Sweat it Our:
1 Hour Elliptical
Today was the first official workout that I felt like I was going to throw up on the way home. I was a little panicked thinking that I had nothing to puke in and would just have to do it all over the steering wheel. Lucky me, I have a horrible gag reflex and only throw up if my life is in danger like food poisoning. I haven’t had the flu since 6th grade. Stomach of steel over here.
Another fabulous thing about today’s workout is that I increased my resistance and completely zoned out the entire hour. I worked harder than ever and didn’t even notice, I was so deep in thought. What was I in thought about you ask? Oh, you didn’t ask? Well I’m telling you anyway!
Let me start with saying that I Love the Weight Watchers plan, and I love the way the point system works, but the last few days I’ve been wondering if I eat ALL of my WW points plus how many calories am I ACTUALLY taking in? Before I started Weight Watchers, I used the Livestrong website. They have a program called The Daily Plate, and it’s awesome. It has the caloric information for almost every food imaginable. My only gripe with WW is when I go to enter in my food, the particular item is almost never in their database and I have to enter every food myself manually, and sometimes when I go to put it in again, it has lost the information so I have to enter it AGAIN! Kind of Frustrating. If you are calorie counting, I HIGHLY recommend using The Daily Plate. You can even make nifty nutritional labels for your meals. Anyway, it’s awesome.
Moving on. Today I decided I would answer the question of “How many calories am I actually consuming?”. I took all the foods that I ate yesterday and put them into my account on The Daily Plate and I found some interesting information:
Did I really eat 162 grams of protein?! To see the actual nutritional breakdown is interesting to me, and puts a LOT of things into perspective. Like I am eating too much salt and my cholesterol is pretty high for the day. I should probably cut back on the eggs a little!
When I had Gestational Diabetes, my nutritionist told me that I needed to keep my protein, fat, and carbs in balance so that my blood sugar stayed stable. Looking at this pie chart tells me that my carbohydrate intake was a little high yesterday. Could it have been the 3 LARGE peaches I ate yesterday? Little sidenote: when entering in my peaches to The Daily Plate I found out that I ate 532 calories in peaches alone yesterday! Say what?!
After doing this little experiment I found out that each Weight Watchers point was about 54 calories. The other thing I found is that I need to do a little extra work when it comes to tracking my food. The nutritional breakdown really put a lot of things into perspective for me and there are area’s that I need to cut back on. Let’s remember I’m in this to be healthy not thin, and although staying within my alloted points will help me fit into skinny jeans, it won’t help me live longer and that is the ultimate goal here.
Anything you’ve been enlightened with lately?
BTW: This is my 100th Post! Yay me!