Eliminate Soda by 9/10 and Drink 2 quarts of water each day.
Exercise 2 / 10 times
Today was our domestic day, that means I cleaned house. Does that count as a workout? No, not by my definition but it does help burn calories. Olivia even got in on the action and helped me dust and clean her bathroom. I spent her nap time getting her “school” stuff ready for next week and working on a grocery list too. Tonight we had the potluck – it is amazing how when you know you have to report what you ate that you have a bit more self control. I surprised myself by only having one plate and feeling satisfied after eating it.
I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done, but one thing Barbara Rolls suggests in her book The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet is to buy a pedometer and see how many steps you take in a day and push yourself to do 150 more each day until you hit 10,000 steps. This means you have walked about 5 miles. I may try adding this in at some point, but for now I am sticking to my 3 goals for September. So how did I measure up today:
No soda (I have 2 left in the fridge). I drank 76 oz of water!
9:30 (late start thanks to morning snuggles) 12oz water
9:45 281 calories
Ham and egg Pita Pocket 250
1/2 c grapes
24 oz of water while cleaning house
12:30 373 calories (left over dinner)
3oz chicken (138)
green beans (30)
BBQ sauce (30)
afternoon water 16oz water
6:00 620 calories
Estimate on taco bites (252)
hamburger (165), cheese(45), wonton wrappers, (40), green onion (2)
Pasta Salad (127)
mini cheese ball (39)
4 Club Crackers (70)
* I know those calorie counts I made them!
– in the past I would have eaten double this easy!
The ladies looked at me crazy when I asked to see the carton to decide whether or not I wanted any. I explained to them that I am working on a new me and I wanted to make sure to count the calories. They smiled and said oh that’s good. I think it was one of those awkward things for them being skinny and not knowing me all that well. I am guessing a real thought might have been “yea, you need to fatso,” but that’s my inner cruelty I guess. They say we are our own worst critic. After all that I decided on a half serving which is 1/4cup of ice cream. I had about 5 bites at the cost of 85 calories.
Total Calories for the day 1359