Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Another within range day yesterday.
B - 2 WW pumpkin muffins (homemade), coffee, FF creamer
L - 1.5 c tomato soup, cucumbers/carrots (raw) with hummus (.25 c), v8
S - honey wheat bread, dijon mustard, 2 thin slices ham
D - small meatball sub w/tomato sauce, .25 c mozzarella, 1 c. steamed broccoli, a few potato chips
S - sugar free gum again! fell asleep on the couch with it in my mouth LOL
W - 7 cups
E - C25K W4D3 (30 min) treadmill; upper body strength*
*I'm adding strength training back in to my rotation. DUH. I feel like kind-of an idiot because SP has articles all over the site saying women, esp., should be doing strength -- it HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT. But I didn't realize. Anyway, I feel like my cardio is finally in place, so I'm comfortable adding strength in now. Here's to Feeling The Good Sore!
Today I weighed in at 144.5. That's down 1.5 lbs from YESTERDAY, which I know isn't accurate - there's no way I could lose 1.5 lbs in one day - but I am gratified to see the scale moving in the right direction, and AWAY from that stupid 147 that appeared after Christmas.
I am trying REALLY hard to stay within my ranges and drink lots of water this week. Maybe it's helping...? Let's hope so.
February is here!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I didn't go over in any nutritional ranges yesterday! Gotta celebrate the small victories.
B - instant oatmeal, coffee w/1% milk, 1/2 apple, 2 oz cheddar
L - turkey subway (no mayo, no chs, all the veggies), baked Lays
S - 1/3 c. craisins, Diet Coke, one 2-bite brownie
D - 1.5 c. tomato soup, grilled cheese (2% cheese, made w/Pam, on wheat)
S - 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream with sliced strawberries
W - 7 cups
E - none yesterday
I really wanted something else after putting the kids to bed but I shoved a piece of sugar-free gum in my mouth and cut that craving right off. I'm having a hard time with the 8pm to 10 pm hours lately (well, and the 4 pm to 6 pm hours, if I'm honest).
It was a good day.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Work's been different this week because we have a guest in town, so my lunch hours have been taken up the last 2 days (and today, also). No running except on Monday. (I am going to try for Saturday.) But I have done my 10 minutes a day. Yesterday I barely made it; right before bed I did some leg raises and reverse crunches and yoga. It counts in my book!
I want that nail polish I promised myself as a reward, darnit!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
My inclination is to write when I'm feeling whiny. For example, I read the blog post of someone just now who said something like, "I'm glad to see that the top of my tummy is starting to look smaller." And I NEARLY decided to call my blog post "Results OTHER people seem to get, but not me."
Instead, I am going to write down some things I'm looking forward to:
1. I am looking forward to the day I notice my tummy looks smaller.
2. I am looking forward to the day I choose a 5K race and register myself for it -- nerves and all!
3. I am looking forward to the day I can run 20 full minutes without stopping.
4. I am looking forward to my grey pants fitting again with no squeeze.
5. I am looking forward to wearing my swimsuit this summer!
How's that for positive thinking?!
Monday, January 23, 2012
This seems to be the general progression/rotation of my blog posts on SP (maybe you've noticed):
1. I am starting again! Woo! I'm all in! Excited! Planning to work out a lot this week!
2. Guys, I got sick. I haven't been working out or watching my calories.
3. I'm so depressed because I got on the scale.
4. I worked out once and now I feel better!
So last time I posted, I was in Stage #1. I had run 5 minutes! I was so excited.
Shortly after that... you guessed it, I got sick. This time it's a double ear infection. I went to the doctor and was given an antibiotic, which I'm taking faithfully. but so far, it isn't helping. I'm nearly deaf in one ear because of this and it's ANNOYING. Oh, I exaggerate -- I CAN hear things, but it's all muffled. I've felt like I had cotton stuffed in my ears for more than a week.
I didn't run at all last week and I'm giving myself a pass. (Hoping to just skip Stage #3.) But at this point I'm anxious to get on with Stage #4, and #1, and get back to giving my fitness and nutrition the attention it deserves.
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