Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blah, Blah, Blah...

I have tried a few different times to post something half way intelligent or thoughtful and just keep coming up short. I think I need to put the ‘get a good night’s sleep’ part of the plan for better health into action.

I did pretty well today and managed to pump out a full hour on the recumbent bike which is a first. I am still nursing a blister on my left foot so I am trying to stay away from walking really long distances for another day or two though. The variety of exercises that I do seem to be covering any lag that may have occurred with cutting out my walks for a few days.

I didn’t enjoy having fewer meals today, but I was full from the eggs I had first thing in the morning and the feeling stayed with me through a large part of the day. It left me feeling pretty low on energy. I think I’ll be trying to stick with something a little lighter for breakfast and follow it up with a heaver option a couple hours later. That eating pattern seems to be working better for me right now.

- 9 glasses of water throughout the day
- 2 egg omelet with tomato, garden pepper, onion, grated cheese, and pepper
- 1 mug of tea with milk
- 6-inch sub on a whole wheat bun with ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato, mustard, mayonnaise, and pepper
- 1 plum
- 2 1/2 cups of steamed broccoli with margarine

- 50 minutes of walking completed in 2 outings (both 25 minutes long)
- 1 hour on the recumbent bike


  1. Eggs make me feel really full also. It's a little overwhelming first thing in the morning, but it's a great lunch!!

  2. I like a hearty carb in the morning... I still get hungry about 3 hours later but not starving..if I go more than 3 hours I want to gobble everything up - especially BAD, empty calories - go figure.

    way to go on the exercise 2/day...I'm working up to that! inspiring!!

  3. I'm more of a fiber and carb breakfast person. Eggs are my "brunch" treat if we eat a late breakfast on the weekends. Way to go on the bike. That's awesome!

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  5. I'm really not a breakfast eater. But when I do I stick to oatmeal (literally!)

    Great job on the recumbent bike.

  6. What about a lighter omelet - 1 egg with 1 egg white? I don't even know what a recumbent bike is, but I'm impressed! I'll have to google it! I read somewhere that plenty of sleep aids weight loss...those with less than 8 hours tend to gain. I know you can't believe everything you read, but it was a medical article at the Dr's office.

  7. Congratulations on the hour on the bike!

    I've found sleep to be so incredibly important to making sure the pounds keep coming off. There's a pretty solid correlation between the nights I don't sleep and the messes that seems to occupy the day after.

    Hope your blisters get well soon!

  8. One hour on the bike??? Whoohoo!! Way to go girl!! Sleep is so important, my trainer says I should really aim for 8 hours each night...I usually get about 6 hours.

  9. Wow! Lots of great comments here today!