Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I was walking up the stairs at work this morning and I got the song from Finding Nemo - "keep on swimming, keep on swimming" Now I know I wasnt swimming but it kept me going up the stairs and I made it without stopping.
The same song kept me going when the kids and I took the dogs for a walk. I had planned on 30 minutes - but lets face it. I live in AZ and its damn hot outside. It was over 100 today. And I get up dang early so going out any later than 6 doesnt really work. So I gave it a go and was out for 20 minutes. I took water but I still started getting a headache and weak. So I cut it short but I am proud of myself. I usually would not even attempt to walk in June in AZ. I hope that the more often I go out, the more I will get used to the heat and will eventually make it to the 30 minutes or maybe longer.
Food is still going good but I know I can get more bang for my 1200 calorie a day bang. My typical menu is coffee, fruit and a sammie made with egg beaters, turkey bacon and 2%milk cheese on a multi grain light english muffin. Lunch is a frozen diet meal(Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice or WW) and raw veggies. Snack is watermelon. Dinner is lean protein and veggies. I have been skipping carbs because they are too high in cals and not very filling. If I have calories left, I have been trying to sneak in some sweets at night. Definitely time to try and find some new menu ideas.
All in all, I am feeling very confident in my ability to keep going.