Monday, August 24, 2009
So, this weekend didn't go exactly to plan. Actually, only one thing really went wrong: chocolate, and lots of it. There is a Hershey store in NYC, yeah, we went there.
I did do a bunch of things well though! I took small bites, I ate slowly, and I never once felt stuffed or really "full". I probably still went past satisfied, but never made it to full. The old me would eat all my food plus everyone else's until I was stuffed, so, improvement!
Today is back on track, back on low carb for 2-3 days, and back to serious exercise. It felt good. I think that's the best part of getting off diet in planned ways, I feel really, really energized to get back on!
My weight is up a few pounds today, but in two days when the water weight is gone, I'll see if I did any actual damage.
Until then, I'm working, smiling, and going to have a low-carb snack of nuts and cottage cheese, although since I just did a tough workout I may add a peach and some blueberries as well!
Friday, August 21, 2009
... easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
My bad habit is still chocolate. I only had 3-4 pieces today. It's tough. I really love chocolate. I need to make a sugar free chocolate syrup to add to my desserts. I've tried cold turkey before, by the way, and the cravings get so bad I devour whole chocolate bars. It's not the sweetness either because I only really love dark chocolate, preferably 75-85%.
Today, however, I rocked my on-trackness other than the chocolate. I served my husband spaghetti and me zucchini. I did higher levels on my biking intervals than I ever have before and I did an extra superset of each set of exercises in my turbulence training. I also did a headstand against the wall!
This is good, because the scale has decided to creep back up in the last two days, and so reaching lots of fitness milestones reminds me that it isn't the scale I'm working for.
Ok. This weekend is going to be all eating out, lunch and dinner tomorrow and all meals on Sunday. My goal is tiny bites and smaller portions, but other wise enjoy myself. Tomorrow, I'm also going to aim for low carb, but Sunday I'm going to an Italian place in NYC with Gluten-free pasta ... and I intend to have some!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
... because the world takes you at your own estimate.
Dude, that is an awesome quote for the mindset discussion we have going over at Project Mayhem. I try to think highly of myself ... but my tastebuds want to play too sometimes. My goal for this weekend is to enjoy myself with much smaller portion sizes. Make my tastebuds savor and then leave it. It's a new game, going to be tough.
Anyway, it was a good eating/exercising etc. day. I feel good. I'm ready for Friday. It's been a long week. Although, i don't have much happening tomorrow, so I hope I can find enough to do to stay busy.
Ok, enough for now. Off to snack and keep racking up sparkpoints.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I'm more than half-way through the week ... hooray! This is one long week. However, I seem to be making it a fruitful one in terms of sticking to plan. This is good because this weekend and next week could be nuts since my sister will be in town and we will be going out ... too much I'm sure.
Anyway, my day went overall just fine. I stuck mainly to plan, although my chocolate cravings are up (TOM I'm sure). Maybe my body actually craves the iron in the chocolate ... hmmm ...
I did a Project Mayhem workout tonight, always good, followed up by 10 min of tabatas. I remembered to stretch. Now it is time for a snack.
Just two more days of work! I can make it!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Today's entry is short. I have been slightly dizzy all day. Not awful, but annoying. I wondered if it was a low-carb thing, but not so much. I think it may be an anemia related to TOM thing, but I have no read meat around to supply to correct type of iron to test that. If I'm still bad tomorrow, I'll get beef for lunch.
Unfortunately, a little high on cals to test a few of my theories and yet to no avail. Not too bad on cals, should still be at or below maintenance. Also went walking anyway, woohoo!
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