Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Numbers Are In

Yesterday was Day 1 of trying to follow the South Beach Diet Phase 2 AND follow the guidelines on Spark People for a balanced diet.

Check it out:

Calories: 1,207 (goal: 1370-1720)
Fat: 37 (goal 30-67) = 26.8% (goal 30%)
Carbohydrates: 177 (goal 154-280) = 57% (goal 55%)
Protein: 50 (goal 34-150) = 16.1% (goal 15%)

So my calories were a little low, but overall, I am right on track! Yay!

Yesterday night I was out and about and grabbed a salad from Wendy's. I've been warned before (thanks Sarah!) but the nutritional info on some of the salads is downright outrageous. The chicken BLT salad that I normally get has a whopping 690 calories and 46 grams of fat. The mandarin chicken salad was not far behind with 550 calories and 26 g fat. Seriously? SERIOUSLY? (think Grey's Anatomy haha!) I was actually considering the BLT since I was low on calories, but then I noticed the ingredients:

Bacon Pieces: Pork Cured With Water, Salt, Smoke Flavoring, Sodium Phosphates, Sodium Nitrate, Contains One Or More Of The Following: Sugar, Sodium Erythorbate, Brown Sugar, Sodium Ascorbate, Potassium Chloride, Dextrose.

Yum.

Anyway, I opted for the new cranberry pecan salad, with only 350 calories and 10 g fat. Much more reasonable, and it was awesome except for the iceberg overload. What happened to the spring mix lettuce??

I went to the gym and ran 3 miles in about 32 minutes (5.5 mph), but I just realized that I was only supposed to run 2. Oops. My next three runs are 3 mph and next week I finally get to try 4 miles. Quite frankly, I don't feel ready, but it's still a week away.

My WB friend Melissa (a fellow runner!) recommended a 10K race in September on Toronto Island with her running club, so I'm hoping that Mark and I will be able to do it. Of course, I will have to get used to running outside before that. Once I can run 10K comfortably (well, you know, reasonably comfortably) on the treadmill, I will tackle the greaty outdoors.

2 comments:

Saface Macdonald said...

You're Welcome LOL!

Anonymous said...

10 Points to you for reading the ingredients. Unbelievable how many people will blindly eat or take without checking first.

R