kingkeld's Journal, 31 January 2013

Good morning!

I hope you all are doing great!

Even though I had a few hours with no sleep last night, I feel pretty rested and I am in a great mood.

Yesterday's food plans were perfect, and I maintained it as I am supposed to, ringing in just below 1600 calories.

I felt that it was a little easier with the added 200 calories to my daily RDI.

It makes me wonder, though, if I should start doing more exercise on my bike at home. Since I started circuit training in the beginning of January, I haven't touched it - trying to give myself resting days between workouts. I am, however, a little concerned that this might have me burn fewer calories than when I was on a losing streak last time - when I finally reached my goal.

Is it better to do maybe 30-60 minutes of biking daily (on top of 3-4 days of circuit training), to do it only on the non-circuit training days, or to not do it at all to make my body have a breather to rest and build muscle? What do you guys think?

Neither way is harmful, obviously. My bike doesn't do heavy duty weight settings anyways, so it will not be too hard work.

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Yesterday we went for the Chinese restaurant, and I was committed to only have Mongolian BBQ. I stuck to plan, had two nice plates with all veggies and approx (max!) 150g of chicken breast with it. I tried to drain the sauces for as much oil as possible (sadly, this restaurant doesn't offer water based sauces - boo!), and calculated the rest in my RDI to the best of my abilities.

For dessert I had coffee and a tiny piece of cake. I couldn't calculate it in my food diary, but I had 300 calories left and I am absolutely certain that I didn't hit that roof. No worries.

Today is the long day at work, but an easy one. The biggest challenge is Wife's cakes. I really like the layer cakes she'll be doing today, and I might have a piece (and of course register it!). It's just a matter of not having more than that.

I gotta learn to do this. It really annoys me that I don't feel that I have this control. It really annoys me that I feel that I am in danger when I take one piece of cake, because I want more. I really hate that, and I have to learn. So today, if I decide to have a piece, one small piece will be all. I mean, naturally skinny people eat cake all the frickin' time. I know I can learn to do this.

I have brought a salad for lunch, and it's great on the calories. I have plenty of room for both lunch, dinner, cake, and a night snack. I can do this. lol.

Other than that, I'm looking at a couple of meetings at work. Nothing much, really. Easy stuff.

I still haven't weighed in, and I honestly feel pretty good about it. I feel that I am doing good, but I also feel that the bad decisions I made through the weekend and Monday (and I think that was all! lol!), are still lingering. So I think I will wait until Saturday to weigh in. And if I am not comfortable there, then I'll wait. The main thing is that I stick to my RDI-plan. And I will.

I actually feel VERY liberated, knowing that I don't have the february deadline. It made me relax, but it also made me feel that I now have an accomplishable goal, and that it's worth going for. Before, I had this feeling of defeat already, and I think that would be a reason for my self-sabotage. So pushing the date (or rather, the OPTION to push the date) has really helped me, I think.

Today, I'm thankful for:
- A nice day at work.
- Meetings, the easy kind.
- Morning coffee.
- Having time to practice awesome bass in the morning.

Life is good!
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Deadlines are horrible, aren't they, especially if we feel they're unachievable. I like your plan not to weigh in until Saturday - sounds like a good move and if you continue to stick to RDI I'm sure you'll be very pleasantly surprised. As to the exercise, I think you could stand to do the biking as well but schedule in one full day of rest where you don't do either, just some gentle stretching. 
31 Jan 13 by member: Earthlady
I strive to get 30 minutes of cardio each day and do strength training at least 3 times each week. On days I don't strength train I try to increase my cardio time to 45-60 minutes. I do take one day each week as a rest day from both to give my body a break - and sleep in for a change! 
31 Jan 13 by member: Tmcaporale
I think everyone's different, but I personally like to alternate cardio and strength training days. Running is a little different thank your bike it seems, but I don't like to run two days in a row if I can help it and don't want to weight train the same muscles two days in a row either. Also, if you're not sure, maybe start with cardio on your non circuit training days and increase from there if you need to. No sense in tryign to commit to too much too quick, but you know that! Good luck with the cake today - enjoy your piece and have it end there! 
31 Jan 13 by member: Bkeller1023
Happy to hear your bright spirit! Sometimes I choose to wait to weigh to. Let the spirit move you. If you are paying attention there are no worries! So glad that deadline weight is off your shoulders. You'll weigh less just because of that! Good luck with the cake. I love cake. I've learned I cannot have much around me.  
31 Jan 13 by member: madaboutmoose
I want to DITTO what Tmcaporale said:-) 
31 Jan 13 by member: Lizzygracemusic

     
 

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