By now you know that I work out each day and that helps me maintain my weight. The other part to weight maintenance is diet. When I first started running and was trying to lose pounds, I ate small meals and no snacks. Then I would figure out how many calories I burned running that day (figuring on around 100 calories a mile), and allow myself that many extra calories for the day. So if I ran 5 miles, I could eat a couple of cookies or another slice of pizza. Now I don’t track calories, but I try to eat sensibly every day, and figure that I average burning 500 calories a day by exercising. I eat lots of chicken, turkey, fruits and veggies. My diet is high in carbohydrates as I love bread, muffins, cookies etc. which I bake myself. My diet is also low in fat because when I eat fatty foods, I don’t feel well the next day. Staying the same weight is a matter of only eating the same number of calories your body uses each day.
My workouts for the past few days:
Friday: jog to the YMCA, 30 minutes on the elliptical machine, 10 minutes erging, jog home.
Saturday: Ran 3 miles to meet my friend Marilyn, jogged 5 miles with her, then ran 2 miles home–total 10 miles.
Sunday: Went to Occoquan to row in a single. I rowed for an hour. Later, biked to the YMCA to do weights.