Exercise for week ending 14/10:
Mon - cycle, jog, cycle - Ex mins = 42, Tz mins = 20
Wed - walk - Ex mins = 41, Tz mins = 5
But there's a good reason, so I'm not too worried. A-Mac (5 yo) got himself up and came with S-Mac and me this morning, which is exactly the sort of attitude I want to reinforce.
Walking with a 5 year old does not push the intensity - he spent most of the time chatting - pointing out all the trees in flower, the lorikeets sipping the nectar and the rabbits bounding down the track ahead of us. We did have a lovely time. S jogged a few of the sections so probably got a better work out than I did.
Yesterday's food diary:
Ate healthy breakfast - fresh OJ, coffee, muesli, 2 spoons yoghurtThe not so good
No between meal snacks
Healthy lunch - turkey, avocado and salad sanger, Coke zero (are these OK?)
Mrs Mac asked me to go to the supermarket from the office, which is usually pretty dangerous for me - but I had an apple as I left the office and got through the shopping without having to resort to a sugary snack
Healthy dinner - small amount of pasta, large serving of sauce (meat & tomatoes, no fatty stuff).
Water *gasp* ... water *gasp* - simply not drinking enough
Had way too much cheese on the pasta
Scarfed four mini-muffins just before going to bed - as a reward for being so good during the day - how dumb is that?
I've been thinking about this last point a lot since it happened - not in terms of beating myself up about it, but because we always seem to resort to food as the quick reward.
This comes through from those who are successfully on maintenance programs as well - it appears to be their greatest struggle. Thinking about this has at least helped me understand why my previous efforts have failed - because I reach my goal weight and then think that I can go back to eating whatever I want.
I guess it comes from
our upbringing ("be a good boy, and you can have an ice cream" and "you can only have dessert if you all the healthy food first")
our agrarian history (a good hearty meal at the end of a hard days' work - only difference is their hard days work burnt off about 7 billion kJ and I burn of about 2000 kJ)
our hunter-gatherer instincts (find food, yay - you found it/captured it/hunted it/killed it ... now eat it, eat all of it, eat it now).
I don't think it's instinct, but this behaviour has been ingrained for millenia so it is no wonder that we struggle.
But, given I like the fact that I don't have to go and chase down an antelope for dinner, I also need to use the nut in my noggin to overcome this ingrained behaviour.