Day 4: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Weight: 133.0lbs â€“ loss of 0.8lbs
Â I only got 4 hours of sleep today and then lay awake in bed, pretty much, from 1pm to 5:45pm. Iâ€™m sure this was a factor in my dismally small amount of weight loss today. (I expected so much more!) I was not pleased with myself and knew that I had to step it up if I wanted to guarantee that I reach my goal by Saturday. Iâ€™m concerned because I wonâ€™t have time to exercise on Friday, so I pretty much need to be there by Friday morning, just in case. (always have a buffer!)
I donâ€™t work a graveyard tonight, so that meant no planned exercise tonight. In fact, the plan was to go back to bed at 10pm so I could be up early for my early work day tomorrow morning â€“ but that didnâ€™t happen. I decided that I needed to go to the gym to burn some calories tonight, to ENSURE that I lose enough weight by tomorrow morning to get me back on track. However, when I got up today (first, at 4pm), my head was spinning with a headache (detox, again), and I couldnâ€™t even walk to my scale in a straight line, let alone get dressed to go to the gym. So I went back to bed then to rest my head and then finally did get up at 5:45pm and felt a lot better.
Went to the gym at 9pm with the intention of doing 60 minutes of cardio on the AMT machine. However, I was sooo tired on the machine (that is, my body is very noticeably weak), that I really felt that I couldnâ€™t (and wouldnâ€™t) push myself to 60 minutes, after I got started. At 33 minutes in, I decided to push myself until 40 minutes and decided to be happy with that. But then I pushed it to 45 minutes, and then, finally, to 50 minutes â€“ and then I was done with it! It was a totally hard workout and I was satisfied enough with my effort: 405 calories for 50 minutes.
At home this evening Iâ€™ve been working on my green juice from 2 days ago (wanted to drink it before it goes bad), and Iâ€™m only 2/3 of the way through it now, and itâ€™s time for bed (after 11pm), so that will be it for the day. I have an early day tomorrow, so I need to try to get enough rest tonight so that the weight loss fairies will be able to do their job tonight while I sleep. I am REALLY hoping for 131 tomorrow. If not, Iâ€™ll be really disappointed!
Oh, just a quick note: regarding how to calculate calories for juicing (online, on MyFitnessPal.com, which is a great calorie counting tool that I use), after doing a bit of research online tonight, Iâ€™ve discovered that itâ€™s a safe bet to just indicate the calories for the vegetable and fruits that Iâ€™ve juiced as if they were whole and raw. Apparently, itâ€™s the sugars and juice that all the calories are in anyways, and not the unused fibre. So thatâ€™s how Iâ€™ll be tracking that. Just for the record, my green juice today consisted of: 2 apples, a cucumber, a Â½ bulb of fennel, 3 celery stalks, 2 handfuls of spinach, a few leaves of kale, half a lemon, and 1â€ of ginger root. Itâ€™s SO delicious â€“ I highly recommend it!
Todayâ€™s calorie intake:Â Green juice = 160 calories + 2 Echinacea tablets + B12 vitamin
Todayâ€™s calorie expenditure via exercise: 405 calories