Things are still about 85% cuh-ray-zee at work but wanted to check in and make sure y’all knew I wasn’t going off the grid here. Hopefully I can resume a semi-normal posting schedule soon but hey, what IS a normal posting schedule up in here? I was aiming for at least M/W/F. Oh well. I am here now, and should probably stop wasting precious words blathering about posting in my post. Oooh, recursive.
Anyhoo, a recap of last week, and what’s shaking in Quix-life this week.
Last Week Wrap Up:
Last week, I ate an average of 1825 calories tracked per day. I’m going to go ahead and tack on an extra 100 per day with the nibble of this, sip of that habit I have and say 1925. This was not on accident. Iput things in my mouth such as an 800 calorie sandwich, 3 servings of potato/corn chips in ONE DAY (and with dip), a sugary alcoholic beverage or 2, and a 3 course filet and crab meal dripping with butter. So much for after-vacation repentantance, huh?
However, I increased my activity. Instead of my 417 per day I aimed to burn, I was all the way up at 742. I did 6 full workout days with at least 30 mins moderate/intense cardio on 5 of them. I did 3 full weights sessions. It was a good workout week.
1925 – 742 = 1183 calories. Oops. Considering I should be ingesting just over 2000 calories to sit on my butt all day, that might be a little too much of a deficit. 1000 calories is the absolute line, but 800 calories per day is pretty close. Before I added up the numbers, I was thinking “geez, why did I eat so much, I had a horrible week, I should have busted my butt in the gym more…etc”. It’s becoming apparent that I must have mistreated my body during half training if I feel like I’m eating too much NOW when I’m training way less. Next time I will track food but it will probably be a matter of making myself eat more healthy food than I feel like I should.
This week the goal is a little LESS food and a little LESS workouts. I’d like to bring the ratio to 750 or less also (that is, in theory, 1.5 lbs lost in a week).
The zone ratio this week – epic fail. Closest I got was 27/26/47 and the weirest ones were 6/19/63 or 12/50/38. I don’t think it’s in the cards anytime soon for me to eat 40/30/30 effortlessly, but it’s not a horrible idea to work towards it, the way I naturally eat is very carb heavy because I love my fruits and veggies and starches and think meat should be used in between bread/tortillas/etc or on top of salads, stir fries, curries, etc. I love beef jerky and turkey pepperoni as snacks, and it feels rather sinful to mow down almonds and pistachios, but I find that while I’m satisfied, I’m not satiated and want something carby with it as well. It’s all about finding a balance.
Last week’s high weight was 157.6 and last week’s lowest weight was 154.6. I’m going to start tracking both.
Non-Obsessive Fitness Related Stuff:
As for the other stuff in this here post, things have mostly resolved themselves. Zliten got his offer letter today and starts on August 31st. The salary, though not the ridiculous money he was making before, is better than expected so that’s a bonus! It is a relief and came just in time. It will suck a bit to have to wait about 1 month to get a second income coming in so the savings will take a small hit, but considering it’s temporary – I can’t complain. And we can finally work to replensh it after that!
The work stuff – while there are still fires burning, things are settling down well. Coming in at this stage of a project is actually nice because I’m more involved and can contribute to the direction, instead of just feeling like a secratary while the big boys get to play. It’s nice. It’s – as always- a work in progress I’ll have to keep vigilant about, but I think this is going to be a good learning experience here for me instead of a disaster, which my initial reaction was last week.
This week, she is a busy one. I’m plowing through insane amounts of documents at work (trying to archive 3 years worth of stuff). I posted my second best mile time EVAR today at 8 minutes flat. I could have done it in less time (I wasn’t completely wasted after), but I miscalculated (I start slower at the beginning and then work up – so while I should have started around 8:15ish I started at 8:30 pace). Next time! Today we are going out after work for the August Yelp Elite party (organic BBQ and organic Vodka and live music? Yes plz!) and going to pop the champagne and celebrate Zliten’s jobiness.
Then – it’s all wedding all the time. 47 days until it. Yikes! We are working on registry stuff at Penney’s,
Target, and Amazon. You’d be surprised how hard it is to do this – I decide, “Ok, I want some luggage.” Then it takes me an hour to pick out the one piece I want and read reviews and such. Zliten during this time has added 40 things. So it’s been a long, slow process.
Sunday, I was fortunate enough to find shoes. They were cute, comfortable, and on sale. Now, I’m crossing my fingers that they match the dress and we’re solid. I also grabbed some silk flowers from the craft store and am trying to wrap my head around how I want them in my hair. I’m hoping to make them myself because they are so freaking expensive online. Clip+silk flower != 50 bucks in my world. I have a bracelet, I need a necklace and earrings, spanx, and am looking for a tropical-ish brooch possibly to go on the front of the dress. I think I’ve nixed the veil idea although I wouldn’t mind something similar/in place of it. Maybe a colored, super short veil? Maybe I go with a flower crown and do ribbons? Lots to think about, but it’s getting put together. Next month we start talking with the site and getting all that dealt with – though they assured us they do tropical themed weddings all the time so it wouldn’t be a problem. Hope that’s as easy breezy as they say it will be.
Beyond that, I’m just going to try to get through the week alive and enjoy the ride. I miss your blogs, and hope to catch up on them soon. Any wedding tips? Doing something cool this week?