Today was a balancing act with my blood sugar. it always happens when I jump back into exercise. My goal was to work out at the gym two mornings this week, and I thought I set my alarm for 6:30, but it was 6:50. I probably could have made it, but I decided to stay home and do Level 1 of Jillian’s 30 day shred. I tested my blood sugar, it was 156 – kinda high, but I was okay with that.
In the past, I’ve eaten something small, taken a little bit of insulin and I am good to go. Today I opted to take 4 units of insulin and see what happened. 25 minutes later, after the workout, I was 160. I would have thought it would have dropped to about 100? Any dieticians out there – feel free to respond!
Breakfast was an Un-Biz one. No bacon, no cheese!
4 ounces of low carb vanilla yogurt, 1 cup diced apple and 1/4 cup Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Seed Granola:
It was delicious! But guess what? That whole bowl was only 220 calories, 4 fat, 43 carbs and 6 protein! But it kept me full until lunch!
My friend and I walked today at lunch – we are going to take advantage of outdoor walks as long as possible! Again I tested my blood sugar and it was 166. Nice! I thought that would be fine. 2.2 miles and 40 minutes later, as I was getting changed back into my work clothes, I could feel the sweat start to go down my neck. I know, TMI – gross – but that is the first sign for me of low blood sugar. Sure enough, when I got back to my desk my blood sugar was 55!
Luckily lunch pulled together really quickly! Chicken stir fry.
This generous plate of food was: 397 calories, 2 fat, 62 carbs and 8 protein. Since my blood sugar was so low, I ate half and then took half the amount of insulin I should. By this afternoon, I had leveled out at a nice 112!
But according to sparkpeople, I should be eating around 1200 to 1500 calories a day – and since I did Jillian AND walk today for a total of 65 minute of exercise, I knew I had to get more calories in.
70 calories, 2 carbs, 6 fat and 3 protein. Much to my surprise, while these will never be good as smoked, SALTED almonds, I am really liking these!
I’ve been having a jones for scallops so I had a steak that needed to be cooked and we had a different kind of surf and turf. This time I just used lemon pepper seasoning on the scallops, and seared them on medium-high heat in a tablespoon of butter.
My plate was: 3 ounces of steak, 5 sea scallops, 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Harvest Blend (Tony thought I made rice-a-roni, so he was a tad bit disappointed!) and about 1 teaspoon of melted butter poured over the top.
Dinner: 405 calories, 8 fat, 37 carbs and 42 protein.
But guess what? Even with my meals, I am only at 1091 calories for the day! I see popcorn in my future tonight!
Stats for the Day:
- 1091 calories
- 20 fat
- 146 carbs
- 84 protein
- 17 fiber
- 65 minutes of exercise!
So here’s my question. I felt satisfied and full after each of these meals, but felt like I had to eat more to meet my 1500 calorie goal since I worked out today. Should I add more high calorie snacks during the day? I found out the hard way that I really can’t eat more than a handful of nuts at one time – so any suggestions would be appreciated!
Biggest Loser is On! Go watch it so we can discuss tomorrow! Fingers crossed Tracy gets the kick to the curb!