Sunday, July 29, 2012
Yesterday we took it easy. We've had a cold going through the family, so a couple of the kids didn't feel so good. I also have been on the go with work, camping, and mom stuff, so I really needed a relaxing day. I went for a walk in the evening with my best friend, Tracy. She was glad I called. We live a block away from each other, and we've hardly seen each other this summer. It was a slow walk by my standards, 20 minutes per mile, but the visiting was really nice. Hubby and I went out to eat last night. That ruined my good eating streak, but we had a really nice date. We ate at Crave: California roll (Volcano variety) appetizer, filet with crab and asparagus, garlic potatoes and Moscato D'Asti. Yum! Yum! Yum! We went to Delice for dessert and I had a white chocolate, raspberry charlotte. More Yums!! We were impressed with ourselves that we were able to eat the California rolls with chop sticks.
Today is the twins' birthday. My babies are seven! We're getting ready for their party with family right now. I played Xbox Kinect for 30 minutes with Stevie (10). That's my workout for today. I stink at track and field. I have to get my knees up higher. I came in eighth. I beat him at table tennis, though. WooHoo!
Friday, July 27, 2012
I'm still doing good with exercise. Yesterday had to be a slow day (my worst day of TOM). I got at least 10, maybe 15 minutes walking in with hubby. Today, I'm feeling much stronger, so I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I changed it up, though. Instead of doing my usual program of resistance that I created myself, I chose one of the pre-programmed settings. This one gradually built up to a resistance of 9. I usually only go up to 5, and for short bursts. I repeated this program three times, for ten minutes each. This definitely got my heartrate up, whew! I think I'll keep trying different programs to challenge my body while still using the elliptical.
I've had more food victories too. Wednesday night at work, I resisted Eileen's Colossal cookies, not an easy task. Yesterday while out with hubby, I had a Thai peanut chicken salad for lunch. He had a grilled ham and cheese with french fries. Last night, I had one bite of a graham cracker. The kids said they tasted funny and I was checking before throwing them out. They tasted fine, but with TOM the one bite triggered an awful sweet tooth. I beat it with my kids' help. They got me a nectarine and then a string cheese. I was cured, no ice cream, cookies, or graham crackers.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Today I did another 30 minutes on the elliptical. It felt better today, so hopefully my body is remembering that I'm not all that out of shape. I feel like I went pretty fast, 70 rpms for most of it. My kids cheered me on today again.
I have to agree with my sparkfriend, SIBLEYHONEYBEE, that at this point, I have to say "no" to the treats. Cake, ice cream, oreos, donuts... they all get me started down a bad path and then I crave more. Last night another victory. Hubby brought home Oreos for Sean (he got a Rocephin shot). It was a Costco box. I have totally resisted, with the help of my kids. I did eat pizza last night, but that was just one meal off the diet. It was deep dish, so it was mostly the ingredients parts, not a whole lot of crust. (I'm a low carb person).
I'm still researching different ideas for when school starts to really jump start my program. For now, I feel like I am making progress at regaining the stamina I had not too long ago.
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