Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Had a person quit today.......so that's more OT for me. 1 hr. a day and 8 on Saturday. I must force myself to stay home on Sunday. Ate a hardy lunch to tide me over and a light dinner. I better get to bed early so I'm ready for the on-slaught tomorrow and the next day and the next......................................
Monday, March 03, 2008
I did have some fries today and haven't had any for about 3 months. Didn't eat them all and counted them as a large McDs. I messed up and put 10 servings. I looked down at my total for the day and saw 7,000+ and I almost had a heart attack. I said, WHAT, then realized what I did. I was over about 400 cals. today which is very rare, so back perfecto tomorrow. That sure was weird to see 7,000. Bet on a good (bad) day in the past before Spark I probably had many 7,000 cal. days. Wow.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Had a good weekend. Worked 4 hours, went to a Board meeting (and had a tostado), went mall walking with my friend and we went out to eat. I had a dinner salad because I was'nt really hungry. We also went to the store and I tried on some pants and I tried on size 12 and size 10. They both fit. Pretty nice to be getting down to smaller sizes. Size 10 I haven't seen for several years in a pants size, and when I get to size 9, well ---- I haven't been there in over 30 years!!!! Walked over 11,000 steps. Kept myself occupied. Today I need to go in to work for about 4 hours and then to the gym. I have a dinner meeting tomorrow night at one of our best restaurants - one that I haven't been to. So I need to make good choices on food and how much I eat. If I get too much food I will bring it home. Love those take home boxes and always good to get two meals for the price of one (even though I'm not paying -- so two free meals). Hope we all have great weeks.
Friday, February 29, 2008
I just read a friend's blog. She had increased her exercise from some to a major huge leap in time. She found something she loves and that makes her want to leap out of bed to exercise. Now I don't know of anything that would make me want to leap from bed to do, especially exercise, but she has totally inspired me. Now, this is hard, really hard, but since I'm inspired I'm going to challenge myself to do the following for the month of March:
1) sigh, ugh........... I will go to the gym 3 times a week (Tues., Thurs. and Sunday (starting this Sunday) and do 20 minutes or more on the treadmill and then walk upstairs and do my strength work - 5 machines, reps of 10, 3 sets (weight depends on machine -- I'm not getting that zeroed in).
2) I will walk each day and be sure that I use my pedometer and walk at least 10,000 steps. Right now I have 10,029 from today.
I have used every excuse known to mankind. It is time to kick this up a notch and re motivate on the exercise. Winter was way too cold, I was busy, etc. So now I've set this in "blog stone" and I will carry out this personal challenge for the month of March.
Thanks, Dragon!!!!!!!!!! I needed to read about your great success in the water. It will be "fun" to see if my weight loss increase during March when I'm kicking it up a whole lot for me.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I just joined the Weekend Survival Team. I've seen so many blogs where people have troubles over the weekend, and I'm one of them. So far I haven't messed up on the weekend, it is just so much harder. I want it to feel the same (wishful thinking). Maybe I need to keep myself more occupied with doing things or exercise. I get so tired during the week that I just want to kick back, sleep in, rest, Spark -- and I don't really accomplish much. I think I'll mull over my weekends more in advance and plan for some activity, some exercise and some fun. I shall revisit this topic after I've had some time to mull..................
Went out of blog and did have a few thoughts. I do think that to some degree this all is depressing. I want to eat what I want to eat when I want to eat it. But I also want to lose weight and be healthy. Diametrically opposed...............
I think one of my great recreations on earth is eating out whether it be fast food, or great dinners out. I can still go out, but I can't have what I want. I need to study the menu before hand, eat smaller portions. I do/don't want to do that.
I want to be thin/healthy, but I don't want to exercise.........that doesn't seem to work either.
I think after months of this, I'm just in a totally negative mood, would love to go pig out (but won't). I need an attitude adjustment (not with junk food). So I best think some more about all of this.........and, no, I'm not going off the deep end into a binge. It just feels good to express how hard this can be at times. It is also hard, now that I'm thinking about this, that this isn't for a week, month, 6 months. It is forever. If I eat anything extra, and I mean anything, I will/do gain. Being very short, and having an older metabolism, my body doesn't allow me to goof around with calories at all -- not for a minute. I've got to be on constant guard and I think that's hard (I won't say unfair).
This is the end of my whining and I will think about some positive things and make some good weekend plans for the future.
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