Mmm… I’m still thinkin’ about that pie that I made! Can’t wait to have some tonight.
So today has been a weird day, and I don’t know if I can really explain why. The last couple of days have been strange, in fact. Using the Bodymedia FIT Link I have been able to figure out how many calories I actually burn and adjust my food intake to make sure I try to stay around a 1000-1500 calorie deficit. Normally it’s no problem but it feels as though I am forcing myself to eat extra food sometimes to make sure I am not too far under. I know I sort of had this issue before, but I thought I had resolved it. Maybe I need to stop doing cardio and focus on weight lifting and strength training. The problem with that (again) is my elbow. It feels better but it still hurts and I really don’t want to go to the gym and try to do an overhead press and hurt it so I have to sit out longer. I guess the next week or 2 I will be eating a lot and doing a lot of cardio. I don’t want to sit on my butt and do nothing while waiting to lift.
I’ve already pre-logged all my food for the day and at 11:10am I was already at a 1 calorie deficit. Meaning everything I plan to eat minus how many calories I burned from midnight to 11:00am equals -1. That means with my workout today and the rest of the day I am going to be sitting at a 2000-3000 calorie deficit. I didn’t plan on having a protein shake today, but I may have to do it. I guess I also need to look into adding some calorie dense things (peanut butter, olive oil, etc.) into stuff I eat just to get the calories without forcing myself to eat more.
This – of course – is assuming the Bodymedia is right, and I am doing everything correctly. I’ll be disappointed if I am gaining weight or something due to increasing what I eat even though I am staying under my supposed calories -_-
Post-workout – Turkey wrap
Breakfast – 2 egg turkey omelet
Snacks – Oyster crackers, Caramel Spice Cake yogurt and some string cheese
Lunch – Taco Salad
Dinner – Homemade General Tso’s Chicken with Shirataki noodles
Snack – Protein Shake with Cracklin’ Oat Bran
Dessert – Peanut Butter Pie
18 minutes of Tabata
3.73 miles in 60 minutes including some HIIT