Great to see you looking into the alternatives for the multi-grain,,, well done.
Monday Day 34?
Thnk it;s day 34, will check on calendar!
Today has been a day of events, firstly, I opened my desk diary at work and a bloomin White tail spider was in there. Well I absolutely freaked out, screaming, shouting, have a big hissy fit, I don't do bugs and this is the only spider in NZ that can bite you and you can suffer really badly depending on how you react to the bite. I absolutley hate, them, possibly as much as I hate cockroaches, but at least cockroaches dont give you a poisonous bite. I am still shuddering now when I think about it.
After being rescued by several co workers the said spider was dealt with and I spent the rest of the afternoon, carefully moving things aroudn my office, checking there was not any more and putting insect spray in the corners just to make sure nothing else did crawl out. I am not looking forward to looking in my office tomorrow. I so hate creepy crawlies.:(
My eventful day continued as I ran a bath for my boys returning from swimming, then got cooking dinner, forgot about the bath until the boys came home and shouted Mummy you are flooding the house! Ooopss! Baths in NZ don't have overflows like we do in UK, so the water had nowhere to go, but over the side of the bath and all over the floor.
Oh well floor needed a wash! Hubby sorted that out, while I remembered that I was doing a stir fry and I had left that unattended in the kitched. I tell you I had my bimbo head on today!
But did manage the gym:)
Workout as follows:
Bodyweight Squat – 10 repetitions
o Close-grip Pushup – 10 petitions per side
o Stability Ball Leg Curl – 12 repetitions
1A) DB Split Squat – 6 reps using 75% of the weight you’ll use in the “real” sets.
1B) Stability Ball Rollout – 5 repetitions.
1A) DB Split Squat – 8 repetitions per side (9 kg each hand)
1B) Stability Ball Rollout – 20 repetitions
2A) DB RDL – 8 repetitions (10kg each hand)
2B) DB Push Press – 6 repetitions (6kg each hand)
3A) DB Squat – 12 repetitions per side (10kg each hand)
3B) Stability Ball Jackknife – 15 repetitions
3C) Side Plank – 45 seconds per side
I thnk I got a bit mixed up with posting my workouts the last few days, but today was workout B, with Advanced interval training, 20 secs hard, 40 secs easy, did this on the rower.
Organic Oats - 30g Porridge Oats With 100ml Skimmed Milk, 30 g oats, 100ml skimmed milk
Generic - Side Salad, 1 Bowl
Sealord - Tuna Sensations - Sweet Thai Chilli, 100 g
Nuts - Cashew nuts, raw, 1 oz
Meadow Fresh (Nz) - Live Lite Vanilla Bean Yoghurt, 125 g
Watties - Stir Fry Vegetable Mix, 200 g
Bertoli - Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 Tbsp, 1/2 TBSP (dont think I used this much really)
Carrots - Raw, 1 cup, chopped
Banana - Small, 1 Banana
Grapes - Green, Seedless, 1 cup
Country Goodness - Cottage Cheese,
Carrots - Raw, 1 cup, chopped
Banana - Small, 1 Banana
Total cals 1073
I have posted under the fat loss bit so am hoping that Craig will reply, have had a couple of replies from other members, but would be really interested to see what Craig says. I think I will stop eating cashews, only starting eating them as I wanted to up my protein, but they are very high in cals and according to myfitness pa, they don't actually have any more protien than a yoghurt, so not worth it. I will buy some more Almonds and use them instead, although I find them very sweet so wouln't use them in a stiry fry.
I am trying very hard not to have carbs, or at least white carbs, but it's very hard. Feel very full on vegetables, but give me an hour and I will be starving. My tummy also feels really sore and bloated and thats from eating veg/fruit and salad all day , I am confused! I thought you got that reaction from eating wheat/dairy? :)
Cheers for now Katie:)
give eating veggies & fruit a couple of days, may just take a bit of time for your body to adjust, you are asking it to work a bit more with digestion etc when cutting out white & processed foods....
saw you mentioned the greek yoghurt on that other post ...personally I like the fresh& fruity lite (esp very berry) yoghurt myself - as you say much of them are sweetened here though you might want to take a look at the "De Winkel" ones ( a tad expensive).
Just read this post and your one under fat loss - at just over 1000 cals i think you arent eating enough, those extra couple of hundred cals make a difference, especially on workout days you could be burning several hundred too so that would take you down to anywhere bewtween 600-800 cals which isnt enough!
Also are you drinking enough water - 2litres a day minimum really - helps alot especially with the adde dintake of fibre in the fruits and veggies :-)
Anyhows, about the cashews. I actually finished the last in the glass bottle last night. I have a packet of them still in my cupboard, but I know if I empty them, I'll just end up gobbling them down,,, too yummy. Have you ever tried soaking the almonds 6 -8 hours or overnight. Not only do they taste more like macadamia nuts, but apparently the tannin (the brown coloring which can supposedly be a little poisonous if too much is ingested) is water soluable. So after soaking them, the water is quite brown. Simply rinse, and your good to go :)
BTW, great advice given by Alex and HC.
I would up the water intake too. And if your feeling hungry after the fruit/veges, maybe a tablespoon of psyllium husks in water and down it. Must make sure though that you drink about an extra 500ml of water straight after to prevent constipation. Don't know when you would time this before or after your meal though. Someone else on here might be able to help with that.
As per the bloating feeling. I'm just wondering in what order you eat your fruit and veges. Fruit digests quicker, so it's best to have them before your veges or any other food for that matter, otherwise they can ferment on-top of what you've eaten before,,, food for thought.
Hope some of this helps.
Sorry you had a messy day! I'd freak over the spider too, we do get a lot around in the fall, but none that are really poisonous here.
I agree with a lot of the suggestions already:
1) Don't eat too little... average 1300 is probably ok, 1000 sounds too low.
2) Drink as much water and other non-caffeinated liquids as you can (I drink a lot of herbal teas).
3) Nuts are good for you (really any nuts, I don't think almonds are any better than cashews), but they are high in calories. They're not that high in protein though, for that, you're better off with greek yogurt or cottage cheese.
4) Try to eat more protein. Are you vegetarian? Protein will help you feel full.
5) Make sure you're eating enough fats too, they also help you feel full.
Oh, you asked about the Transformation workouts - I think they were from January and February, 2009, so you can probably buy them individually if you don't have a Platinum membership.
I've just started adding a scoop of protein powder to my green smoothies. I found something that seemed okay - it has soy in it, which I try to avoid (it's an estrogen-mimicker) but since I've eliminated processed foods from my diet w/ the exception of an occasional piece of bread and a few bites of cereal when I'm trying to clean up after the kids (and of course my occasional and lately very rare sweet treat), I figured I could deal with the minimal soy in the protein powder. I don't know if it will make a difference, but it makes me feel better to put it in there. And I did try adding cottage cheese to my smoothies a few times - and I do like cottage cheese - but the flavor of the smoothie was very unappetizing! In any case, if you're looking to up protein w/out eating eggs or meats, this could be the way to go. Plus, if you make it a green smoothie you get your spinach and Catherine would be so happy! ;)
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