Friday, October 25, 2013
Weigh-In #15 ... Been Baking
As I set my goals for the month, they are mainly fitness related. A certain number of steps or calories burned, so many minutes of activity ... I do pretty well achieving my activity goals.
There's fitness ... then there's food. This wasn't a great food week. I actually didn't go extremely over on any day, but I didn't have ONE day under 2000 calories (my poor little "Streaks" calendar for calories is awfully bare this week). Being quite active, technically I can consume higher, but 2000 does seem like a totally reasonable number. All the "Percent Daily Values" on food labels are "based on a 2,000 calorie diet" and I know that so many women manage to keep themselves at 1200-1600. I often think to myself "HOW do they do that?" but I know ... I know if I ate better, fewer empty calories (or none at all ... but who am I kidding? I'm not there yet) that it wouldn't add up so quickly.
It was a baking week though ...
Pumpkin Cookie Press Cookies
Carb overload I know. I really enjoy baking though. I like seeing things come together. The smiles on the faces of the kids and their friends. The moans of delight and the rave reviews. I just don't get the same feedback from making dinner (ok, sometimes they are pretty happy with actual meals too, but it's usually just downing dinner and off again, leaving me with nothing but dirty dishes). As the cooler weather of Fall has hit, I've just been in a baking mood ... there are a ton of other things I want to make too, and it's all on the sugar side of things. Unfortunately, I'm not one who can bake but not bite. While there are many dinners I make but don't eat, I really like eating this stuff too.
... here was my attempt at a healthy breakfast on Monday.
Overflowing Oatmeal ... Oops
So, goal for next week ... keep a couple of days at least down to a 2000 calorie day.
Does that mean no more baking?
So actual numbers ... UP .3 from last week, although my average is .1 down (155.4). MFP ticker at 26 (same for WI #12, #13, #14). Average intake was 2443 (ouch!) and average energy expenditure was 2827. Although I didn't go over calories any day of the week, I also didn't maintain my 500 daily deficit. My total deficit for the week was just 2687 ... not enough for a loss.
Linking up with Coffecake and Cardio's How'd I do Friday.
I need to do better.
Other Friday Linkups I Like
JillConyers at Fitness, Health and Happiness
Katie at Talk Less Say More
Michelle at Mind, Body and Goal