Saturday, March 01, 2008
So as a little congratulatory present to myself I went and bought myself a pedometer today. It's nice, too. It counts my calories (based on my weight), it has a clock, and tells how far I've walked, not just the amount of steps. Another cool thing is that it lets you put in a "goal" of how many steps in a day, and then it will tell you how close you are to your goal!!! I took Moxi on a walk today for just over a mile and burned 163 calories and went about 2300 steps in that time. I'm excited to see how many steps I take every day at school since I teach on a cart.
I think tonight we are doing leftover turkey tacos for dinner, so I'm pretty psyched for that.
Today during our cleaning hour we started rearranging our kitchen cabinets. They are pretty cluttered and unorganized, so we took on 3 of the 6 that we need to do. It is SO MUCH NICER now!!! I can't wait to take on the other 3 cabinets tomorrow.
Edit: I forgot to mention that my motivators told me that I had to do 10 wall push-ups every time I went to the bathroom today. So I've done 40 so far!! I have to do them on my fingertips cause I have really bad wrists, but I'm doing them!! Hooray!
Saturday, March 01, 2008
198.8!!!!!!! 198.8!!!!!! Broke into the 100's at 198.8!!!!!!! 11.2 lbs down total! 2lb this week!!!!!
Friday, February 29, 2008
Weigh in is tomorrow. I'm hoping that I'll be in the 100s now. That would just rev my engine right up.
Tonight for dinner hubby and I made tacos. I was craving them like a mo today and so we went and got some ground turkey and all the fixin's. They were so yummy. My tacos are pretty much the best thing ever. They are double deckers. Soft shell, melted cheese, hard shell, meat, more cheese, sour cream, salsa and lettuce. Thank goodness for ground turkey, 2% cheese and light sour cream otherwise those tacos get pretty high in calories and fat. These weren't bad though!! I am still under my range for the day.
I was thinking what else I could eat, and popcorn came to mind. Then I remembered my fiasco from last week, and quickly vetoed that. I am undecided as of yet what to treat myself to to get into range.
Here's to hoping that I enter the Onederful Onederand tomorrow!!!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
So I was a bit under my calories yesterday, but I figured it evened out from the day before. Probably not the best way of thinking, but I was still over 1200, so thats good.
I gave myself a goal to up my exercise this week from 20 min on the elliptical every day to 25, but I just cant get out of bed that 5 min earlier while its still dark out. I woke up at the same time as I normally do and did the 25 min, but then with the stretching and all that, I was almost late for work (very strict schedule in the morning!). I know I just need to do it, but I haven't hit a plateau yet, knock on wood. I wish Daylight Savings would kick in (or end, or whatever the heck it does in the spring) already cause waking up in the dark is NOT FUN ANYMORE.
Wednesday nights a friend and I teach 5th and 6th graders beading after school. Last night for some reason they were all ravenous, and they dug out her graham crackers, peanut butter and marshmallows and had a feast. I abstained from it all, and didn't feel like I missed out on anything. So thats good.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I went over my calories yesterday by I think like 50. I got home, I was crabby, tired, and not feeling well. There were a few teachers and one or two students who really razzed me yesterday, and I was having a tough time shrugging it off like I normally do.
I was hoping that the exercise class last night would help me blow off steam, but I was tired. I gave it everything I cold, but it didn't really help me feel better like exercise usually does.
So I get home, take a shower, hoping to make the headache go away and wash away some of the angst towards the day. Didn't work. But when I got out, husband offered to go get Little Caesars for dinner. It's our old favorite. I told him that it wouldn't make me feel better and I shouldn't drown my sorrows in food. He pointed out that I had almost 1000 calories left for the day, and it would be a nice treat. He won. But I won the "No Crazy Bread" war.
Their website says its supposed to be cut into 10 slices. Ours was only cut into 8, which we didn't realize until the end of the meal. So they were a bit more "expensive" than anticipated, hence my going over the limit. But instead of getting the buffalo wings, he just got the baked ones, since we were both very low on protein for the day. So that was nice, it saved us some calories.
I don't really feel guilty about going over, because I have only gone over once since I started this thing and it was only by 9 calories. I'm experimenting a little with my ranges, one day eating towards the bottom and the next trying to eat towards the top, so that my body doesn't get so used to me always eating 1400 calories, which is usually what I aim for. Yesterday was my high day. I did extra exercise yesterday and burned like 700 calories, so I think the extra 50 calories is fine.
There are two slices left in the fridge, and we were each going to have one for breakfast, but I left mine for him.
After dinner I was laying in bed, still not feeling well, and I asked husband to go to Walgreens to get me some meds. I asked for the 3-day fix just because it was kind of in the middle. At the drop of a hat he was out the door. He talked to the pharmacist about what was going on, and got the 1-day treatment. He got home, I took it, and I'm feeling better from that. I love him.
I am still not feeling better from everything else, though, and he's even thinking about the perks of moving back home now. It still wouldn't happen for a year, but it is exciting to think that it might become a reality. He finally admitted that we can't have kids in the house we're in now. There just isn't the space for it. Thats the first time since we bought the house a year ago that he's admitted that. So that's definitely a step in the right direction.
Here's to hoping that today is a better day.
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