Friday, July 16, 2010
.....when we have a pig out day. For me, those usually fall on holidays. Yesterday it was Cow Appreciation Day - seriously. So, I celebrated. (Had I of know this yesterday I would have had a cow picture for myself)
Per my blog yesterday, I messed up. I pigged (or cowed) out big time.
Today, down .5 lb.
I weigh in every morning so I know how my weight can fluctuate each day.
So, when you eat something you know you shouldn't: own up to it. Track it, log it, blog about it & start back where you left off.
All is well. Ahhh, I like this new life of mine.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
My day didn't start out good. It was C25K W8D2. Well, it was supposed to be. Lets just say W8D2 needs a do over. I don't know if it was because I only got 6 hrs of sleep (usually I get 7) or because there was 97% humidity this morning, but a little over 1/2 way through I walked a bit. Then I jogged again. Then I walked again. I'd bet I did about 10 min of walking when I should have jogged 28 min. Tuesday when I did W8D1 I did great & was all pumped about it, so I don't know what went wrong. The good news is I ended up with over an hour of walk/jog time.
Then I started getting hungry for lunch & someone walked by with a bag of McDonalds, so I started thinking about McDonalds. I thought about it for an hour. Then I went to the drive through. Then the manager came out & told me to move to the other lane cause there wasn't anyone in it but when I got out of line to move over several other cars in front of me got over there which meant I was in the parking lot which meant I just lost my place in line! I drove around the building to get back to the end of the line & I counted 6 new cars that were now ahead of me from my original place. Are you kidding me? The manager was still out there telling people to move over so I rolled down my window & gave him the what for (I was so mad) & then I left & went to Steak n Shake where I AGAIN had more drive through trouble. There were only 2 cars in front of me but the ordering was taking for ever. THEN (I'm using "then" a lot tonight) when I got to the window to get my food I was watching through their window & saw a worker put some stuff in a bag on a table & there it sat for probably close to 5 min. Yes. I sat there at the window that long. Finally the window worker peeked in the bag & handed it to me. I could tell by the look on her face she had forgot about me. So, after all of this I had about 7 minutes left of my lunch break. Needless to say the food was not good. It was so not worth it. The signs were there for me to just forget about my cheeseburger craving & get on with my life. Why did I not listen to the signs? Why, O Why? I may have 1 bad ear but I'm not deaf.
So THEN I'm pretty crabby & around 3pm I decide I deserve a Klondike Bar. You know, "what would you do for a Klondike Bar"? How about turn yourself into a big ol' pig! (that's me in my Lash Blast)
But the day's not over! Not until I have my carb loaded spaghetti supper.
So here I am sitting on 1,000 calories more that I normally eat. Good grief it will take awhile to make up for this day so I'll have to get started first thing in the morning with a serious calorie burn.
All is not lost. I can make up for this.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
My husband, Jay, joined Spark today! He's really only going to use it to track his food, & I think that's great! He's measured his food, gave second thoughts to second helpings, & is ending his first day within his calories range.
In other news....I've been thinking about making weekly goals (or a schedule) for myself. I think a lot of successful Sparkers have done this, so here I go:
Sunday: C25K W8D1 + 30 Day Shred
Monday: NMTZ + 30 min walk
Tuesday: C25K W8D2 + 30DS
Wednesday: BFBM + 30 min walk
Thursday: C25K W8D3 + 30DS
Friday: NMTZ + 30 min walk
Saturday: 60 min + walk
Short Term Goal:
Lose 3 lbs by my birthday. I've been stuck at 138 for 11 days which is leaving me less & less time to get that 3 off but that's not going to stop me from giving it my best, hence the serious workout schedule above.
Long Term Goals:
Goal A: Don't get on Spark until AFTER I've worked out (otherwise I'm on too long & it cuts into my workout time).
Goal B: Get at least 100% of calcium daily (I've shrunk an inch already & am scared of getting osteoporosis).
Goal C: Get a yoga video & mat (Yoga Meltdown, maybe? My birthday is later this month, this may end up being a gift).
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
I did C25K today - jog 25 min/2.25 miles . My daughter (who is 14 & way more athletic than I) wanted to come with. I told her I was going to the bridge & turning around, but that if she needed to walk or turn around before then it was ok. I know that in volleyball when she runs a mile she is the fastest & she says she also beats most of the boys on the basketball team when the run together so I thought she would do ok. At first she had a hard time going as slow as me, but I've GOT to go slow to keep my hr down. She stopped several times to wait for me to catch up. When I caught up to her on A bridge, she said she didn't realize I was going to THE bridge (which is about another 1/2 mile away). So she kept going on ahead of me. When I caught up to her at THE bridge she was leaning over catching her breath & I said I'm going further so she ran with me to the middle of the bridge where we turned around. She said you aren't jogging all the way home are you? YES. She said, I'm walking.
That is all good. I told her I'd been training for 7 weeks & she hadn't run at all in a few months. She should feel good about herself. She told me she just felt sick. LOL.
Another great thing that happened: we crossed another jogger who seems to be experienced. This is the second time I've seen him out & both times we've given each other the good mornings. Well, when I was on my way back I crossed him again. This time he gave me a fist in the air & said I was doing great! He said some other things I couldn't hear, but from his smile & his fists in the air I knew he was giving me encouraging words. How nice of him!
Now the gross:
Last night hubby grilled some delicious ribeyes. I cut mine in 1/2 & weighed it at 4 oz. The other half was going to be a great left over lunch for today. Well, hubby decided his whole big steak wasn't enough for his dinner so he ate my lunch for today! I didn't tell him I had plans for that piece, so I'm not mad & I didn't even say anything to him about it, his portions are just so big, geezo. One of these days he'll decide he's going to lose weight. And next time I'll know to put my dibs on the next day's lunch. Back to the gross part, so I went to McDonalds for lunch. I had checked out the nutrition menu & decided on a ranch salad w/ grilled chicken. I was going to use 1/2 the ranch dressing packet & have the croutons & it was going to be 405 calories. Well, it was nasty. There were several pieces of brown lettuce & the chicken was just too gross. Really nasty. And they gave me NO croutons. Maybe you have to ask for them? McDonalds salad = gross. Lesson learned.
PS: I saw a blog today by ANNE7X7. Now she is totally rockin it. There is no reason I cannot get into that kind of shape. None. First thing I'm going to have to do to get where she is is up my cardio time. I'm not good at making the time everyday for what it's going to take to get there. So, what's more important to me? I guess we're about to find out.
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