Tuesday, October 11, 2011
My 1-year Sparkiversary will be in February. While that's still a ways off, I'm starting to think about what I want to have accomplished by then, and it's helping to motivate me. I do NOT want to check in on that date, for example, and post a blog that says, "Welp, I'm still at 144 lbs. Sure wish I could lose a few of them." I mean, how depressing would THAT be, right?! I know, it's a journey, not a destination, blah blah, but ONE YEAR LATER, I want to see progress!
So. Motivation is Good! (Ack!)
The other day when I was driving around at my lunch hour, doing the perpetual errands, I didn't want to have to stop somewhere for lunch. Fact is, I'm sick of most of the lunch options around me and sometimes I just don't have time to make a salad in the morning before I head to the office. Some days I can go home and make one (and workout, woo) but other days I can't.
So I had the brilliant idea that I need to start having smoothies for lunch. Not from Smoothie King, but from my own ingredients. I can mix 'em up the night before, then freeze them. I'm having one now, that I took out of the freezer this morning. It's just the right consistency and I'm hoping the yogurt in it will help keep me full this afternoon. On days when I'm driving around doing errands, I can still have "lunch" -- and bring it with me. I'm hoping this will work. (Also, I can add spinach and oatmeal and all kinds of good things to a smoothie!)
Quick smoothie recipes welcome!
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
My son broke his arm last week, so we've had some schedule rearranging and a bit of a hiccup in my focus. Lunch breaks have been spent taking him to doctor's appointments and other errands. I haven't worried too much about it, but am starting to feel like a slug.
In other news, however, TWO pairs of pants that have been too tight all summer, are now fitting! I can't believe this, because I have been SO inconsistent with daily exercise and calorie-watching. Still, I'LL TAKE IT!
Hope I can get back on track, workout-wise, on Thursday, Friday and the weekend.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I dislike having a job where I sit at a desk all day.
I try to get up a lot (have to, with all the water I'm drinking), and I make sure to stretch for about 10 minutes at least once a day, but ugh. There are many days I wish I had a job where I was on my feet. Grass is always greener, I'm sure.
(I also dislike having my computer screen visible to all who walk by!! Specifically, my manager, who can see when I'm goofing around on Sparkpeople! Luckily, she's on here, too, but... still.)
Today's going well for me and I've planned my dinner so I can eat THREE tacos. Taco night is my favorite! Only thing is I need to stay away from the CHIPS. :)
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Yesterday I walked 1.6 miles (measured it this morning in the car) and then did my abs workout. It felt great, although it was humid! Ick!
This morning I can feel the good sore. Yay! I've missed you, good sore!
Last week, a friend I hadn't seen in a while said "you look great, what have you been doing?" Truth is, I haven't lost weight really, but I'm glad she said that. Even if it's only politeness talking, it's a good motivator. I would like more compliments like that.
Finally, I had an idea this morning. Maybe I should record "Biggest Loser" to my DVR (or watch it On Demand) on Saturday mornings, to keep me motivated on the weekends! I typically do watch it on Tuesday nights, but since weekends are so tough for me.... just a little strategy I might test out.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
...My office, my kid's martial arts classes, den meetings, pack meetings, volunteering for his school, at Costco, helping with homework, singing at choir practice, and church, falling asleep on the couch every night, barely remembering to make the next day's lunches, NOT getting the haircut I need, NOT doing the clothes shopping I need to do, but somehow spending plenty of money anyway...
Stupid, crazy week since I last posted here.
Nutrition has gotten lazy again. (French fries anyone? I had them at lunch yesterday. It has been a while since I allowed myself fries at lunch.) Workouts have all but stopped. I need a swift kick in the pants. I need that ONE workout. WHEN? Tomorrow at noon is the first time I'll be able to.
I'm discouraged because I KNOW I have gained pounds again.
I think I need to find a "TEN POUNDS TO LOSE" team.
Anyway, I'm back. I'm still gonna try. Someone please give me a pep talk.
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