I ran the Freedom Run half marathon to become a better “Race-ist”. Oh wait, that sounds really bad…my definition of “race-ist” is someone who runs in running contests of any size. Anyways I am signing up for another run in November to practice my racing skills too. I will become a good “race-ist” yet!
Remember when I broke an entire bottle of Tapatio? Well, I went to replace it today on my lunch and the store near me doesn’t carry it?!?!
You’re not in “little Mexico” anymore senorita 🙁
I did pick up some of this hot sauce to pour over my veggies and loved it (just not as much)!
I had a PB&J, carrots, broccoli and a pear. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I love PB&J, but I also am aware that it often doesn’t keep me as full as other lunch options. The bread has a hunk missing because I often grab random pieces/bites of things from the fridge – hence the need to plate and sit down to eat!!!
My afternoon snackage was yogurt and granola. I’m glad that I’m starting to like yogurt again after being “over it” for a while. Weird.
On the walk home I was thinking about what to do with my big ol’ can of pumpkin. After 3 miles of deliberation I went with a healthy pumpkin pie. I looked up a recipe as a reference, but really just made it up as I went along. I’m excited – it came out good and I did it by myself!
Also, when I got home I had a small bowl of cereal and some grapes. I need to sit down to eat for the rest of the week since I did some eating straight from the fridge, but I’m getting better about being aware of it.
Calories Needed Daily-
The whole Notebook that I’m keeping with my eats has gotten my brain to be aware of calories a little bit more again. I haven’t done the whole calorie counting thing for a long time. I used to ALWAYS have my little chubby notebook with me and put everything I ate with estimated calorie counts in it. That was when I was restricting a lot. So, I’m reluctant to count calories. The R.D. I was seeing back then told me if I wanted to continue the notebook I should at least stop putting calorie counts in and I did. Then, I completely ditched the notebook all together.
But, I recently started again so I can keep track of all those small bowls of cereal and “BLTs = bites, licks, tastes”. Anyways, the notebook has me questioning how many calories I am eating versus how many calories I should be eating. After some internet research I found several sites that tell you how many calories you should be eating.
Please DO NOT use these links if it will trigger anything negative for you, but I thought I would post a few of the different sites that gave me varied calorie suggestions dependent on weight, height, age and activity level…
From Cornell – Basal Energy Expenditure (best for sick people) 1831 calories, didn’t ask activity level
The Harris Benedict Calculator (from a weight lifter website, but this formula is widely used and accepted) 1757 for sedetary, 2270 for moderately active
BMR = Basal Metabolic Rate, this is the amount of calories you would burn if you stayed in bed all day. Once you have this number multiply by your activity level.
My BMR (according to this site) is 1464. Then, I multiply it according to my activity level (let’s say lightly active) and my calorie needs are 2013.
Planning ahead – Last night I made roasted brussel sprouts after dinner. They often take longer than my appetite will wait (or longer than my other dishes). So, I made them last night to enjoy for tonight’s dinner (with falafel).
After polishing off a piece or two of the pumpkin cake I remembered that I bought candy corn today! I made myself wait until October to actually buy it (I heard the Siren’s song in September). Ben loves the stuff too, so it makes it good that I won’t eat it all by myself 🙂
Please note – Candy Corn calories – 20 pieces for 140 calories. The key is the actually count them and not just grab handfuls at a time from the bowl! See ya later alligators 🙂