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.


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.


Sarah 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.