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A Day Off!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Tomorrow is Saturday and I don't have anywhere I have to be or anything I have to do at a certain time. Okay, one thing. I am meeting a friend at the local track to walk a few laps at ten. Everything else can be done when I get to it...if I get to it!

I will be picking up my son from his friend's house (sleepover) sometime. Shopping for my daughter's birthday gift (she'll be a teenager on Sunday! Arrghh!! emoticon) I'm not old enough to be the mother of a teenage...okay, I am, but I refuse to act like I am! LOL!

I plan to go to the library, do laundry and work with my kids to get their dresser drawers cleaned out. Yeah, that's it. No concessions, no groceries, no nothing too darn difficult. I'm looking forward to it!

  


Metabolism

Friday, May 01, 2009

One of the magazines I read has an article about boosting your metabolism. One of the hints is to eat breakfast WITHIN ONE HOUR of waking. I eat breakfast every day, but it's closer to two or two and a half hours after I get up. I'm going to try to have a piece of string cheese in the morning, within the hour, and see if that helps. I'll try it for a couple of weeks and let you know if I notice a difference.

On a separate note, I went to Baja Fresh for lunch today. I wanted to eat healthy, so I went to their website BEFORE I left for lunch. I started looking only at their lower calorie choices. I thought I could get a Baja Chicken taco and a cup of tortilla soup. Then I noticed that the sodium in the soup (just the soup!!) was more than my daily allowance!! emoticon Holy moly!! I did not get the soup. I ordered two tacos and they came with chips. If I had known I was getting the chips, I would have had one taco. But, since it was there, I ate it all. Still stayed in my calorie range for the day. The best part, though...I was only 63 over on my sodium today. That is one of my better days on sodium intake! emoticon Maybe all these articles I'm reading are starting to sink in! LOL!

  
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SUNSHINE0423 5/1/2009 3:25AM

    Good luck with eating w/in the hour of waking up. I need a pot of coffee before I eat LOL! I've been eating breakfast sometime in the second hour.

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Ick!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Today was a tough day. Very tired, not very busy and really wanted to take a nap. I gave blood and that probably didn't help the tiredness much. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I gave, but tiredness can be a side effect. (Side note: I got my 4 gallon pin today!)

Because of the blahs all day and giving blood, I used that as an excuse not to work out. AND as an excuse to eat way too many cookies. Now I don't feel good. I think I'll go to bed early and start over tomorrow.

  
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MDTWEETY 4/30/2009 3:16PM

    I hope you are feeling better today. And thanks for giving blood. :)

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Two more days...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

until the Walk To Wellness starts. I need to make a distribution list of all the members on my team so I can send updates, encouragement, etc. I want to keep everyone interested and involved, but not be obnoxious! emoticon It's a fine line to walk, but I am willing to try!

  


Working in exercise around life

Monday, April 27, 2009

So, with softball in full swing and my son wanting attention and all of the rest of normal life, it is getting harder to get all my exercise in. I finally realized that I can change my exercise goals every week (duh!) to match what I will actually have time to do. THEN, my calories are adjusted as well. emoticon

I know, silly me. But realizing that, and making the changes, has taken a huge burden off of me. I know I won't have time to work out two days this week so I increased my time the rest of the week by 10 minutes. Easy schmeezy!! And I don't feel like I need to try to get up at o-dark-thirty to work out. That just doesn't happen for me...

Time to pack my lunch and then relax before bed.

  


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