I definitely learned that I need to track my food and exercise last week. When I don't track I underestimate my intake. I was way above my calories a couple of days last week and I feel the difference. The scale has me up 2 which I know is not really 2 pounds of fat but mostly water weight from my high salt intake. I still don't like the feeling of being off track. Well, yesterday I was back on track and will make it a good weekend.
It's been a stressful week. Not being able to access Spark People except for a few minutes at work and on my husband's old, old, slow, slow computer. All I could do was the absolute essentials - what I ate and my exercise. I often didn't get to put anything in for several days and then when I did I found out that I was over. So it hasn't been a good week calorie or weight wise. But I keep on keeping on.
The second stress was that I had to set up 4 H1N1 clinics in our local high schools. I had no idea how many people would show up and I ended up overplanning but I didn't want people to show up and not have any vaccine. So I exhaused myself planning, and packing and unpacking. I have gotten overtired and set off a fibro flare so I don't feel so hot. But again I just keep on keeping on.
I had lunch with a group of people at work as a potluck. I brought a loaf of the SP Banana Nut Bread (once again!). I ate small amounts of the most apporopriate things I could find at the pot luck and tried very hard to be careful. When I went home I tracked everything...I couldn't believe it but I ate 839 calories and I wasn't even full.
So for supper we had Spaghetti Squash with Marinara sauce (`1 oz of lean hamburger in my portion of Marinara) and a salad with dressing. I had a light yogurt as a bedtime snack and I ended up smack dab in the middle of my calorie range!
I can't believe how cold it is. I don't know if losing 40 pounds has made me feel the cold more, but I am freezing. I just want to sit in front of the fire in my snugglie and stay warm. I don't want to go out there and go to work. Oh, well, we don't always get what we want.
Last night my DH, who does all the cooking during the week, made 2 Spark People recipe banana nut bread loaves. Delicious! I am going to take one to a pot luck at work today. That way I can have a healthier dessert!
I tried Jillian Michaels Boost Metabolism DVD on Exercise TV yesterday. Boy that was too much for me. I pulled my side and hurt my knee. This middle aged grannie is going back to Cardioke today.
I do think it's important to recognize my limitations. I feel so good that I want to try everything, but some exercises or activities are beyond my abilities. Sometimes I know this but want to try anyway. I guess that's ok, but when I hurt myself like I did yesterday I feel stupid. On the other hand, if I don't try I'll never know what my full abilities are. One good thing is that my DH was in the living room while I attempted to work out with the video and he said "I sure admire you, honey".