Thursday, September 3, 2009

Week 22

Yup, it's 'weigh day' again. I'm back to my usual 2 lbs for the week, so that's good.
I usually start my liquid fast after lunch on Wed and end the same time on Thursday (if you missed my full explanation of the program go here if you want to know what I'm talking about). I also happen to be the one in charge of dinner on Wed nights. So yesterday I made salmon, rice, and steamed veggies. I also made a triple batch of lemon bars and Bill' special rice crispy treats made with brown rice syrup. Lots of time in the kitchen! I was able to control myself - mostly. I HAVE to taste what I make, even if it's just a crumb. I need to know that I didn't accidentally bungle a recipe up or poison anyone. So I did have three tiny bites last night - one of salmon, one of lemon bar, one of the crispy rice.
But then to make up for it I went to kick boxing at the 'Y' and pushed extra hard where I normally would do the minimum.
This was my second kick box class this week and I really am learning that a variety of exercise is good. I lift and fast walk regularly, so I went into this class thinking it would be a breeze, not so! My abs hurt from my pelvis to my bra - and all the way around my back (OK, abs really don't go around, but it's difficult to find where one ends and the other begins).
My well read friend JoEllen pointed out an article about exercise not making people thin (go here to read it). I had already known the powerful hunger that can follow a good workout, and the justifications that go with eating when I exercise...I did it in this post (my bites while on my liquid fast). So I am going at my walks differently now. I'm taking Danni and Enoch along, they love being outside and Danni needs the 'recess' time. I'll do my sweating workouts in the gym in the afternoons and not eat afterwards. (Or eat very little...)
What do you do to keep from over indulging?

3 comments:

cate said...

well, I haven't figured out yet how to not overindulge. hahaha
I've realized when I look at how many calories are in food I am more cautious to not eat and eat and eat- it really adds up.

Charitons said...

Loved the article. But I LOVE to exercise too. : ) I just try to stay really busy with things that keep me out of the kitchen... kind of hard when you are a mom and it's basically your JOB to be in the kitchen huh?

JoEllen said...

I tend to overindulge if I workout in the afternoon/evening. So, I try to keep my workouts to the morning (which will be easier when I'm sleeping through the night) and I go to bed! As silly as that sounds, if I'm up and I'm hungry it's usually past my bedtime! I also keep frozen grapes around. They're sweet enough to be a treat, and eating them takes a little time so I usually don't eat too many.

Good job on sticking to your goals!!

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