Yesterday I mulled (not moped, mulled) :o) over my blog post and everything behind it. While doing that I ate healthy, drank water, and acheived all 5 of my daily goals. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and kindness yesterday. I often think if I write a sad or not-so-upbeat post that people will stop reading before getting to the end. So thank you for getting all the way through.
Anyway, although I know it is going to be hard as I have been lazy about this for so long, it is time to make some life changes (again).
So I downloaded the free trial of the calorie king software. And I have to say - I like it a lot. So I will be purchasing that. Although it is more expensive than the CK membership, I have already stopped visiting CK and feel good with my decision. I was getting sucked into the pettiness of the forums, and although often I didn't comment, the attitudes and nastiness were wearing me down. So back to calorie counting.
I will continue with the cycling and walking/running I have been doing. Once I move (in 3 weeks) I will be riding a much further distance to work so will automatically be ramping things up there.
One thing I will NOT be doing is getting obsessed like last time. Last time I was doing really well, then all of a sudden I kept getting bits of (unsolicited) advice - eat less sodium, eat more protein, eat less carbs, stick to this macro-nutrient, stick to these micrograms. AAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously - I was doing well then I started to get all this extra advice that I hadn't asked for. And this was from people who were meant to be supporting me within a forum I was active within. Stupidly I began to listen to them. I truly believe that when I started trying to adjust all these teeny tiny things is when it just got too hard and I fell off the wagon with a resounding thump!
So the plan is. Stick to my calories - try to make them as healthy overall as possible without worrying about the small stuff. Exercise. Ignore the advice of others when I KNOW that this basic formula works for me. Success will follow.
On to other things....
Last night at cooking class we did 3 recipes. We did a traditional style Quiche Lorraine that included making my own pastry from scratch, a Tiramisu, and a salad dressing. I am way behind putting recipes up on my other blog, but once I have moved and things settle down I will catch up.
The salad dressing is divine. I normally don't like or eat dressing, but I can see me having a tiny drizzle of this on salads. It is around 40 calories per serve which isn't too bad. I am going to make up another batch and leave it at work.
The Quiche was lovely. But very high in calories. 370 calories for 1/8th of the pie, which is quite a small piece. I had a piece last night, but I had allowed for it for the day so it is okay. It was actually too buttery for me, so that small piece was enough. I loved the pastry though but think it would be better in sweet dishes.
The Tiramisu looks great. Ross did most of it himself. But I don't eat Tiramisu so the whole thing is his, and it is a pretty big dish! He is taking some for lunch today. LOL
As we were leaving class I tripped down 3 steps. Actually I stepped backwards into thin air coming out the door (mis-judged where the step was) while carrying Ross's Tiramisu. Somehow I managed to place one foot on the bottom step, but I got thrown forward and as I took another step forward to try and get my balance I came down hard on my right leg. Somehow I managed to stay upright (and saved the Tiramisu) but my whole right side (from ankle to upper arm) is sore today. Last night I was in agony, but it settled down overnight. My back is still pretty sore though.
The plan for tonight was to go for a run, but I will now have to see how I feel. So my goals for today are:
1) Stick to calories
2) Drink my water
3) Go for a walk (run if I am feeling up to it)
4) Pack a box for storage
5) Straighten up in the kitchen