I have a weigh in tomorrow.
I have a feeling (prodded by the scale) that my weight loss this month wasn't so hot.
As you know, I was less that motivated the first two weeks of February for reasons I understand now.
It led to a lot of 1600-1700 calories a day. I kept up my exercise.....if my weight this morning holds and my calculations are correct, then my daily deficit is around 650 calories a day.
Which is pretty good and directly attributable to my exercise, not my food consumption.
That being said...My last four days since I "figured things out"....have been much better.
Today I ate as clean as I could.
I ate yogurt and peaches and honey for breakfast. 330 cal.
I ate tuna w/ light miracle whip on whole grain bread 310 cal.
A 6 oz. sweet potato with one tablespoon of butter, one cup of walnuts and one table spoon of brown sugar.
I had one cup of coffee today....110 cal.
Total calories today 1240 cal.
I wanted to leave 200 cal. for a snack in case I get hungry.
I didn't want to drink a diet coke tonight before bed...I think it's causing water retention.
I drank a ton of water....
And the best bit of news from today...
I would like to thank the dude from running on the white line...
Which is a blog I have on my blog roll.
He is an ultra marathoner....
or a mega distance runner...
Because I think you could say my success today was partially attributable to him.
I have been watching his running videos online.
He runs 'barefoot'....or with minimal gear.
He runs in vibrams.
As soon as I saw the video about heel strikes vs. the ball of the foot strikes...I identified exactly what it was I DIDN'T like about running. That jarring jolt as your heel collides with the cement.
I used to run all the time as a kid.
barefoot...through the woods.
Down the dirt road.
So today, I thought....I will try jogging, but while making sure that I don't "jounce up and down' and I keep my gate smooth, and I watch my stride to ensure that I hit with the outside front of my foot to alleviate jarring and pressure on my knees. Now I just have these New balance, so it's hard to really feel where my foot is coming down.
Well, with all of that and focusing on keeping my breathing even...I looked up and was half a mile down the road.
So I just kept going.
Then I got to the end...stopped and stretched and realized that the way back was all.down.hill.
I thought "I bet I can jog that."
So, I did.
Slooooowly, while doing what I did above.
I did get tired near the end and could feel my form falling apart...but I pulled it back in.
That was the first time I have run since I was in the army...that far.
Whatever it says tomorrow...
Today was the true measure of how far I have come.
Hope you all had a great day.
Your barefoot jogger blogger.