Sunday, August 29, 2010
I feel totally flat today. Yesterday ended on a big low when Tara ate way more sugar-laden food than she should have, hit the high, and then came down off it in a big way! She was poorly, and unable to eat her dinner, and tearful - crying at every little thing, and by the end of the evening we were both totally worn out emotionally. We both hardly slept last night, and are really washed out today.
I managed my morning walk, with a slight hiccup.
52-Week Walking Plan week 3, Day 1
15 minute walk
I was pretty tired when I crawled out of bed about 8am, and went through the motions of getting everything ready, walked to the front door, had a brief conversation with Tara, and walked out of the door. Four minutes later my phone rang. Not a common event, my phone ringing that early, so I pulled it out of my bag, blinked wearily at it, and saw I was apparently calling myself! It took my befuddled brain a moment or two to click that it meant someone was ringing me from home, and immediately panicked, thinking something had happened to Tara! I answered the phone, and it was Tara herself. "Are you alright?" I asked her. "Yes, I'm fine Mum, I was just ringing to tell you that you left your pedometer at home." I patted my pocket where I normally keep it... Oh.
I was tempted to go on, but decided to go back and get it or I wouldn't have my steps recorded, so home I went, resetting the walk timer on the phone, picked up the pedometer, set it off counting and headed out for the second time.
This time I made it through. :-)
Pace: 20 min mile
Distance: 0.78 miles
28-Day Bootcamp Challenge
Week 3, Day 1
A little bouncing on Tigger
Walk to Waitrose. To kickstart Tara's eating a bit after the problems of the last three days we walked to Waitrose for a tub of her favourite crisps and some hummus to dip them in. A nice healthy snack/lunch. I'm making chicken in soup for dinner. Let's hope she manages to eat that without incident. :-) The extra walk will count as the extra cardio asked for in week three of the Bootcamp Challenge. :-)
Oh boy, I am so tired, I think I might leave my weekly review until tomorrow. *yawns*
Catch you guys later. Have a great day!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
This was the first sunny walk I've had all week! It was lovely, and yet I had the nerve to inwardly moan about the sun being in my eyes on the return leg. There's no pleasing some people. LOL No, it was lovely, truly! My first 25 minute walk, and it got me further than I expected. A couple more weeks and I'll reach Tesco Express on the first leg out - jam and cream doughnut country - and it is going to take some serious self-lecturing not to plan my walk through the store and past said articles!
You can just imagine it, can't you...
"Just because you are walking right past their door doesn't mean you have to go in..."
But it only takes 18 minutes to reach the shop. I have two minutes in hand, four if you count the turnaround. Just keep marching in place in the queue and I'll be fine. It won't affect my timing and distance..."
"Yeah, right! And what about all those calories burned that are going to be back on your waistline five minutes after you leave the shop, because you KNOW that you'll have munched one of those doughnuts down before you're out of sight of the place! Just because you have to wait for breakfast until you get home is no excuse..."
"But that snack bar I packed 'just in case' doesn't taste anything like as nice as..."
"And it doesn't have the fat, the calories, or the goo! Remember how much you HATE icky stickie? How you gonna clean you fingers off when you are out and about? Huh? Huh?..."
"But I WANT it! *sulk*..."
"Fine, buy it then, if you must. By the way, where's your purse?..."
"It's in my...oh... my handbag is at home, on my computer chair, where I left it after getting my phone out this morning..."
"Problem solved! Ha!"
Oh, yes, believe me I already had this conversation with myself this morning, and I was still about five minutes walk from the store! LOL
So, 52-Week Walking Plan:
Week 2 Day 7:
my pedometer stats today, sans doughnuts:
Pace: 20 minute mile
Calories: 116 - about half a doughnut ;-) (best so far)
Steps: 2,907 (best so far)
Time: 0:26:09 (best so far)
Distance: 1.31 miles (best so far)
28-Day Bootcamp Workout
Week 2, Day 7
All done, but I'm still not happy with the fudging of the plank and stretches. I'm going to have to work on this some more.
