresh air up here...
- My day of food. This is pretty much what I ate at the farm. Clockwise from top left:
- Kale and cabbage salad
- Fresh raspberries
- Cafe au lait
- Bean salad
- Raw veggies
- Chicken kebabs
- I'm pretty stuffed and my tummy feels bloated. It's the beans. I agreed to start eating legumes again (at the advice of the nutritionist) and I'm not used to it. That bean salad had kidney beans and chickpeas in it. I will solider through though.
- I had an interesting conversation with a woman at the farm who lost 50 pounds calorie counting. She insisted that was the only way to lose and maintain weight loss. Although I don't dispute that worked for her, I told her there were other effective methods to weight loss. She shook her head and said it's science. Calories in, calories out. I didn't say anything and my cousin's wife said, "how much did you lose Leigh Anne"? When I said 140 pounds from my highest recorded weight the woman said, "so you're an excellent calorie counter"! I just smiled at her and said that I've not counted calories in many, many years.
- Calorie counting works for her because she can eat in moderation. As a binge eater I had to permanently cut entire foods and food groups out of my diet. I commend her for her success and ability to limit herself, but I cannot have the same food freedom as she has. And that doesn't bother me. The one thing that made this weight loss experience successful (when I failed so many previous times) is accepting my issues and limitations with food. That and thinking of food as fuel instead of a source of entertainment or comfort. Letting go of my former binge foods was so incredibly freeing and it made me feel powerful and strong. And I always ate till I was full. Another perk of low carb, high protein, for me...
Saturday, August 1, 2015
- No matter what kind of workout I do, I need to be dripping in sweat by the end. That way I know I worked hard. Whether I'm running, biking or strength training. I'm sweating, my heart rate is elevated and I'm feeling the discomfort (at least part of the time). If it's easy, it's not work. When I'm with my trainer, if we're doing 10 reps of something, he tells me that by the 8th rep I should feel like I'm done. That's how we gage that I'm working hard enough and right where I need to be. When I'm running or biking, if it gets easy and my breathing evens out, I know I need to push myself harder. I'm a hot mess when I'm working out and that's the way it should be. If I'm not a sweating, heavy breathing ball of grossness when I'm done, I'm not getting everything I can out of my workout. After all, my muscles aren't going to magically appear. I need to work for them...
- When life gives you over ripe avocados, you have to make guacamole. Ugh! My avocados were going bad so that's pretty much all I ate today. Wanna know everything that went into my mouth? Here you go:
Friday, July 31, 2015
- Meanwhile, yesterday on Instagram...
- It's just after 5:30am and I'm headed out the door. No coffee. Just this sorry banana. I just wanna stay in bed. I'm exhausted. This should be an interesting workout. My only saving grace is that it's not leg day. My legs hurt. Walking all day through Darien Lake yesterday was so tiring. Especially in that heat. So even though I'm toast, I'm gonna give it my all. But I'm def going back to bed when I get home after I've had my coffee...
|L: Spring 2008|
R: Summer 2015