June 8 (Saturday)
In the past ... I would have brought Doritos and Ruffles (even if I hadn't been assigned chips, as I wanted to be sure MY favorites were there). Today I figured if I didn't like any of the chips others brought, I wouldn't eat any of the chips. I almost always bring a sweet Chex mix (butter/cornsyrup/sugar over cereal and nuts) ... NOT low cal and easy to snack on by the handful. I didn't make it today ~ therefore I didn't eat it today. Even if I'm not assigned desserts, I almost always bring a dessert or two ... because I love dessert and I certainly don't want there to not be enough dessert, and again, I want to be sure it is a dessert I like. Today, I didn't bring a dessert ... and I looked at the cupcakes and cherry pie and thought "well, I guess I won't be eating dessert" ... of course then they brought out the brownies, and I did partake. I volunteered to bring a fruit or veggie tray, but was asked to bring jello cubes (a favorite with the kids). I made a small batch of sugar-free jello cubes (for me and my mom ... and #2 son who said they just tasted better) in addition to a big batch of regular (sugar full) ones.
My mom had given my dad a new Fitbit yesterday for Father's Day and wanted to have me come out and help set it up. My sister was also in town, so we hit lunch at the local buffet. It's hard keeping calories in check at a buffet, especially when what I like is mashed potatos, fried chicken and fresh rolls (SCONES, Utah style, fried in oil!). So no breakfast, no dinner, but lunch only came in at 1800 calories. At home, I made homemade oreos for a treat (they had wanted it yesterday, but I had beem missing an ingredient). I can't resist them myself, with a nice glass of milk ...
Calorie Credit in at 1540. Three (20min) sessions on the elliptical, 35minBike. I also mowed the lawn and did some gardening. I got a good workout in during the boys basketball game as well ... 60min/4miles. I was glad a jogged instead of video taping the game. It was an easy win, and both boys got multiple baskets ... in fact with only five players, they played the entire game. But it was TOO easy, it didn't have the excitement of a well-matched game. They even turned off the score as our team pulled ahead by so much. At least I'm not regretting putting my 6th grader on this team (of 8th graders) - he's a shrimp out there, but holds his own. Much easier on me than trying to juggle practices and games for two different teams.
Calories in at 1850. Calories out at 1260. Another distraction today was the arrival of my new HRM. I've just seen here how many people use them to help calculate calorie burn. I have a Fitbit and my machines all have calorie displays, but I thought I'd check this out too. So some time spent setting that up. I'm not really a fan of putting the cold wet strap around my chest. Some interesting readings so far, not totally unexpected that the HRM is coming in lower than both the FB and machines. Got in the usual 100minElliptical and 35minBike. Fitbit steps 23508. Total burn 3070.
Calories out at 1000. 80minElliptical and 38minBike. Fitbit Steps 18959. Total burn 2834.