Thursday, March 24, 2011
I'm telling you, the weekend is my NEMESIS as far as eating and workouts. But this weekend is going to be different.
1. I am going to carry my water bottle with me.
2. I am going to get SALADS or grilled chicken when we inevitably eat fast food in between t-ball games.
3. I am going to track in SP! Or at least watch my portion sizes and leave something on the plate.
4. I am going to workout either Saturday or Sunday.
Those are my MUSTs in order to actually reach this goal and not be disappointed in my lack of discipline again.
I don't remember where I read it this week - somewhere on SP - but someone posted a note that said, "Give the power back to yourself: Don't say your "diet prevents you from eating that," or you "can't eat that because you're dieting." Say, "I'm making the better decision today." YOU be in control of the foods you eat.
It's the same idea I've heard before, but somehow putting the words "power" and "decision" together make it more clear, and desireable, for me. I've been repeating it a lot this week.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Alright, this is IT. Time to set a weight loss goal. Sparkpeople truly HAS helped me be more consistent in working out and I'm GRATEFUL for that! I'm not up to 5x/week yet, but still working on it! I'm definitely up to 3x/week, which is an improvement from ZERO! I'm proud of this accomplishment, no matter how small it is!
Next goal is a number on the scale. 138, to be exact. That's three pounds in 3 weeks. You think I can do it??
I bet I can....! I'm planning a fun reward - a professional pedicure - and I can't wait to post it in my SP Profile.
Monday, March 21, 2011
I'm so tired today. We had a busy weekend, again. I wonder when I'm going to get used to that and stop saying it as if it's unusual. We ALWAYS have busy weekends. Anyway. I didn't workout at ALL. I tried to "make good choices" food-wise, but really I let myself eat mostly anything. Oh well. I'm not here to feel guilt about that. It is what it is.
But I forgot my shoes this morning on the way out the door, and earlier I decided I'd take it as a sign from the Universe, a much-welcome "get out of jail free" pass. I'll go shopping, I thought. Or I'll just go home and lie down. My stomach's acting a little weird right now and I'm just SO tired.
But as lunchtime approaches I'm thinking I'll go home and workout instead. My DVDs are there, after all. I could go for a walk in my neighborhood. Hmm.
Part of me wants to indulge (in a nap) and the other part of me is dying to work out, since I didn't all weekend and I feel like I'll get behind on my progress if I don't.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Yesterday was cold and rainy so I grabbed my shoes and headed to the office building's little gym. I've been going down there once a day for my 3 Sun Salutations (Yoga - Other Goals), and I love that no one ever seems to be in there.
But this was a cardio day (or, more accurately, a make-up day for not doing cardio Monday as scheduled). It was lunchtime so I was slightly worried it would be crowded, but no! So I braved the treadmill. I think it was actually my very first time on one. I used to use a Stairmaster in college, but never a treadmill because I'm not a runner. Well, once I got all the buttons (sort-of) figured out, I felt like a real Person-who-Works-Out. And when the speed increased, I was forced to run! So awesome. Running is something I definitely want to try, and eventually get better at.
I don't want to give up my time outdoors, and I've discovered a great 2-mile trail right here around the office that's working for me, too. And it's beautiful springtime. :) But I'll definitely be adding some treadmill days, as well. I'm so surprised. I've never thought I cared for the gym, or that I'd like working out on equipment better than outside in the sunshine.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
My new friend Steve asked yesterday, What's my temptation? I thought it was a great question and probably needs to be confessed, to give me some accountability for these foods.
My main one is WHITE FLOUR TORTILLAS. It's my comfort food, my stress food, and one of those big suckers, the 10", is 234 calories on its own! Of course I like to heat it up with some salsa and cheese. (I try not to overdo the cheese.) It's quick, satisfying, and ... a pretty terrible habit. I've tried Whole Wheat tortillas and they were not pleasant but I desperately need an alternative. Any suggestions (brand names, please!) would be welcomed.
2nd temptation, in the same vein, is corn chips. I shouldn't even buy them. It's rare that I binge on them late at night, but sometimes I'll serve them with salsa, as a side item if we're having a mexican inspired dinner. And I definitely eat more than my 1 serving of "14 chips."
If I do eat either of these 2 things after dinner, then I'll want a little something sweet afterwards to balance all the salty. I KNOW! That is embarrassing. Usually I can contain it to one piece of dark chocolate, but it certainly isn't helping my cause.
So, there you have it. Oh wait, I should mention Cheese-Its/Goldfish, which I keep around the house for the kids, and sometimes if I open the box for them --- okay, every time I open the box for them --- I grab a few for my own chow-hole.
Obviously feeling quite a bit of guilt/shame for being defeated by these stupid foods.
I'm glad I wrote them down, though. Maybe you guys can help me replace them. Celery sticks anyone?
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