Tuesday, September 06, 2011
We had the "Welcome back, Students" fair going on at my school all day, where we're manning tables showing them where their classes are located and various businesses and restaurants are there giving us all free food. I'm as bad as the students; I can't pass up free pizza and buffalo wings and ice cream. And I didn't pass it up, BUT I limited myself to one slice of pizza and 3 wings, and .10 cup of ice cream (wasn't my idea, that was how little the cups were). The pizza cost me almost 500 calories--can't say it was worth it, but the wings, YUM!
When my shift was over, I headed for the gym--did 35 minutes on the elliptical and 30 min. lifting weights. Surely I worked off some of the calories--a 1/2 victory.
Sunday, September 04, 2011
It's the last fun "eating" holiday of the summer, so most of us will celebrate with some fun eating. The Bridal shower I attended yesterday taught me that for sure without some fore thought, we are more likely to fall into some really bad old habits for the weekend. So I'm making this commitment:
One helping, no matter how good it is
No processed foods
60 minutes of exercise each day (some of it a fun activity)
What will you do?
Saturday, September 03, 2011
Actually I slow-jogged 25 minutes, but to go from just walking to jogging that long in only 4 weeks is pretty good! There is an SP article featured today about the value of playing music when we're exercising. I know it made a big difference for me to listen to upbeat music as I ran.
I was playing a podcast that also gives me my time as I run, so I don't have to worry about anything except putting one foot in front of the other and breathing. It was made by a young lady who started running to lose weight. It's free, and I think it's good. If you want to check it out, and have an mp3 player (or can borrow your kid's :), here is the info--they're both free:
Running plan and schedule:
Podcast for each week:
Thursday, September 01, 2011
I knew I had to take a friend from out of town to dinner tonight--no time to cook, school meetings all day. Besides I had a plan even though his favorite food is italian, I was going to order something I liked but bring 1/2 home. Well, I boxed up a little less than 1/2, but half way through the meal the waitress brought fresh garlic bread topped with parmesan cheese to the table. All bets were off. I kept dipping into the bread basket. My mind couldn't make my hand stop dipping, and my mouth stop accepting it. Well, it was good. So much for this week's weigh-in. There's always next week, as my southern grandmother used to say, "If I live and nothing happens...."
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Today was the first day of our "Back to school seminars"--all day meetings. What a way to begin a job in which you very rarely get to sit down. Anyway, I got up early cause it was a jog/walk day and I wasn't going to miss it. I came back, ate my oatmeal made with protein powder instead of milk, sprinkled with chunks of peach and walnuts, and planned the rest of my meals and exercise, responded to some blogs, and to some of my various teams' topics, read some articles, and -- yeah, you guessed it -- almost missed the first meeting. Actually, I got there just as they were finishing their donuts & muffins and was able to say Hi to everyone with just coffee in my hand. I grabbed a yogurt for a snack later, but didn't have a moment to eat it, so I had it later for lunch with the celery and peanut butter I had brought. Next time I'll bring more; I just grabbed that as I ran out the door.
At 4:00 I headed for the gym before I had a chance to sense how tired I was...and was so glad I didn't have to work off muffins & donuts (I can't stop once I have one of those).
Yep! It's going to be a different year...
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