Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Yesterday was one of my "hungry days", but I handled it differently than I used to do. I was really hungry after lunch, but instead of finding the cookies that are around the office, I ate a half sandwich that was in the refrigerator from yesterday's lunch and I made myself a cup of tea. When I got home DH had made a really heavy meal for supper - ham, potato, roll with broccoli and salad so I had a small portion of the ham, 1/2 the potato and 1/2 the roll with a large serving of salad and broccoli. Then I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes after supper. I accepted the fact that my body was hungry, but I feed it nutritious extras rather than empty calories with sugar which would have probably left me more hungry. Then I used moderate exercise to increase my calorie burn. I feel like I am doing better with moderation and being aware of my body and its needs. I don't want to overdo it, but I want to lose weight.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I have a hard time with balance. I have been losing weight and feeling great, but last week I started feeling tired. I thought it was because of a long mountain hike and gave myself a few days to rest, cutting back on my exercise. I went for a long weekend visiting my DD and her family and worked out hard with her. On the way home I developed a cold sore and felt tired the next day. I walked in the park for 15 minutes and did 15 minutes on the treadmill last night which is a light day of exercise for me. I feel tired this morning and not very energetic. Did I work out too hard in Texas or am I just tired from the trip? Should I work out hard today to get back in my routine or do another light day? Having been inactive so long I don't really know how to balance my exercise. My guess is that I should just get back into my regular routine, but I just don't know.
Monday, October 26, 2009
What a wonderful weekend. I am really happy DH and I accepted my daughter's invitation to go to Texas on the spur of the moment. Before SP I would have thought "It's too much trouble. I don't have anything ready. I need time to think about it." Now, I had all the energy I needed to jump up at 8 pm Thursday and pack (including food) and take off early Thursday morning for an amazing 4 day weekend.
That is why this program is not a diet! It is a lifestyle. I am now living an energetic, happy fun filled life. When I was on diets, I obsessed about food all the time. Now I spend time planning my food, tracking my food, eating my food and purchasing it, but no time obsessing over it. All because of Spark and the decision I made to do it!
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