04 October 2008

Frozen Yogurt, it's not just for breakfast anymore

For the last 4 days I have felt like the Goodyear blimp and I'm not sure why. I hate when I get this feeling, especially when I've done nothing to bring it on (at least I think I haven't). I know my water intake is down a little, but it's 2L instead of 3L. Could that make that much of a difference?? And on Thursday my eating was screwy, but yesterday I made a point to eat good, whole food at regular intervals. That didn't help. Ugh!!! I'm not sure what to do to get rid of this feeling. Oh well, I guess I'll just keep eating right, drinking water, and working out and hopefully this too shall pass.

The Bodybugg continues to provide a whole lot of fun, interesting facts. I know how many calories I burn at rest. When I'm walking. When I'm working out. When I'm eating. It's big fun. Yesterday I managed to create a deficit between calories burned and calories eaten. Not as big a one as I wanted, but a deficit none the less. Actually, because I had school yesterday morning I didn't get a chance to work out. If I had worked out I would have easily gotten my 500 calorie deficit for the day. So I'm good. I'm pretty on track and if I just stick to my plan I'll be fine.
The program provides a meal plan for you based on a your preferences and a whole bunch of questions you have to answer. I have a problem with some of the meal plans though. Here is today's:

Notice what's for breakfast, 1/2 a cup of frozen yogurt?!?!?!?! Now I'm not sure why they would recommend you start your day with a frozen confection, but I do know myself. If I started my day with frozen yogurt that would set me up for a free for all binge all day long. I realize it's just a computer program that doesn't know the difference between frozen yogurt and oatmeal, it's only looking at the numbers, but that's just a little crazy. And seriously, what am I supposed to make with lunch?? Shredded cheese (which I'm not a big fan of cheese at all), Wheat Thins (which will send my blood sugar on a roller coaster ride), yogurt, strawberries, and carrots. There is way to many carbs and not enough protein to balance it out. I would rather eat a huge salad with hummus and goat cheese. That would be a much more tasty and satisfying lunch. So, yeah, not following their meal plan, it's too weird. And there's way to many processed foods in it. I just don't eat that much processed food anymore and I'm not going to start now.

Okay, I've rambled on enough for now. I should get my butt moving. I have lots of studying to do and errands to run today.

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