So I started this 101 days of summer challenge at 169 and I lost a whopping – 1.6 for the month. I remeasured myself, and while my hips, waist and chest stayed the same, I lost 1/2 an inch on my bicep and 1/2 an inch on my thigh.
While I was expecting a better result, two things came to mind while reviewing my food journal. A lot of days my calories from fat were above 30%, and the extra glasses of wine (which somehow never make it on my food journal) might have been the reason I basically maintained the month of June.
But then I look at the good news! When I log into the bike machines online network, I biked 92 miles for a total of 7 hours and 32 minutes! I am 8 miles shy of biking 100 miles for the month! So my goal for July is to revamp my calories to ensure each day is under 30% of calories from fat, and to go easy on the wine!
It was a good old breakfast sammie for me – I shredded zucchini into my eggs – makes them so creamy!
I forgot my blood sugar Accu-Chek machine at home. I always like to check it before working out to see where I am at. While Tony was willing to bring it to me, I decided to just listen to my body and see how it went. The sad thing is that to me, a good blood sugar number and a high blood sugar feel the same – its only when I start to drop that I feel anything.
I did a really hard bike ride yesterday – I didn’t realize that in the 8 mile ride at one point a hill climb was at 40% and that the last 1.6 miles was a steady hill climb! I did eat one glucose tab while working out and I felt fine
When I got back to work, lunch was a turkey wrap and my Wisconsin beer cheese soup. Although I did not make this soup! My co-worker made my recipe and while she did put the onions in (pureed) it was absolutely delicious! Thanks R! It’s cute because when she makes dishes, her husband rates the dishes – i.e., if they are good, they make it on the menu as if they owned their own restaurant. This soup made it on their menu!
For dinner I made Greek marinated chicken kabobs with corn on the cob, roasted red pepper and re-heated spaetzle. I bought the kabobs at my store – only $1.25 for each kabob!
We both thought the marinade was on the salty side, but it was still tasty! And I loved eating outside!
Stats for Tuesday:
- 8.1 mile bike ride
- 1,351 calories, 127 carbs, 110 protein, 49 fat and 18.6 fiber
Some things to check out:
- Katie at Chaos in the Kitchen has her favorite 4th of July recipes – I am going to make the sirloin steak with corn salsa
- Amanda just made her PR on her last 5k – under 30 minutes
- Al gave me his recipe for making pickles!
How did you do this month?
I have a half day of work – Hannah’s home today! She has taken 800+ pictures so that will be quite a slide show
Oh, and Tony did some research – our eggs on the gazebo are from a green shield bug!