Friday, October 09, 2009
Yesterday was my busiest work day of the month. I'm sorry to say that my eating did not make it through the day unscathed. I would go into the kitchen and think, "ok, something healthy. What can I eat?" but nothing came to mind. So I had white bread toast, white tortilla with cheese, etc. I didn't have time to log in my food, but I'm pretty sure that it was scary. By 4pm I decided to stop trying for a normal day & I declared it my free day for the week...so we had boxed mac & cheese with chicken nuggets for dinner! (spontaneous free days are the worst, because I like looking forward to indulgence).
My water also suffered, and consequently so did I. I don't know what it is about water--I know that I need it, I know that I like it, I know that it'll make me feel better & that it's easy enough to get some....and yet I don't always drink it. I put it off. Yesterday I went to bed feeling like I'd been dried out & thinking, "tomorrow I'm going to DROWN myself from drinking so much water!" but I didn't even start drinking any until noon! Now I'm back on track (and needing to visit the loo), but sheesh!
Anyhow, this isn't really an exciting blog post, it's just my musings. So that's the latest with me. Today things are back on track, and I plan to keep them there.
Monday, October 05, 2009
I just found out this week that I'm pregnant. Now that I've had a few days to process the fact, I'm excited. I love my little girls & can't imagine life without them (honestly, what did I DO before?!), and though it's not the most ideal timing (in my opinion), a new addition to our family will be exciting. Babies are always blessings.
So, my plans to lose weight are halted. I've changed my tracker to include all of the major nutrients that I'll need to get as a prego, and I've changed my calorie range. I plan to continue tracking, which is so very helpful to me.
I've been given a green light on continued exercise, and will continue as I've been doing (though perhaps less intense at times, since a few of my recent workouts were all-out sweat-fests). Anyhow, I'm glad to find that the research has changed pregnancy exercise from "you can go for walks & exercise a little but don't get sweaty" on my first pregnancy to "keep doing what you were doing, as long as you can still talk without gasping."
I have already found that it's MENTALLY hard to exercise. Sure, I'm tired, but I was tired before! But suddenly knowing that I have a really legimate reason to be tired makes me feel like I should get to take it easy. SO, I've revised my reward system. I can't earn rewards for losing weight right now anyhow, so I'm rewarding myself for exercise. Here it is:
10 hours of exercise (at least 2 hours from strength training) = one sticker
Stickers buy me rewards--
Modest Undershirts from Apricot Apparel = 1 sticker per shirt
Eyebrow & Lash tint = 2 stickers
7 Salon Haircut = 3 stickers
CZ tennis bracelet = 1 sticker
A thrifted maternity outfit = 1 sticker
I've already begun finding new motivational pictures: exercising, fit pregnant women : )
Friday, September 25, 2009
No "things to do" list (besides take care of my girls & make dinner... folding the basket of clean clothes would be nice too). I have just these two goals:
1) Exercise in the morning (sometime before "naptime")-- Cardio & Weights
2) Finish drinking 8 cups of water by 3:00 p.m.
I'll leave a comment below when I've accomplished them.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I just changed my settings so that I could see the recommendations of how much I should be getting of carbs, fats, & proteins. I'm really surprised to find that (except Sunday, which I wrote about already & was my free day anyhow) I've been in the right range for all of those, plus in the right range for my sodium, calories, and fiber (though I sometimes am high on fiber, but I think that's fine).
Of course, I'm thrilled about all of that. But it makes it all that much more frustrating to see that the scale seems to be edging it's way UP and not DOWN, and I don't know why! I don't exercise a ton--I think I should do more--but I am doing something.... What is the deal?!
I try to tell myself not to obsess about it--after all, I feel better from exercising & eating well--but it takes so much focus and dedication (at least in this stage of things) that I HAVE to obsess about it just to keep going. And seeing results gives me the renewed drive to keep going.
(by the way, this free day won't be the eating-fest that last Sunday was. I don't want to feel like it'll take me all week just to work the extra calories off)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Yesterday I was out visiting family all day and wasn't able to track throughout the day like usual. The consequence was that I went over by 300 calories for the day. But I still was really proud of my efforts for the day because I made good, conscious food decisions all day, and I ate before going to my SIL's house for the evening because I knew that the food there was not going to be anything remotely healthy. Then, when I started getting tempted to nibble anyhow, I drank water to help me feel filled.
I also consider the example that I'm setting for my daughters to be a triumph. My 2.5 yr old likes to exercise and do whatever I'm doing. Whenever I put on my tennis shoes she askes if I'm going jogging. The other day I answered, "No, I'm just running to the store." She asked if I was going to get "fweaty"...Then I had to clarify, because I was DRIVING to the store.
Anyhow, it's also easier to feed them more healthy food, because that's what we have here & I'm not being a hypocrite.
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