Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weighing In Wednesday

Happy hump day y’all. Every Wednesday picture the camel from the Geico commercial yelling “Hump Day!” either you hate it or you love it and I love it. I'm not the only one :)

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I have been really sticking to my diet this past week. I think it was in part to having healthy options readily available in my fridge and also to the Pact I took to track my food. I blogged about the Pact app a few weeks ago and then decided to give it a try for myself. You create the goal of how many days you want to track your meals on My Fitness Pal. If you skip a day there is a $5 penalty and if you meet your goal there is a small reward.  I realize that tracking calories is not for everyone and that’s perfectly okay. For me, tracking my meals help me realize when I am eating too much or too little. I have found that when I am eating too few calories that I will indulge and overcompensate with unhealthy choices.

I have been watching my carbohydrate intake this week along with my calories. A low carb diet has been found to force your body to use your fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates.  I also think that it is important to switch up your diet every once in a while to avoid boredom. The majority of my diet this week has been protein and vegetables. Honestly, I have not been hungry thanks to all the protein I have been eating. The main thing I am missing is being able to enjoy more than one piece of fruit.  I will eat higher carbs the night before a long run to avoid bonking out due to lack of energy.  My weight this morning was 124 which makes for another two pounds down!

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  1. I just downloaded my fitness pal, so I'm looking forward to doing things like this as well!

  2. I love My Fitness Pal! BEST APP EVER!

  3. I've got a 210 day streak on MFP now :) I'm WinterBenson if you want to friend me :)

  4. My Fitness Pal is awesome! I just started using Map My Run, too and love that one. I have been eating SO BAD since we are moving in a couple of days... can't wait to get back on a normal schedule/routine!


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