Monday, March 01, 2010
I have been anxious for today to arrive so I could weigh in. At the same time, this morning I was afraid to step on it as it has given me negative feedback in the past. and So sure enough I gained .6 of a pound. I don't have an explanation for it. I swear that I look better in the mirror. I did lose an inch in my hips during February. So, at least that is a good thing.
I track everything I do and eat. I am not sure what I should change.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Ah yes, it is snowing once again. Fortunately, I do not have to leave the house today, if I do not want to. That means that I will explore Coach Nicole's fitness videos and jump in. That will be good as I will get a different workout.
As for the snow, I guess that is good too. This season we have received about 59 inches. We are in the process of receiving another 6-10. Our average seasonal snowfall is about 80 inches; which means we are that much closer to Spring!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Well here I go again. Been with Spark just over 1 month, lost 6 and now gained .5. I've been getting aerobic and strength training in and feeling good from that. Drinking H20 to the extent that I am ready to be catheterized (earning lots of steps going to the bathroom a hundred times a day). Tracking my nutrition, trying new recipes as I love to try new things. This is my pattern 2 steps forward and 1 back.
I need to re-evaluate my calorie intake and exercise output. I can't believe that I am not eating enough as most days I feel pretty content at the bottom end of my calorie range (1200 - 1550), other days I am at the top end. I will have to try adding more calories. This has happened to me while on WW. Oh, well I will continue to forge ahead as the alternative is not something I want.
I am off to Tai Chi and then some aerobic walking/step climbing, wish me luck for next weeks weigh-in.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Are any of you watching the 2010 Olympics?
Victoria, BC is a vibrant, big, cosmopolitan, beautiful city. The 90 minute drive to Whistler provides awesome, inspiring scenery during the trip and once you get there.
These athletes, whether they be the stars (medal contenders), or the first timers to compete in the Olympics are truly, truly amazing. Their athletic skill and talent is incredible. I can't begin to imagine the hours of work, focus, practice, sacrifice,and pain that each of them and their families have gone through to get to the point of being good enough to represent their country at the Olympics. Even if you are not into watching sports, especially winter sports, it is worth watching. After a few minutes of watching and listening to the commentators you will quickly learn the proper form and techniques of each event.
So far I have watched the alpine racing, luge, downhillers, and pairs skating. It has been inspiring. These athletes have trained their bodies to do some unimaginable things. Talk about solid muscle and little body fat, holy cow. Their bodies are machines which they have to properly fuel to allow themselves to train and compete. Some of them must consume several thousand calories a day to keep going. After watching them, I have no excuse to not to get my daily activity in.
My favorite is the pairs skating. Not only must they be athletic, they must be artistic. Their partners are extensions of themselves as they skate in unison, they must rely on each other to be at the right place at the exact moment to be pushed, pulled, spun, thrown, flipped, and twirled; and do it with a smile.
Need some inspiration, I say watch the Olympics. I give them two thumbs up.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Learning something new everyday is a good thing. It can also be a healthy thing. I just read the article "Eggs are Egg-cellent Healthy or Not? We Crack the Case!"
-- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator
Whoa, I have still been hanging on to the apparently old myth that the cholesterol in eggs should be avoided, hence I basically avoid eating yolks (except in baked goods, etc). I did not know how healthy an egg is (everything in moderation). Well guess what we are going to have for dinner tonight? A veggie omelet. I can throw in whatever I have on hand. I will brown some onions, red bell pepper, maybe open a small can of mushrooms, I have frozen corn that I can thaw and use. Season with salt and pepper. Crack a few eggs, whip them up and into the frying pan after a few minutes, add the veggies, fold and flip, sprinkle with chopped cilantro, whola. I have some avocado salsa which I made a couple of days ago to serve on the side. The salsa will spice it up nicely for us.
This blogging is making me hungry. Time for breakfast, which will be oatmeal
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