Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The past two days I have experienced a high level of stress and concern. My schedule I have again found to belong to someone, anyone, else not to me. I think this is a character flaw I have. But because of the whims of others I felt out of control. I couldn't choose my meals, I couldn't take my time at the gym, or even get to go for that matter. I had to readjust my physical fitness plans. Readjust my meal plans. Had to drink tap water! Yuck! I didn't even get a chance to get on SP to update my nutrition and fitness plans until much later in the evening/night. I was so exhausted yesterday that I didn't even visit my teams! Yet.........
When I did enter my nutrition and fitness for the day yesterday, and again today, I found out I hadn't done as bad as I thought. Of course I had to do the Coach program before I would even allow myself to go else where on the site. I am addicted to the SparkPeople/SparkCoach Lifestyle. I know it is weird, but it is true!
So, What is the bottom line?
1. I came close but I didn't go over in my calories!
2. I consumed a total of 19 servings of fruits and veggies between yesterday and today!
3. My ratio of fats/proteins/carbs were no further off than on any other day, and were pretty close to target!
4. My fitness totals were 40 minutes yesterday and 42 minutes today!
5. I finished my spark Coach programs before any other entries were done!
Overall, I did pretty awesome I think! Woo Hoo! Go me!!!
Of course the scale may not agree, but even if I gain a little weight; I gained more wisdom and insight into myself and my eating/exercise habits (before and after SP)!!!
Sunday, February 10, 2013
I had a family day like I always do every Sunday. Each of us take turns cooking (my mother, my two sisters, my sisters friend, my niece, my daughter-in-law, and myself.) Well It was not my turn to cook, nor was it one of my sister who have each had lap band surgery for weight loss. Well the menu was not the best I have ever had, but I am not one to complain. So I quietly ate a few bites of each item on my plate. I then said I felt really full. And you know what, I really was! But the cook commented about the amount I had eaten. Even though I felt it in poor taste, I politely said that I was on a diet and had to watch how much I eat. Unfortunately my two sisters (who by the way were having issues with their lapbands due to the dryness of the chicken) saw through my excuse and laughed behind their hands. Both sisters immediately had a stoppage and showed such grief on their faces I think they really did have an issue, or was it because of the humor they found in my excuse? I may never know. But I politely took both of my sisters plates as well as my own into the kitchen. Only to return to the room to see my sisters having a difficult time keeping a straight face. Later when I had the chance to speak privately with my sisters, I found it was truly do to the excuse I had made as well as how well each of them played their "stoppage" role! We couldn't stop laughing!
Moral: Have fun with your diet. You may not know when you must use it in defense!
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Today I feel that I am making a lot of gain on my program. My unofficial weight this morning was down three pounds. I am doing my best to not get over excited in case I don't have 3 lbs. down on my official weigh in date (Saturday mornings.) But it has me so excited. It's is really gratifying to see progress. Not that I haven't felt I was making progress right along, it's just that I didn't feel I had to kill myself doing exercise or get sick for eating cardboard. It has been fun! Really fun. I laugh when I am at the gym. I love my food and get excited over new recipes that have things like whole grain and vegetables! I hope this feeling continues. Why do we get feelings of dread? DO we expect failure from diets? I hope not! All I can say today is Woo Hoo! Yippee and way to go ME!
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