89 Days Remaining – 6B46 and Delicious Dinner

Nice easy run today. My legs felt tired from the big weekend. I could tell the run and long bike ride this weekend finally caught up. I did not feel bad, but this body was not ready to push. It felt good to just run and not push it at the end. Taking it nice and easy and just conversing along the way was what this mind and body needed.

Despite the crazy day I had where I honestly never really had a break of more than a minute until 2:50 I am happy to report that I ate well all day. Eating my green beans from a can while administering tests to 3rd graders is the way to go!!

However, for dinner I fell apart…..darn Happy Joe’s. Addy earned a small pizza for reading at her preschool. We devoured a large and then stopped for ice cream. Yeah, it can fall apart fast. I was so happy eating well all day. I was super excited to note that I lost a few pounds from my weigh in last week. Charting my food has helped. I am not stopping what I eat because I love food too much, but being able to see how a poor choice in eating like a blizzard really cramps the rest of the day in eating because you blow so many calories. Portion control is the other big one. I counted out what makes one serving of cereal and I just laughed. I need about 3.5 servings when I eat cereal. I am learning. I am not counting calories and being insane about it, but just making myself aware. For example, tonight I fell apart eating but it was so good that I don’t care. The thing that I have to deal with now is that I am out of calories for the rest of the day.

Do I stress?, No.

I will get in my planned bike ride and be ride in line to hitting my nutrition needs. Yes, ice cream does not fuel the body nutritionally, but I get enough in to be okay. I will make changes in small increments. I would suggest charting your food for a few days. It is an eye opener to take into account all that you actually eat in a day.

Time to hang with the family and relax, let the pizza and ice cream settle before plopping down on the bike.

Oh yeah, those big old blisters I earned this weekend. Them bad boys keep filling up and I keep on popping. It is like a little feud between my feet and my fingers. I shall squeeze them on my way to victory.

No Yasso 800’s tomorrow. I am opting to let this body recover by getting in my required swim workout. I will instead push hard at the 5K run this week and treat the race as my “sprint” workout. I don’t run fast enough to count it as a “sprint” but I will sure try.

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2 thoughts on “89 Days Remaining – 6B46 and Delicious Dinner

  1. Aaron,

    No reason to ever starve yourself of anything. But I am going to suggest that you eat way more for breakfast. You have little to no protein in your diet in the morning. You need to add some almond butter to the waffles, etc. This will help keep you more full during the day!

    I MISS HAPPY JOES TACO so much!

  2. Good work on tracking the food you eat! It was an eye opener for me as well. I was eating 1,000 calories in Wheaties Fuel for breakfast and also laughed when I found out a serving is 3/4 a cup. Now I mix 1 serving with a Dannon light yogurt and it’s an awesome parfait! I’ve been eating a ton of Mr. Dells hashbrowns and not cooking them in oil. 1 serving is only 50 calories and is 99 on the NuVal score at Hy-Vee if you get the ones that come with cut up peppers in them. I eat 3-4 servings and put a piece of fat free cheese (25 calories) on top and sometimes throw in an egg or two to make it a skillet. It is pretty fun finding small ways to cut calories and still eat just as much as I used to. I have plenty of days like you where I blow my calorie count out of the water…it’s amazing what a little junk food can do to the count…but it’s great for the soul!