Thursday, November 21, 2013

Shred Days 13 & 14

Yesterday (Wednesday), I worked a double shift at work, that’s why I didn’t post yesterday…no internet access at work and for some reason my phone gives me issues about copy-pasting things, so I couldn’t post it from my phone.  I opted to sleep in yesterday so that it would make my meal/snack spacing throughout my 16 hours of work a lot easier for me.  Of course, that meant I missed a chance to workout.  That much I regret.  But, I did burn 2100 calories running the Rock’n’Roll half marathon on Sunday, so I’m okay with missing the chance to workout.  I posted on Tuesday that I would be able to workout on Saturday for sure, however, I forgot I’m working a double shift on Friday evening/night, so that actually won’t be happening.  I could workout Friday before work, but then it would make my meal/snack spacing that much more difficult.  So, I’m sad to say this, but I may not get even a second workout in this week.  I WILL workout on Sunday.  I’ll most likely hit the treadmill for 30 and do the “Paige workout.”  Then, on Monday is my workout with Samy.  And, that will be it for next week as I’m working a double shift on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Daaaaaaang!!!  If I’m feeling it, however, I might go for a 30 minute outdoor run Thursday morning just to get in a third workout for the week.  We’ll see how I’m feeling Thursday morning.

Meal 1:
1 piece of fruit: apple
grilled cheese sandwich
1 cup juice: papaya

Snack 1 (150 cals):
avocado w/sea salt

Meal 2:
protein shake
1 serving veggies: peas

Snack 2 (100 cals):
spicy black beans w/1 tbsp salsa & 1 tbsp Greek yogurt

Meal 3:
bowl of soup: Progresso Heart Healthy Black Bean & Vegetable
1 serving veggies: broccoli

Snack 3 (100 cals):
10 cashews

Meal 4:
large salad, fat free dressing, ¼ cup shredded cheese
1 cup beans: pinto

Snack 4:
2 rice cakes w/1 tbsp PB

So, my meal/snack spacing for yesterday went as follows: meal 1 @ 12:30 while getting ready for work.  Snack 1 @ 4:00pm.  Meal 2 @ 6:00pm.  Snack 2 @ 8:30pm.  Meal 3 @ 10:30pm.  Snack 3 @ 12:30am.  Meal 4 @ 2:00am.  And, finally, snack 4 @ 3:30am.  I forgot to take a picture of the spicy black beans.  Oops.  In my defense I was in a huge hurry when getting ready for work yesterday.

I drank a BUNCH of coffee yesterday.  On my way to work, I stopped at Starbuck's and got a trenta (30 ounces) iced coffee.  I drank that and then my partner at work made some coffee that he had brought from home…it was “southern pecan” flavored coffee.  Now, normally I don’t like flavored coffee because, well, it tastes horrible and never tastes like what it says it’s flavored as.  But this coffee…wow…delicious.  I had to go back for seconds on this coffee.

So, I was a little “afraid” that after my weekend of indulgences that switching back to the Shred Diet might be a little difficult.  However, it wasn’t.  I had no issues at all with feeling overly hungry or anything like that.  Hooray!  Another little something that makes me love this diet even more. 

Skip to today, here’s what I ate today:

Meal 1:
Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness
1 piece of fruit: apple

Snack 1 (100 cals):
chickpea salad (¼ cup chickpeas, 1 tbsp sliced scallions, squeeze lemon juice, ¼ cup diced tomatoes)

Meal 2:
chicken lunchmeat sandwich
green garden salad

Snack 2 (150 cals):
mozzarella stick & sesame crackers

Meal 3:
protein shake
1 piece of fruit: grapefruit

Snack 3 (100 cals):
10 baby carrots w/2 tbsp hummus

Meal 4:
1 serving veggies: asparagus
½ cup brown rice

I had to stick a “Day sleeper Do not disturb Please come back after 1pm” sign on my door when I got home this morning because the apartment management hadn’t come through for their annual fire and safety inspection yet (no new tag on my fire extinguisher).  I woke up at noon and started getting ready for work.  I grabbed my usual trenta iced coffee with 3 sweet’n’lows from Starbuck’s on my way to work.  I didn’t sleep great, but I did sleep okay for the most part…once I was able to get myself to fall asleep, that is. 

I forgot to take a picture of the chickpea salad before I left for work.  Oops.  I’m sure I’ll have it again sometime next week…I’ll take a picture of it then for you guys.  So, today, my meal/snack schedule went as such: meal 1 @ 12:30pm, snack 1 @ 2:45, meal 2 @ 4:30, snack 2 @ 6:00, meal 3 @ 7:30, snack 3 @ 9:00, and meal 4 when I got home around 10:30.

I heard the weather report for tomorrow and it’s not promising.  A big cold front is supposed to hit my area by 3am tonight and should drop the temperature about 25 or so degrees and it’s supposed to be rainy on top of that.  Not exactly ideal outdoor running conditions.  And, if I get up by 10, I’m not going to have time to drive to my gym and back to run on their treadmills, so if wake up in time to run, I’m just going to hit one of the treadmills in the little fitness closet (it’s a very small room with a bunch of equipment shoved in it) at my apartments.  They’re not the best treadmills, but they’ll do in a pinch and it will only be for 30 minutes if I go and use it, so no big deal.

Tracy (a co-worker) and I were hoping to put together at least 10 people from our section at work to run as a team and get personalize run shirts for the Brown Santa 5K.  However, today was the last day for team registration in order to get the personalized shirts and it was just me and Tracy that were on board for it.  Phooey.  But!  By the end of our shift, one of the other sections offered me and Tracy spots on THEIR team and we accepted.  The team is called the Jail Birds...hahaha!   

Even though I’m not really expecting a loss on the scale when I step on it Sunday morning, I feel like I have actually lost a little bit this week.  I *feel* thinner…you know?  I’ve discussed this feeling on here before.  I can usually just feel like I lost weight and I’m almost always correct in this feeling.  Sometimes I’ll feel like I lost but in fact I stayed the same which probably means I lost a little fat and gained the same amount in muscle that week.  I hate the feeling of gaining weight.  I feel bloated and sluggish when that happens. 

1 comment:

  1. An avocado with sea salt sounds good! I try to avoid treadmills, but they're great in a rainy cold pinch. I think I'm going to have to do a 20 miler on a treadmill around Christmas -- that will be miserable.


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