Weigh In Wednesday

28 Sep

I weighed in this morning at 164.8.  That’s up 1.2 from last week, but down two pounds from two weeks ago.  Considering how I ate and how little I exercised, a one pound gain aint bad.

In case it wasn’t clear from the hint in Monday’s post, I’m going to Vegas this weekend!  My mom said not to fall too far off the wagon.  I replied that I would just be hanging off the side a little.  Strategies for dealing with Vegas:

1.  Make sensible food choices.  Say I end up at Ronald’s Donuts.  I can purchase one apple fritter instead of a dozen donuts and eat half of it at a time instead of shoving the whole thing in my face.  Say I end up at The Wynn Buffet.  As a vegan, options are already limited to relatively healthy items, but that doesn’t mean I need to take three plates full.

(Speaking of The Wynn, in case you didn’t know, every single one of their restaurants has a separate vegan menu.  I plan on checking out as many as I can.)

2.  Track.  I will track everything I eat and drink, as best I can.  Internet at the hotel is included in the price, which will make tracking and possibly blogging easier.  I’m sure I will go over my points limit, so my goal is to maintain my weight this week.

3.  Find activities to do that don’t involve just eating and drinking.  I will certainly drink some, as I will certainly gamble a bit and drinks come with the territory, but I don’t need to drink all day every day just because I’m in Vegas.  I’m thinking a little window shopping may be fun, and possibly checking out the downtown area, which I’ve never seen.

4.  Exercise.  The hotel has a fitness center which apparently has a pretty nice view, so I’ll check it out.  I may consider running on the strip, depending on how early I can get out of bed.  I’d want to go before a lot of people are out.

Speaking of running, I didn’t go today.  My calf feels 100% from moving around; I can walk and take stairs normally.  Rubbing my leg though, it still feels tender.  Plus, we got home later from work than usual.  I’m really really hoping to run tomorrow.  As long as my calf doesn’t feel tender, I’ll do it.  That way, I can run again Saturday in Vegas.

Wednesday, 9/28/11

breakfast – overnight oats (rolled oats, banana, chia seeds, almond milk & vanilla extract) with 1 tsp cacao nibs
AM snack – pear, plum, 6 almonds, coffee with coconut creamer
lunch – Mater Tofu Paneer Dahl, wilted arugula
PM snack – 1/4 cup wasabi wow snack mix
dinner – half a Juicy Lucy patty (cheese-stuffed tofu burger) on a wheat hamburger bun with baked sweet potato fries, avocado, ketchup & spicy mustard, roasted green beans
snack – unsweetened applesauce with stevia, almond extract & cinnamon

daily points used:  29
weekly points used:  3

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2 Responses to “Weigh In Wednesday”

  1. Wordywort September 28, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    Good luck! I’m out of town and exercise has been hampered by rain. I’ll probably run out of weekly and exercise points today, leaving me three days with no wiggle room and limited control over my options. But I’ve met a couple of goals so far: tracking and refusing to give up entirely (“oh, I’ll just start over on Monday”). Any hope for exercise in the hotel pool?

    • veganhomemade September 29, 2011 at 8:17 am #

      Thanks! Being out of town is certainly tough (especially when it’s vacation), but all we can do is the best we can do. I think not giving up entirely is the most important thing. I’m not much of a pool person so I’m not taking a swimsuit to Vegas, pools are too crowded for me there. We’re going on another trip in a few weeks and I think the hotel pool won’t be too crowded, so I might try then.

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