Saturday, November 19, 2011
Yesterday was a lovely day, ideal for gardening but I spent it very quietly after a big night out on Friday night. We got home after two, which is quite a stretch for us these days. It was a fun night, and I don't regret it, but my gardening plans went right out the window. Luckily it all looks as lush as can be, gardens can forgive a bit of neglect.
On the subject of neglect, although Saturday Zumba didn't happen, I had made sure to get in 3 cardio sessions last week.
Friday didn't derail my weight loss so I am feeling just a bit pleased with myself. Fingers crossed that steady loss will continue for a good long stretch.
I'm not following the Spark diet, but am tracking and otherwise being pretty diligent about the SP approach, treating all the Sparkers out there as my coaches, and whaddyaknow, It is true, SP works!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Starting to make use of the SP nutrition tracker a bit more than before. I've been tracking lots of days, but not really planning my meals as I should. I figure if I get a little routine goinging it will make it easier to fit in more stuff in the day.
I wish the tracker wasn't so cluncky to use, but it gets me where I want to go eventually. Have been loading a few favorites and groupings to make life easier for myself. It takes quite a while, though! More of an effort because we use a metric system here in NZ, plus, my oh my where do all these strange foods come from? Are they REALLY foods? And...how come it is so hard to find fresh fruit and vegetables on the tracker? Or simple meats and other protein sources?
Anyway not to worry, this site is great, I can just take what Ineed and leave the rest, and that is a good thing.
Going home from work and it feels good to be thinking "What of all the delicious healthy choices waiting for me in the fridge will be my pleasure tonight?"
Compared to getting home and standing looking in the fridge with not a thought in my head.
Maybe preparing healthy food can be fun again like it used to be. I did get worn down by years of cooking for a family , and constantly being the one to have to manage the kitchen. Now I am being far more whimsical and beginning to cook what I want, and if I don't feel like eating, I don't prepare a meal. (Naughty Fifi. DH just has to fit in.)
Any thoughts or suggestions for me on planning menus etc?
Oooh, maybe we could get together and have a menu club, and share the effort of deciding what to cook? I suppose there is already a team for that? Or a recipe book. Oh, we could start a shared recipe book. It could be arranged by seasons. 52 weeks of menus. What do you think?
Anyway I'm off home now.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Awake early and I plan to go back to sleep but sparking for 25 points as is my habit since I joined Sparkpeople. Anyway I found the low gravity spot in my bathroom and weighed myself
I lost a kilo since last week! Yay me!
Sparkies, it was easy!
Tracking and thinking about my food and aquacise and Zumba and remembering to stop drinking when I had that first glass of wine. I even thought last night about whether to have more to eat and checked my nutrition tracker to see where there was some leeway.
I've taken a round about route to getting healthier and weight loss is just a part of that- and a very big part, and I am feeling now I am on my way.
Friday, November 11, 2011
I had a good night last night and enjoyed watching all the talented young things in their cool clothes. No photos of the show, sorry, but here is one of the star of my garden at the moment, introducing...
which looks like nothing at all until right now when it produces the prettiest of flowers and the MOST delicious scent.
I stopped by it on my way to and from Zumba, and now I must have a shower, I'm getting cold sitting here.
Raining at the moment but bound to improve.
Have a good weekend, Sparkies.
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