Thursday, January 08, 2009
I went to a Sports Nutritionist yesterday. Randy (my husband) has a friend at school that is one, and offered to see me for free and she is AWESOME! I LOVED it! She was so friendly and very complimentary. She really focused on all the eating behaviors I am doing right and complimented me on my over~all weight loss. I am so glad I went.
She sent me home with 3 goals:
Eat protein and healthy fats with every meal and snack.
Eat more "scheduled" or regularly every 3-5 hours but have longer periods of no eating, not the constant grazing especially at night.
Journal my feelings about my eating, what went well, why I want to eat, am I really hungry, mostly at night because that is my most difficult time.
Some of the great things I learned already are:
Most people do NOT exercise as much as I do, and I really do need more calories. Between 2000-2500 a day.
That it's ok to have a plain diet. I don't need to feel like I have to have a variety and be trying new things. Just try to add healthy proteins and fats.
She told me to get rid of my sugar free/ fat free stuff. Don't be afraid to eat the stuff with FATS in them. I NEED more fats. No Spray Butter. LOL!
Oh ya and... eventually I really need to get rid of the SCALE. It's not helpful. I should not be weighing myself more than weekly.
So... Tonight I am reflecting... I had a stressful day. More of an "anxious" day. For absolutely NO particular reason. I found myself thinking about food, but I ate when I was hungry and did not feel guilty about it. When I was feeling anxious I thought about why or what was causing my anxiety rather than what to do to NOT think about it. I came up with a few ideas and tried to deal with them by meditating and saying a personal prayer.
I am very HOPEFUL... I am hopeful that my preoccupation with food will subside. Although it's funny because she also mentioned that with the amount of training I am doing to complete an Ironman will require me to think more about nutrition and make sure I am getting the nutrients I need to perform.
I LOVE it! She was so positive and uplifting. I am looking forward to implementing the things she taught me.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
First and foremost... Happy New Year 2009!!!
I saw a page on Facebook called Obscure Life Goals and this has been my obsession of the morning. Or shall we say, Thought of the day. The idea is to list some "off the wall" obscure life time goals that you might have. And... as I contemplated this, I sadly realized, I'm not that obscure. Maybe I do take life a little too seriously and I need to lighten up a bit.
Anyhow, Here is a short not very obscure list of things I'd like to do:
1- Play Rock Band with my kids regularly.
2- Surprise my husband with a gift from BB often.
3- Stop and Smell the Roses more...
4- Sing songs with my 5th graders and get up and choreograph a dance while I'm at it!
5- Sprinkle rays of sunshine on the "grumps" around me.
*** This is obscure *** FINISH a FULL Ironman!!!
PS... Definition with synonyms of obscure:
Main Entry: obscure
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: not easily understood
abstruse, ambiguous, arcane, clear as mud, complicated, concealed, confusing, cryptic, dark, deep, dim, doubtful, enigmatic, enigmatical, esoteric, far-out, hazy, hidden, illegible, illogical, impenetrable, incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, indecisive, indefinite, indeterminate, indistinct, inexplicable, inscrutable, insoluble, intricate, involved, mysterious, occult, opaque, recondite, unaccountable, unbelievable, unclear, undefined, unfathomable, unintelligible, vague
apparent, clear, explicit, obvious, perceptible, understood
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Resolutions / Priorities 2009:
Keep my Priorities in Line. Look frequently at my balance wheel and work a little harder on the area that is out of balance.
#1 God / Spirituality
#2 Family... kids, husband,
#3 Self... Positive time. I LOVE me...
#4 Physical Activity and Goals
#5 Nutrition / Food Balance
#6 Career / School
#7 Extended Family and Friends
#8 Money / Budget / Spending
#9 Personal Growth / Learning
#10 Physical Environment... Clean house
#11 Additional Service to Others
#12 Fun / Recreation / Entertainment
*** As I reflect, I'm always shocked by how important spirituality is to me and how quickly I dump it when times are tough. I hope this year to keep my priorities straight. When things feel out of balance... Check priority #1 and then work my way down the list and strive to keep things in balance.
Happy New Year Everyone!!!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I'm going to JUST DO IT!!! I registered for my first FULL marathon, a half Ironman, and I am 99% sure I am going to register for a FULL yes FULL Ironman!!! That's a 2.4 Mile Swim, 112 Mile Bike, and a 26.2 mile run.
This is what I've registered for so far:
January 17= 1/2 Marathon St. George
March 1= Full Marathon Napa Valley, CA
May 9 = Olympic distance Triathlon St. George, UT
June 13 = 1/2 Ironman Boise, ID
August 1 = FULL Ironman Santa Rosa, CA ?????????? This is the ultimate, but I'm not sure yet???
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