Day 2 of my "diet." Here's my food log, weight, exercise, and thoughts.
before exercise: about 1/10th serving of housemate's smoothie (leftovers). 1/2 small watermelon
after exercise (rest of breakfast, almost lunchtime though): cooked veggies
Lunch: my favorite salad of late topped with homemade soy yogurt. The fruits du jour were strawberries and blueberries, same as yesterday.
Snack at work: carrots (1 lb); sugar snap peas (1/2 lb).
Dinner: repeat salad topped with seed mixture and d'angou pear vinegar
"Dessert": small bowl of frozen peas and sweet corn (microwaved to thaw), with a little d'angou pear vinegar stirred in.
Calories: 1392; protein 68 g; fiber 76 g.
Weight: 131.2. That's more my typical weight of late. Now I want to lose some. I definitely have belly fat to get rid of.
Exercise: Rode my road bike 26 miles along my favorite route. This was wonderful.
- I suspect I need fewer calories to lose weight. maybe 1300-1350. I could cut back on my fruit. I'll do that after tomorrow (I've already purchased tomorrow's). It's interesting how few calories we older women need.
- I had lunch with a friend at a fast-food restaurant. She had a burger, fries, and coke. I like fast-food restaurants because they don't care if I bring my own food to eat. We ate outside and had a nice time. Some day maybe there will be fast food nutritarian restaurants!
- I need to remember not to buy the blueberries even though they are on sale, as they have been kind of tasteless lately.
- One great thing I've learned from Fuhrman and experience is that I don't need to eat before or during exercising unless it's an all-day thing. But for typical 1-2 hour workouts, it's unnecessary, as there is plenty of fuel in my liver (glycogen stores). For a 3-4 hour bike ride, an apple or banana during a break is good. I'll definitely be hungry when I'm done though. My usual lunch will taste really good after this.