Sunday, August 10, 2014
I had stopped tracking my food for awhile. BIG MISTAKE! I had started gaining weight and was blaming it on my hypothyroidism. This morning, I tracked my breakfast and got quite a surprise. I prepared a smoothie like I do so many times (but not usually for breakfast) and then tracked it. I should have tracked the calories before I drank the whole thing. It contained HALF my total daily allowance. That was a lesson learned the hard way, but a lesson that will be remembered. Plan, plan, plan. When I don't plan ahead and know how much I am eating, I can gain several pounds and never realize that I have simply been eating way too much. It seems like it takes a lot of time to track everything I eat, but it is well worth the time to be able to stay within my calorie range and hopefully begin losing and getting healthier again.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Why do I keep doing the things I know I shouldn't be doing and not doing what I know I should. I know what I should and shouldn't be eating, but do I always follow my own rules or SP's? NO! But I am not giving up. Just as I get started back, my husband comes home with a cherry fruit pie. He knows I love those, and he just wanted me to know he was thinking about me while he was out. But goodness, gracious, those thinks have 400 calories!! Did I just eat part of it or just not eat any. Oh, NO! I ate the whole thing! I just added it to my meal tracker, but that had to be a whole meal. Did it fill me up? No. In just a little while, I had to find a little protein to hold me till dinner time which will be much less than it could have been if I had just left off at least half the pie or just not have eaten any unless I had calories left at the end of the day. I'm going to tell him to bring fruit the next time he thinks about me while he is out.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
I am back again and this time armed with lessons learned by not tracking more often. First of all I learned how important it is to log my food each day. If I don't, I tend to get more and more careless about what I eat. This time if I eat it, it goes down. Sometimes it may not be the healthiest choice, but I can't change what I have done just by not tracking. Before, I didn't want others to see some of the choices I made because they were very unhealthy, so they just didn't get into the meals tracked. This was not only lying to others, but also to myself. I have realized that to be successful, I have to first of all be completely honest with myself. I know that my biggest problem is sweets, therefore I have to work extra hard to stay off these and use fruits instead. My husband always wants something sweet in the house, but he also needs to lose weight now, so maybe this will help. I have also learned that by tracking my exercise, I become more aware of how much or how little I am doing. If I wear my pedometer, I really feel badly if I don't get at least close to my goal. I may have to lower my goal to 7000 steps instead of 10,000. Then if I get 10,000 steps, that will be above and beyond my original challenge to myself. If I only get 7,000, then I have also succeeded. Nevertheless, any exercise is a success above what I have been doing this winter. I want to feel better and have more energy. I know what I must do, so now, not tomorrow is the time I start. I also plan to blog more to keep myself more accountable. Thanks SP and friends for all your support.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
I am finally moved into the new house and back online. Working at the house (Yes, I helped in some of the construction.), We ate a lot of snacks, and a lot of these were junk. As a result, I have regained most of what I had lost. It's time to restart my plan and get verrrry serious .During some of my helping, I fell and dislocated my pinkie on my right hand, ( along with some other less serious injuries) and of course, I'm right handed. I have my fingers buddy taped now and will have for awhile. I have missed reading all the encouraging blogs and all the other great help on SP. I may not be able to do as much for awhile, because we are still finishing a few things on the house, and my typing is not very good right now, but it is good to be back. Now I have to get used to the new look and learn to navigate the sight again.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Hi Spark friends. I haven't been able to spark much for some time, and now I may be completely shut down for awhile. We are in the midst of building a new home and have already sold our present home. Since we have to be out before the new house is ready, we will have to rent for a short time. I am not sure if I will have any internet service until we get moved into the new house. Even though I haven't been on much lately, SP has still been a big help to me. I get help every time I read about what others are doing and the success all of you are achieving. I wish for all of you continued success and welcome all new members. I have printed a checklist of my spark streaks and will be checking these on paper while I off line. Hopefully, I will not have to be away for long and will be able to be more active when I get back.
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