Tuesday, March 11, 2008

152.0 - A good food & exercise day

Yesterday was just about perfect, food and exercise wise. And the scale played along this morning. Woohoo!

On the food front, I focused on protein and made sure every meal had a significant protein source. I only had 2 veggies, which is 1 fewer than I had planned but oh well. I had a banana as a mid-morning snack. I had my primary starch for breakfast (a whole wheat English muffin on my Starbucks reduced fat breakfast sandwich--first time I've had this and OMG it's so yummy for only 350 calories and 20 grams of protein), a small serving of chocolate in the afternoon (Green & Black's milk chocolate, 6 squares = 110 calories), and an LA Lite bar after dinner. That's 3 starches for the day.

After I got the kids in bed, I had a low fat/sugar free yogurt and a small handful of pecans. This is the 2nd night I've had yogurt with nuts on the side, and I think it is really helping curb my night time cravings. Dairy is hard for me to fit in unless I get a latte (which I'm trying to only do once a week because dang, $4 a pop does add up), but yogurt after dinner is an easy food choice. The nuts are a healthy fat which keep me feeling full. I was done eating by 9 p.m., and since I didn't go to bed until midnight (finished watching season 3 of The Wire on DVD last night--that show is too good) that was 3 hours of no eating before bed.

And I also got a quick workout in while Sophie was at swim class. I ran 2 miles during her class--1 @ 11:00 and 1 @ 10:16. After I got her cleaned up and dropped off at Kids Club with Luke, I ran one more mile. This one was the toughie. I ran a half mile at a 10:10 pace, then I started kicking up the speed every .05 miles or so. I ended up at an 8:30 pace for the last tenth, and my 3rd mile came in at 9:50. It was only 3 miles, but they were quality miles. I finished with 5 minutes of ab work and 10 yoga-style (with my hands close and elbows tucked in) pushups.

Today I am hoping for another good food day with a delicious salad from a local restaurant for lunch. The weather is supposed to be fabulous this afternoon (sunshine! 50s!) and I'm keeping my fingers crossed everything falls into place for me to run 4 miles outside.

With all the off days I've had the past few months, days like these are precious.


Marcy said...

I just watched the series finale last night! I can't believe it's over *sniff* *sniff* I think I'm going to try and watch it from the beginning at some point. I didn't start watching until *I think* the 3rd season.

Grumpy Chair said...

I am so glad you are getting some nice weather this afternoon.

Hooray for a perfect day!

Pokey said...

NICE miles Laura!!! And great weight loss too.

I need to work on both :)

RunnerGirl said...

Great job getting in those miles!

Ready Maid said...

Woooo, GIRRRL! I am SO inspired by you gals who get into late-life running. I'm circling the idea and have begun to visualize myself as a runner, particularly because I like long-looking leg muscles, and because most runners have good definition in their arms.

So keep it up. I've blog-rolled you to be inspired by your progress!

Heather said...

Great job with your food! I still use my food diaries from the center..definitely reminds me what food groups I need to get more of.

Carly said...

I just found your blog and you are truly an inspiration. You look great.

I really need to try the yogurt and nuts trick before bed. *brushing off chip crumbs from shirt* Maybe that will help me from running to the junk. LOL

Jess said...

Nicely done!