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IDEA - Day 2

Thursday, June 21, 2012

So, Fat Kids Club Day 2 and I'm dancing with myself.

Jumping without a net, as it were.

1200 Calories. 20 minutes of exercise. Every day.

I can do this.

So, breakfast, a cup of Raisin Bran Crunch, was spread out over four hours. Lunch, frozen veggies, lasted all of fifteen minutes. I have a feeling tonight's steak is going to be spectacular. I also still have 300 calories to play with, so I might do some more fruit and veg between now and then.

So far, so good.

I went and bought new running shoes - the Vibram five-finger kind. They're really comfortable, I'm excited to go for my C25K training run in them tonight :)

  


IDEA - Day 1

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Last night was the first meeting of what I affectionately consider the fat kids club. Fortunately, I guess, there weren't really that many REALLY fat kids there. Sure, most people were to one degree or another overweight; but, they weren't what I would consider so overweight that their lives were impossible.

In other words, they were just like me. Fat, sure; but, not so fat as you expect them to lead sedentary lifestyles.

So, the first rule of Fat Kid Club is track your food. I'm going to be doing it twice; one here on the The Spark, and again in the paper journal which is required.

The second rule of Fat Kid Club is to only eat 1200 calories a day. That's it. I'm going to be one hungry Fat Kid.

The third and final rule of Fat Kid Club is 100 minutes of morderate intensity exercise a week.

I intend to follow this like a prescription.

So, this morning's breakfast was a whopping 148 calories. I'm going to need a midmorning snack and unfortunately I didn't bring anything. Eep.

Well, welcome to the insider's guide to the Fat Kid Club!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LEARNINGWITHLIZ 6/24/2012 3:19PM

    Love the name of the club -- good luck with it!

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GRACEOMALLEY 6/20/2012 5:09PM

    There is a way to keep from being hungry and stay within your calories that taste good. Check out the POWER FOODS list for Weight Watchers. Check out the SPARK cookbook. Check out Hungry Girl recipes, on-line or get the cook books (or combination of both).

You can do this - really. We all can do this if we just pay attention. Believe in yourself.
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WYO_CASEY 6/20/2012 9:11AM

    Hahaha! I love your name for the club! We have a really thick band at my gym for assisting with pullups. I call it the fat kid band because I can't do pullups on my own yet and have to use it!

We're also getting shirts for my gym that say "no fat kid left behind" Hehe

1200 calories isn't very much, but make sure you fill it with low calorie things so you can eat more and not feel as short changed. Also, if you like it, chew gum. It helps me from getting hungry and gives me something to do if I want to boredom-eat.

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Struggling to meet my calorie goal

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Who would have thought I regularly eat well below my caloric goal and yet I weigh somewhere around 22~ pounds? How does this make any sense?

I'm willing to bet my average is between 1300 and 1500 calories a day... I don't get it.

Well, it looks like I'm back on walnuts and peanut butter....

  


Keeping on the Wagon

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Today I woke up with the same cloud over my head. Now, at the close of the day, I can breathe a little easier - I've stayed on the wagon. I've tracked all my food. I've kept active. I've done my best to be positive.

I'm actually doing this.

I'm about two weeks out of my fitness assessment for the weight loss study with the university. It sounds like something that could work. I really hope it does. I think I'm setting myself up for a success by doing a lot of the things they want me to do for it now. For example, I'll have to track my food and exercise. The only thing I can't do right now is wear the fitness arm band - but that's only because I'm a comfortable combination of cheap and poor.

Well, not poor, the house just eats all my money.

So, all and all, I feel like things are looking up and whatever ate me up earlier this week has past.

Good: Jack and I went for a fantastic jog this morning. It was all of 15 minutes, but it was good!
Bad: I think I need to buy new walking shoes to keep at my desk at work - taking my lunchtime walks in my dress shoes is not the best idea.
Ugly: Nothing ugly today. Well, except that Jack decided to run away. Fortunately he was returned home safely.

  


Brrrr it's cold

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Today was a moderately better day than yesterday. I didn't feel quite as down as I did then, thank goodness. Sometimes I can be hard on myself, I know.

So, today I managed to get my walk in - upon review and actually mapping it, it turns out that I'm doing about a mile and a quarter in 20 minutes. This, of course, is subject to getting stuck at traffic lights and stuff. Still, it maybe topped off today at 60-something, and not too sunny, either! Here's hoping spring turns up sooner or later.

I just hope I get into the weight loss study, I'm clearly not very good at keeping myself accountable.

Good - Had a walk in spite of the cold
Bad - I could not keep away from the candy jar today
Ugly - The fact it's so darn cold after 80+ degrees last week!

  


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