Ironic that the end of my last post I commented on not getting sick. I should have knocked wood as I spent last week dealing with an eye infection, sinus infection and strep throat. What a hassle! I found a great read here (http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/01/coaches-panel/coaches-panel-advice-on-training-while-sick_103226) about training while sick. I did my best to follow the advise. I have to say, I was wiped out. I even got a doctor's note to keep from going to work! So I took the 3 days off work to really rest and recoup. I think it was much needed. I look at is as a rest period between training cycles. I'll put in some aerobic miles this week and hit the intervals starting next. Another benefit of being ill? I lost more weight! I was 178 at Sunday's weigh in.
Another key to my weight loss has been the steady and deliberate changes to my diet. I really have to thank my wife for this. She has been so accommodating in changing some ingredients of her favorite baking recipes. Here's a sampling of a typical days food intake:
5:45 am - pre workout snack: Can of Low Cal FRS
7:00 am - post workout breakfast: 12 oz glass of Ovaltine, 1 cup of oatmeal, glass of OJ.
10:30 am - morning snack: banana
12:00 pm - lunch: Turkey sandwich (whole wheat bread, turkey, lettuce, mustard), small
bag of Sun Chips, 2 clementines.
2:30 pm - afternoon snack: handful of mixed nuts.
~ 6:00 pm - dinner: baked chicken, lightly breaded, 1 cup of steamed broccoli, 1/2 cup of
brown rice with a touch of soy sauce for flavor.
~ 8:00 pm - evening snack: peanut butter & crackers.
That's what most days look like. However there are those days where that just isn't possible. Next time we'll take a look at what some of the changes made on those days have been. For a fast food connoisseur like me, it hasn't been easy!