Thanks, Amity. I 've decided to not do the July challenge because it's my birthday next week and there will be lots of eating out, etc... And besides, I'm just challenged out right now.
For instance, today a friend took me out to lunch to a crepe place that I love. While I did pretty well--salad and the savory crepe I had was a buckwheat crepe, I'm sure it was a lot of calories. Still, she is not a healthy eater and wanted to completely indulge--dessert crepes or fondue or both. I just told her that I wanted to save myself for my birthday cake. And I had only 1 of her fries. Yay for me about that--usually I end up scarfing up the whole plate!!
Also, my food was really weird today because Oatmeal kept me up all last night again acting really erratic and crazy--spooked by fireworks, I suppose. I hope. So I was hungry at 3am and then had absolutely no interest in cooking dinner so we just laid out what was in the fridge.
Sadly, I went over 2000 calories (this is just an estimate, but I'm sure it's somewhat accurate) so I'll lose points for that. It made me want to not post to my journal today, but that would have just compounded the problem.
S: Healthy choice bar
B: 3/4 c. Uncle Sam, 1 c. sliced strawberries, 2/3 c. ff milk
S: coffee w/ 3 tbsp ff 1/2 & 1/2
L: apple walnut salad, chicken florentine buckwheat crepe, 1 french fry, espresso
S: 2 oz lt cheddar, 1 peach
D: reduced fat triscuits, smoked salmon, ff cream cheese, lt cheddar, lt feta, sun dried tomatoes, egg white salad, turkey ham
Calories in: 2089
Calories burnt: 252
Clean eating: -2
Track Calories: 1
Update journal: 1
Jogging: 0 (2/3)
Exercise for 200 minutes/week: 0 (84 minutes)
Strength Training: 0
I didn't think I'd be able to finish my 30 minute jog today because of my sleep deprivation, but I did. Super slowly, of course, but I did it. I guess it's becoming easier for me. I'm going to start thinking about increasing my speed.