Here I am entering in what I can remember at the end of the day. I know I forgot things and I'm around 2200 calories (of things I remember) with 2700 burned (running 10 miles + basal metabolic rate). I had a crappy morning run doing 6.5 brutal miles where I just felt like stopping after 2, but then had a nice mid morning run at the gym somewhat tempo getting in 3.5 in 28+ minutes. It felt GOOD. I also did some abs. Trying the abs 2/3 times a week to see if I see a difference!
What I like best about entering everything in (FITDAY is the site that I use) is that it tells you your nutritional info. I think it is so much easier when calorie counting to use pre-packaged things, especially power bars and they have tons of vitamins, but I have been staying away from those things. I think I'll buy a box!
I can't believe how much I am eating actually! I used to think 1800 calories was alot and to be over 2000 is kind of crazy, especially since I'm mostly eating when I'm hungry, not engorging myself. Have you ever counted up your daily intake? What did you learn?
*I'm low in Vitamin D and Calcium. Calcium is a bad one to be deficient in. Both are in my vitamin, but Calcium is only 15%.
* I need to eat more veggies. Lately my go to snacks have been nuts and protein powder, and lots of oatmeal based things - pancakes, plain old oatmeal, . I'm good on fruit and have my smoothie w/ spinach, banana, orange, pear.. but I need more variety in my veggies, just not enough throughout the day. Any tips?
*Whoa carbs in the high 300s. Aren't you supposed to aim for 200? Oatmeal, dried cranberries, fruit, maple syrup - that's where they came from.
Now that most of my custom foods are added in, I think I can try harder on this and see how I do. I am going to go on the scale one time a week and see if there is any difference in weight.
Click these to make bigger. This site - for free - is pretty awesome actually!
Philadelphia Marathon registration opens tomorrow, April 1! I think I am going to sign up for the marathon, even though it's 3 weeks after Marine Corps. If anything, I'll run the half for fun. Here's my history with it - I kind of have to try for the marathon:
2007 - Marathon - not a bad day, 4:26
2008 - Half Marathon 28 weeks pregnant with Nick, walked the entire thing in 3:15
2009 - Marathon, my sister finished it with me and I wanted to die, was burnt out, pregnant with Kara and out of breath - 4:39
2010 - Half Marathon - ran and reported on it - 2:07
See the pattern? 2011 is a Marathon year. We'll make it a goal - maybe a fun run?
And... March food shopping was $542. I tried hard, really I did! I think February was a low and short month so March had to be high.