Jan. 29, 2014
Today’s What I Ate Wednesday is once again last Saturday’s eating. To those unfamiliar, head over to Peas and Crayons for a detailed description of WIAW.
The day started with a 9-mile run. It was so early in the morning, I didn’t really get a chance to eat before hand. During the run I had 3 scoops of Hammer Heed powder in two water bottles, and another bottle of just water. After the run, I had to head over the Menasha Public Library to attend a live webcast of a convention being broadcast from Madison, WI. They promised free bagels, and I arrived prepared to hold them to their promise. I was pleasantly surprised that not only were there bagels, but fresh fruit too! Score! Especially because I generally don’t eat enough fruit and that’s something I’m working on improving. The poppyseed muffins were homemade, and the lady that made them seemed especially proud of them, so I made sure I took one and gave her several compliments on it.
Lunch found me at the same table, heh. I packed a lunch, because I knew I would be tempted to go out with people to some crappy fast food place if I didn’t.
Thankfully the library had a microwave they let me use. I had the last bit of barley, lentil, and veggie soup that my girlfriend made last weekend and really needed to be finished off. I also had two slices of whole wheat bread, 2 servings of blue corn chips, and apple and a banana. Again, I didn’t know there would be fruit in the morning, so I had packed these in my effort to increase my fruit intake. I actually didn’t plan on eating the clif bar, but I realized I may not have had enough protein so far after a moderate distance run, so I thought it would be a good idea. I actually ate it an hour or so later, because I was pretty full after eating the rest of lunch.
Dinner was a little lighter, because of that big lunch.
For dinner I had my homemade pasta with marina sauce. We added some tofu, mushrooms, broccoli and onions to the sauce. Yes, you read that right…I make my own pasta whenever I can, and it’s awesome And red wine, because….well just because.
For those who are interested, I thought I might share some Training Peaks data about this day’s food. I use Training Peaks to track everything I eat. It’s not as awful as it sounds, and I’ve lost about 15 pounds doing it. I should go into it in more detail in the future, but a rough calculation of the day: My resting metabolic rate is 1360 calories per day. That’s if I just sit on the couch. Most of the time you burn a few hundred more calories per day going about your business. I usually like to estimate that I burn 300-400 calories a day while I’m busy living the dream. You burn about 100 calories per mile you run. 1360 + 900 + 300 = 2,560 calories needed today. You’ll have to trust me a bit, and there’s of course some estimating because the bagels and muffin and such didn’t have nutrition labels, but once I entered everything into Training Peaks, it totaled about 2,885 calories. This may be a couple hundred more than I needed, but I’m ok with it. Again, it’s all a rough estimate. And the wine was worth the extra 125 empty calories
Training Peaks gives you all kinds of automatically generated graphs. I’m always carb heavy on longer working out days – shocking, I know.
(The yellow is fat – it was too small to allow generated text on the graph, but it was 4% and 30 grams of my intake).
Have a great day everyone!