Friday, July 24, 2009
This has been a very productive week! I started a new quarter at school, and I got all my homework done early. I started exercising again this week, small goal of two 15 minute mile walks. Did some heavy house cleaning, and I have been drinking more water, and I haven't had a soda in days. Nothing like getting back on track to make you feel better!!
Today though, I went over my calories. When we make burritos I always have trouble not having seconds. I really don't think going over my calories one day this week is going to make a huge difference. Just as long as it's not an every day occurrence of course.
We watched the blurb about SP on Entertainment Tonight this evening. I knew they wouldn't have much, and they didn't. ET is more of a highlight show. It would have been nice if they would have been more in depth, but even just a mention about SP is awesome! Hopefully with that blurb SP will get more people joining in the next couple of days! The more the merrier!!
So tomorrow the husband and I are going to get up early-ish and go out to my parents' house and do our 15 minute mile. I'm going to try and start back up my ST next week. Because of my collar bone, I can't do anything with my arms, so I'm just focusing on core and lower body ST. We will see what happens!!
We also made this SP recipe that I saw on The Daily Spark the other day www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=goo
It was good...I'm sure it would have been very very good if we had better bananas in the freezer. We already were freezing bananas to use for banana bread, but we had some that were REALLY far gone in the freezer. It would have been fine for banana bread, but not for this. Make sure that your bananas aren't very brown. We are going to try it again but use fresher bananas and mix in some peanut butter!
Anyway, hope everyone is having a great week and have a great weekend!!
Monday, July 20, 2009
The husband and I were going to do a 15 minute mile today but it's raining like crazy and my collar bone hurts when it gets cold, so we thought we'd wait 'till tomorrow and see if the weather clears up. It's ok though, I did some "heavy" house cleaning yesterday (as heavy as I can with using only one arm and not straining too much). I'd like to think that because I was more active yesterday than I have been in awhile, it did me good. Even if I didn't burn any calories. Something is better than nothing, eh?! I'm optimistic about my next weight check up SP has for me on August 1st. I know I'm not going to hit that 40 pound mark by then, but maybe 39...hoping for the best!
I am doing better drinking more water than soda. I haven't had a soda in two days now, and I'm feeling better again. I was drinking at least one 8 oz can of soda a day for weeks and my acid reflux was coming back, not to mention the heartburn. All I have to do is cut out the soda, and voila!
Not much else going on other than I'm looking for a good chocolate chip muffin recipe. All the ones on SP that I have found either ask for something weird that I'm not about to go out and get just for that one recipe, or they are too high in calories to even bother with. AKREDVINE made me some good mini chocolate chip muffins when I got into my accident (THANKS AGAIN!!!!), and I became addicted to them! Now I want to make bigger versions whenever I want, and from my ingredients. Having trouble, but maybe today I'll look through my cookbooks and find one. I just hate having to enter it all into a SP recipe when I bake. Lots of things to add, and I'm always afraid I'll forget something.
I have been doing better getting back into my SparkTeams. It took some time, but I'm now posting once-in-awhile (the teams I'm in aren't very post happy) and I'm doing the huddles again. I'm glad that things are starting to get back to normal. It might help me get back on track more.
I hope everyone is well and having a great week!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I know just why it happened so I'm not surprised, but still. It would have been nice to have lost the total of 40 pounds this week. I have two more weeks to lose at least two pounds. My goal WAS to lose 40 pounds by the end of July, but I don't think I can lose 4 pounds in two weeks. Heck 2 pounds in two weeks is almost a stretch no-a-days. Starting Monday I think the husband and I are going to kick the working out into gear (here that MATTAP?! WALKING!!) We seriously need to get in some cardio otherwise this isn't going to keep working, and we know it. I would like to start with twice a week just to get started, then work up to more. If I didn't have this broken collar bone I would be able to do more, but I need to start back up slow so I don't further injure myself.
Sure, I'm angry that this is a setback, but it was bound to happen at some point, especialy since the car accident. I figured it would have happened by now, it's a little strange that it happened months after though.
Another thing that has been getting to me is JELLYFISHER going back to work. I already miss her!! I'm used to hearing from her almost every day. I'm glad she got back to work though! I know how bad she wanted it and how it was stressing her out not working.
On an up note, my friend AKREDVINE got back into SP on Monday and from what I have been hearing from her she is really liking it. I'm glad too!! My main goal is to try to get people I know to join SP. They don't even have to add me as a friend, or make their profile public. Just join, look at the information, use the tools and have fun. Since joining SP I have been really into families eating healthy, and I get angry when I hear or see families eating junk food. The husband and I are on a budget, and we still manage to eat healthy with fresh fruit and veggies. It's really not that hard, especially when you go through SP recipes and find good ones!
I hope everyone has a fun, safe and awesome weekend! Don't forget to drink that water, track that food!!
Friday, July 10, 2009
I don't know what is going on here!!! I have been doing so well for 6 months and now all of a sudden I'm slipping further and further. I keep going over my calories, I'm hungry all the time again, and we are eating out more. Not to mention, since my accident I have not been active in my SP teams and message boards. I used to go into each of them everyday. At first it was because I could not type well, and typing too much with one hand made me dizzy, looking back and forth from the screen to the keyboard. Now, I'm able to type with both hands and it's no longer an excuse. I hate to say it, but I think it's the beginning of boredom. I'm still not exercising, and I should be able to at least try and start doing my walking DVD again, but a part of me is a little afraid I'm going to trip on the carpet and fall. If I fall on my outstretched left or right arms I could further damage my left clavicle. I'm still in pain off and on, and I do NOT want to go back to the pain that once was. That was so awful.
I know it's time to do something active though, because stuff is starting to sag. I have lost ALMOST 40 pounds and I have been noticing that my butt is sagging and my upper arms have more of a bat wing than a turkey leg. It's great I am losing the weight, but I don't want to sag so much!! Time to firm up.
My last SP check-up I gained .3 pounds and I don't think I'm going to do much better on the 18th when my next one is. I'm trying to only weigh myself on those dates too, I don't want to obsess with the scale again. I don't think I recorded that gain on SP mostly because it was just .3 pounds. BUT if I gain more or don't lose it, on the 18th, I'll have to count it just so I keep myself in check. I still have some time before then to get myself back into the swing, so we will see how it goes.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!
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