Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Out with the Final 15: Day 1 Numbers

Day 1 on the road to shedding these 15 lbs went great. But it better, ya know, because damn, if you can't knock out Day 1 then you are in trouble. Here's what it looked like:

Kashi Heart-to-Heart
Instant Oatmeal
Weight Watchers Smart
Ones Shrimp Marinara
Steamed Asparagus, fresh31063
Deli Sliced honey
roasted turkey breast (1 serving)
Fresh Express Sweet Baby
Fat Free Balsamic
Vinagrette, 2 tbsp
Broccoli Chicken Stir
Fry w/brown rice
5 Green Grapes15050

I drank 56 ounces of water (not enough) and 1 cup of hot green tea (no calories). Here are the Fat/Carb/Protein ratios:

While I am pretty sure that is a little high on the carb end, and a little low on the protein end, it will work for day 1. I am happy with low fat percentage and the lack of refined sugar. And no ice cream, of course. ;) The only time I felt really hungry yesterday was right before dinner, because I didn't get it prepared until 8:30p.m. That is something I need to improve upon - it's too late to be eating.

As for training, I did a 5 mile run during lunch, and followed it up with 70 situps on the decline bench and 3x10 reps of back extensions, holding the last one for 10 seconds each time. At that point, my lunch break was up, and it was time to get back to work. The rest of the evening was coaching Bo's basketball team, cooking dinner, folding laundry, and watching the day's recorded episode of The View before bed. I did manage to get back up this morning and do some weights and spin class, and so far day 2 is off to a good start as well.


Missy said...

My stomach might eat itself on ~1019 calories, ouch. Good luck, it IS easier to get up that hill when junk isn't jiggling:)

Jill said...

Yipes...you are going to STARVE girl. I hope you don't mind me commenting...

Protein - Goal weight divided by 2.2 and then multiply that product by 1.5 to get grams of protein...so you should be no less than 80 grams. Don't waste away all that hard earned IM muscles you have.

No dairy? All girls your age need calcium too. Yogurt or something maybe??

Yes, Day 1 is a good start...but I worry about you...don't cut it out too much.

I am loving doing this with you too...maybe I'll start my blog back?? Hmmm...I SO miss it.

Anonymous said...

Please make sure you are getting enough calories. If not, your metabolism will backfire on you and after some initial weight loss, may find yourself stagnating or re-gaining. Someone as physically active as you needs more that the average girl for sure! Breakfast is a great place to pack in complex carbs, protein and a little sugar (fruit form) to give you energy for the day! Sometimes a change in choices of foods (complex vs. simple carbs, veggies vs. chips, etc) is all that is needed to shed pounds, and not a drastic calorie cut. Good Luck and take care.

greyhound said...

Dude(ette): To echo what some of the others have said, women's bodies are extremely adept at going into famine mode, torquing down the metabolism when they don't get enough calories in order to PRESERVE body fat to be used for nursing puppies. You're not expecting any puppies any time soon, but your metabolism doesn't know that.

You burned 500 calories at least on a 5 mile run, and I know your resting metabolic rate has to be way more than 519 calories. It's probably more like 1400 to 1500 calories just to keep you alive.

You need to figure out how to short yourself 200 to 500 calories a day below your actual needs. No more, or you'll go into hibernation and quit losing weight, even if your willpower holds out.

Rant over, I promise.

ferfer85 said...

I fifth everything. ~1000 cal for you = starvation.

Ease up on Day 2!

Benson said...

Paula Newby Frazer says
"Protein, protein, protein, don't skimp on the protein and don't starve yourself, you'll bonk."
Stay strong and stay nourished.
Good going.

Bethany said...

Looks like a great day. And many have posted lots of interesting information and helpful! You will have to keep us posted on your hunger or lack there of... You are definitely on the right track with the types of food, that, for me, is the hardest part! I have no time for PREPARATION! You will find your zone...

Borsch said...

Great job!

Anonymous said...

Your off to a great start! I love how you even counted the 5 grapes!

stronger said...

when you start watching what you eat and paying attention to calories/fat/carb/protein/etc, it is easy to get yourself into a deficit. Throw in a protein shake or two to help up the protein and add a few more calories. I am going to guess you should be closer to the 1800-2100 calories/day range.