Friday, January 09, 2009


Sadly today was the last "work day" of my holidays and on Monday its back to the grind. BS and I pottered around and did some back-to-school shopping like buying a new lunch carrier, drink bottle and sneakers. We snuck in some more playground time, bought groceries and had lunch out (again). It was a good day but hopefully tomorrow we'll go to the movies with his friend and my best friend and that'll be a real treat.

I have been eating quite well since the new year and I feel that the Metal Monster will be kind tomorrow morning. It better be or it'll get a big swift kick and a string of unpleasant expletives thrown at it LOL. But seriously, I've been trying hard to break away from a "diet mentality" but logging on CalKing has the exact oppostite effect on me. If I'm out and having a meal I'm sizing it up to try and guess portions, then checking all the ingredients and then trying to guess what the dressing or sauce or whatever was. Its like I'm on an investigation and I have all this information that I need to find out. I order healthy (as a matter of course) but am not relaxed about eating.

Similarly at dinner time, I was obsessively weighing everything I was preparing. WH and I were sharing a meal tonight and it was quite a chore to record the ingredients and then portion them out and estimate portion sizes etc etc etc. At the end of it there are all these numbers on CalKing which I look at and wonder how accurate they are after all that effort. Hmmm tonight I'm a bit glass-half-empty about logging dietary intake. Hopefully the tide will turn tomorrow.

Training is going well. My weights are creeping up in my "Sexy Back" program but I'm still on baby weights after not training consistently last year. Tomorrow I get to add some running to my morning walk and then I have another date with the Allmighty Creator of Awesome Abs (also known as the BOSU). I still have abs DOMS from my last session from a couple of days ago so it'll be interesting to see how I go.

Cheers all and hope your weekend is great.



Charlotte Orr said...

Agree with you about the chore to weigh and log things, especially if you want to make a creative meal with lots of ingredients.

Anonymous said...

Good days, bad days, we all have them and they're a part of life. Magda as long as you're doing your best that's all you can ask of yourself. I think you've come along in leaps and bounds from the past so try not to be so hard on yourself. Why don't you go back through your blog when you first started to see exactly how much you have changed and for the better.

Lia xxx
Eat Clean, Drink Water, Train Hard & Love Life! :o)

Magda said...

Thank goodness I only do it on weekends otherwise it'd drive me crazy Charlotte.

Thanks Lia. You're right. Its just me letting off a little whingy steam :-)