Cut my workout short a little bit because I still have a TON of hw to finish up before my semester ends. And I’m not even anywhere close to being done. I’ll be gone half the day tomorrow because of communion. So yeah. I’m on a huge time crunch. But I was almost not going to go to the gym. But I’m glad I did.
Workout was nice. Took it a slightly slower pace than yesterday because I didn’t want to go too hard two days in a row. Technically today should have been my recovery day. But I’ll let that slide.
My book is picking up more speed and intensity. I wasn’t really looking forward to reading it today. But now I definitely am. Especially because a new love interest has sprouted. Ooo la la ;)
I noticed that I’m hungrier today. THIS IS A GOOD THING!! Finally I have a bit more of an appetite than I’ve been having lately. My protein intake wasn’t too great today. A few grams shy of 100g… but I might eat some greek yogurt right now to pick that up. It was a weird eating day.
In fact, my eating habits are changing. I’m finding that I am no longer hungry in the mornings. I make coffee, and sip on that until about noon. Albeit, I use heavy whipping cream now along with milk, so it’s not flimsy calories. A good heaping of saturated fat goodness without the sugar! :) Then I make myself a big brunch. I’m finding that I usually eat between 12-8pm, with ~8pm being my last meal since I go to the gym in the evening, come home and go to sleep. I don’t really find a need to snack after my workout, unless I finish early. Not really sure if that’s ideal. But I’m going with it. I’m going to follow my gut and only eat when I’m hungry.
I’ve decided that once my final on Monday is over, I’m going to go paleo. I’m going to stick to ~50g carbs a day, no dairy, and no grains. I can do the no grains thing, easy. Dairy is going to be a little harder. Like, a lot harder. I can’t drink my coffee black, and I need coffee. Also, cutting out excess sugar will be the hardest probably. Mostly because there’s sugar creeping in the most random foods! I eat my meats with a lot of sauces (bbq, ketchup, salsa) and those contain at least a couple grams of sugar. So yeah. It’s going to be a challenge. But I want to do it. And 30 days won’t kill me. I’ve consumed dairy all my life, but I’m curious if I have any kind of intolerance nonetheless. This will be an interesting challenge. :) I’ll start it on July 5th as July 4th I’ll be stuffing my face with burgers, burger buns, hot dogs, insane amounts of watermelon, and probably some sweets. Perhaps it will be the last day I treat myself to some munchkins as well. hehehe :D
Tomorrow is my weigh in. I have no idea what to even expect as I haven’t weighed myself since last Sunday. eep. I actually felt super super bloated today. The kind of bloated where you can’t even suck in your stomach. LOL. I drank a lot of water. I’m hoping it goes down in the morning so I don’t look like a pregnant whale in my pencil skirt. But definitely not getting my hopes up, and definitely not anticipating a loss. Sorry to disappoint! k, I need to shower. :)
If you don’t like to run super long distances, and naturally lean towards sprinting… why are you forcing yourself to run cross country? I feel like that’s a huge red flag. If you don’t like something now, chances are you won’t really like it later.
I’m not a runner. LOL. I run a mile occasionally just to challenge myself and get a better time. But other than that I hate running. So IDK if I’d be the best person to ask.
I remember the track team used to just jog everywhere. So I suggest you try to jog long distances. Do not exert too much effort into your runs. Start out slow, ease into it, and jog slowly. Try increasing your distance more and more each day. Cross country is about distance, not speed. Once you’ve got the distance covered then you can improve on your speed.
I read a few posts on a running forum a few weeks ago because I had issues with my stride to the point it became too painful to run at 5.0mph. Increasing my speed to 6.5mph put less stress on me and it felt natural to run at a faster pace. I read comments about people’s “slow speed”. How some people just could not jog a slow pace in order to cover a really long distance. They mentioned the best thing to do is practice. Your body already knows how to run. But you need to retrain your body how to run slower for longer distances.
So yeah, that’s my advice to you. Practice practice practice. Focus on jogging slowly. Focus on building the calve muscles since you put more stress on them when you run slower. And just increase your distance overtime. Once you can run a couple of miles easy, increase the speed. I hope this helps :)
After skimping the last couple of days (because my membership fees were overdue LOL) it felt good being back and sweating! I also haven’t weighed myself since Sunday. Eep. I ate horribly for like 3 days in a row. Sooo I really have no interest in finding out how much damage I did. I don’t think I’m going to weigh myself until Sunday. Whatever it ends up being Sunday well… it is what it is.
I started reading The Lady of the Rivers. Not really sure if it’s my style. It started out really really slow. But it’s slowly starting to pick up. I wish I had a copy of Pride and Prejudice. But I can’t find a cheap paperback. And don’t feel like ordering one off Amazon. LOL. I’ve been listening to the audiobook for it. I’m on chapter 10 and it’s starting to get good. I love the movie!
Overall, good day. Only bad part is I didn’t get much HW finished. Eep >.< I’m such a procrastinator.
Also… Pretty Little Liars…. WTH! Episode 4… Spencer’s sister… just lgfkdjgldfg. They always seem to tie her back somehow. I feel like her story is BS. I don’t know why. I just do. I’m just so confused LOL. Looking forward to next week’s episode.
I acknowledge that I may come off as condescending. But I don’t care. I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge that I assume everyone shares, and so I often spill the irrelevant (and often dull) details of things that I have learned to anyone who will listen and find that no one finds it as fascinating as I do. And I am used to the typical, “Yeah, we don’t care” response, and it is a response I can respect. But I have decided I am not apologizing for these rants, because I’ll bet someone may get as excited as me about it, and it will improve their life and general knowledge just a little bit. While I encourage curiosity, I hold no grudge against those who would rather not expand their horizons. I may feel a little sad at their loss, and this may come off as pity or condescension, but so be it.
Yes, your AMR/total daily energy expenditure changes depending on how much exercise you do. That’s why I always add it on at the end. I set my AMR at sedentary and add whatever I burned exercising.
Or you can just set your AMR to moderately/very active and you don’t need to re-add exercise calories. Just eat the same thing every day despite working out or not.
The reason celery is not a negative calorie food is because it actually doesn’t take more energy to digest than the celery contains. That popular misconception is false. It describes the meaning of a negative calorie food, but no such food has that effect, not even celery. There is absolutely no scientific evidence backing up that “claim”.
On the other hand, THERE IS scientific evidence (if you read through my last post), which measures the thermal effect of food through calorimetry (the measure of heat expelled or absorbed in an endo/exothermic reaction). Digestion (chewing included) only yields a 10%-20% calorie burn from the total amount of calorie in the food.
As for chewing, it burns 11 calories per hour (0.18 calories per minute). Celery has 6 calories per medium stalk (this is a significant amount of calories) and I’m pretty sure it doesn’t take an hour to chew a stalk of celery continuously. So that’s another claim that is debunked.
The article on Snopes.com verifying that celery is a negative calorie food does not have any empirical data backing up their conclusion. They just say “celery burns more calories to digest than it contains” but there are no sources backing up this statement and there’s no explanation as to how.
The sources that Snopes.com lists at the bottom are very old newspaper/magazine articles. (Much like “Cosmo” or “Fox News” hyping up negative caloriies to get a story). They also don’t explain how the body uses more energy to digest celery than the food energy celery contains. The articles listed simply claim theoretically that celery burns more calories.
There really is no basis or evidence backing up the claim that celery requires more energy. Zero. Digestion will never take more energy than the food contains—only a fraction.
Hence why celery being a negative calorie food is a myth. Hence why there is no such thing as a negative calorie food, because no such food exists. I hope this answers your question. :)