Sunday, February 28, 2010
I am sure this blog (or for that matter any of my blogs) will ever be a fan favorite. But that is ok. Mostly, I am writing these blogs (as sparse as they are) for me. To track my progress.....
So a few weeks ago, I was weighing myself constantly. Every time I went to the bathroom, I would step on the scale. I would work out on the Wii Fit Plus and have it weigh me too. And when the scale would go up, I would get depressed. And when the Wii Fit would go up, it would ask me why did it go up. Heck, I don't know, why don't you tell me. If I know that answer, I probably wouldn't be here. I would be skinny....
So I decided I wouldn't get on the scale except Sundays. And although I still use the Wii Fit Plus, I don't use it daily (trying to start running too) and I won't do the body test. I even went so far as to make that one of my other goals. I figured I could get spark points for being good about not making myself crazy about the scale.
Now, tomorrow is weigh in day. I am so scared that I won't be down. Although twice this week I was "high" on cholesterol, I was still under 300. But I do need to watch it. And although I followed the recommended meal plans, I did do my own thing for dinner on Friday and for all of Saturday. Saturday, I was within points but I just feel it wasn't the most balance of meals. I do realize that SP meals are far more balanced. But knowing we were going to services and after services there is a luncheon, I wanted to "save" the calories. This meant breakfast wasn't that balanced. And by the time lunch started, I was really hungry. And there wasn't any fruit there. And then dinner was sushi. Yummy, but hard to estimate calories. I "think" I came in under the recommended amounts but who knows. At least I did 1 hour and 13 minutes on the Wii today plus 5 minutes of walking outside.
I did get in my exercise this week. And in fact surpassed it. Two weeks in a row, SP has recommended I up my calories to accommodate my increase in exercise. But again, I am scared to do that. First, does the Wii Fit Plus measure the calories correctly? Is it really exercise? I mean I do sweat, but come on, it is a game and it is fun. Can I really be losing weight playing video games? And second, I am worried that with my crazy schedule, I won't be always able to do as "much" exercise and then SP will have increased my calories and I won't be exercising enough and will for sure gain weight.
So what will I do if I gained this week? Well, I won't go off and eat everything in sight. That won't help. I guess I will try to follow SP plan better. No switching items/meals. No making our own meals. I need to remind myself fluctuations happen. And this isn't a diet, it is for a healthier lifestyle. But I am so scared that I also won't be able to make my own meals forever. I can do this. This is doable. But I am scared. I guess I really should just go to bed, and see in the morning what that mean scale says. And I will take measurements next week (the first Sunday of the month).
And lastly, remind myself, it is ok to be scared. Just keep doing what I am doing. But don't whine so much!
Monday, February 15, 2010
posted a blog 5 minutes ago and sparkpeople didn't register my points... why? any idea?
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
OK, so I am trying to drink my 8 glasses of water daily. But there are days that I have trouble getting in all 8 glasses. So my question is: If I use the Crystal Light packet added to the water, does that still count as water? What about Kool Aid or Lemonaide, if I count the sugar calories? Since I started this, I haven't had Kool Aid or Lemonaide but during dinner, flavor would be nice.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
1 month ago, a dear friend of mine joined SP. Watching her progress, it made me inspired to come back to SP. I have been a member since 4 yrs today. I didn't even realize today is my Sparkaversary. 2 weeks ago today, I was sent home from work because I had a horrible cough that was getting worse. The following day, the doctor determined I had a severe case of bronchitis. I then went on to miss 8 days of work. During this time, when I wasn't sleeping, I was on SP.
I "officically" started fast break on Sunday. I have eaten fresh produce and followed the menus for 3 days now. I went back to work yesterday and even went to my district internship class last night. I also was able to score and put into Grade Pro the 2 finals I gave yesterday.
Today, I got on the scale before work, I am down 7 lbs from before I was sick. I am NOT going to regain the sick loss..... I was able to go for a walk today and didn't cough up part of my lung! I then worked on the Wii Fit Plus for 20 minutes. Eaten as told. Read a motivation. And went for a walk. All fast track goals met! I have also put in grades in 1 class complete, 2 partials and 1 to go plus the 2 partials. I can do this!
I am putting myself first. I am stressed, yes. But being fat is stressful too. Even with grading to do, housework, kids and my homework from my di class, I need to put me first. I can and will and did find the time for a walk.
Until next time!
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