Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I spent the last few days with my boys on a little mini vacation. We went into the city (5 hrs away) to see Monster Jam and do some relaxing. I was really worried about my eating, because when we go away, we eat junk like crazy!! Although, I did not eat well the last few days, I am proud of myself for eating much better than I ever would have in the past. Yes, I had dessert the first night we were there, but i had salad for dinner instead of a burger which i would have chosen in the past. Yes, we went to my fave restaurant TWICE, but i had salad one time, and only ordered a smaller version on my fave dish, not the full portion. And, the biggest success of all to me was when we went to the movies and i resisted the popcorn!!! I love movie theater popcorn, but I read an article recently (not sure if it was on SP or not) about the amount of fat in movie theater popcorn. At the theater I was at, in a medium bag of popcorn, there is over 60 g of fat!!!! So I thought about that article when we were ordering and I skipped it and got a drink instead:):)
I had intended on using the fitness room at our hotel at least once, but it was under construction. So I did a few laps in the swimming pool while my son was
I by no means stayed within any of my targeted eating goals while I was away, but I consider it a victory because I thought about everything before I ate it and was always fully aware of what I was putting in my mouth. I think that's how I know that I will not fall off the band wagon again-I am in it for the long haul. I may have days where I am not eating properly, but I am aware of those days and will now being extra careful the next few days!
Monday, March 07, 2011
Today I had every excuse in the book not to go to my scheduled fitness class. I have been battling a sinus cold for over a week and my stomach has been upset (flu going around). Being a teacher, I do not like calling in sick, so I decided to suck it up and go to school. The day only got worse as it went on. I had a confrontation with a co-worker about the way she spoke to a student and had to deal with a very upset parent. At lunch I walked into my sons class to give him his medicine and all he** was breaking loose in there...kids screaming yelling, kicking...which resulted in my son and a few other kids being very upset. I spent my lunch hour with a small group of kids calming them down. Then, near the end of the day, a grade one student punched a little boy right in the face (again in my sons class). I had to fill out reports and call parents. My son came home very upset and tired. I thought that I should probably stay home to 'support him'...then I realized that I needed to get my butt to class in order to be a better parent to him.
If all this had happened a few months ago, I would have planned first thing in the morning on not going to class...."im sorry, I cant, I just dont have it in me".....but I WENT and I actually feel better!!! I gt out alot of frustrations, and my son was perfectly content with his daddy at home. The fact that i did not throw in the towel after a day like today really makes me proud...I am well on my way to being a better me, inside and out!
Sunday, March 06, 2011
How could I have gone from the hugest sense of accomplishment, to the lowest feeling in the world in the matter of a few hours?
I reached an amazing goal of mine today- to walk/run 5km...I actually ended up doing 5.3 in just under 50 minutes!!!! I was feeling so on top of the world when I got home, of course I shared it on facebook and on here....so may great friends on fb and complete strangers on here congratulated me and made me feel awesome....then I felt like I was kicked to the floor...by my husband.....don't get me wrong, he has been supportive, but I really don't think he expected me to keep this up for so long. It's not that I think he is trying to sabotage me, but that's sure the way it felt today. He asked me how I did-when I told him I reached my 5k he said wow, didn't think you could. That was it-nothing else. Then, a little while later, he asked if I've been having fun going out 3x a week to do this.....I said I've enjoyed getting healthier, but its not fun....its working out....he seems to think that I should be thanking him for allowing me to leave the house a few times a week. Then, the kicker of it all was when I made a joke saying 'pretty soon I will be lighter than you".....that made him mad....he said 'you will NEVER be lighter than me". I asked him if he was gonna start working out too, because I only have 40 pounds to go and we are the same weight and he just repeated 'you will never be lighter than me". He's been in our room watching tv and ignoring me ever since.
What the heck is that? I feel like a piece of dirt now....Don't know what I did to deserve this....I am supposed to be feeling on top of the world!!!!
Thursday, March 03, 2011
I have been setting goals in eight week chunks. For this past 8 weeks, my goals were
1. exercise as often as possible, but at least 3 time a week
2. Drink 8 glasses of water a day
3. Dont eat at night
4. Use a workout buddy to help motivate me
5. LOSE 20 POUNDS
I did pretty good. #1 went rather well, with only one week that I exercised twice, not three times. #2 was a little harder for me, but I chugged away. #3 was the hardest. I found that after I work out, which is always at night, I needed some food in me. So i started having a snack, but only allowed myself veggies, fruit or yogourt.
#4 has been awesome way to reconnect with some freinds!
#5.....almost! I lost 17.5 pounds. (but feel ok with it because I know where I went astray)
Today is day one for my next 8 week session. I am stepping up my fitness classes from twice a week to 3 times a week. My new goals:
1. Try to track my food intake
2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day
3. Walk/run 6 km per week
4. only eat veggies after 7pm
5. Check in with Spark people EVERY day
6. Be in the 230's (even if its 239.9:))-which is a weight loss of at least 13 pounds....feel like im being kinda eager with this one, but Im gonna give it a try.
Can't wait to start this new 8-week journey :)
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