10 Minutes on Tigger and Roo.
Short and sweet cos my legs were moaning like heck by the time I got to them. But I got my total of thirty minutes in, which is the main thing. :-)
We have a community day going on in the field behind us today. The local football team - Colchester United - have organised a five-a-side football competition as part of a day of fun for the kids of this estate. It helps that their caretaker is also the local primary schools caretaker. It's not what you know... :-)
Well, much against my better judgement, Tara has persuaded me to walk up to the Big Tesco with her (they don't usually have the doughnuts. LOL). Apparently she is dying to buy me a treat after all the treats I bought for her and her sister during my recent health scare. I have no idea what she has seen, but she can't wait until Wednesday apparently, and as it is all good exercise, plus she has joined Sparkteens to improve her fitness and eating habits, who am I to burst the bubble of enthusiasm. :-)
I love my girls so much. I couldn't be prouder of them if I tried. :-)
So you can all have a guess as to what she wants to buy me and I'll let you know the answer when we return.
Have a great day everyone!
I love this pic! Do you know you can buy a calendar for 2011 of goats in trees?
Friday, August 27, 2010
I can't bear to see food wasted. Tara occasionally decides she wants something a bit ugh for dinner and I let her have it because she is a very fussy eater (connected to the borderline autism) and a skinny widget to boot, so if she fancies a particular meal she gets it.
On Wed she spotted hot dogs and supernoodles at Tesco and asked for that for a meal. She had eaten them before and liked them, so we bought a tin of eight hotdogs and two packets of supernoodles. I made her four of the hotdogs and the bacon supernoodles with carrots on Wed eve, and after struggling with the meal for nearly an hour she tearfully told me she didn't like the flavour of the noodles. Well, I thought the bacon ones were a no-no the last time we had them some months ago, tasting like smoke but not close to the taste of bacon, but my memory isn't always so accurate these days. So the bulk of the supernoodles went in the bin, but she was eager to eat the other hotdogs with the chicken supernoodles this evening. Or so I thought.
It wasn't until I was actually dishing up the meal this evening for her that she was again in tears, saying that actually she had gone off hotdogs too. Ten out of ten for timing Tara! LOL
As luck would have it I hadn't started preparing my meal, so I ended up eating 4 hotdogs and a whole packet of chicken supernoodles, which Tara reluctantly tasted and declared she was off those too, and a pile of carrots, the only redeeming feature of the meal. And now I have a headache and a very uncomfortable stomach. Yuk!
Well, the good thing to come out of this is that the meal wasn't wasted, and Tara had a meal she loves (fusilli pasta tossed in butter and soy sauce with grated cheese on top). It was also good to know that hot dogs and supernoodles won't be entering our house again any time soon. Horrible things!
Hope everyone else is enjoying a decent meal this evening. :-)
Friday, August 27, 2010
52-Week Walking Plan
Week 2, Day 6
Reckoned I earned the rest day. :-)
28-Day Bootcamp Challenge
Week 2, Day 6,
I like this one. Lots of weights work. Something I'm fairly new to but enjoying.
Bonus Bootcamp video
First two segments of 20 minute Dumbbell video
Hard to do on top of the other video, but I did my best. It is my triceps that really moan. LOL. If I do the bootcamp again I'll pick a different bonus video for week 2 next time.
15 minutes each on Tigger and Roo! Yay! *grin*
I feel quite tired today, and am very busy trying to catch up on all the Sparkpeople stuff I didn't get to yesterday when I didn't receive email notifications for over 24 hours. I don't know what happened, but this morning I got over a hundred emails, so I guess it is fixed, whatever it was. :-)
It is a bank holiday weekend this weekend here in England, so I have wriggled my workhours to give me four days off (Fri-Mon inc.) I plan to make the most of it because I have my tax returns to face next week for the very first time. I have until the end of October but I need to work at it to make sure I have everything I need. I keep putting it off but it is time to face it. I'm not stupid. I'm sure I can figure it all out. It just scares me enough that I will find a hundred things I need to do more urgently than this. This is my frog. I must eat it next week. (Those on British Comedy Lovers team already know of The Frog!) :-)
Have a great day everyone!
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