Sunday, August 12, 2007
So I've taken on a new water challenge, joined a new team that works around the concept of drinking water for your health (you can check it out through my spark page.). The water challenge was something that I took on myself back when I originally joined sparks. My goal then was 21 days make it habit and I did great, 8 glasses a day and continued on with that until I left sparks. Well since starting back on sparks (july 15th 2007) I've managed to only miss my water intake 4 times. I had other things to drink that day, milk, soy milk, soda and the such but it just wasn't water. I would fill up a 64oz gatorade bottle and that was my water for the day! Now though I'm wanting the flouride that doesn't come with bottled water so I'm turning to the 32 oz bottles. One bottle of bottled water and the other of tap water. I do add one of those unsweetened teas to it. The tea is pretty much colorless because one pack is for 16 oz and i'm putting it into a 32 oz bottle. I do this because the flavor of tap water kills me. It's 0 cals and sugar free and it's got the good stuff of tea that should get into my system. Well, I've already surpassed the 64 oz a day goal now I'm reading that for my weight I should drink 106.5 oz a day. Now for those who don't know, the formula I believe is to take your weight, divide it by 2 and the number you get is the oz's you should drink. Yesterday I came in at 96oz of water. Today I'm already at 32oz and it's about 10:30 in the morning. I'm hoping to reach that 106.5 today and keep it going! Wish me luck!-kat
Friday, August 10, 2007
Ok, so things got a bit busy. Baby got sick and couldn't go to the nursery or in the water for my work out and on top of that I had fried chicken for dinner. Well it didn't take me over my cals but it did put me over my fat content. Opps!
Then the next day wasn't better. All day at the dentist with the kids and then out to eat again. This time the china buffet. I think I did pretty good. I had half a plate of their green beans, then one dumpling, 2 pieces of honey chicken and peanut chicken, a spring roll, 3 mushrooms, and then grabbed a second plate that have 6 different types of sushi on it ( 4 or 6 but lets say 6 on the safe side!) and then the rest of the plate was the cut banana halfs in the red sauce and then 2 of their little donuts. It's my biggest meal since starting sparks and I had it with water.
But things got ugly during night fall. I told myself "Treat yourself!" and I ate right out of a carton of ice cream. It's the low fat and low cal deal but still...about 2 cups worth I'm guessing. Then....yes then...then I had some chips...out of the bag.
Now here's the issue, I've done this before...the chips and ice cream but normally it's portioned in zip lock bags. But nope I didn't do that! Mistake number one!
Mistake number two? Not drinking my water! On both days I had not a sip of water until around 1:00 pm! Then after the buffet (which was the only place I had water!) I came home from being out and walking all day long and ate the left over chicken! Then the ice cream, then the chips and then realized "Your water container is right here!" I drank the water and thought i was going to throw up!
Only good thing from this all...I learned what works for me and what doesn't and I can say that I spent a lot of time walking...most likely a few miles of walking each day plus working out and lots of cardio. I'm pretty sure I canceled it all out but I could have done so much more better.
Thank goodness I realize this and I'm able to move on!
PS: I have the bag of chips right next to me on the desk wide open and haven't had one in about 3 hours. In fact I picked up one, put it down and came and wrote this blog!
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Well, I've only lost one pound in the past week...I'm not really complaining. I've had ice cream everyday of the week and even had 2 sodas during the week...one day I even had ice cream at home and then took the kids to dairy queen and had some more...hehehe...I think i'm doing really well on balancing my treats and loosing weight. I can honestly say that I've not gone over in cals at all...ice cream and soda included. Though I do admit, there were a few days not only this past week but the week before, that i went over in fat. not by that much but it was still over! So now fat content is what I'm watching...along with sodium. I want to thank MQT4U2 AND MAMAMARYS3 (soon to be 4! hehehe) for checking my blog!
I think I'm gonna look up a nightie tomorrow and post it up or something.
by the way, I didn't eat the strawberry shortcake! YAY! that saved me like 525 cals alone! I did have a soda though...I'm still under on cals though...
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