Thursday, June 13, 2013
Well, I am going to weigh in the morning and I am kind of dreading it. I am afraid it won't go down. I always get to the point where I don't believe it will move down any more and then when I don't expect it to drop it finally does. At any rate, Spark Coach has assigned me to write about what I can do better for my program.
So, in all honesty various things come to mind. But what is really important and doable at this point in my journey? Well, one thing I am having trouble with is my dinner portion with certain kinds of meals. You know that old nemesis, portion control! Tonite I made Sheila's Chicken Curry (I uploaded it if you are interested.) It is a low cal yet tasty meal. It is supposed to serve 4, and you serve it over brown rice (1 cup of the rice.) The rice is no problem. but when I am looking at the pan I made the Chicken Curry in, it is difficult to tell just how much is one serving. So, I think I may have been going over the mark with my portions at dinner. I am going to have to solve that one. It is easy if you fix a piece of meat. We can figure 3 or 4 ounces fairly easily -- but things that we fix in a pot or pan are a bit tougher and I tend to kind of err on the high side. Hopefully, this wasn't too much to my detriment because I tend to try to save calories for the end of the day when I have the munchies at night. That does help me.
Second, I tend NOT to do my strength training. That is not helping me. I need the additional calorie burn and I need to tone up -- which I really want to do. I'm not sure why I don't do this. So I resolve tomorrow to begin my resistance bands again - upper body and lower body. This may help to get the old metabolism going better and help me to look better.
That's all that really comes to mind right now. I am very consistent with cardio and so maybe taking a closer look at portion control at the dinner hour and figuring out a way to measure when I do meals that are not individual pieces of meat.
I'm sure there are a million other kinds of things but these are doable for me at the moment.
I am open to suggestions from anyone reading this -- I really do welcome them -- so please feel free to comment away. That's what this program is all about -- helping each other to find what works! If you found something that helped you please share it.
Thanks once again for all your comments in the past, your support, your encouragement and suggestions. Keep them coming and make it a great day tomorrow!