Sunday, June 14, 2009
Don, the dogs and I took our RV down to Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral Friday evening in hopes of seeing the shuttle launch on Saturday morning at 7:17 am. As everyone knows by now, the launch was scrubbed.
Whereas that was disappointing, we want NASA and the astronauts to be safe. Hopefully we can drive down for the launch when it is rescheduled.
We had a fun time at Jetty Park, enjoying seeing cruise ships leaving from and returning to Port Canaveral; got in a walk on the beach, were surprised when a manatee swam by when we were frolicking in the ocean; and got a lot of much needed R&R.
The trip was also a great test of seeing if I could stay within my calorie range while eating out. We went to the Ron Jon Surf Grill and had one of the best fillet Mignon's, green beans, and mixed vegetables that I've ever had! I made two meals out of what was served (aren't the restaurant portions enough for two meals?!). Ta, da! Did it ... stayed within my calorie range and didn't gain any weight.
I guess I really am ready for Stage 3 of SparkPeople.
In this photo ... beach walkers, birds, and the shuttle launch pad on the horizon.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Typically, this is the most critical week for me in that I start getting cravings for foods that I have not had while eating healthier. It's the week that I "quit" any eating plan that I'm on. It's the week that I throw in the exercise towel.
Realizing that, I tried to pay closer attention to what I ate and did last week. I only had one binge and now there are no more potato chips in my cupboard (and I'm not replenishing them!)
As far as exercising, I got a walk in nearly every morning (not when it's raining) ... and on the day I worked, I got up earlier & got in a 20 minute bike ride before I went to the office.
I really appreciate that SparkPeople enables me to keep track of both food consumption and daily activity and has had the added benefit of social contact with others on the same journey to better health as I am on.
As this week starts, I am still focused on my eating plan, but haven't been able to get in a daily walk due to the "monsoon" rains that we've had here in Central Florida this week ... and it's getting me down. I need the sunshine!
Realizing that I need the sunshine both for a work out and overall better outlook ... plus the face that I haven't been able to get in a walk since last week, I know that it's going to be hard not to repeat previous patterns and just "quit" exercising. However, because of SP, I feel that I have a much, much better chance of getting back on track due to the accountability and support of SP members. So I am very, very grateful to have this wonderful tool.
Am going to use one of the meditations as my driving inspiration to keep on track this week toward reaching my goals ... the Japanese Proverb: "Fall down seven times, get up eight."
Hugs to all, Beverly
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I'm very pleased with the results I have had thus far using the knowledge I have gleaned in my Nutrition Class and using SparkPeople.com to record everything. Who would have thought by making a few dietary changes, getting up and actually exercising, and being diligent about record keeping could have a 10 pound loss in 1 month? That's actually more than I had expected. My goal is 1/2 pound per week, so I'm 8 pounds (lost) ahead of my goal.
I am still tweaking what I eat as my snacks do not always fill me up. Yet the 40-30-30 eating plan is working and I feel healthier as a result. I cannot even remember when the last piece of fresh fruit I had prior to committing to this eating plan! And now I'm eating fresh fruit on a daily basis. Wow!!
My suggestion to everyone is just keep on keeping on! Take it one day at a time, one meal at a time, one exercise at a time.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
I know, I know ... the blog entry titles lack creativity ... but there's a purpose for the dull roderick ... it helps me keep track of how long I've been living healthier.
This was a pivotal week in which I broke a 40-year habit of drinking diet sodas ... specifically ... Diet Dr Pepper. I have not replaced this habit by drinking regular sodas, I've "done without." I hope that the company doesn't go out of business just because I'm no longer consuming their product.
Have started on the 40-30-30 eating plan. Did 40-30-30 breakfasts & snacks last week. Will add lunches this week.
Enjoy using this tool (SparkPeople) coupled with the information learned in nutrition class.
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