Thursday, December 25, 2008
WOW..just reread my msg to sent to someone on Nov 15th...and am so surprised. I could only do THREE minutes on the exerow and only did 7 on the Gazelle...That was just over a month ago! I do 250-300 pulls on the exerow now...15 -20 minutes. I get on the gazelle with a book in one hand and totally lose track of the time! The treadmill needs lubrication so it is just sitting at the moment. I didn't remember when I had started the indoor exercising but evidently, I am making some kind of progress!!! WHOO HOO!
---------- BOOKWERME wrote: (on Nov 15th) ---------
Because of the weird weather, I have finally begun working out indoors...my little treadmill is not happy about it, but plugged along. Today, I did ten min on the treadmill, then 3 on the Exerow, and 7 on the Gazelle...then ten more on the treadmill. It worked out well, though I am not sure it is as much of a workout as walking around the cowfield or doing a full 30 on the treadmill. I am hoping that some variety will not only help with the boredom but will help jog things along on my stagnant weight loss efforts. Food choices come into play of course, as well and I have NOT done well there. This time last year I had two stents put in my heart, and I am doing well I think. so even though I am not a skinny minnie these days, I believe I am healthier than before!!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Six months ago I began paying attention to that new box on my sparkpage (new to me anyway)...keeping a record of my "streaks". Hmmmm I like that. I had not trouble with the logging in part...except one night in a motel and then I found access to a computer there...and a treadmill! As of today, I have kept the streaks going for a full half a year without missing a single day of exercise. I was totally motivated by that streak keeper! I did miss a day of recording but I know that the exercise days match the log in days, BUT I have not missed ONE day! Granted, not all exercise is created equal, but I have been up early, up late, out in the rain, in the cold and heat...now on machines in my guest room...but I AM MOVING and being faithful about it. 183 days of 30 minutes every day.! Now to make it a full year without missing a day. I am half way there already! AND, I AM PROUD OF ME!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
For some time now I have been trying to achieve this comment on my exercise tracker each week: "You've gone over your weekly calories burned goal by a significant amount."
I am really pleased to be getting that done and hope it bears fruit...better health, vanishing lbs. better blood sugars.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Diet? I don't.
To "diet" implies a short term restricted meal plan to lose lbs. I have LIVE with what ever choices I make. SO, I have adopted what I suppose you could call mindful eating. It began when I was diagnosed with diabetes about 11 years ago. I have learned what foods send my blood sugar soaring and what I can eat without upsetting things. I have decided to REALLY want whatever I eat...so, for example, I still eat chocolate but now I am very selective about WHAT chocolate...I only want what I REALLY like, and how much...unlike my pre diabetic days when anything that crossed my path was fair game. Now I CHOOSE my calories. I decide if I Really want to invest in whatever it is that is calling to me. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. I am really proud of myself when I choose to skip something I think I would like....like a cookie or a biscuit. Have you ever noticed how some things look really good but they just aren't that great when you eat it? Now I ask myself, will it be worth it? I am getting better at not eating all the rolls in the basket at a restaurant...now I often skip them altogether....I have learned that some are what I call "whipped air" and are all fluff and calorie and not that much taste.
To say I "Diet" would not be accurate, but I do take care to monitor my food choices, to be mindful of what I eat both at meals and in between. It does work...sometimes rapidly like when I first started, and sometimes more slowly like now.
My Dr suggested up-ing my exercise if I couldn't get the lbs to move..so I did and finally things began to happen. Now I am working on the next five pounds...one way by more walking...and by Mindful eating.
Five pounds? Gone soon.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
I am tentatively optimistic...and even excited that I THINK the scale has FINALLY budged below that obstinate 175 figure. Walking twice a day may be what got things going...and for the last few days, really really really watching the details of what I eat. I WANT that five pounds (back) off. My ultimate goal is more like 25 lbs, but one at a time or whatever...it has to go. It is ridiculous that I have been on SP about a year and a half and first lost, then gained and maintained, finally relost ...and then just sat there. I have clothing I could wear if I could get things going. But for now, five pounds would make me very happy. So, we shall see if the first one stays off, and better yet, if it invites its friends to leave too!
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