Monday, January 28, 2008
Oh, well. I learned something more this weekend: I really do have issues when I eat out. :) 3 days of seminars meant I wound up eating out at lunch _and_ dinner all three days. I'll be working out tomorrow (I've got a high-impact dance class scheduled for tonight, so I won't be working out in the daytime today), so I plan to weigh in tomorrow at the gym. It'll be interesting to see how much I gained.
One more learning experience. Now that I'm aware of what I do, it should be easier to watch out for unhealthy behaviours. Hmm.
Someone commented that scrolling back through my nutrition tracker, they'd noticed that earlier this month, I'd been eating over 2000 calories - which, to them, was WAAAY over the recommended limit - for THEM! Interesting. I know SparkPeople doesn't show recommended calorie range for each date, but there was a period where I was working out _very_ hard and had knowingly upped my calorie intake. In fact, in that period, given my workout goals, my recommended range was 1500-1950 or something like that. Interesting how people still assume one-size-fits-all, even on a site like this, which is so heavily personalized.
-rant mode off-
That said, I do recognise that I have to exercise more portion control if I really want to lose weight, so I guess the next thing I need to evaluate is how serious I _am_ about the whole weight loss thing.
Point taken: if I eat more calories than I burn, obviously the weight isn't going to come off. So now I need to really think about why I don't always make healthy choices while eating out ... my guess is because of my "normal" eating pattern - it's easier to just order what I normally would have ordered. That's obviously not going to work, so I have to either eat out MUCH less often, or start working out exactly what to eat, even if it means I look at the menu a lot longer than everyone else at the table. :)
This week, I have no plans to eat out, fortunately, so I'll be watching to see how the working-out-eating-smaller-por
tions-more-frequently thing works _for me_.
Onwards and onwards some more - never mind the negative people. :)