Hermiones Mom's Journal, 17 September 2016

A busy week for sure. I skated Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Thursday I went up to Skokie and I was the only person on the ice -- great but somehow a little creepy too. And then Friday I had my own brand new skates for the first time. It was actually a bit of a setback, because it will take quite a few hours of skating to break in these skates. I didn't have any trouble getting used to the blades, but the boots are terribly stiff. I had lessons for Carson Monday and Tuesday, and then Friday rented the ring for practice with a friend, and I took both Hermione and Carson and we had a fun hour running a short course of jumps, tire and tunnel. Then I wondered why I am tired today! I also managed to make two batches of lactose-free ice cream and a batch of meringue cookies to take for dessert at some friends last night. I like to bring dessert when a friend goes out of their way to cook a meal I can actually eat. It's a big deal to ask someone to make gluten-free/lactose-free dessert that's edible. My friend made steak, baked potato (for me that's a huge treat!) and I brought two flavors of ice cream and chocolate chip meringues. My friend was thrilled because her daughter has just been diagnosed lactose intolerant, and she has been bemoaning the loss of ice cream and such. They were amazed with my ice cream -- caramel butter pecan and coffee almond chip. I left it there with them because you have to eat it up quickly since it has no stabilizers or preservatives. This was the first ice cream I made all summer, which is kind of amazing, but overall I think I've done pretty well keeping myself on a low-sweet diet. I do think that it was a mistake to make too many muffins, even though they are small and healthy oat-based concoctions. It's too tempting to eat those carbs, so I am keeping the muffins in the basement freezer so that they are less tempting. I know I'm still in this transition phase, and I think I'm building muscle from all the skating. I hope that by 10-1 I will have settled back into a calorie count that will start pealing off the pounds again.

Diet Calendar Entries for 17 September 2016:
1359 kcal Fat: 53.88g | Prot: 82.30g | Carb: 140.28g.   Breakfast: Buckwheat Pancakes-Gluten Free, Smucker's Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, Crofter's Organic Strawberry Spread, Maple Syrup. Lunch: Honeydew Melon, Cantaloupe (Muskmelon), Thousand Island Salad Dressing (Reduced Fat), Finlandia Reduced Fat Swiss Cheese, Whole Foods Market Organic Oven Roasted Turkey Breast 365, Lettuce Salad with Assorted Vegetables, Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Strawberry Yogurt, Nectarines, Natural Grocers Organic Raw Pumpkin Seeds. Dinner: Chicken Thigh (Skin Not Eaten), Chicken Drumstick Meat and Skin (Broilers or Fryers), Green Peas, Green Giant Fire Roasted Root Vegetables with Red Onions, Walnut Oil. Snacks/Other: Sargento Sharp Cheddar Snacks Cheese Sticks, Emerald Dry Roasted Almonds 100 Calorie Pack. more...
1966 kcal Activities & Exercise: Shopping - 25 minutes, Driving - 45 minutes, Sitting - 3 hours, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 50 minutes, Clearing/washing dishes - 15 minutes, Cooking in Kitchen - 1 hour and 15 minutes, Resting - 10 hours, Sleeping - 7 hours and 30 minutes. more...
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Wow, HM, that does sound like at substantial amount of activity. I'm sure you're gaining strength and warding off a few portions of carbs. Good for you! 
17 Sep 16 by member: erikahollister
You have to loss weight with such that amount of calories. Ice skating 4 days out of the week, that's great! 
17 Sep 16 by member: DMZur
I wish that was true -- DMZur, but I'm in maintenance mode at the moment. Honestly, I know I'm eating about 250 calories too many right now every day, but as my activity level has gone up significantly, I've just been too hungry to get along on 1350. But I just don't lose weight on 1500-1650 per day. I have to work harder than that. I'm gradually trying to turn this around and get back down to around 1400, but I think it will take a couple more weeks. This is just not easy.  
18 Sep 16 by member: Hermiones Mom
You'll do it H.M. have faith! 
18 Sep 16 by member: DMZur

     
 

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