Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday afternoon I headed to the airport full of dread. 3 days, little internet connection, no kitchen, lack of control of food prep. I knew I wasn't going to be logging all my food. It's just too hard to figure when your not prepping your own meals.
I ate smart. skipped the (white or sour dough) bread, skip the muffin, skip the cookies. I ate bacon, eggs, as much fruit as I could find. Extra veggies, fish with a little butter sauce, skip the chicken in cream sauce, salads when I could (WHY do they have to put nuts on everything!!, I am mildly allergic)
WOOHOO! 2.5 lbs gone on a weekend where I was traveling, hotels, conference, restaurants. All my friends kept offering me a bite of their fried... whatever, cookies, ice cream, cheesy creamy yummy foods. I kept smiling and saying "No thank you."
One of my friends finally asked me how I was being so strong. I just had to tell her that I when I look at that cookie she offered me for the third time... "I've been working very hard at getting healthy. I just don't think that cookie will taste good enough to see it's calories back on my a$$."
She stopped for a second. Looked at the cookie. Put it down on the plate and just started laughing.
I could hear all of my conference-buddies at the bar laughing it up when I was in the fitness center, walking on the treadmill, doing my upper body exercises, stretching and yoga. And on the next morning when some of them were hungover and not loving life so much, I was smiling and feeling great.
I did it! I conquered the beast! I was able to keep the Spark going when not attached to the internet. Today I am standing a little taller, 15 lbs. lighter than I was on Jan. 10th, stronger and filled with a sense of pride. I CAN DO THIS!!
Monday, March 15, 2010
So here I am after a couple of months with Wii Fit and EA Sports Active and I think I might be ready to put on my big girl panties and go to a real gym with a real live Trainer. Trouble is, I have started some bad habits. If my Wii Trainer is making me do an exercise I don't particularly enjoy or one that is making my muscles scream, I have a bad tendency to yell mean things at my tv. Bad words, words that would make my grandmother reach for the bar of ivory soap.
For the next three weeks, I vow to try really hard to not yell at my virtual trainer. It's one habit I'd best break before going out in public. I have visions of lifting some heavy weights, and my trainer standing there giving me the "Evil Eye" laughing, til I drop the weights on my head. I'll be safer if I just stay at home!!
Saturday, March 06, 2010
I finished my 1 hour walk at a local market where they have a stir-fry bar. As I am sitting in the cafe eating my yummy, healthy lunch, I'm watching out the window at the little girls selling their girl scout cookies. 9 out of 10 people who stopped and purchased the evil disks of fat and sugar were very obviously over-weight.
I just want to scream NNNOOOOO!!! I know I can walk past with no problem. "Thin" Mints, my left (and right) cheek!!
Does anyone have a connection at Girl Scouts HQ? Can we convince them to make protein bars in stead of the evil little cookies?? 'Cuz you can't stop at just one!!
Saturday, March 06, 2010
And here it is, Saturday. you say to yourself:
"Self, I've been good all week, marked everything down in my Nutrition tracker, stayed in range, drank upteen million glasses of water and logged in my Fitness tracker. So tonight, I can go out to dinner. But I'll still be smart and order a salad"
duh duh duhhhhhh (those are the sounds of impending doooom...)
NOT all salads are created equal my SparkFriends. Note this fine article on Yahoo...
Don't forget, read the ingredients, croutons-OUT, taco shell- OUT, fried chicken-OUT, dressing ON THE SIDE, cheese-Only if it works in your range.
Good luck and Better Health!!
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