Saturday, May 01, 2010
A good night's sleep did make a difference! I clicked off over 11300 steps today. I made sure I ate something every 2-3 hours and did not feel abnormally tired.
I ended the day within nutrition range except for being low in calcium and achieving minimum water...
My office is on the second floor of one building and I often have to go to the first floor of the adjacent building. There are four flights of stairs between the two buildings and an elevator. When my knees act up, I take the elevator and do strength training exercises on the way. Today was a good day for my knees. As I headed to the stairs, I saw two coworkers at the elevator. As I reached the stairs, I heard the elevator starting up to the second floor. I reached the outside before the two ladies did! And I was not running! It that kind of small thing that shows me I am getting more fit.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Thank you, SparkFriends, for your comments on yesterday's blog.
Today was one of those days just full of irritations, nothing went smoothly and I was not in a good mood. Not much energy. Feeling overwhelmed in so many ways. I skipped the overtime tonight, choosing to head home so I could have a better chance to get to bed earlier tonight.
Since I had over 10L steps yesterday, I decided 5K would be ok today. I got in something over 5800.
Taking your advice and saying good night!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I made sure I grabbed my pedometer on my way out the door today. Three short walks and lots of walking around at work and I made it to 11,090. Sixty minutes of moderate walking for 3.6 miles.
I'm still having trouble keeping the energy up. After I eat, I fight to keep my eyes open.
I'm bordering on overload between work, SP, family concerns, school and money........
Sleep well, everyone!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I was driving to work when I realized I had forgotten to pick up my pedometer for the day - first day I've done that since I got it. I almost turned around but decided to accept the challenge and see what I could do solo.
I can only guess at steps, walking and distance. I looked at what I did last Tuesday and copied that. ARGH!
I had the best strength training day so far! (but I may have overdone it - the back of my left thigh is killing me!)
But I KNOW I need to do so much more! I need to do more cardio, I need to strength train more, but.........I am still fighting the old "exercise is a four letter word that got stretched" attitude. I don't really know what I'm doing and that is, much as I hate to admit it, an excuse. There is a lot of information available to me and I am still dabbling at it.
The double-edged sword of available overtime is about to end, I sense. Nothing has been said, but I just have a feeling. I will miss the money -I'm setting it aside for my mediation certification (about $800). I won't get that all from the OT, but it will cover some of it. But, once the OT ends, I can hit the little gym at work without creating major schedule upheavals. They have a stair stepper and I've never gone on that. I've been on the treadmill once.
I went back to my Kashi cereal this morning, but half a serving. I added a hard boiled egg. Much less sleepy at work! Lunch was with a friend at Costco - the chicken caesar salad. When we scheduled it, she wanted to come back to work to eat, so I did not bring my salad spritzer. When we got there, she wanted to eat there. I ate half of the dressing served and part of the cheese. Turns out ok for my fat for the day. Whew! I took a sublingual B12 and think that may have helped.
By the end of the day, all I had room for was a lot of veggies and some carbs.
Not the best day, not the worst. I did not let lack of my pedometer be the excuse to do nothing. THAT is a change! I did my strength training while dinner cooked. THAT was a first! I am so glad I thought of it!
I cannot take full credit for this change in thought and desire. Of course, it's the influence of my Spark family!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Obviously, 10K steps every day is too much for me. Scaling back. I will aim for 7K and be happy with 5K on my less active days. I expect there will be several days a week when I hit 10K or come very close. But I will work towards 10K a day. I am very sore, but less so than I expected.
I ended the day within range nutritionally speaking except for low calcium and, not within range, but at the top of the calorie mark to the very calorie! I have not done that before!
I had decided yesterday that I was going to do things differently so that I could get the scale to move down. I ate a Kashi bar for breakfast. I like them, but a meal they do not make. I got hungry earlier than I wanted and, following that, was the crushing fatigue. It was not a great day at work from that standpoint.
Does this mean I have to choose between losing tonnage and having enough energy to function? No, it means I need to make some adjustments. Among other things, this is an educational journey.
I was relieved and horrified at the same time to see that several of my sparkfriends shared my exposure to a pseudosparkfriend's spam. I was spammed on Saturday and, today, the comment is gone. I was not going to mention this so as not to give credence to this person, but, the tone of the messages was so different, so upsetting that I felt the need to comment in case any other SparkFriend has been as hurt as I was and thinks it was their fault.
I could not find the offending page, so I put a message on the site help message board.
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