Sorry, I missed a couple of days. Don’t worry, I didn’t drown during my swim test. Actually it went well. My times were as good as they were during the season last year. I’m excited to continue drilling this new form into my muscle memory and actually building some strength and fitness on it. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were all good days in terms of adherence to my eating plan. I did skew more towards the 500 calorie deficit end of the spectrum. It seems it is mostly just being in the house and watching a movie or even while cooking dinner that I have the urge to snack a bit more. I also enjoy wine while cooking, so today I gave in and Jaime and I broke into a bottle of Bordeaux that had been gathering dust for far too long. I will still hit a 500 calorie deficit today though. For the week, despite it really only being since Wednesday, I’m down mathematically 0.8 pounds. Next week I’m planning the 1.5-1.6 range.
Saturday I had a good swim practice and even started trying to do flip turns. This is real comedy here if you could see it. I would film it if the rec center would let me. Honestly, I only practice them in the deep end just in case I don’t get fully flipped and drive myself into the bottom of the pool. Yes, I’ve done it. It doesn’t feel good. Sometimes I come off the wall diagonally, and like once in 10 times I get a good clean flip turn with even some dolphin kicks.
Speaking of filming, today we did a run test at Bear Creek High School. It was a 200, 400, and 800 for time. I was happy with my 200 time, but the rest…it was like I hadn’t run fast since August….right, because I haven’t. Afterwards we did some filming of everyone running. Time to start analyzing.
Today has probably been the worst day so far for me to stay away from the snacking. Cashews are in the cupboard, and they a nut, therefore, I love eating them. But, they are nothing compared to these chips we picked up at WholeFoods yesterday. They are Terra Sweets Medley. They are orange, purple and Cuban white sweet potatoes with a hint of cinnamon. Holy shnykies. They are ridiculous. You’ve got to give them a try. People like to laugh at the paleo knockoffs of regular foods, but I bet if you try them you will like them better than your Lays or Ruffles.
Hopefully dinner will be ready soon. We are roasting a whole chicken that is lathered in an olive oil, garlic, rosemary and thyme mixture and stuffed with garlic, lemon wheels and more rosemary and thyme. Then we’ve got some roasted carrots, pearl onions and garlic cloves to go with it. This was why we chose the Bordeaux to go with. Can’t complain about that paleo dinner!