day 3 of fatmaggedon was pretty good.
2 cuppa coffees
14 tortilla scoops (baked ) 140
1/4 cup of salsa 40 cal.
8 CAJUN GRILLED SHRIMP 130 cal.
1 serving turkey sausage 90 cal.
2.5 oz. smart taste ronzoni spaghetti 225 cal.
1 tomato 20 cal
1/3 red pepper 12 cal.
3 large mushrooms 15cal.
2 green onions 15 cal.
1/8 cup of prego spaghetti sauce. 25 cal.
20 mini pretzels 110 cal.
Dinner total: 532 cal.
whoops with the fruit.
Still have some cal. left...apple
80 would put me in at1460.
Well, so I got the new recipe out of the way for my perfect 10.
I did one hour and ten minutes of cardio.
I did a lighter cardio day than usual because I had three slammin days and wanted to give my body a rest.
So I did 30 minutes on Christian and then walked for 40 minutes. That equaled a total burn of 530 calories.
Then it was stretching and free weights.
I did 3 sets of 20 tricep extensions
then 3 sets of 20 bicep curls
and then 3 sets of 40 shoulder raises
arms down at your side and then up to your shoulder level, back down and out to the front.
For a four count.
I like that one.
I can really feel it. I will be doing my sit ups tommorrow.
I did 165 sit ups yesterday.
My goal is 200 by the middle of March.
I definately think it is doable.
I started this month at 188 and am hoping for an 8 lb loss this month.
I have set a low weight loss goal for the perfect 10 because there were other things I wanted to focus on.
Mainly sleep, water and good nutrition.
I am feeling extremely focused.
There are times when I wish I were on a fat farm or something for the next four months.
It's hard really focusing in on weight loss when there are so many other things to focus on.
I have two Monday night meetings coming up.
Both of which are important.
I can deal with tomorrow's meeting....I have a babysitter for my workout in the early part of the day, but the following Monday is going to be difficult. I won't be able to go in the morning and I have a seminar on college financial aid to attend in the evening when I usually work out.
I will figure something out.
It has made me start thinking about and working on what I am going to be able to do when it comes to maintenance. I don't think two hours a day is workable exercise wise.
At the most I can get by with 1 to 1and1/2 hours five to six days a week.
I have been fiddling with my calories and 1400 a day is hard for me.
I mean really hard.
1500 feels easy in comparison.
I know I could easily cut my calories to 1400 by cutting out one cup of coffee.
But I start feeling a little irritated by the thought and then I know from experience that bad things happen.
I will look and see...and try to fiddle with things a bit more.
When I am at maintenance I expect to eat around 1500 to 1600 per day and then have two or three higher calorie days per month.
I feel that this calorie range is doable.
I want to weigh in at around 130 lbs.
eating 1500 to 1600 would mean I would consuming 200 or 300 more calories per day more than I would need to maintain 130 lbs without exercise.
That means I would definitely need exercise.
I can burn 600 calories minimum at an exercise session.
I can pile up a calorie reserve in no time...enough for special occasions and a special dinner out here and there.
I know I 'should' eat my maintenance diet now...and let the weight sort itself out.
But I really want to burn off the last 50 or so pounds relatively quickly. By quickly I mean 6 to 8 months.
I am capable and just want this part of the process done.
I am a clean and jerk type person.
I get tunnel visioned. I Have a hard time enjoying my current weight if it's not where I want it to be. I will have a range at goal so I don't freak out every time I eat a donut. I can't live that way.
This is a kind of thinking through post.
It's probably boring to you all.
It's part of the process for me....trying to wiggle things around and think things through so I don't get caught up in a direction that is unworkable.
Hope everyone had a great day,
Talk to you later,