I kept my promise to myself to dance on Day 3, earning additional calories so I could eat a little bit more. Yesterday I shared with you I’d be doing the afro-latin dance workout by dance instructor Marie Forleo. I really, really enjoyed it! It was an easy-to-follow, fun workout, and it helped that I “know” Marie Forleo. Meaning, I watch her online show MarieTV and consume her content on personal development.
Add to that my steps for the day, and I got these figures:
June 9, 2017
Dance Workout, 30 minutes: 157 calories
Number of steps: 968 steps
Recommended steps: 10,000
This is waaaaay far from my the goal, but it’s progress. Reminding myself right now that I strive for progress, not perfection.
Which leads me to almonds. Yes, almonds.
How Much is Too Much
We know these nuts are kinda popular when it comes to weight loss, as some sites like Livestrong.com would suggest to eat almonds to lose weight. And so I did snack on them while watching some K-Drama online.
God, I must have eaten 3 handfuls!
That’s way beyond the serving size of 1 ounce, I suppose. So I thought I need a strategy for this: the next time I eat almonds, I’m gonna pre-count/pre-portion them.
One ounce of almonds is around 22-23 whole kernels. Since I love rounding up/down figures, I’ll consider this as 20 whole almonds for a serving.
So with that, plus my other meals for today:
June 9, 2017
Goal: 1200 calories
-Food: 1304 calories
+Exercise: 157 calories
=Remaining 53 calories
Going Into Mediterranean Diet
With the food that I’ve been eating, it feels sorta like I’m going into a Mediterranean diet. Here’s what I had today:
Lunch: Linguine with sardines in tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon
Afternoon Snack: coffee, a handful of walnuts
Dinner: More linguine (this time with pimento-stuffed green olives, basil and black pepper), some eggplant made two ways: grilled and omelet
Additional Snack: lots of almonds
Water: 2000 ml
Looking at the “menu” above, it’s a sign I need to plan and prepare my meals better if I want to survive the coming weeks and months. Please, I don’t wanna die of boredom from all this linguine!
Wait, how about the weighing scale?
The store I went to is selling one last piece of a digital weighing scale. I didn’t like both the design and the price tag so I am postponing the purchase. Tomorrow, I’ll check out another store. Or maybe I can order online instead.
Meanwhile, I’m at this state where I am happy for making progress in my food choices (so far so junk food for the last 3 days, no soda, no sugary iced teas) but still clueless as to how I really weigh.
I swear I’m getting my own scale very soon!