Monday, January 31, 2011
You know, if it were not for spark people I would really not have done as well as I have. I go through so many periods of doing good and then doing horrible.... spark people always brings me back though. As long as I just log in and stay reminded of me and my health, then I never truly fail.
I am so glad that I had the opportunity to be work free and school free durring the majority of my weight loss. It really allowed me to really focus on myself. I really commend the people up here on spark people that have lost weight while working full time jobs, raising family's and or going to school. Its really hard to stay on track.
I was never really faced with the demon that is fast food... I never had to deal with being completely pressed for time and even stressed out.
Before I blissfully went through my day, meals planned, time to cook, the only thing I had to worry about was getting a child off to school, taking care of another, keeping the house clean and making meals. I was isolated at home while hubby worked so I had no temptation to go out and get a big mac durring the day. lol.
I find myself now having to do all the things I did before, plus squeeze in errands, exercise, School, home work and all the temptations that the outside world brings to the table. Including no healthy choices in the vending machines at school, besides bottled water!
It is hard to stay on track, its hard to plan ahead... and the people who do it are like super heros. I am trying to strive to be like those people.... I'm having a hard time but I am slowly falling into a new routine. When I do get fast food I try to make it healthy choices.
Im not losing right now, that's for sure, but I'm not gaining... so Im ok with maintaining while I get into a groove that works for me.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
well I have been busy lately. I guess alot of it is self inflicted because I have been going to the YMCA to workout at least 5 days a week. I have been trying out alot of different classes, trying to find the ones that I like and that are going to be really effective for what I want to do, which is tone up and slim down my body. I'm not necessarily looking to drop pounds right now but I do want to lose inches and tone up. I need to buy a measuring tape (because I cant find mine) so I can track my progress, if it does not reflect on the scale, which it might not.
I have taken this one class twice, called pump and burn. Wow, when they say advanced on the class scedual, they mean it! I was really workin my butt off in that class. Moving very rapidly from high intensity cardio, to challenging weight training. I still feel the class from friday, on top of the class I took last night. I am hoping that I get in better shape fast, so I can keep up a little better.
Driving has been nice but also so exhausting. I go out in the morning, do the whole Y thing and then run a few errands and I am ready to just drop. Then I come home and try to get things in order here and have just enough time while lyra is down for her nap where I can take a 30 min - hour nap myself. Then I have to get up and start dinner, spend a little time with the kids, eat and then get ready to go out to school from monday - thursday.
I haven't even really gotten in to school full swing (because of all the snow last week) and I am already tired. I have to drive to the other campus because that's where most of my classes are and that is waaay down the highway and takes like 30 minutes to get to. The clser of the two campus' is only 5 minutes down the road but I only have one class there, once a week.
I can do all this though, I just need to get into a routine and then stay on top of everything. I know my big problem is putting things off and then they pile up and its hard to dig my way out. So I'm not going to do that this time.
You know with all this activity you would think I would be having an easier time with my eating. I have to say though, its a little harder, because I find myself to always be hungry. I think its because I'm in a new routine so its throwing me off a little and that makes me want to snack more. I'm sure all the added activity is making me more hungry as well. I'm just trying to make sure I eat good for me things and not grab things while I am out and about, because usually the things sitting by the register at the grocery store, or in the vending machine at the school are not so good for me.
I have been taking south beach protein bars with me to eat after I workout which helps, because I am super hungry like 30 minutes after a workout. And I have been bringing a snack with me to school because I am in class like 30 minutes.
Last night that did not workout so well though. I ate dinner before going to school and then ate my snack after class before driving home and then once I got home I wanted to eat again. The other night seemed to work out better, where I just had a snack in the afternoon and then ate dinner when I got home. Of course then I am eating dinner really late, because my class does not let out until like 9pm.
I'm sure I will figure out what works best for me though, without snacking myself into a food coma.
well that's a quick update on me. I'm going to try and keep up with spark people the best that I can.... I'm gonna play it by ear as I get more into school and homework and other things, that haven't really hit yet.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Breakfast - 2 egg whites w/ mushrooms, onions, bell pepper & tomato - topped with 1/4 cup fat free cheddar cheese
1/2 grapefruit w/ splenda
1 turkey sausage pattie
Lunch - 1/2 lavash bread wrap w/ 2 slices turkey breast lunch meat, 1 laughing cow light cheese wedge & lettuce
1 large granny smith apple
Snack - cup soup & 1/2 serving pretzel chips
Salad w/ lettuce, olives, tomato, onion, banana peppers, 1 tsp bacon bits & 2 tbls ff Italian dressing
Vegetable premivera made w/ 2/3 cup pasta, 1/4 cup Jar Alfredo sauce, 2 tbls Parmesan cheese, sauteed broccoli, carrots, onions, bell peppers, yellow summer squash & tomatoes.
2 crescent roll bread sticks - totally not planned but I skipped my snack later that night to make up for it.
Monday, January 03, 2011
I have been driving all over the place. I have taken the kids to the park twice... I went walking at the mall... I went shopping and actually got to park in the farthest spot away from the store (something that would have annoyed my husband if he were with me).
I feel so free since getting my drivers license last Thursday and I feel like I have been a lot more active.
Before I sat in the house all day and by the time hubby gets home from work at 4:30pm all he wants to do is sit around. So usually the only day I got out of the house before was Saturday to go to weight watchers and go grocery shopping.
Hubby says that he can tell a noted difference in my moods as well, and I have to admit I do feel happier.
well I have to go get my son off the bus and then Im going to take both my kids to the park to let them play and take a walk.
Saturday, January 01, 2011
Breakfast - Egg white & turkey sausage breakfast burrito, sauteed mushrooms & peppers, 1/2 grapefruit w/ splenda
Lunch - roast beef pita w/ light chipotle mayo, lettuce & banana peppers... grapes
Snack - 1 serving baked tortilla chips w/ fat free cheddar, salsa & fat free sour cream
Dinner - Dirty rice (brown rice, onions, bell pepper, jalapeno, turkey sausage, chicken, kidney beans, chili powder, hot sauce, cumin, salt & pepper, tomato) .... black eyed peas & collard greens
snack - egg nog ice cream w/ 2 tbls bran buds & whipped topping
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