Sunday, August 31, 2014
Entering back-to-school time, a whirlwind of family birthdays, and I'm starting a new job with increased hours. Prepping for a mid-October blood work and physical with the family doctor - I want strong numbers! Need a plan! (Trying not to get hung up on the numbers game - but I'd REALLY like to lose 9.4 pounds in the next seven weeks so that I can walk into my doctor appointment feeling good that I lost 10%, and can use the physical and the blood work numbers as a baseline for this point moving forward.)
Goals for the month:
1) Earn at least 180 fitness minutes each week.
2) Run twice each week.
3) No added sugar.
4) No added artificial sweetener.
5) No biting my nails.
6) Adjust to my new work schedule, and work-at-home schedule, while carving out sacred mommy-son time that I will not allow work to infringe upon.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I've been busting my butt, transforming myself inside and out, for seven weeks. I'm down 11.4 pounds, and the scale hasn't moved in almost three weeks. I'm losing inches. One person noticed my weight loss (yay!).
Hubby stopped eating fast food - because I forbid him from spending the money, which we do not have - and about once a week he joins me on a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood. He just noticed he's losing weight. He's down 15 pounds, and got three compliments at work, just today.
That's women vs. men for you!
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I'm cranky. Tired. Overwhelmed. Overworked. With a toddler who didn't nap. Is cutting two year molars. Is not sleeping through the night lately (those molars.) Everyone in the house has a slight stomach bug. I spent three hours sitting at a work retreat with no movement whatsoever. Speaking of no movement, that's what the scale did (or, rather, didn't do) this morning for my weekly WI.
Dinner was trail mix. Just too exhausted to make anything.
At 7:00 I peeled myself off the couch and got dressed to go walking. Put the kiddo in the stroller and aimed to earn 30 fitness minutes today. I want to reach a personal goal of 200 fitness minutes this week and still had a ways to go. And I had to combat that three hours of straight sitting at the work retreat.
I earned 42 minutes. And would've kept going, except for that darn stomach bug. Now I have just 45 minutes left to earn between Friday and Saturday to hit my personal weekly goal.
Not my best food choice day. Middle of the road, with lots of good compromises. Didn't binge eat, had good portion control, no emotional eating. Trail mix for dinner isn't great - but it was Golden Grahams, raisins and walnuts. Could've been worse. Lunch was at a restaurant, where I ordered corn chowder soup - cream based, high calories - but had a salad flatbread (arugula, fig goat cheese, raspberry vinaigrette on flatbread.) I scaled back on breakfast because I woke up late, and was going to have an early lunch - I had one small spiced pear muffin (homemade, whole wheat, lower fat, no sugar.) Pretzel rods as a snack.
OK, I'm tired. Need to go to get some quality sleep before kiddo wakes up when the Motrin wears off.
Monday, July 28, 2014
I cannot have ice cream in the house. I am simply not one of those people who can eat something in moderation.
We had a family ice cream sundae party after a Christmas in July outing on Saturday. I did really well - small portion, in a smaller bowl, with a banana on the bottom for extra fruit (and to fill the bowl, visually.)
Sunday I had a root beer float. Immediately after I filled a normal sized bowl with ice cream and toppings and ate that, too.
Then I felt sick. Lethargic. Gross. Weighed down.
One bad food choice doesn't break a healthy lifestyle, the same way one good food choice doesn't make a healthy lifestyle.
I didn't throw my hands up and declare the day to be a waste and continue eating poorly.
I put on my bathing suit and went to the pool, pledging to swim double the number of laps I normally do. I swam 16 laps. I had to stop a lot to rest, but I did it. It was just what I needed. The "ick" was gone and my mood and energy level increased.
Then, when I got home, I got dressed for a walk around the block - to be completed after dinner. Well, dinner ended up taking longer to cook than anticipated. We finished just shy of 8:30 p.m. I start kiddo's bedtime at 9:00.
I asked hubby to clean up from dinner and watch kiddo so I could squeeze in a quick walk. I walked the 1.8 miles around the block and a short warm up and cool down. So probably 2 miles, adding 37 minutes to my fitness minutes.
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