Saturday, April 07, 2012
I don't really do cheat days. I eat healthy all the time, I don't diet, I don't binge (or at least, I try.)
Today though, I'm just plain tired of tracking, and still hungry... so I'm going to just declare it a cheat day, and start over tomorrow. ;)
I'm done eating for now (and I have been since 9) but I figure I'm sitting right at 2,000 calories. A little over my usual 1900 max, but I can deal with that.
I drank a lot more of my calories than I usually did, and had a couple of sodas I shouldn't have. Tomorrow, ALL water. Period. That's my rule. I will drink NO calories at all. All of my calories will come from things that must be chewed.
I'll be getting a lot of boiled eggs tomorrow, anyway, as it's my husband's family reunion at the family farm, and there's always a metric crapton of boiled eggs for the hunt (seriously, I've never seen so many real eggs. They haven't gone all plastic like most folks.) NOt that I"m complaining; I love eggs.
I'm also not worried about sabotaging myself tomorrow food wise, as the reunion always has a potluck-style buffet line with tons of finger foods, and I usually eat pretty lightly. Too busy feeding kids and talking to family. :)
Either way, I'm not fretting. One weekend won't undo my efforts, although I just might gain back that lb I lost last week.
In other news: It's apparently "let's starve myself with under 1200 calorie diets" night in the Diet and Nutrition forum. I think I should just go to bed.
Also: Head still spinning. Unhappy about this.
Friday, April 06, 2012
So the vertigo's still got my head, though it's improved, fortunately. I can sit, at least, without my head spinning. Standing, though... that's another story. It's better.
I have done very well with the eating today; I dropped my activity level on Spark, so my ranges were dropped from 1600-1900 to 1400-1700. I didn't want to undo my hard work. I'm at 1500 or so right now, and would like a snack... but I don't know. I'm thinking I won't. I'm drinking more tea; it's been a lot of tea today. First, lichee black... good for getting the day going.
Right now, it's chamomile.
I'm a little annoyed at my husband. He keeps eating. CONSTANTLY eating. We went out for an early supper at a Mexican restaurant, where I bravely ate only chicken, sauce and a little refried beans. So this is his justification for eating.
First it was candy.
Now a popsicle.
The constant crunching is driving me to distraction. HE'S my biggest saboteur... not me. When he starts eating crap, I start craving crap, and half the time, he'll try to convince to join him.
Just a little snack turns into my downfall.
And sorry if this is rambly... this head swimming thing has me a little out of sorts. That, and I'm SO exhausted from not sleeping. Between his snoring and my head, I've gotten little sleep.
Oh, and my husband's now cutting open ANOTHER popsicle.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Okay, so I know that there are two problems with my running.
1) Crappy shoes. Seriously, my running shoes are broken down... they've worn down on the inside tread, and provide no support anymore. They're fraying something terrible. I'm working on that one. I got a nice lecture from the doctor today about my shoes.
In the mean time:
2) Crappy form. I'm a terrible heel striker, and I can FEEL the strain it puts on my joints. I know a little about where I'm supposed to be hitting - I think. But I don't know how to put this into practice.
I can't afford running classes or clinics, because they all want $100 or more... I have that kind of money, yes, but the power company seems to think they deserve the payment more than me. I'm not exactly in a position to argue, because, well, I like to Spark, and I can't Spark without power!
Can anyone recommend some good (free) videos that help with this? I've found a couple, but I don't know what's trustworthy or what's not. I also have a new iPod touch, so running-training apps would be especially helpful... I love Zombies, Run! but it's not so good on the technical aspects of running. ;) I don't mind paying for apps, if they're reasonable and useful.
I do have Chi Running, and am reading it... but again, applying text and pictures to physical motions is hard for me, sometimes. I do better with video demonstrations.
I've been running for a while now, and over the last 6 months, have built up some pretty good endurance... my lungs are great, my legs are strong, and I can run (for sure) for five solid minutes at a time... (can walk for hours, and have walked a 5k at a very brisk walk) but about then, my shins decide they hate me. It doesn't matter what surface I'm on, either; I can go a *little* longer on a graded dirt track, but not long. It's frustrating when I KNOW I can do it... I can run a mile. I have to stop before then not because I don't have the energy or the strength... but because my &^%(#$%@ shins hurt!
I figure while I'm out of the fitness game for a few days, I might as well start loading my brain.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
So I love my sparkpoints... I find them terribly motivating, and I love being able to give sparkgoodies to other people. It's a good way to be accountable. And I'm approaching a 60 day login streak!
Today, though, I'm AT MY MAX. All I have left to possibly track is maybe some other exercises, which I can't do because of my vertigo. This is driving me nuts! I'm gonna have to wait until tomorrow. I MIGHT be able to squeeze out a few more message board posts - if I post 14 more times, I can get another 10 points for posting 100 times... but I've been posting ALL DAY and I don't do the silly games posts.
Stinky login and bonus spin wheels. Both gave me the absolute minimum they could. (2 and 3 respectively. Guess that's what I get for the 25 I spun yesterday.)
Thursday, April 05, 2012
A couple of days ago, I was bragging to my husband about the fact that I haven't been sick, at ALL, since before I started working out 7 months ago. No colds, no sniffles, no sneezing, no nothing.
Well, I clearly jinxed myself. Last night, I started having a little bit of random vertigo... it went away after I took a nap, though. Unfortunately, it came back again last night, and I got very little sleep, since every way I moved ended up with the room spinning around in place.
This morning, it's been steady all day, so I went to the doctor instead of going to the gym. I really wanted to go to the gym, and actually debated it with myself, but decided that leaning over with heavy weights would probably not be the smartest move, so my more intelligent brain cells prevailed.
Fortunately the quickmed wasn't busy at all at 8 in the morning, so I was in and out in about an hour. Our area has had the highest pollen count in the past few weeks than we've had in history... and while I didn't think it was affecting me, apparently it was. The doctor said he'd seen a LOT of it.
So he prescribed some antihistamine, an antibiotic, and some mucinex to dry up the fluid in my ears. The paperwork said it can last for a week though... lord I hope not. I do NOT like this, and I can't drive or anything.
So I'm down for the count until my inner ear cooperates.
Also, he told me I needed to go get some better shoes for my shin splints.
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