Weighed myself this morning, not good news. Up 0.7lbs this morning. I'm sad, but not depressed or beaten or surprised really… what could I have expected if I'm going to:
Eat normally (plus treats & grazing on junk all week) + NO regular heart pumping exercise = Gain weight
This is not revolutionary. But I'm making changes, little changes that are going to become habits, habits that are eventually going to become my lifestyle.
As of now, me and the scale are tied 2 - 2. I know this is silly since its not really me v. scale, its me v. me.
Had my physio appointment, one of my upper ribs is "out of place", most likely a bunch of muscle and neck issues that are compounded by working hunched over my desk for too many hours, has now pulled mr.rib out of place and its the main source of my pain. It's getting taken care of though, and is stiff, but feeling better. More stretching and massage on it this evening and another appointment tomorrow I should be right as rain very soon.
For exercise tonight, I'm walk down the stairs and part of the way home, but not the whole way (still too cold out).
Today I got asked to go for lunch with some friends - I didn't want to go because I didn't want to have to be faced with ordering food. But I decided that I was strong enough, so ate my packed lunch first. Salmon with a mixture of green & yellow beans. We went out and I got a small salad from the salad bar and a flax seed bun. That’s all. I was very happy to be able to do that. Now, I'm all full of good food!
Speaking of, this "Eat Clean" challenge… to be honest, I really don't know what "eating clean" actually encompasses… I had better do some checking up to see what the do's and don'ts are for this. I may have broken the rules already! Ha. Sweet irony. Since this afternoon is looking quiet, I'm going to have some time where I can look busy and do some surfing on this eating clean idea.
BFast - 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk; 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese, 1/2 cup activia apple&grain yogurt; coffee & cream (is cream allowed?? I'm going to go with likely not! ug)
Snack 1 - Kashi 7 grain bar, banana
Lunch 1 - 6oz baked salmon, 1.5cups green& yellow beans
Lunch 2 - mixed salad with 1 tbs lite ranch dressing (is that allowed too??)
Snack 2 - 1/2 cup gerber apple cinnamon stars
Water thus far - 1.2 liters
Snack 3 - 7 almonds (nude), 1 kashi Black cherry & choco chip bar (yum!), green apple
Water thus far - 1.9litres (need to drink more!)
Edit:: Thank you all for the posts!! That is kind of what I thought - but I wasn't sure if there were any hard and fast rules that I might have trod all over for eating clean.
okay - googled eating clean... I have yet to ferret out anything other then what you all have told me here too. I'm thinking that my xmas prezzy to self is going to be the Tosca Reno (?? spelling??) book about it.
Less processed foods, more whole foods.....So lets see, that means eating things that either walked, flew, or swam; were pulled off a bush, branch or out of the ground... or fell out of a chickens butt! HA!