Sunday, June 24, 2012
I'm supposed to be tired.
I'm supposed to be hungry.
I'm supposed to be cranky.
In fact, I feel really good.
Today I went for a bike ride with my dad. It was awesome. He needed to get moving and I needed to keep moving. So, we went down to the trails. He'd stay behind, but I'd just keep doing loops back to him and ahead again. He did great!
I really hope I get on the scale this week and it has me lighter. I've been working pretty damned hard!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Today I went to my friend's wedding reception where it was done in a picnic style. It was beautifully themed and they had gorgeous weather and tons of food. Really, I was glad for him.
I tried to stay 'good.' Baked chicken breast, what I'm guessing was a third of a cup of pasta, and a taste of cole slaw. What killed me were the cookies. 3 pizzelles and 2 nut rolls later. Ugh. I need more self control.
Well, tomorrow I'll go for a nice, long bike ride in the morning to make up for it :)
Friday, June 22, 2012
Well, for day three I'm doing pretty well settling into my groove. I'm kind of amazed that 1200 calories is more than I thought it would be. Seriously, I was expecting to be tired, hungry, and cranky.
Maybe the key is just to avoid carbs. You can eat a lot of lean protein, veggies, and fruits if you don't slather them in fats and sugar, apparently. It's a good thing that I'm not really a 'sauce' kind of girl. I'm not one for condiments on sandwiches or dipping sauce generally. So, that has to help.
I went for an hour long bike ride today. It felt great. I was kind of surprised that it wasn't that I was all out of breath so much as my muscles felt weak. I'm not sure what to make of that, I'll have to ask one of the exercise gurus at the meeting this Tuesday. Best part of the ride was looking over from my spot on the trail to the poor souls trapped in their cars on the parkway who were moving slower than me!
The only thing I haven't done that they asked me to do for the Fat Kids Club is weigh myself daily. First of all, I don't own a scale. Second of all, I had such a terrible feeling when I went in for my weigh in last week and managed to gain three pounds from my baseline weight. I don't like it.
Also, last but not least; if any ladies out there are looking for the perfect pair of workout pants I have to point you in the direction of Columbia 'Back Up' style pants. My goodness, you'll never flash the world again! They also have a very convenient zipper back pocket for a couple bucks, keys, and maybe a credit card (If you're the type to carry such things.) Highly recommend!
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 :)
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!
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