Saturday, March 17, 2012
They are not much for secrets, for my weight loss. It is everything that Sparkpeople is teaching us. I'm getting my fitness goals in, along with tracking my food and watching what I eat. Planning what I eat and sticking to it.
My Typical day this month is I wake up, and make a smoothie the Chocolate covered cherry one from the spark cook book . NOM I don't give myself a lot of time during the morning to get ready for work, since sometimes I work at 4 in the morning, I like my sleep and since I'm an insomniac getting sleep sometimes means bedtime at 7pm or something just so I can get some sleep. So I put the smoothie in a container to go and off to work I go. I sometimes have enough time to drink it when I got the store all set up or something, but it usually stay's in the walk in cooler where I can go and sip at it here and there until I have more time to drink it.
I might have a cup of tea in the morning as well, since it won't spoil if I leave it on the shelf away from customers, and I will sip on it. I like Morning thunder from celestial seasonings. It has caffeine in it. It will be the only caffeine I'll have from a drink. I don't drink coffee and I gave up soda this month and I'm to the point that I don't even want it. again this is a good thing since I'm an insomniac.
Giving up Soda was a decision I made, for various reasons, the insomnia not needing all that sugar, if I drank diet coke at work, my blood sugar got all wonky because that is what diet sodas do, and I would have to eat something to balance it out. I work at a bagel store so it's loaded with CARBS. I also feel better not having all that soda weighing down on me, and I use to drink a lot of soda at work, and at home.
The large cup for soda is 32 oz I fill that 2x at work with water and drink that while I'm working. That in turn is my 8 cups of water and of course, if I go to the gym or whatever I end up with more water and I drink water at home as well.
I finally moved from 1% to skim milk, even though I hate skim but if it is in my smoothie I can't tell the difference. We buy the organic milk, because it lasts longer the expiration dates are longer and it doesn't seem to go bad if we get anywhere close to that expiration date. Not sure of the difference or why but it is nice to know I don't have to drink so much milk in week or it will spoil.
I go to the gym, and do the elliptical there is a weight loss setting that gives intervals and resistance I do that, and then I go and do some strengthening exercises. I will be at the gym for an hour at the very least (unless I'm there just to get some cardio in)
I track everything, I use my new pedometer thing it's a fitbit so it actually just syncs to my computer automatically only thing I have to do is add anything extra like food if I want or any extra activities. It even tracks my sleep if you wear it to bed, it comes with a sleeve for that purpose.
So yep these are my secrets and since January I've lost 14 lbs. They really are not a secret but that if you do what Sparkpeople teaches and use it to your advantage you can see results. I'm always motivated because I'm seeing results and that it is something to be proud of.