First day back to school today! It was just an orientation for our community health clinicals this semester, really easy day. SO! I hit the gym. I’m back on lifting and cardio combos. I ran 2 miles, walked 20 min and lifted triceps and chest 20 min. Although the antibiotics I’ve been on for my strep have torn up my stomach, I’m feeling better today, so I’m aiming for eating at least 1200 calories. My metabolism is probably so jacked up lately from not eating :(
I’m lacking protein in my diet. I wanna up my intake by 20-30 grams and a protein powder would be an easy way to do it (I already eat an extra piece of meat at dinner..). Problem is.. I can’t find any protein powders that I can actually drink, because they normally taste *awful* to me. I also don’t like milk, so I need some ideas of other things to mix it with. Anyone know of any good brands? I would keep experimenting, but they’re soo expensive. Any help is appreciated! Thanks. :)
Hit the gym with Dad.. we both had a killer workout. He walked fast on the treadmill and lifted and I ran 3 miles and walked on a high incline.. All in all, I burnt 800 calories. Just had soup for lunch! Healthy healthy day. And in a few hours, I’m heading to the park for another run. I wasn’t going to, I’m pretty tired, and I worked HARD at the gym. My main reason for not wanting to go was I didn’t wanna hold her back. I don’t know how slow I’m gonna go or how far I’ll make it. However, she reassured me that she hasn’t run in over a month and she felt the same way. I told her we should shoot for 3, but definitely do 2. So in about an hour, it’s on! Hopefully it’ll put me up to 5 miles today, but I’ll post after to let ya know how it goes. :)
I hope I make it! Question.. Do any of you guys ever work nights? How does that affect your eating schedule? I don’t wanna eat more calories, but I feel like, tomorrow I’ll be sleeping through breakfast, so I don’t feel too bad about snacking a little. Packing teddy grahams and pretzel sticks! Ahh! Wish me luck. :P
Don’t even know how this is possible! I ate really well, 1200-1500 calories a day, no cheat day, worked out and went all out at the gym 5 days, and then gained a pound today weighing in. Ughhh. I’m reeeeeeally hoping it’s water weight. It can’t be that I’m eating too much, right? Is it because I’m doing too much at the gym? Ughhh damper on my day. But I’m still gonna fight this and keep going. I have a goal in mind and I’m gonna get there. I just need to figure out how!
Side note… I’m gonna start drinking a TON of water.. that way this week my body will flush out all the extra sodium I might be holding onto.. We’ll see if that yields any results.
I am ON it this week. Another fantastic workout! And tonight.. I’m not gonna screw up. I’ll eat a snack before I go to bed without giving myself insulin. That way, I don’t over eat from a low blood sugar. I’m figuring things out. It’s gonna be good. :)
A little rant about my diabetes! I ate about 1290 cals yesterday after a hard workout that day.. well.. I’m going to bed and my blood sugar drops to 50. I dunno if any of you have to deal with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) but it really really sucks. You get ravenous. My self control is GONE when it happens. So I ate glucose, then a piece of pb bread, hand full of cereal, 4-5 mini quaker rice cakes.. I probably bumped my calories up to 1500-1600 by the time I went to bed.. BOO. granted, I probably needed them if my blood sugar was gonna be that low, but tonight I’m gonna eat a snack and skip insulin to prevent it from happening again.
And it’s not gonna stop this time! 3 miles so far every day since Saturday! Then I’d walk 40 on the treadmill and do a 25 minute lifting session (short so I can start back easy and not KILL my body!). I’ve also eaten really well. I think one thing I might change about my diet is eating an extra serving of protein at dinner. It worked really well for me last night when I ate 2 pieces of fish instead of just one.. I stayed pretty full! I have been eating 2-300 extra calories throughout the day to fuel my body (I get that term now, I’d be soooo hungry before, but I know I work out so hard at the gym that my body actually NEEDS the extra calories). I realized that what works best for me is a piece of pb on wheat bread before I work out. It really stabilizes my blood sugar. I’ve decided this weekend, I will take ONE day and it will be eating/drinking whatever I want (I’ve decided Saturday). Otherwise, I’m gonna try to be as good as I can, despite the fact I’m staying with friends and we’ll probably eat out most of the time. Eek! I’m excited to see where I’ll be at in a month, if I can keep it up! :)
I was terrified, but I did it. I’m back up to 140.6. I hate it, I feel like I work so hard, then school/work sets me back so much. :(
Here’s my thoughts.. I’m going to hit the gym every single day this week, whether it be for cardio and abs, or cardio and a lifting session. But it’s happening. I’m gonna weigh in on Thursday morning to see how I did so far.. or maybe I won’t, I’ll wait until Monday. I’m being realistic here: I know I’m going and spending my whole weekend, Thursday- Sunday at my old college town. We’re going to a bar Thursday night, and Saturday is our friends’ huge halloween party and tailgating is happening that morning. I know I’m gonna drink. I know I’m not going to eat well. BUT! That’s it. After this weekend, no drinking for me until Thanksgiving. I might have a glass of wine here or there, but binge drinking is OUT. Everything I DO drink from after this weekend on, it’ll be calculated into my daily caloric intake. I’m going to work hard and not eat any more than the calories I burn off. It’ll be a challenge: school and work are still in the mix. BUT working out will become a higher priority. I’m making it happen.
I got up about 9, had a piece of toast with nutella and apple. Got to studying, then had soup for lunch. I’m speeding through everything in my super productive state, all I really have left to do is study my peds and OB notes. SO! I made a grilled cheese with spray butter and 35 calorie bread (for a total of… 125 calories) and I’m thinking I’m gonna go for a run! I don’t really have a goal today, I guess I’d be thrilled with three miles, maybe I’ll shoot for 2.. I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t run in probably 2 weeks. Eek. So I’ll post what happens later, maybe. Then I figured I’d go to the gym if I’m feeling up to it afterwards.. we’ll see!