Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I wish the news was better. I wish I could report that I had stuck to plan and lost twenty pounds, but that is not the case.
I was doing really well- really well, on the seventeen day diet, and I didn't intentionally slip off. I ran out of food...
Yes that's right I ran out of the food I was suppose to be eating. The diet is restrictive and I ran out of the food I was suppose to be eating, and I hadn't gotten paid yet, so I had to stop the diet.
However, it was a success in that I felt better & I didn't intentionally quit.
However, I have a big FAIL in the exercise department. I have not been exercising at all and my health is showing it. My arthritis is back. My hips, knees, and even my ankles have been killing me. Fibromyalgia bites!
Entirely my fault. If I workout my arthritis rarely, if ever, hurts.
Also, I have had small episodes of depression, and several anxiety attacks.
Again, I didn't have these problems when I was working out.
So the problem is what to do about it.
I am going back to the bare basics. I am not dieting right now and I am going to do ten minutes a day of some sort of exercise. I think to start I am going to do yoga. Then progress on to other things. I am changing my goals here at sparkpeople, and work towards small slow changes. I have difficulty with that. I always put too much on myself, burn out quickly, or find it all too much, and end up with the big FAIL.
Did I mention that I self sabotage? Every time things go good I will mess it up on purpose.
No diet right now. Honestly, dieting I think makes me fatter because I put an unhealthy emphasis on food. Maybe just eat healthy- which I am decently good at now anyway- and put the emphasis on working out.
Here is some exciting news...
I found Reebok slimtone shoes for $27.99 at finishline.com. I ordered them and LOVE them. I highly recommend them. I like them so much I am ordering another pair in a different color. Plus, you can not beat the price!! I have never saw a toning shoe for less than fifty dollars.
I also ordered a pair of Asics Gel Nimbus 12's. I only run in Asics. I love them so I knew I would be happy with them, however...When I took these out of the box, I wanted to go run. It's awesome when a shoe makes you want to be more active!
Well off to eat my breakfast (Yogurt and a banana) and seize the day!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Today is day 8. I miscalculated yesterday and called it day 6. Whatever.
First off, I want to say...I am not going to defend my diet to any of you people. I did that once a few months ago (See my blog post about "Snarkiness on SP"). My diet is healthy, I get all the calories I need, and I have NO cravings now. Last weigh in I had lost 4 more pounds. So that's all the proof I need for myself! Before you comment on a diet, research it. I tried to follow SP diet but the counting calories drove me insane! I can't spend every moment on my computer and when I was logging...I felt like I was LITERALLY on the computer all day, entering calories, entering exercise. It was too much. This way it's more relaxed and I am happier and less stressed!
I am getting sick. Have a sinus thing, throat is sore, headache. Yuck! Last night I slid off the diet a bit. I ate a little bit of ice cream. Not enough to derail all my hard work, but I wanted to be totally on plan yesterday so I was depressed that I allowed it to happen. But when your sick you want comfort food. Tonight I will read a book instead!
I still haven't gotten back to working out. Hopefully soon!
Monday, August 22, 2011
I am on day 6 of the 17 day diet.
I am still at 4 pounds lost.
The weekend was good. I went off the diet a tad. Saturday I ate a lean hamburger (No on the first cycle of the diet) and a small piece of strawberry shortcake. Yesterday I ate 2 pieces of pizza. Other than that I was on plan. :)
Today I am fully back on plan. Breakfast was 2 hardboiled eggs and blueberries. (I am out of yogurt.) Lunch was steamed tilapia with tomato slices and cauliflower. WIth 1 tsp of ranch for dipping. The drink of the day is homemade lemonade sweetened with stevia. Dinner will probably be chicken- grilled.
I am still not feeling the motivation to work out. I think about it, but the motivation to realy get out there isn't with me. Any ideas to help rev up my engines...let me know.
Baby boy had the stomach virus. He is home with Mom and doing better. I have a headache and a sore throat. I hope whatever it is will pass. I can't afford to be sick.
Well I am off to finish my day.
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