Wednesday, August 24, 2011
My weekly weigh-in today had me UP, again, negating the wonderful success of last week.
No, wait, start over: My weekly weigh-in today was up slightly, but I know that
1) I had a pretty high sodium dinner last night, and
2) I have been working out much more consistently the last few weeks, so it's still okay. I'm still succeeding.
I'm not letting it get me down, I'm really not.
And water bottle, here I come.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
You guys know I had to put away my a couple of weeks ago. I was getting obsessed with the number, which was a good deal higher than I wanted it to be, and not moving. But today is lucky Wednesday (well, it has sometimes been lucky for me), and I was dying of curiosity, so I weighed in. And I was DOWN, hooray hooray! Finally! Yippieeeee! 146 was my last weigh in that upset me so much. And I know there was probably water weight in there at that time, but today I got a 141.5!
My Non-Scale Victory, though, is almost more fun. Yesterday instead of the treadmill, I braved the heat outside on the walking trail behind my office. The humidity has dissipated around here for the last few days, so 80 dry degrees felt amazing in comparison to the steam-bath we've been living in. And I do love a good "nature walk."
The victory is this: There were 2 other people on the trail, and of the 3 of us, I WAS THE RUNNER! I have never been good at running, nor do I like it, but I pushed myself yesterday, doing 1-min, 2-min, and 3-min intervals with walking in between. I didn't even break my ankles! (There are a lot of roots on this trail and I do get nervous about twisting or tripping.) Anyway, I was so excited to imagine the other 2 people going back to their offices: "Was anyone else out there?" their co-workers would ask. "Yeah, one lady walking and one running." I WAS THE RUNNER!
My knees are a bit sore this morning and I know I need to get new shoes if I want to continue running (might be a great reward!), but I am so relieved to finally start seeing some changes.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Last week's exercise:
M - yoga/strength 10 min
T - 30 minutes Treadmill (walk/jog)
F - 30 minute walk (mall!)
I meant to make up a day or two over the weekend, but didn't manage it. Bummer.
So this week, while it's going to be incredibly busy as our lives ramp back up with school activities, I am going to try, again, to do:
M - yoga/strength (after dinner)
T - treadmill (at work/lunch hour)
W - yoga/strength
Th- cardio of some kind...? (maybe a walk w/KAYVAUGHN?)
F - yoga/strength
S - cardio - morning walk
It's good to have goals, I guess.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
It was bound to happen at some point, I guess, but yesterday was OFF the RAILS. I ate fast food, I snacked, I enjoyed. It was one of those Nothing Satisfies Me kinds of binges. I started with just a few chips with lunch. I guess it's really true that those kinds of foods just make you want MORE and MORE of those kinds of foods. Then I took my son out for lunch and it had to be quick --- Burger King. Terrible choice. Then at dinner I helped myself to some creamy sauce on my grilled chicken. Then after dinner, more snacks. Blehhhhhh.
I'm trying to count it as a "fool my body" kind of a high-calorie day, and I really HAVE stayed within calorie and nutient limits for a number of days in a row, so I'm not too upset about it overall. But I thought I should record it here.
Whatever, today is a new day, today I do cardio (if I can figure out WHEN?! Probably after 9pm, ugh), and today I'm eating well.
I've learned and taken to heart the Japanese proverb: Fall down seven times, get up eight.
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