Once I got to work, I bought that pack of Famous Amos Cookies. It cost a buck, and I had it in change. I snacked on it from about 10:30 to 12, so I didn't wolf down the cookies too fast. I spread the calories out , so chances are it won't all go to fat.
Total Calories so far: 550.
Well, that sorta sucks. That's like a 3rd of my limit already, and I still gotta get lunch and dinner sometime. Lunch is probably going to happen about 2pm, since that should be about when I make it home. Dinner will probably happen about 6. Hmm, maybe I should work out WHILE I make lunch, that could work! (I'm still at work, but it's a slow point right now as I wait for the computer to finish what it needs to do, as I can't do anything until it's done.)
I skipped lunch. It's not the best choice, but at 2pm, and with dinner around the corner, a snack was a better option. I had a can of tuna (in water) and a yogurt, both 100 calories, totaling 200. After my workout, I had a Chicken breast and a can of green beans with some salsa. That's 180 + 60 + maybe 10 for the salsa. It's 8pm now, and I'm not going to eat anything else for the day.
Total Calories for the day: 550 + 200 + 250 = 1000.
Failures for the day: I didn't even consume 1200 calories, only hitting 1000. That's not quite enough. I need to watch that more closely and stay closer to 1200 so that weight loss doesn't plateau.
Successes for the day: I didn't overeat at any point, so most likely none of what I ate today went to body fat. Also very important is that I didn't have any mass cravings because I kept munching at appropriate times. I need to make sure I keep this behavior up.
Today was Week 1 Day 2 of the workout.
Warmup: (2 sets, 30 seconds rest between)
10 Squats, 10 pushups, 10 stick ups, 10 mountain climbers, 10 lunges, 10 bows.
Set 1: (2 sets, 30 seconds between)
15 prisoner squats, 16 (8 each side) walking offset pushups
Set 2: (2 sets, 1 minute between)
12 split squat (front foot elevated), 12 inverted rows (I had no bar, so I substituted that for wall-pushoffs)
Set 3: (2 sets, 1 minute between)
12 (6 per side) stability ball jacknives, 12 stability ball leg curls
Set 4: (2 sets, 1 minute between)
16 (8 per side) spiderman pushup (subbed regular pushups for this), 30 (15 per leg) 1-leg hip raises
3 minute warmup, easy level
3 sets of 1 minute hard, 1 minute slow
3 minute cooldown
It's official, my body did not agree with me today. Almost hated me in fact. The warmup pretty much sucked, and during the split lunges my legs were killing me, almost giving out. Nevertheless, I managed to get everything done on time without cheating. I didn't have a stability ball, so I used a computer chair for the ball. It's a little harder because the chair doesn't want to go where you tell it, but it works out and saves buying a stability ball.
At the end of the workout, I felt pretty tired. Pretty beat. I didn't feel like I was going to die or hurl though, so that means I did good. Worked out just hard enough, not too little, not too much. With this complete, and tomorrow an off day, I'll be stretching again, hopefully everything this time.
My dad asked me if I lost any weight so far. Technically speaking, I've lost two pounds. Chances are it's water weight though. See, I used to drink nothing but diet soda prior to this week, so I'd bet right now that the majority of weight loss will come from that.
That's all for today, I'll be back tomorrow.