Thursday, September 03, 2009
I have found it interesting and contradictory that in the healthy habtis #5 article it says to...
"Stop skipping meals" and the next header says "Eat only when you are hungry"
I have found eating to be forced. I literally have to force myself to eat breakfast and lunch, though breakfast by far is the hardest to get down. I am doing it because I think I should, but I am certainly not eating when I am hungry, I am usually not hungry. I don't snack during the day and fix dinner because I have to fix for others.
Oh dear... I can either develop one habit or the other, not both.
Just found this interesting and as I said, contradictory. But, the truth is in the pudding...I am losing 1-2 lbs a week by eating when I am not hungry.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Since I had no clue how to do a workout I looked at several videos of Nichole's, chose some strengthening exercises and completed 30 minutes.
I had purchased the introductory set with the pedometer, ball and resistance bands. I inflated the ball, which I thought was a workout in itself! And it sat in my living room staring at me for 2 days!
Ok, so Saturday morning when the hubby was out playing golf I made up my mind that it was now or never. I printed off my chosen routine and got to work. I then learned several things.
The stability ball is hard!. Might be a little too hard until I strengthen up a bit.
Also, as I feared, I had quite a bit of pain on the floor...second lesson learned---get a mat!.
I found I really like the resistance bands, alot.
And I SWEATED! I will just have to get used to that...not real fond of it yet.
I bumbled around a lot, had some real muscle burn but figured that was cool.
The only real negative was when I was done with the stretching I was pretty nauseated, felt a little bad for about 30 min.
Afterward it was WOO HOO!!!!!! I felt energized all day.
As a next day follow-up, I'm not a sore as I thought I would be. Only my shoulders and upper arms a little. I would say either I did pretty good or I didn't do them right. I want to think I did them right. We'll see.
I am still a little intimidated but with a few changes in strategy this may be good.
Now to figure out how to do cardio at home with this bad foot. Can't run, walk up inclines etc. Still trying to figure that one.
Monday, August 03, 2009
I am actually doing pretty well, I think? For someone who only ate once a day I think I am. My problem has been that I am not ever really hungry. In the past I would eat after getting home from work at around 7pm. Fix something quick for the hubby and myself which was obviously my entire calorie load for the day in one meal late in the day. I know BOOOO... There are also times where I had only a bag of popcorn all day. Ah, the life of a nurse.
So, from that you can see that I am pretty proud of eating 3 meals. I do have to choke down breakfast still, but I am doing it.
I have noticed that in my nutrition page I am getting plenty of veggies, fruits, water.
My calories are always in range. But I am consistently low on protein. Fats and cholesterol have also been really good.
Lord, I don't know if I can eat any more.
Friday, July 31, 2009
My DH the bowler/golfer/man who's BMI is spot on has not complained once about the change in meals and the fresh veggies. Usually a very picky man, he has tolerated the changes. :D
After nearly 2 weeks he said last night to leave the toaster out int he morning, he might try a piece of my whole wheat toast. Gotta love it! Amazing for me because he is not a breakfast or lunch eater either. Something good is gonna some from this. He has coronary artery disease and already has one stent.
I'm very proud of him too!
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