Friday, July 06, 2012
I have to say that today was the first day I actually felt I ate as I wanted to rather than consciously for the calorie requirement of the study. I didn't do too badly, just shy of 1300 calories, and I have to say it held me over well.
Today I also spent the evening herding dogs that weren't mine and trying to keep them from being hit by cars/frying in the ridiculous heat. I can't believe my neighbors allowed them out all day. I know one of them had to have been because I saw him in my backyard at 7AM.
Today my scale also came. I'm going to use it in the morning. i know it's numbers are likely going to be different from the study's numbers; but, I hope they're at least accurate for themselves.
So, hopefully soon comes my reward! I'm counting down to one full month on the study (and I'm about two weeks out!) I'm trying to decide what would be better - a new pair of running shoes, a new armband holder for my ipod, or maybe some new knives for my kitchen?
Friday, July 06, 2012
Well, the morning after day 16 I'm doing my blog on how my day went.
Yesterday, here in beautiful Pittsburgh, it was something like 96 degrees. When I left for my lunchtime jog it was something like 86. It didn't matter. I went to the park and I did my circuit. I jogged past the men cleaning up from the Fourth of July, I dodged the insane amount of trash, and I stayed in the shade by the river. I felt amazing, like I could take over the world.
I ran when no other idiot would dare and I won.
I have to be honest now and say that I am more than just a small bit worried about what the scale is going to say next week. I hope that first week wasn't just a fluke and that I actually did as amazingly as I think I did. I hope that keeping my calories as under control as I have been and making it a point to be as active as I can is going to yield me results.
I'm being optimistic.
On the other hand, I keep waiting for something tangible to happen. I want my clothes to fit better. I want to feel my blossoming second chin to start to fade. I really want to sense that all of the places I really dislike about my body are starting to slim. So far, It doesn't seem like that's happening.
I'm just going to stay focused and have faith that this is going to work. Two weeks in. Like the little graphic says - give it twelve.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
That's right, I declare myself independent.
I am independent of the voice in my head that says I can't bike up the hill.
I am free of the feelings that I 'should' be eating now because I 'might' be hungry later.
I am entrenched in healthy thoughts, actions, and people who will enable me to reach my highest potential.
I break all ties with a food industry that seeks to poison me at every turn. If I can't tell what a food's made of by looking at it, I don't want it. No more 'boxed' foods. No more 'tubed' foods. I ally myself with clean proteins, vegetables from the earth, and ingredients made for my body, not my mouth.
I declare the truth of my being worthy of health and happiness to be self-evident. God created me to be healthy and strong. God created me to be a wife one day and to be glad.
Today is my independence day, I hope you all can have one, too.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Welcome to Tuesday and day four of my five day vacation from work. I've done a lot including jogging and biking but the one thing I haven't done that I should be doing today is weigh in.
I go to weekly group meetings as part of a study I'm participating in, but due to the Fourth of July holiday group was cancelled today.
I have to confess, I don't own a scale.
So, I'll just keep doing what was so successful last week and hope to see the same results. Of course, I did have a couple of 1500 calorie days last week; but, my average was still only 1300 or so. I hope I get to see another four pounds melt away next week.
Monday, July 02, 2012
I had planned for today to be my day off from exercise - I didn't realize it was going to be my day off from healthy eating, too.
For breakfast I had... wait, I didn't have breakfast. I ran out the door as soon as I could because I had plans to finish work up on my craft room today with my dad.
So, I get home and I eat a sum total of three baby carrots before getting to work.
For lunch? Well, for lunch I thought I'd made good choices... until I saw that the calorie count was JUST for the burger I ate and not the fries, too. BOOM 1100 calories right there.
Then comes the indulgence of a Dairy Queen sundae...
It was not my day.
Well, tomorrow I'm off from work again and I completely intend to go for a nice, long bike ride to celebrate. Hell, maybe I'll go for a run after.
Here's to getting back on the wagon when you fall off!
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