Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Eye-opening (again)!

Let me get one thing straight. My counting calories is not about being on a stringent plan, or a straightened arrow. It's about knowledge, so that I can make better choices when I'm eating. What an eye-opening experience! I logged all my calories yesterday, and managed to eat a total of 1750. Probably still a bit higher than it should be, but I think it's the right level for a nursing mom.

I'm not even all that grumpy about it. I think it's because we ate dinner at 6pm yesterday. Sure, I was starving by 8:30, but I had an apple and some cottage cheese. My worst time (and I mean, my worst) is between 2pm and 6pm. I can't stop grazing!

Another NSV yesterday. My daughter's Hallowe'en candy is still lying around. (Don't worry, it's being shipped to my husband's office tomorrow). I managed to contain myself to a mini box of smarties (I think there are 8-10 in a box). Usually, this opens up pandora's box for me, and I go hog-wild! But I enjoyed the small indulgence and moved on. And I included that in my calorie count above.

I even managed to make the Southwest Quinoa salad for lunch today (a la Dreena Burton!), and it looks delicious.

And finally, something embarassing. I have been paying for a gym membership for the last 2-3 months and I've probably been a grand total of twice. What a waste of money! I have a gym in my condo building too (it's just smaller and not as nice). I've decided to take up some classes at the gym 2-3 times a week. So tonight, I'm going to try my hand at spinning! I've only done it once (a few years ago), and my experience was just so-so. But I think that boiled down to the instructor and music. Hopefully tonight will be a bit better.

Exciting day ahead. I'm getting my hair done this afternoon! In-laws are coming over to watch the baby so that I can escape for a couple of sweet hours. Can't wait!


Rebecca said...

you'll love spin sonya!!

and i think it's great your logging your calories just to see.

keep up the great work!

Sheridan said...

aww super! Totally awesome you were able to resist the Halloween candy...I sooo wasn't LOL!
I should've followed HG's advise, the "Give it away" LOL
Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed your class and also super nice of your inlaws to come and look after little one. Mine already watches my daughter 3 days a week so whenever I need time for myself it's a no go, no one is willing to watch her, but then again, when I'm off work I sorta want her around... and the calories seems totally good for a nursing Mom, gotta keep the kiddies in mind, right? Think of the good you're doing for baby too! :)