Monday, March 31, 2008

3.31: Good to go:

My doctor gave me a clean bill of health at my six week checkup last week so it's time to get going again! (I can't believe Anna is already seven weeks old!)

I already started to walk around the neighborhood over the past few weeks. The strolls weren't too fast but they were enough for fresh air and to rebuild some strength.I'm now ready to kick it up a notch. My friend Jessica, who also struggles with her weight, and I decided to train for a 5K.

We'll be doing a "Girls on the Run" race June 7, which is an event to promote self esteem and healthy living. I felt it was appropriate as I am on the road back to a healthy weight and I want to raise a healthy little girl.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

3.04.08: The 780-cal snack

I rolled the stroller into Starbucks this morning after another wonderful-weather walk.

I ordered a grande Caramel Apple Spice drink and three Petite Vanilla Bean Scones and devoured them as I enjoyed a quiet outside moment as Anna slept in her stroller. (She slept through the entire walk again!)

Then, I went home and did the math as I've started tracking my food and exercise again. According to Starbucks' website, the Caramel Apple Spice drink cost me 380 calories! The three mini scones (which were delicious but no bigger than one regular-sized pastry) were 400 calories!

According to this calories burned calculator, I burned 586 calories on my walk -- so I'm 200 calories in the hole! Ug!

Lesson learned: I have to get in the habit again of checking if I can afford treats before I eat them.

Monday, March 3, 2008

3.02.08: Warming up:

It's finally above 50 degrees! I took Anna for a stroll around the neighborhood. She slept through the whole thing and I felt invigorated!