Friday, January 17, 2014
This is one of the Beck Skills that is going to be hard for me. I do have a habit of standing to eat. I understand why this is something I should do...I agree it is a worthwhile habit to learn. But, it is going to take quite a while for me. Old habits die hard. Also, there are times when sitting doesn't work any "magic."
Today for example...I stood over the sink and ate one boiled egg for breakfast. It was low carb, low calorie and totally on plan. I just like to salt it and eat it over the sink so it doesn't leave a mess to clean up. Later when the kids came home from school I sat on the couch mindlessly munching Apple Jacks that were my 9 year olds snack not mine. Not on plan. Not low carb. AND, worst of all was that quantity was more than a serving; maybe even closer to two servings.
I read a section of the book last night that was discussing rebellious teen attitudes toward eating. I really don't think I have an inner rebellious teen though. I have inner BRAT that just doesn't feel like eating chicken and broccoli sometimes. I have this thing where I say "Well, today IS my high carb day. Apple Jacks are high carb, right?" Well, yeah technically right but, they are junk sugar carbs and not exaclty the kind of carbs I am supposed to be eating . Oh Well. Moving On. It's done and over. Back on Track. I am learning more Beck Skills every day. See what I did there?
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Stuck to my guns today and ate on plan even when it seemed like the universe was conspiring against me. I was determined to stick to my low carb day today. When I went out to run errands today, I was so tempted to grab a crunchy taco @ taco bell. It is one of the few things I occasionally allow myself because it is not horrible calorie-wise or on the carbs. But, instead I bought some cashews and a single serving mozzarella stick. It was lower carbs, cheaper and I stayed away from the drive thru.
Then, before I even made it home; hubby calls and says we are expected at a last minute BBQ! Come on, seriously? A family gathering on my lowest carb day of the week's rotation?! I would have said no if it wasn't for the fact that his brother is only going to be here two more days before he goes back to Seattle. The BBQ actually turned out to be ok since there were all kinds of proteins cooked on the grill with only spices. I had a small piece of chicken and one of the center cut pork chops.
Steered completely away from the carbfest sides (mac n cheese, potatoes, corn and baked beans.) Seriously, not a green veggie in sight. Plus, pumpkin pie and watermelon! Three different people asked me to cut the pie. Um, no thanks. I'm staying completely away from the dessert table. Doggone food pushers! I went home and had my salad and got through my lowest carb day of the week with or without the family gathering and food pushers. :)
Normally, I would have just rotated my days and done my lowest carb cycle day on another day. But, it was my last rotation before our vacation and cruise and there was no other way to work it. Plus, it probably helped that the scale showed a new low this morning and that made me more determined to keep on my plan.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I'm finding it a little hard to stay on track this week because we have a vacation coming up this weekend. I managed to stick mostly to plan today even though I woke up with a sore throat and a runny nose. I did have some hard candy for the throat; but, I didn't really go off plan. I just struggled with thoughts of planned indulgences next week while on vacation and on the cruise. I am so ready for a break. But, there is no need to let this break ruin my week. I got 15,000 steps in today, I did ok on food and I am going to save the indulgences for the actual trip by not allowing a treat mentality to creep into the week before or after the trip.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I am loving this Nintendo DS game. I have been using it for about 3 weeks. It is perfect for summer. I haven't been doing as much on the Wii because we are walking outside daily. The game has a pedometer type thing that tracks your steps and daily rhythms. I love the records that it keeps...it will store your step information for a month, I think. Also, if you have a great day walking, you can lock in that day so that it won't rotate out.
In the record section it tracks minutes walked, your highest total steps in a day, total steps since starting the game and a few other things. I just went back and added all my steps to my spark fitness minutes. A lot of days I don't track them here because the Wii and the DS track them for me. It is nice to have these records to look back on and be able to transfer my minutes over to the SP if I want. Our internet isn't super fast, so it is usually easier for me to track things on paper or through the games.
One thing I don't like about the pedometer is that it just turns green when you hit your target steps for the day. It doesn't show your step count. I guess there is another game, Weight Loss Coach that has a pedometer with the steps on it. But, it doesn't record time/minutes. Maybe with the next game they can combine the two.
I have found that by wearing the pedometer 24/7, I am more aware of how active I am all day long...not just when I am exercising. Also, I have exercised every single day for 10 days straight. :D
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