Monday, December 19, 2011
I've caught my grand daughter's cold. She goes to day care (aka germ factory). I can't smell, can't taste, can't breathe except through my mouth. You know the routine.
I'm just going to lie around and let my body fight this. I fought it's coming on all the previous week and obviously lost that battle.
I'll be having soup today. And I'll do just a short run--I always feel better afterward.
But I'm so PROUD of my band of friends and the number of exercise minutes we logged in this week. We ROCKED IT!!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
I really don't think they want to sabotage my efforts, but they're doing a good job anyway. My "kids" took the grand kids to an appointment yesterday, and didn't want me to feel left out (sigh), so they brought me back a sandwich and LARGE fries. After my great weigh-in (dropping .3 of a lb), after running for 45 minutes, walking for 60 minutes, doing yoga for 15 and abs, etc. for 15, I thanked them and put the sandwich in the fridge but couldn't resist nibbling on the fries. It's probably been 2 years since I tasted McD's fries--they're still as good as ever.
And yes, later, for dinner, I heated the sandwich and polished it off with the rest of the fries. 540 calories for the sandwich and 500 for the fries, sodium off the charts. They were not THAT good! I'm not suffering pangs of regret; I ate it; I'll exercise it off. But really, how stupid. It was NOT THAT good!
Better choices coming up in 2012. And if I only do something that stupid every 2 years...Oh well!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
My Fit and Organized team asks us to set goals for the coming year. Mine are to:
Reach and retain maintenance mode. I hear retaining is the hardest ever--a fine challenge.
Throw out or recycle to a thrift shop at least 5 things a day. If I haven't used it in the last 3 years, or if I don't love it, out it goes.
Remodel 2 bathrooms.
Make up my mind to retire by trying out retirement--living on the income I'll have in retirement.
Boy, oh boy--that's big plans!
Friday, December 09, 2011
I'm posting today because I will be traveling to visit family tomorrow and may only have time for my weigh-in post.
I stuck to my exercise plan (to do a minimum of 60 min. per day), actually averaging around 100 min a day.
I sinned seriously with some fried chicken, but I stayed under 1500 calories each day--it's called rob Peter to pay Paul.
I stayed off the scale except for panicking after the fried chicken (it was deli prepared)--sure enough the sodium had kicked my weight up a lb. I just doubled up on the water and added some exercise. Those are supposed to rush the salt on through your body.
I watched the Dr. Oz show almost every day, picking up sound nutrition advice.
Plan for tomorrow--a day I will spend as much time at an airport lay-over as I will in the air. Pack in the vitamin C today to try to help keep bad germs away; I often catch a cold after flying. Walk that airport walkway rolling my carry-on bag behind me for most of the layover time instead of sitting, watching other people eat. Take my snacks with me to avoid the temptation of the smell of the awful food those vendors sell.
Now, for the month I will be visiting my kids and grand-kids, I have no specific strategy-- I just know generally that I will exercise every day, politely attempt to avoid high-calorie foods offered to me, and continue to track it all.
That won't be easy. Pray for me.
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