Tuesday, November 06, 2012
I just tuned into SparkPeople Radio. It's really cool! I can listen to it while I do my other SparkPeople activities. Great way to multitask, plus I am sure more good stuff is seeping into my brain through osmosis.
I have been a little angst-y (is that a real word?) over the last few weeks. I just went through a period of not caring that much... I don't know why. I am hoping that it was my one step back in preparation for the two steps forward. I have been weighing weekly, but not tracking it, so today I am getting back on track. I am down 24 pounds total, so my backtracking wasn't as severe as I thought, but I need to get my act together pronto!!
My original plan was to be 40 pounds down by Christmas because we're going to visit my elder son in California and it will have been a year since we've seen him. He MIGHT notice a difference. That would be cool. I don't think I'm quite going to make that, though, because my goal is 1.5-2 pounds a week and that would be cutting it pretty close. But, one day at a time is all I can do, so what happens, happens.
In the meantime, if you have not checked out SparkPeople Radio, do it today!!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I haven't blogged in a while, but it isn't because I've been doing the walk of shame, it's because I've been deep in concentration, or contemplation, ... or something.
I'm still doing my walking/jogging every day and I really look forward to it. I've been at a minimum of 12,000 steps per day for quite a while. The scale is not cooperating that much -- down 1 pound from last week, but it really doesn't bother me too much because I feel a lot stronger and positive about my progress so far.
One thing that is kind of cool is that I found a recipe in a magazine (I think it was Fitness, but I'm not positive) for Morning Glory Muffins. They have all kinds of good things in them, including carrots, golden raisins, coconut, and almonds (which I normally don't care for). I decided to try making a batch and they were really good! It makes 18 muffins and I can freeze them. Normally I grab a Luna bar to bring for breakfast at work, and the muffins actually have more calories, but I think the effort of grating the carrots, putting everything together and baking them myself somehow makes me feel more invested. Plus they look pretty!
One of my mainstays on WW was Orange Apple Spiced muffins that I used to make every Sunday. Thatís what I had for breakfast every day. It was just part of my routine. (Telling my family they were a Weight Watchers recipe was a sure-fire way of getting them not to eat them, too!)
WW is many years in the past and I did reach my goal weight, although I had a lot less weight to lose to get there than I do now. What I've been contemplating is what worked for me then and whether I capture that positive spirit again somehow. Taking the time to bake something from scratch, knowing what the ingredients are and tweaking the recipe until I get it just the way I like it, getting my steps in -- all of this has to help.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
I am up .6 pounds this week. We went to visit my parents this weekend and my mom made a big dinner, including my favorite lemon pie. Plus as we usually do, we stopped at the golden arches on the Thruway for breakfast on the way there. I could have had a yogurt parfait, but unfortunately, I went for the sausage and egg McMuffin (no cheese). I know, not good.
I'm still a walking fool, though, so I am making progress in that area. I figure that as long as I am sweating, I am on the right path. I also did my monthly measurements and I was .5 inches down in the waist and .25 inches down in the hips. Is that good?? I was really expecting more because my clothes are fitting MUCH better. Maybe it's my wishful thinking, but in any case, I'm encouraged.
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