Sunday, February 07, 2010
Hello dear Sparklers!
Today with the sun being out, the cloudless sky, fits my outlook.
I hope you've had a better week than I! Especially the past 2 (cloudy, stormy, rainy) days... I've had the *worst* cravings. I've always let myself give in within moderation to cravings so they don't become all encompassing, but these were insane. Moderation did NOTHING for easing them. They were ALL ENCOMPASSING. I wanted ice cream, oreos, frozen yogurt, muffins, cheese... ugh. I fought them a lot better than I would have in years past, but I still went over calorie-wise and had all of the above.
I gained 1.5 lbs in those 2 days.
I don't know if it's TOM (I have PCOS so my TOM is sometimes hard to predict) or WHAT. Or if it's because my husband just left for two weeks. Maybe I was feeling sorry for myself. I truly am not sure. It's probably a combination of both. (Maybe I'm pregnant.... hah! I wish) But for whatever reason, I feel better today, with no cravings.
And this was not a conscious 'I feel stressed out, I want ice cream' like I spoke about a few blogs ago. I really don't feel bad at all. That's what's suprised me so much. It was as if my body just had a mind of it's own this time!
Anyway, I'm going to take full charge today and get back on track. I'm drinking my water (10 cups/day!), hitting the gym, and getting outside for some fresh air.
Hopefully I'll be back to 211.5 in a few days again. Ugh, if I hadn't fallen off the wagon, I could probably be at 210 in the next few days.
Oh well. It's all part of the journey. I'm not beating myself up too much because I know how counterproductive that can be.
I hope to report back in a few days with better news!
Until then, I wish you all a great Sunday afternoon (Go Saints!) and a fabulous week ahead!
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Little known factoid about me... I'm a HUGE lover of animals.
I think I may need an intervention.
For example, Driving along the road, if I see a cat, I say "Oh! Lookit! A kitty!" I absolutely must cuddle with any person's pet. I save spiders, worms, bees, snails, and any other creepy crawly thing that I may find. I can stand at my kitchen window watching the birds forever.
Animals make me happy.
Sooo... I had to share the funny images below in hopes of making the other animals lovers out there in Spark-land smile (and possibly giggle so hard that tears spring and an occasional snort comes out).
And, just for fun, vote for your favorite(s) at the end!
Friday, January 29, 2010
... a half glass of Chardonnay gets you buzzed.
Case in point: I'm blogging while buzzed on a HALF GLASS of wine! LOL! That's insane! I guess I've lost my tolerance since I've cut my alcohol consumption way back.
What about you?
You know you're a Sparkler when: ____________
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Hello dear Sparklers! I hope this week has been good to you.
Last week I got a ton of great ideas for busting through my little mini-plateau. I incorporated a lot of them. In partcular, I drank on average 10 (sometimes more) cups of water a day. That seemed to have the most immediate affect, so I am keeping on that. I've got my water bottle that holds 4 cups of water. This week I'm going to drink 3 of those a day. That's my goal.
I also worked hard on my freggies. I discovered V8 fusion juice. I had a cup of that each morning (no more, or those calories can add up!) and got 2 servings out of the way first thing! I averaged about 4 servings of freggies a day. I still have a long way to go, I know I need to eat more than that, but it's a huge step forward as there were days when I had no freggies at all... *blush*
Last night, I finally took my first set of measurements, so in a month I'll have something to compare to. I wish I'd taken them first thing. I don't know what was stopping me! I also took the push up and crunch test to assess where I'm at fitness-wise. Push ups I was able to do 36 in a minute, which is ok, but if I'm honest with myself, they were not full push ups, I was too high off the ground. So room for improvement there. And crunches - hah - I don't remember my number off hand but it was pathetic. I have to work on my core strength.
The good news is my waist-to-hip ratio is .75 which is good! Yay!
When all is said and done, today I weighed in at 213. Which is what I've been at for a few days, so I'm confident my plateau has been BUSTED! Buh-bye 215! It's been (not so) nice knowing ya!
On to month THREE!!!
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