Forgiven - On www.leanandstrong.com,
if you go to the "Libraries & Pics" button, you'll get a page. Scroll down and click on "The Training Library" then when you get in there, scroll down again and you'll see a link called "Pam's Nutrition, Motivation, Training Information" posted in August 2001 by Pam. Or to make it easier, just click here: http://126.96.36.199/cgi-bin/filelib/...on&last_read=0
(man, I hope this link works!). There is a link to a Word doc. I really suggest printing it because it's great info!
OH and don't worry about calories in the least. As long as you're eating authorized foods, and using palm/fist to measure, (except for veggies - just go hog wild on those if you wanna) you'll be fine. One of the great, great things about BFL is the SIMPLICITY. I think us 'chronic dieters' here in America especially are just overly concerned with numbers - on the scale and in our food. And what has calorie counting and scale watching done for us as a nation? Why is it that we are the fattest nation on earth? just one of those mysteries I guess. But when I was in London I saw very few fat people there...my guess is they eat MUCH smaller portions than we do, for the most part. Their candy bars are itty bitty. When my boss and I had English tea at our hotel on Piccadilly, I was surprised that their scones were so small. I'm used to American scones which are easily four times the size of the ones I encountered in London. They also walk a lot more and take public transport most everywhere - London is most definintely a walking town. Can't wait to go back!
Oh, yes - one more thing - when you're in the Libraries and Pics section, DO check out the Cooking Library and the Transformation Gallery for info and inspiration!
Claire - there are some WW pancake mixes out there. I'm not a big pancake person myself so can't recall the brands right off. Of course I'm extremely spoiled since I live within a short walk of the best grocery store in the whole world - Draeger's ( www.draegers.com
) - even Dean & De Luca can't top it!
Whew! Now about Spinning. I haven't done that in eons. It is great cardio (depending on your instructor - the one I go to when I do go is a professional cyclist so he gives our butts a good kickin'.). I'm not sure as to whether to count it as a 20 MAS though. And I do agree that the bike seats on many of the spinning bikes are less than ergonomic (BTW, if you have a real bike, and looking for a comfy seat - check out the saddles from Terry Bicycles for Women at www.terrybicycles.com
- they also carry plus-sized women's cycling clothing AND those hard-to-find maternity bike shorts!). Hm. Maybe I'll go to the class tomorrow morning and give everyone a shock - if I can do it with my schedule.
So today on my competition diet, I got to really carb load this morning after being depleted. How does my brekkie grab you?
12 eggwhites (I use 1/2 eggwhites and 1/2 egg beaters, scrambled in a pan sprayed with Butter flavored Pam)
1 cup oatmeal (that's the DRY measurement!)
I was supposed to have 1/2 c of blueberries but they cost the earth right now, so didn't buy any. Instead I had 3/4 of a Fuji apple, which I cut up and nuked with Splenda and cinnamon, then put the apple in my oatmeal. Jim doesn't even comment when he sees my crazy meals now...yesterday breakfast was 2 chicken breasts with salsa!
But I can feel myself getting stronger
. I'll keep you all posted... Actually I might be changing my competition plans. I feel I need to actually see
a BB competition in person before I participate, so I'm thinking of going to the 4 May one as a spectator...then aiming for the next one in the Bay Area which is June 8th...but we'll see...
After the comp I will be MORE than happy to go back on BFL eating!!!
back to work! Later y'all!