Thursday, August 18, 2011
Read this great article and thought some of you might benefit from it too. It's titled Weightloss Faulty Thinking.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
First off, I'm feeling no drama, tears, rants or rages here ... just the fact and only the facts.
Up one pound from last week. Now, last week I had stayed the same and I figured that was accountable because of the two times I ate out with friends and family that week. This week is another story.
I only tracked 4 out of the last 7 days on my nutritional tracker thoroughly; the last three I only tracked partially. Even today I was starting to feel "meh" about it ... but before I started this blog I dutifully tracked what I've eaten so far today. That's a habit that works for me. It works when I work it.
I ate a lot more in the last few evenings than normal. Last night in particular. Yesterday I had a migraine that lasted about four hours. Afterwards, I just needed to eat for comfort. No buts about it. But today ... today I don't need to keep eating for comfort.
Last week I didn't exercise near as much as I usually do. Yoga was only two times, and I definitely felt a lacking in my giddy-up.
I also didn't get on line as much and spend the time on Spark People that I usually do.
The successful part of this week is that I'm not beating myself up, I know what corrections I can make and I am going to do that. It all falls together and works together when I work it. I'm not giving up, not letting go of my inner spark. As a matter of fact, today I had one of the BEST yoga classes I've ever had. I stretched before I went, chose a spot in the front of the class, stretched really good before class started, and reached new depths and heights ... even got a compliment from the teach on the height I got on the lotus! Been waiting for that
Onward ho happy campers. This elf is feeling her spark today
Saturday, July 30, 2011
I lost 2.2#'s this week!
That's my biggest weekly loss ever. Two things I did different.
I tracked for a whole week, eating the things I loved, and ate within my calorie range. I ate a LOT of veggies.
My calorie range is 1200-1550. Tallying what I did for the last week, I averaged 1265 calories per day. This surprises me, because most days are around 1450, one day was 1647, and one day was 1261, but added together and averaged its lower. No wonder! But I didn't feel deprived at all. This is really a breakthrough!
I also let myself feel hunger every day, at some point during the day, and then allowed myself to feel it for an hour or more without having to satisfy it right away. The feeling comes and goes, and it wasn't unmanageable. It was something that told me I was doing it right. If I'm always satisfying hunger, I'm never going to let myself become that naturally thin person I want to be. I can always eat later, there's no starvation going to be happening anytime soon here.
I did three hikes this week, yoga three times, some walks. After yesterday's 4 mile hike I wasn't dead tired and laying around, but energized. I came home and did some chores and all the time was amazed at the energy I had.
And I was naturally drinking a lot more water this week.
Seems I had a week where everything was coming together! Awesome!!!!!
Monday, July 25, 2011
I did something I haven't been able to do in the past .... track foods I eat on a Sunday.
Sundays are my long shift, 10-12 hours, and usually I'm running around from group home to group home seeing clients and providing assistance where needed.
But yesterday I caught myself inthe morning walking by a basket of crackers, and harnessed that Inner Muncher who wanted to grab and gobble. And that moment's hesitation set me up for success the rest of the day.
As a result, I ate in my range, and didn't sabotage myself to catch up the rest of the week.
Its very enlightening after tracking for a while to see just how much I have been eating. Especially rice, I LOVE rice. But a cup of rice is the max I want to eat calorie-wise now. And when I eat slowly and savor each bite, its all I need.
I'm also pickier about foods ... oh I was pretty selective before, but now if I'm limiting my calories, I want every bite to be worth it, and to satisfy on all levels.
The scale made a major move yesterday morning
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