My life is hectic these days. Working 96 miles from home, dealing with learning a new job, figuring out what to do about getting the family moved and selling this house…
None of this is easy and I am trying to rehab the knee and stay on plan and all that…
Gained a couple of pounds this week and I am not happy with myself over this. I am having trouble tracking my calories eating most of my meals in restaurants. I guess I over ate… Maybe it is retained water… Not happy with myself.
I have exercised every day. 50 minutes split between the elliptical trainer and the stationary bike. I am also busy at work walking the plant. Still, I am up a couple of pounds and this is scary for me. I have several months ahead of living in hotel rooms and eating restaurant food. If this continues It will be devastating to me. I have to find a way to track what I am eating better and to regulate myself better. I look at this as a a warning that I cannot slack off. This is a critical thing. I gained two pounds and it will stop here and now.
Even though it is cold out I plan to ride about 20 miles tomorrow. I have the cold weather riding clothes I need. I have to get out and get in one more ride before the bike is stored for the winter.
I will up my workouts to 90 minutes when I get back to the Hotel Monday night. 45 minutes on each piece of equipment. As I build up my stamina I will go up to two hours. I have nothing else to do at night so I may as well burn the calories and build the fitness. My company pays up to $150.00 a year per employee for gym membership. I have to look in to this. As my PT is winding down I need a replacement for that. I am finding that now that I am lean I like going to the gym. I don’t feel like the elephant in the room.
I am sticking with the plan in at least the respect of the type of foods I eat. Still no read meat… Mostly fish and some poultry. Big on the vegetables. I think I have to stop going to the Chinese restaurant. I suspect the food is higher in calories than I am recording. I base the calorie estimates on what I can find on the internet and I thinking I am underestimating the servings.
A simple fish and vegetable meal would work better for me… Have to research the restaurants a little better and find a place that serves lighter vegetarian fare… Two pounds. I am not happy…
The thing is I have to react aggressively to this. I gained a couple of pounds and that means I over ate. So I must attack the weight gain with increased activity and decreased consumption. I am going to buy a scale to keep in my hotel room so I can get back to weighing myself every day. Going 5 days without stepping on a scale is driving me crazy.
Tonight I had a good dinner of mixed vegetables, eight ounces of fish and some squash and rice. Good meal, well within my plan and I am where I need to be on calories for the day. A light snack later tonight and I will be right there.
Not happy with myself.