Thursday, October 08, 2009
if you can call going over by 800 calories a "little." I was doing okay. At lunch, I decided not to eat what I brought for lunch and went out instead. I could have chosen Blimpie's or Subway, but I went to Jack in the Box. However, I did do pretty good here. I thought about ordering the Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger and fries. Yumm!! But I chose relatively healthy and got the Jumbo Jack with cheese instead. At least, that's what I ordered. Not sure what I got cos it had two burgers and bacon. Don't get me wrong, I ate it! And it was tasty! LOL! But it wasn't what I ordered!
I wasn't planning to work out tonight as Wednesdays are puppy training days. Unfortunately, Abby has welts all over her today. We're not sure where she got them or if it's from something she ate or what. She's doing better now, but we decided not to take her to puppy training. Luckily, everyone else in our class called in "sick" too so we're extending the class by one week. Yay!
So, with no place to go, I decided to head to the gym. I did a quick 35 minutes on the elliptical while watching some shows I had never seen before. Yay me! I came home, took a shower and ate six cookies. Yep...SIX! Think that might be part of the reason I'm 800 calories over my range? Yeah, I think it might be. Exploring other options tho...just in case the cookies were meant to be eaten.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
This week, I made a concerted effort to work out more during the week than I had for the last few weeks. And, I must say, I have been successful! I went to the gym near my home both Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately there was a glitch at the gym on Sunday so I couldn't get in! Did I give up and go home and veg? Nope. I went home and got on the treadmill for 50+ minutes!
Yesterday and today I took my gym bag to work and used my lunch hour to workout. Yesterday my "lunch" was at 4:00! I went to the gym at work, worked out, showered and made it back in plenty of time for my 5:30 meeting. Today was a little earlier, but still 3:00.
I am LOVING how good I feel this week! I slept like a log last night...first time in awhile. I didn't feel sleepy in any of my meetings or while working on the PC at work. I get to eat more food! And today, right after another meeting, one of the ladies I work with told me how good I was looking! Yay!! I have been maintaining for the last few months and I think she has noticed the glow (no, not sweat...I showered, honest!) that I have because of the exercise! I feel better about myself, I walk taller, I make better food choices and I'm more relaxed. That's what exercise does for me. I'm going to keep it up!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Since football season started, I have been spending four days a week watching my son's practice. The fift week day has been spent on puppy training. This means that my normal evening workouts have gone out the window.
Today, I decided that I would work out during my "lunch" at work. Unfortunately, I didn't have any time for lunch until 4:00 this afternoon! The good news is that I went at 4:00, got a good 25 minutes on the stair stepper in AND made it back in time for my 5:30 meeting!
I even packed my bag for tomorrow. I've got to remember my I-Pod too. Reading is good, but a type_A personality like myself needs to read, listen to music and work out to truly experience the gym! LOL!
Sunday, October 04, 2009
One of the magazines I read has a new diet every week. I read them all because I figure I can get at least one good idea from each. Or reinforce something I've already learned. The one I read this week is the raisin diet, even though I don't think they call it that.
The idea is to replace 500 calories in your diet with raisins, about one cup, every day. You want me to eat one full cup of raisins EVERY day! I don't think so. I like raisins all right, but a whole cup...every day?
They even touted the benefits of raisins, but the amount you had to eat to get the benefits was staggering! Has anyone tried increasing their raisin intake as a weight loss tool? If so, how did it go? If not, would you?
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