I feel like i’m starting to make it happen again, I woke up this morning beating myself up about how unproductive I was yesterday – I was reluctant to go out (not that I had invites) and basically chilled at home, making my meals each time I was hungry.
I’m trying to track my progress with calorie counting – intake and burning. I know I’m starting to sound like a freak but I have to eat well and be able to see the progress or else its pointless!! So I found a decent website that helps me log my food and exercise. (http://caloriecount.about.com/) The great thing about it is the fact that it has most prepared food items on their list – i.e. Lean Cuisine Chicken in Peanut Sauce, or Kraft Dinner 4 Cheese. So it helps with the accuracy, when I make my own food, I just log in each ingredient I use. I rather be meticulous than cheat and lie to myself (which I do often when I eat). The bad thing about it is that it’ll be a lot more difficult when I’m in Asia, trying to log in: Wan Tan Mee, or Roti Telur.
Dare I say – I’ve gained a good 5kg since I started exercising regularly in mid-Oct. I know its because of gaining muscle mass and working with a personal trainer, but still. I hate seeing the number so high!! Last month, my stats were: Body Fat: 12%, Muscle: 40kg. My trainer in Malaysia – Omar, said I already had a good start…hopefully, the next assessment is better. So I’m trying to get down to a good number, one that I would like to see on the scale – so my Calorie Coach online suggests to take in no more than 1400 calories vs. 2000 calories for regular peeps.
My personal goal for this coming week – eating meat no more than 3x/wk, I’m trying to eat more veggies and fish instead.
NOTE: My New Years resolution last year was to go to the gym at least 2x a week, I do not want to have another resolution based on weight so here I am, committing to my own words. (You don’t want to hear what this year’s New Years resolution is going to be)