Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I weighed in today a pound down, at 144.4. Surprised me! But I'LL TAKE IT!
I really do think time of the month had to do with my [blog] outburst last week. Because yesterday I had around 1250 calories, and still on the lower end of my protein range (even though I thought I was really trying to add protein), and i wasn't ravenous like the week before. Noted for next month!
Or maybe it's just a full-on crapshoot and you can't predict anything. You just keep on keeping on.
So, I was thinking about Goals last week and read one of the SP articles about Long-term, short-term, and even "medium-term" goals. I didn't think I had any medium term goals, LOL, so I wrote a few down. I wanted to sit with them a few days and make sure I really believe them before I posted them here.
Short-term goals (Feb-Mar):
1. Up my protein intake.
2. Finish the 10-min-a-day exercise challenge.
3. Establish the habit of working out consistently again.
4. Hike the mountain at least once. :)
Short-term goals (Mar-Apr.)
1. Reach 140 lbs.
2. Make quinoa. (I'm curious.)
3. Have 3 consecutive 12- or 1300-calorie days.
1. Lose 13-15 pounds.
2. Feel better in clothes.
1. Run a 5k.
2. Maintain a healthy BMI.
3. Enjoy life! Including food! Within reason!
My favorite is that last one.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Yesterday I knew I needed to keep to the low end of my SP range (1200) because I'd had a couple of days where I went over by 100-200 calories. I just want to even out the average for the week, you know, not go way under or anything drastic.
But OMAHGAH, 1200 calories is SO LITTLE!! I thought I portioned things out okay with plenty of protein (and my other totals show that), but by the end of the day I was starving. And then my schedule got screwy and it turned out I couldn't eat dinner with my family at 6, so I made stupid choices (handful of cheeze-its and some cookies) on my way out the door.
And when I got home from choir rehearsal I was STILL starving so I ate my allotted pizza, plus some.
Waaaaaaa! I want to do this right, but I just CAN'T do 1200 calories.
Does it have something to do with time-of-the-month, that those 1200 just don't feel like enough?? (Please say yes. Otherwise I fear I'll NEVER be able to stay at that number and therefore never lose a pound.)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
...It's going pretty well! I'm loving all the fruits and veggies still at my house (Thanks, Dad!). Last night I had a big field greens salad, with chicken, tomatoes, cilantro, a little lo-fat cheese, and this great dressing I've made up: mix Pace Chipotle Salsa (I grabbed it by mistake at the grocery store but I love it), about 3 TBSP, with 1 TBSP Ranch dressing. YUM.
And I've managed to fit in around 30 minutes workout each day, in 10-minute bursts. Last week I was just getting in the swing of things with 10 minutes a day, and this week I'm bumping it up. I'm glad. Wish I could have nice, long 45-minute workouts at a gym, but that is just not to be for me (not on weekdays, anyway) at this stage in my life.
I'm feeling sore today. Did something I hadn't done in a LONG time yesterday - windmill toe-touches, old school! - and my back is feeling it.
We'll probably eat lunch out today so I hope I can make good choices.
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