As I continue to blog about weight loss, I'm discovering a whole community of weight loss blogs very much like my own. We're all at different points in our weight loss journeys, but at this stage (a little under 1/5th of the way to my goal), it means I have a lot of people to look up to. I Last week I started awarding "blog of the week" to weight loss blogs that I read and enjoy. Last week's winner was Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit. He posts almost every day and is very entertaining. I'll get to this week's blog of the week at the end of the post. But first, a few thoughts on nutrition.
I've been getting into the Daily Plate from Livestrong. Today I inputted all the food I had eaten through lunch today and everything seemed right on the money. I'd consumed 55% of my allotted calories for the day, 54% of my recommended fat intake, 54% carbs, 67% fiber, and 75% protein, which is a little high, but that's okay. Then I saw my sugar intake. 147%. Holy crap! I'm still trying to figure out where I went wrong. Special K Red Berries with milk for breakfast, 23 grams of sugars (lactose is a sugar too). I had an almond yogurt bar and a couple Special K bars for a mid-morning snack, 32 grams of sugars. Then I had a banana and some reheated spaghetti with some meat sauce, 27 grams of sugars.
I totalled 81 grams of sugar in the first half of my day today. 147%. I need to figure out how to avoid this in the future. Maybe I'll switch to a different breakfast. Maybe I'll change what snacks I'm bringing to work. How healthy are bananas? Should I be eating a different fruit? Let me know what you think.
I've also been reading a lot about the connection between caffeine and weight loss. I think I'll quit drinking pop once I get through the case of Diet Coke in my apartment. I'll write about this in more depth later on.
I'm headed to a fondue party tonight. I'm a little nervous about it as everything I'll be having for dinner will be deep fried. I'll try to keep my portions reasonable and I should be fine.
Finally, Blog of the Week goes to Fat Girl 2 Fit Girl. She's nearing her goal and is a very good read. There's a lot of variety in her posts. I especially liked the article she wrote about swimming in the morning.
I have my own morning swimming story, but it will have to wait for another post as I have run out of time. Be healthy and happy.