Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Well, I am happy to say that I logged over 12,000 steps yesterday! Several of those steps were up stairs too, so I am feeling like my muscles are a little toner than they were a week ago! But I am sad to say that I didn't get up for my walk this morning. :-( I had every intention of getting up but when I went to get up my husband wasn't quite ready to give up his snuggle time...so I sacrificed for him. I know, I know - it sounds an awful lot like an excuse to me too! LOL But it is what it is...and it was worth it. As much as I want to beat myself up for not walking, I realize that my hubby has needs too and this morning he needed a little more snuggy-time! Mondays are always hard because I work a full regular day and then do my teaching assignment, so I didn't even get home until 10:00 PM and not to bed until 11:00...so that didn't give us much time to see each other.
I had to go to jury duty this morning and I wasn't really sure what the day was going to be like so I packed a little snack just in case, but as it turns out I was back at my desk by 11:00 AM. But I hadn't packed a lunch so I had to go out for a bite. I think I made *decent* choices...they may not have been fantastic but I think I managed okay. I didn't eat a whole basket of tortilla chips!!! :-) Like I said - little victories! Tomorrow is back to the courthouse though, so I will have to be more proactive and pack a lunch now that I know they have a refrigerator there.
Well, time to get my afternoon walk in...TTFN!
Monday, March 23, 2009
I made it through the weekend!!!! It's kind of funny to look at it like that, and I did learn a LOT during this past weekend. I ate over my limits on Saturday and under my limits on Sunday; I didn't drink nearly enough water and I didn't get nearly enough activity in. I didn't blog over the weekend and probably won't for the most part...that doesn't mean I'm not still working on it! I just want to spend my time out and about since I'm not desk-bound on Saturday-Sunday; however, I DID track my food and I DID get up and do an aerobic video on Saturday...something I haven't done in forever! So all in all, I think it was a pretty good weekend.
I did get up and do my walk this morning. I find that I am walking faster than I had originally thought. I am doing about 1.7 miles in 30 minutes so I'm happy with that for now. I also remembered to bring walking shoes to work and pack my lunch, although I just found out my friend that works on the other campus is here today, so we will probably go to lunch. So my mantra will be "make good choices - make good choices - make good choices"! It is something I am just going to have to learn to deal with...right? Right!
So today being Monday, it meant stepping on the scale. I was nervous...I was prepared for major disappointment. So I took a deep breath and stepped on and it said 208.5. I had to do a double-take because I really didn't believe it!!! But that means I lost 3 pounds!! :-) I know that's not a huge loss, but it is a HEALTHY loss! And I am thrilled!!! So I'm ready for the new week and can't wait to see how I do over the next 5 days! Oh by the way - I broke 10,000 steps on Friday...I actually logged over 11,000 steps - woohoo!!! My journey is definitely going to be about the little victories!
Friday, March 20, 2009
I feel on top of the world this morning! Yesterday did not start off all too great, but I have to say I am absolutely loving the SparkPeople tools! This is probably the first time I have ever REALLY tracked my nutrition...as in *everything* I am eating. Before I would write down what looked "good" for me to be eating and leave out the bad. Well, I have been using the nutrition tracker and was plugging in what I was going to have for dinner and saw that it pushed me over my carb limit and was way under my protein limit; so I started doing some analysis by making changes - removing carbs, adding protein. It changed what I ate for dinner, kept me from having something sweet after dinner and kept me in my limits for the day! I wasn't over or under on anything. I feel so POWERFUL!!!
I ended up getting about 7,000 steps yesterday which I was proud of considering I missed my morning walk. But I took a really good 22 minutes around the campus in the afternoon and made up some of what I missed. My note to self when I got back was that I seriously need to have good walking shoes under my desk at work!!! I have some slip on tennies and they were so uncomfortable!!! They are really flat and have absolutely no arch support so my shins were aching by the time I returned to my desk. But it was a lesson learned and one that will be rectified by Monday!
I got my walk in this morning and even took the long route - over 4,000 steps and 1.8 miles!! Woohoo!!! Then I did my strength training for the day, got out to work relatively close to on time and on top of all this it is a GORGEOUS day AND the first day of Spring!!! Like I said - I am feeling on top of the world! I also got to talk to my son who is in Iraq - it makes me nervous to hear what is going on over there, but at the same time I am so SUPER SUPER PROUD of my little man!!! But I definitely pray that he is staying safe - mentally and physically. Can't wait until he comes home...
Steps so far today: 5,286 and it is only 9:45 a.m. Maybe I will make 10,000 today!!!
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