Monday, November 05, 2012
Good news I am buckling down to regular ST (finally). I hired a PT to get that on track. I am counting on it making a difference. I am not happy with my food choices (esp. Halloween choc candies), but my PT is supposed to help with that aspect of life also.
Here's the exercise plan:
Cardio 6x a week instead of the 4-5x. ST is 3x a week, twice with her and once by myself.
If my food choices continue to include so much sugar, I don't think there will be much change in my weight. (exercise has NEVER been my problem).
Shortly after I started Spark I did a 30 day challenge, no candies, cookies and junk food and caffeine. THAT is when I lost the most weight. But I wasn't able to continue past those 30 days.
I need to figure out what I CAN do for my lifetime.
For the next 28 days...
Allow moderate (instead of binge amounts) of junk foods during a seven day period followed by seven days of sacrifice (no junk & fast foods). I started yesterday with the moderate amount week!!!!
I am thinking of the sacrifice seven days like a fasting-type of thing. But right off I'm going to need a better word than sacrifice, something more positive. Any ideas?
Anyway after I try this for 28 days I will see about tweaking the days. What I have wanted to do is something a counselor told me. (and it was so bizarre at the time, I've never forgot it). She said to only have dessert/sweets one night. She followed that up with that's what I do with my family!
Woah! I grew up with dessert every night and cookie or something sweet after lunch too! Until I heard that, I didn't realize other people might not have dessert EVERY evening. It never even crossed my mind!!! It was such a bizarre thot not to have dessert after dinner that I didn't think it was possible to live like that.
So the goal is to tweak the days down from 7 sugar & junk to once a week. I don't know if it is possible for me, but that's my plan. I don't know where this will end up, but there is that quote that goes something like this, if you fail to plan then you plan to fail.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Have you ever matched this or gotten fewer pts?
Thursday, August 16, 2012
No really, I wanted to get input from y'all. I got the chance to sit down, and I guess a consistent 3 hours of sleep a night isn't good for the brain/memory. I'll have to jot a few notes down (when I remember) and hopefully try again tomorrow! This is almost funny.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Olympic Trials for swimming is running this week. My college coach's son, Dakota, swam out of his mind and placed 6th in the 200 fly, behind you-know-who, the King of Swimming, especially in the 200 fly race.
While he did not make the team, I just feel so proud for him & his family.
Forty years ago, almost to the day I did not make the team also. It is still bittersweet, watching. Life did not end, even tho my dream did.
It's my party & I'll cry if I want to. Celebrate for them, sigh a bit for me, yes, bittersweet seems the perfect description.
Like a moth drawn to flame (and burned) I can't not watch!
During my experience, the tension was something I'd never experienced before or since. I am so thankful not to go thru that as a parent. I think that it would be even worse as a parent than as a competitor.
To watch your child's heart break. I wonder if that is why my parents took me camping during the Olympics back then. I didn't get the chance to watch any of those Olympics. As I type this, as a parent, I think I now understand why we went camping! I never did back then. In fact at the time, in my opinion, it was cruel of them. All my friends who made the team, I never got to see their most special swim meet!
Whew a revelation, don't get many of those, especially 40 years after the fact.
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