Monday, October 01, 2012
Weights on Sunday, boxing yesterday. Ouch. I actually did more during boxing than usual. There was an odd number of people, so someone had to punch twice. Instructor decided it would be me! I don't mind, I was actually flattered. He only picks on the fit people to go twice, so it was a compliment really. Doesn't make it hurt less, though. Skipping today's workout was a no brainer.
I have a physio appointment soon, and since it is only 1km away I am going to walk there and back. Gotta stop at the fruit and veggie shop, too, and it is directly across from my physio. Yay for activity!
I think I have figured out how people eat 1200 calories. Salad. Yesterday and today I have been having 2 salads a day, one with lunch and one with dinner. Both days I have barely met 1200 calories! Yesterday I even had 2 chocolate biscuits and still had 250 calories left for the day. Also, I am a lot less active at the moment, since I'm not teaching. That is probably affecting my appetite.
And that is what is currently in my brain.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
WOW. October already?! That means that I have been doing this weight loss thing for 9 whole months! 9! I wondered if I would make it past 9 days, but here I am, still trucking along!
My goals for October are
Weight goal: By the end of this month I would like to have a normal BMI. This would require me to lose 900g. Now that I am tracking (ick!) this should be doable.
Nutrition: Track, track, track. Stay within my calories 6 days a week. In a perfect world I would stay in my calories 7 days a week, but aiming for 6 days gives me some flexibility. Life happens, after all!
Exercise: Gradually get back to my normal routine, under the supervision of my physio. I am allowed to walk, so I would like to walk a few times a week. I am also allowed to continue with my arms and abs ST, so I will do this too. Boxing may be OK; I am going to try tomorrow night, but if it hurts I will stop. Aim for 3 days of ST and 3 cardio days, with walking being counted as cardio.
Hopefully this month will go smoother than the last and I can see some more progress! An obstacle may be my trip to Wellington on the weekend, as I will pretty much be eating what I am feed (staying with friends). However my mode of transport is my feet, so I will be burning heaps of calories through walking. I will have my spark app to track my food and exercise, so I have no excuse not to be tracking (and hopefully on track) while I am away.
Progress pic (Yes, I am in my PJ's. No shame)
Sparkfriends, meet my collarbone. Also, my arms are rocking. Hey, if you don't compliment yourself, who will?
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Well, September sucked. I lost 600g total, and that was in the first and last day! I injured myself, so I haven't been exercising. I was emotional eating to deal with my relationship problems. It was really a mess. Even my measurements didn't help, since they stayed pretty much the same!
I did, however, meet a different kind of goal this month. This month I fit into my goal jeans and my goal top. The last time I wore these clothing items was xmas 2007
Yes, I have kept them ever since. I did wear the jeans into 2008, but I grew out of them that year.
My goal clothes last week
I wore them to dinner. I was comfortable, and I looked good!
So, that is a non scale victory for the month!
Tomorrow I'll post my October goals!
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Even though I had lunch out today, I still stayed in my range!
It was a special day today. My dad came home after a nearly 6 month trip away. I can't say much more than that, because he is fairly high up in the NZ military and likes his privacy. We went to pick him up, and then we went to lunch to celebrate!
I made a good choice, an open chicken sandwich. It came with wedges. I had a few, but my family ate most of them. I guessed my lunch would have come out to around 700 calories, but I tracked it and managed to fit it into my ranges.
This afternoon we were all watching TV when my parents decided to go for a nap. I thought a nap sounded like a wonderful idea, so I had one, too. 4 hours later I woke up for dinner... Yep, I love my sleep! I suppose I needed it, since I managed to wake up at 6.30 on the dot this morning, despite it being Saturday, and the first day of the holidays.
Tomorrow, I shall hit the gym. I haven't been for a week, since I was told to take it easy because of my leg. I'll do arm weights tomorrow, nothing leg related at all, promise! Physio on Tuesday, so I should have an update then!
Friday, September 28, 2012
I went out for dinner with a friend. I made an OK choice (it had veggies), and skipped dessert. Had a glass of wine. I am having some M and M's now. I am over my range for sure. Not by a million calories, but at least a couple of hundred. Nothing much I can do about today. All I can do is go back to being in range tomorrow! I really need to start meeting my friends for a walk...
I am now on holidays for 2 weeks. The kids were manic today. They are kinda fun when they are manic... Watching them play musical chairs was hilarious. I was laughing so hard the kids actually stopped to laugh at ME, laughing at them. They are honestly the coolest kids. That being said, I am very happy for the break!!
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