Friday, January 29, 2010

Gah - Sodium!

Could someone please invent a cottage cheese with less sodium? Not no sodium. I've eaten that - well, to be more accurate, I took a bite and then went searching for the salt shaker. It's vile. I LOVE cottage cheese and this morning ate a cup of it with breakfast, which gave me 960 mg of sodium. Could we maybe half that, cottage cheese makers? It's a little ridiculous.

In other news, I'm in the course of ridding my environment of carbs - by eating them. No, seriously, it's not as bad as it sounds. We have some friends who lost a bunch of weight and got more fit last year. I've been talking with Annie about the food plan they followed and it was a modified low-carb, which is basically what I'm shooting for in general.

Monday is the day when I'm getting serious. New month, new week, finally not coughing so much - it seems like a good time. I did not, in fact, get to the gym this week, because my body wanted to sleep and I decided to let it, thus hopefully giving it the strength to fend off the next cold/bronchial plague I come into contact with.

So this week I've been eating my sugar-free pudding and my Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches and my melba toast (with Laughing Cow cheese. Yum!) to get them done and out of the house. I've been tracking my calories and am right on track in the 1400-1600 range, but have been eating more carbs that I want to be eating (though fewer than the typical American, which is something like 300 g per day. I'm at about 130).

Looking forward to starting February with a bang!


Barbara said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. It will probably feel good to get back in the gym next week. I just checked the cottage cheese I buy. It is Great Value (Wal-Mart) brand, the low fat kind, ant it has 420 grams.

Kelly said...

For a cup or a half cup? On mine the serving is a half cup so it's deceptive!