Saturday, February 27, 2010
Aaahhhh! It's finally over! I got to sleep in (8 full hours sleep) and got up without an alarm clock this morning....leisurely breakfast, got the furry family members taken care of and have started the routine of catching up. Daunting task!
I have missed all of my friends so much. Both here at Spark and those in my circle who don't Spark (yet). It's not that I didn't know that you all were there. I am so grateful for all your comments and encouragement, I can't thank you all enough! You just don't know how encouraging it has been to have you all in my corner, cheering me on, even if I wan't able to keep up with all the well wishes and comments and updates. So, that's my project for the next couple of days, getting caught up with friends and fitness etc.
But for now, I've got to get dress and get to the store. The dogs have managed to get into (and eat), my healthy english muffins, deli flats, 3 apples and a couple of protein fiber bars.
I guess it's good that they are eating healthy, but moderation has not rubbed off. I'm going to have to find a better spot for the fresh foods and put a latch on the lower cabinets.
Got to get moving for now...more time for catching up later.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Yeah!!! Last day. and it's starting out to be a beautiful one! Got eight hours of sleep, which is always nice, and even woke up one minute before my alarm went off. Since I work this afternoon/evening, I had the chance to enjoy a little extra quiet time this morning. Still a little sore from two days ago (nearly two hour workout session), so only got in another twenty minutes of some light circuits. I try and make that my minimum workout for the crazy days, but today, I am just really in coasting mode. Just doing what needs to be done so that this next few days I won't feel wiped out and like in trying to recover.
Got a little laundry done while doing fitness and eating, and a little bit a sparking, and I know it's getting old again, but the twenty point streak continues...how crazy is that?!?!? To top of this extraordinary morning, I entered 150's-land!!! I haven't been there in a long, long time, and I'm a wee bit bloated, so I'm pretty sure that it's a good reading...I checked three times, even moving the scale (159.5).
So, now I'm going to go pack lunch and dinner and do my hair and finish getting ready to go in to work. As good as it has been going, I am sooo ready for the day to be over and my "easy" week to begin.
Of course, just because I'm the way I am, I'm already filling up my schedule. Lots and lots of fitness, Saturday: two plays - one that a friends boys are in (wizard of Oz) and another that a different friend is in "The "M" Word". Sunday, doing lighting at church (hours) and in the afternoon and evening I'm treating myself to a wonderful drive out to one of the local State Parks for a hiking/picnic trip and dinner at the lodge. It don't have to work untill Tuesday and then again on Friday and Satuday, so this should be a nice week to catch up and get ahead.
Looking forward to catching up with all of my Spark friends!!!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Aaaahhhh, I can almost feel it, just one more day and then some time "off". Well, at least I don't have to go to work. Tomorrow is a late day, so actually, I even get to sleep in a little and go in at 1pm and work till 10pm. That will give me time to do my fitness before I go to work and maybe get in a little sparking.
Boy, I'm looking forward to this next week!!! 10:45 now though, so off to bed I go!!!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Two days and counting till some time off... It's late, I have to get up early, but I've got to get back on my streaks...Yesterday was one day, but I can't let that become habit. Got all my food in, my tracking done, all my water - plus some and 100 Mins of running, walking and circuit style training. I think I'm going to feel it tomorrow, but I work 7-4, go home for dinner and then to church for lighting practice by 7 till about 10, so probably little or no fitness tomorrow.
I am figuring out the watch though. The heart rate monitor works well, as long as you are standing or sitting still when you use it....it is watch style only...no chest strap, but a very good guide. It also serves as a pedometer. I checked it's accuracy at home and it seems pretty good. So, I guess if today is any indication, my work day gives me around 10,500 steps for almost 4.75 miles and 363 cals. Plus I get to lift doors and windows and molding etc....so, I am getting in some movement.
Got to go get a shower and to bed now. It's after 10:30, I stink and I have to be up early...can't wait to catch up with you all Fri. am before work and or Sat/Sun....missing all my spark friends!!!
FYI - IT'S FRIDAY AM AND I'M STILL FEELING WEDNESDAY'S WORKOUT!!! NOT CRIPPLED SORE, BUT I KNOW I REALLY WORKED SOME MUSCLES...ONLY LIGHT TRAINING THESE LAST TWO DAYS...LOVING THE HEART RATE MONITOR...WILL BLOG ABOUT IT NEXT WEEK.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
It's 9:23 and I just got home 1/2 hour ago...been going non stop since 5:30 this am. I am tired. I've got my food logged for the day, and I'm short, In all areas except water, which I'm drinking the last of now. Normally, I would go downstairs and try and snack on whatever I was short in, but it isn't happening tonight. I even ate at Panera tonight, gues I must have made too good a choice - Mediterranean Veggie Sand (1/2) and cup of Low Fat Black Bean Soup and Apple. I had breakfast and a light lunch too, and a girl scout cookie, so I find it hard to believe that I didn't hit my minimum in any category, but tomorrow is another day. That's the first time this has ever happened.
I also got zero fitness in, other than walking at work, which I actually do quite a bit of - of and moving doors around, which I am getting better at. It is still early in the week though and right now, I think sleep is more important than anything else. Tomorrow is a lighter day schedule wise, so I eat a little more and do extra fitness and well get back on track.
On a good for me note, however, I got a new watch today - equipped with heart rate monitor, pedometer, mileage and timer. Can't wait to use it!!! I thought it was time to reward myself for being half way to my Spark goal...although I think I'm personally shooting for six pounds lighter than my Spark goal. I'll see when I get closer. Right now, bed time.....
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