I’m sorry to be posting so late – I had my first session of physical therapy to hopefully rehab my ankle. My ortho said I could start “weaning” from the boot, which scared me. At first I was so against wearing it at all – until you guys convinced me to – but then I was scared to part with it. My biggest fear is reinjury – especially since they never pinpointed whether I had tendonitis, a muscle tear, or a fracture (it wasn’t worth the MRI since they treat them all identically).
Anyway, physical therapy was interesting but my ankle is extremely sore now. I’ve progressed to a regular stationary bike at the gym (no more Airdyne exhaustion), but still not quite strong enough for spin class. Oh ankle, please hurry up and heal already!
On that note, I’m not burning nearly as many calories as I used to. My body hasn’t reacted as severely as I’d feared, and I’m only about 5lbs above my “feel great” weight. I’m trying to limit snacky foods and empty calories, but I think I need to cut a few here and there.
I have really become obsessed with overnight oats in the past few months and found some incredible recipes. But after all of the add-ins to keep me feeling full, they are coming in around 400 calories – which is too much for me for breakfast. I know that I like to eat more in the evening and still have snacks between meals so I need to cut back my breakfasts.
Goodbye, amazing carrot cake oats.
So long, strawberries and cream oats.
Farewell, banana nut deliciousness.
See ya later, chocolate protein oats.
Au revoir, blueberry cobbler oatmeal.
Welcome back Kashi Go Lean!
This is a cereal I’ve loved since I first tasted it. The protein and fiber content keep me full for at least 3 hours, and with a little extra protein powder or fruit on top, I can stay full for around 200 calories.
I’m not breaking up with oats forever, just re-evaluating our daily relationship. I still LOVE oats and will work them into my diet – just not as 400+ calorie breakfasts!
I’m not encouraging calorie restriction. I just know that my energy balance equation is currently less impacted by exercise – and I need to control my caloric intake. I don’t track religiously but I am these days with my wedding less than 3 months away.
Are you a calorie tracker? Any foods you need to break up with?