Thursday, August 30, 2007

What a day!

Well, I found my pedometer at school and wore it throughout the day and it kept up with everything. I went back to the eye doctor today to get a recheck of the contacts. As I was waiting my pedometer got stuck so i went to fix it and the clip popped off. I'm going to have to take it back to WM-ugh- I hate returning things there! I had to get a prescription filled at Target so I got another pedometer there (identical to the one I just bought at WM). However, before it broke I walked about 4.2 miles and I'm sure that I bumped that up to 4.5 at Target.

Breakfast- 1/2 pb sandwich, sb cereal bar
lunch- chicken salad, s-f pudding, grapes and kiwi, cheese
pm snack- curves granola bar and about 2 hours later I had a Special K protein bar
dinner- SB cheese pizza
dessert- nsa creamsicle

water: 3 bottles of 16.9 oz. each, 8 oz. diet coke and 24 oz. diet mtn. dew

Okay, now it's time for the article:

Step 3- Snack smartly

This step starts out by asking if the snack will give your body the enery and nutrients it needs. When deciding when and what to eat , remember that food is a fuel. The goal should be to keep yourself properly fueld and satisfied in order to stay away from temptations.

Snacking can help you beat temptation by being a bridge between meals.

-don't go too long between meals or your energy will dip and it's more likely that you will eat excess calories

-Keep hunger in check by eating a meal or snack that includes protein every three to four hours.

-Measure snacks out and eat from a dish-not the original packaging

-Healthy snacks are planned and not spontaneous

After determining your hunger you should take a minute to decide what taste or texture you want- salty, sweet, crunchy, or creamy. Here are some suggestions for each type.

salty: pretzels, a quarter cup of peanuts or whole-grain crackers topped with one tbs. of peanut butter
sweet: dried fruit with nuts, low-calorie fudge pop or fresh fruit dipped int bs. of chocolate syrup
crunchy: celery with tbs. of peanut butter, handful of wole-grain cereal or carrots with 3 tbs of low-fat bean dip
creamy: low-fat pudding, low-fat yogurt or sugar-free hot chocolate

Step 4 (which is the final step) will not be posted until Saturday (maybe even Monday). I'm heading to Ohio to visit my sister and the baby (and my brother in law) for the long weekend. Have a great holiday weekend!


Maria said...

Hi Tami,

There's something up with these pedometers. My old pedometer fell into our pond and got wet then malfunctioned. I bought a new one and it kept resetting on me so I returned it and bought the same pedometer as my old one and that would not calculate all my steps. I basically had to stomp to record my steps. Suffice to say, I need to return that one and buy another one.

Thank you for the tips! Keep it up. . they're great reading!


Aimeslee said...

Tami, great ideas and tips. I'm hypoglycemic (low blood sugar), so I can personally attest to the protein every 3 hours or so. Thanks for sharing these tips. It helps to read them, even if I already know them, lol.

As for the pedometer, I just blogged today about mine and sang its praises. Highly recommend it! My pedometer