Wednesday, December 12, 2012
For the longest time, I felt like my weight just wouldn't come off. My scales just wouldn't budge no matter what. When I started doing my Wii Fit activities, one of the things I do is have a body check daily including weight, and according to this gadget, I AM losing weight. When I move my scales around the room, the number can vary. My floors are just not level. So today I changed my ticker for the first time in a long time and I am finally out of the 230s! I have been in them since the first of October. I gained a little during Thanksgiving even though I didn't pig completely out. Part of my poor eating is a kind of dispair since my numbers weren't changing. Now it's up to me to get that number in to the 210s! I hope I can be in One-derland by spring! I hope my weightloss becomes evident to all by that time!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I made a personal commitment to do a better job of tracking this week as I have been off the tracking for a while. I would possible write down breakfast, but by the end of the day...no tracking. It's a problem to track when you eat a lot of homemade foods with unknown quantities of ingredients. I tried to put my split pea recipe in the tracker and I ended up with 3 copies and the nutrition facts seemed pretty unlikely. So I input the ingredients on my tracker as best I could yesterday.
I could still stand to get in more veggies and fruits still. Today I ate some leftover dirty rice I made a few days ago that had onions, celery, and bell pepper in it. So yummy. For dinner I pulled a bag of frozen mixed veggies out of the freezer and we ate that.
Today, I got in an hour on Wii Fit activities. Not all are killer calorie burners, but in my opinion, when I'm doing these activities, I am not sitting on a chair watching TV or being on the computer. I finally got through the obstacle course for the 2nd time.
I drank all 8 glasses of water I ought to drink (I only make it a goal to drink 6). I decided to start taking supplements after watching Dr. Oz the other day. I am not a good pill taker, but I am on a streak with them too. My husband is a faithful supplement taker. I'm taking a multi and fish oil. I also take fiber supplements that have chromium to aid weightloss. HOpe it works!
Happy sparking Spark Friends!
Monday, December 10, 2012
This is not the greatest season for fresh veggies, and I am not crazy about canned or frozen ones. I do use canned tomatoes and tomato products a lot making soup, spaghetti sauce, chili, and such. I buy bags of salad with the best of intentions but usually have to toss some out before it's all eaten.
I buy bananas, grapes, oranges, and "cuties" (clementine oranges) for the kids. I try to avoid eating the fruit a lot because I think it's full of carbs and sugar.
I made a split pea soup today with onion, potato, celery, and carrots in it. No meat this time but I flavor it with curry powder. It's pretty good. I'm counting each serving I have as a serving a veggies. Exactly how much of a veggie or fruit qualifies? If I eat a big apple is that 2 servings? How about a big banana? If I eat soup with bits of veggies in it is that one serving or more? I usually err on the low side and hardly ever get all the ones on my spark tracker page. Maybe though I really am because I measure it conservatively. Do you think canned pumpkin used in baking muffins qualifies as a serving of veggies? I counted it today, but usually don't.
I am looking for veggie ideas. If you are eating veggies, please let me know.
Saturday, December 08, 2012
I have been the only one that used the Wii Fit until today. Yesterday I started doing an obstacle course on it and it was really fun. You get a sweat on and aren't bothered because the challenge is so compelling. Last night I told my husband I wanted him to try it, and he agreed to do so today. Then my 12-going-on-13-year-old son joined in and of course, being the athlete of the family, he cleaned our clocks! It is kind of like actually being Mario! I have over 45 minutes logged on today and usually I only get in 15-20 minutes.
If you have the $$ I think the Wii Fit is a great way to have an active good time with your family. I am so lucky my sister is letting me use hers. Hopefully she won't want it back for quite a while! Maybe never since my mom is moving in with her and has one too!
Friday, December 07, 2012
I sign on for different challenges at different teams' pages. I am plain ole not faithful to these challenges! I said I'd work out for 30 minutes every day. These days I do about 20 minutes not including sporadic NEAT moving that I am incorporating. I feel a lot better though and Wii Fit says I'm losing weight. Hope Wii Fit is right! My humble scales haven't moved in the right direction in sooooo long. I was up a few pounds there for a while and now I'm back at my ticker weight...according to the scales. Wii Fit says I am down, but it's hard to see the actual number there. I'm just going to keep watching my food, pushing my water, doing my Wii Fit stuff (which is pretty fun), doing my NEAT stuff, minimizing wheat and other carbs, and trying to do the right thing. Hopefully the pounds will start to come off at a regular rate--that would be very motivating!
Thanks for all the support about my recent job search crisis. I did eliminate the bad recommendation and had a long talk with a former assistant principal who said he'd be glad to give me a good recommendation. My husband is in his 29th year at his job and if he can hang on for one more year, he'll be able to draw his retirement immediately. He had thought he wouldn't be able to until age 60 but my old AP says that's not true. I hope we get work elsewhere but wouldn't mind seeing him retire either. It's a conundrum--we need all the money!
Anyway, I do feel low about lost opportunity from that one interview thanks to the recommendation, but I am not a person who wallows in sadness. I am still the same cheerful and positive person. I could still use everyone's good vibes and prayers though if you have any to spare.
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