I did it again. I don't know what it'll take to learn. I was feeling great Friday and had lots of energy and enthusiasm so I overdid the exercise. It was fun but I have paid for it yesterday and today. My back and left leg are killing me. I didn't do any exercise yesterday and hoped I would feel better today, but I don't. I couldn't take another day off today, so I took Bucky for a short slow walk today. He enjoyed it, so I'm glad I did it. I have a lot of desk work (bills, etc.) to do today, so it will be another restful day. Because I felt bad yesterday I bought some Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches. Never again. I couldn't leave them alone, so I went over my calories. I am definitely an emotional eater. I'm back on track today with water and calories. I'll just "keep on keeping on"
Yesterday was an active, fun day. I used the machines at our rec center, swam for 30 minutes then joined in on a Lazy River water aerobices class. I had planned on riding my bike later, but I was wiped out. Sometimes I have trouble going to extremes on other things than food -know what I mean?
I rearranged my spices and tossed out tons of old spices and duplicates. I cleared my DH's office so there is now room on his desk and table to work. I bought him a small file cabinet to put some of his excess papers in. I can't wait to see his reaction when he returns Wednesday. It could be good or it could be very, very bad....
I set up the guest bedroom we just furninshed with a few books and knick knacks for my brother in law who is coming in Wednesday night.
While I was taking my dog for an evening walk, my DH called and I missed it. He doesn't get good cell phone reception where he's hiking so I don't know when I'll hear from him again.
Today I'm going to relax a little. I am meeting an old friend for coffee. Can't wait!
I going to organize my office also. Its not as needy as my husband's was, but I have a lot of filing to put away. Then I'm going to spend the rest of the day relaxing and reading.
When I got home from work last night I spent a little time on SP. I read a Healthy Lifestyle blog about vegetables. The article was about how to make vegetables tolerable for people who don't like them. I love vegetables and don't mind eating them at all, but I decided to read the article. It was great. It suggested oven roasting vegetables that have been diced and seasoned and then broiling them for a few minutes. I went to my crisper and found Spaghetti squash, onions, tomatoes, garlic, and an ear of corn and gave it a try. You should have seen me. I was cutting and dicing and moving around the kitchen like Julia Child. I had a big bowl of chopped vegetables and spiced them, then added Olive Oil - virgin no less. I mixed it up with my hands (as the directions stated). I roasted then broiled and ate a fantastic mix of vegetables with grilled tilapia for a very (Very!) healthful lo cal, lo fat supper....and I had a ball.
In the 2 months I've been on Spark People I've lost 2 pedometers (cheapies) so I decided to find a better pedometer. I went to the local sports store after work and they only had 1 brand so I came home and searched the internet and Walking.com. I found several reviews and comparisons for pedometers and found one I like. So.... I sent away for it. Yipee. It is more expensive and supposedly very accurate. It works for people with round bellies (that would be me) and it has a security strap. It will take 3 to 5 days to get here and I can't wait.
My DH is leaving this am for a week hiking in Utah with his brother. They've been doing this for about 3 years now. I'm really happy that he is healthy and active enough to do this and that he has such a good relationship with his brother. My only concern is that usually I spend this week eating as much of all the foods I want as I can. Usually I sit around watching TV and reading isolating myself. This year will be different. I have 3 goals: 1) stay on track with my eating 2) do 30 min of cardio a day and strength train 3 x week 3) keep in touch with my friends.