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!