Thursday, January 20, 2011
I find it really disappointing that the 30 minutes of recommended activity per day (and I'm not talking about a stroll, I'm talking power-walking) burns only about 2/3 of the calories that I am supposed to burn each day to meet my goal. But I also wonder if the calorie tracker thing takes into account my very hilly neighborhood? Probably not. But still, I'd like to see myself meet my goal every day, but I am walking as fast as I possibly can. I am probably at the 15 minute miles, but am counting it as 17 min miles just because I'm not 100% sure. I know when I walk at work we do 14 minute miles. And I'm walking just a hair slower than that here because my GSD (who turns 11 in like 2 weeks) just cannot walk faster. I'm half-dragging her as it is. :( Poor baby.
But anyway, on the days I do yoga too, I will go slightly over my calorie burn goals, but the days I just lift weights (doesn't that burn calories??) and walk, I will not. I guess I'll have to figure something out.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
So today at work one of my vendors brought in a bunch of chocolate chip cookies AND a bunch of brownies. I brought them to the break room and let the production employees eat them. I didn't even open them in the office. AND our first shift supervisor brought in Moon Pies (mint and peanut butter flavors), and I didn't touch those either. I do like the mint ones, but I said no to those too. Yay for me!
11.5 hours again at work today too. Yuck.
But I got home, managed to get my homework finished, and now I am going to see about getting ready for bed. Gonna be in bed before 10, and my alarm goes off at 5 for some weight lifting and a walk tomorrow!
Friday will be a short day for exercise. I have to go in early for inventory, so I will just be walking since I won't have time for both that and yoga.
At least with my re-scheduled therapy appointment tomorrow after work I won't be able to work OT tomorrow. I need a shorter day. But Friday will be another long one. *sigh*
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
This morning I did a 25 minute yoga flexibility (Rodney Yee), which was good. The only thing I wonder about is if other peoples lungs are just that much smaller than mine?? They breathe SO fast on these Yoga DVD's that I feel like I'm hyperventellating (wow, is that how that is spelled???) when I follow at their pace. Is that strange?? Anyhow, I kept up and didn't pass out from breathing so fast, so let's just call it success. Then I took the dogs for a 25 minute power walk as well. I am not positive how fast I'm walking. Faster I think than I'm recording, but I would rather record less speed than too much I guess... Not sure how to figure out how fast I'm going though since the stupid mapmyrun website doesn't recognize my neighborhood. I'll have to see if it's been updated yet.
I put in 11.5 hours at work yesterday. Probably looking at 10 or so today. It's exhausting... Therapy tomorrow night, so I at least won't work late tomorrow.
Anywho.... I guess that's about it for now.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
What the crap?? I'm going to be 30??? Yack!
Anyhow, this morning is the first morning I exercised this year. Why, you ask? Well let's see. I got home from my Christmas vacation w/ family with a bad case of Strep, which turned into an ear/sinus infection which knocked me on my ass for literally 2 weeks. Even the antibiotics didn't start to touch it until that 2nd week. I was incredibly miserable. I am FINALLY feeling back to normal this last week or so. What a rotten way to start the year. Then last week we got whacked with a freak winter storm, and of course here in Georgia, nobody knows how to DEAL with that, so we spent a week waiting for the ice and snow to melt so that we could walk and/or drive safely out of doors. So now that the ice has finally melted and I'm not feeling like death warmed over, I'm back to exercising again.
So my goal at this point is to get back down to 150 pounds by my 30th birthday. That shouldn't be THAT hard, but I also know my body, and know that losing weight is a death battle. My body holds onto it like it's going out of style. So I will have to work extremely hard.
I took my big dogs walking this morning for about 30 minutes. And then lifted weights when I got home.
Plans for meals today so far include a Special K cereal breakfast (I think I've eaten that every morning for the last 3 years now), homemade noodle/veggie soup for lunch, followed by a Yoplait Whip (orange creme - YUM), and some apple and orange juice (I mix them together. It's just better that way). Dinner is undecided at this point. I made veggie casserole last night, so odds are I will have some of that re-heated, along with a slice of the french loaf bread that I made too. And skim milk. Probably that's about it. But I need to go figure out the calories for that before I get too far ahead of myself. In the meantime it's time to get in the shower so I can get to work on time.
I can do this. Really.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
I'm just so frustrated right now. I was on the pills for 2 months and gained 10 pounds, even though I was working out more than ever before. I was running or walking every morning, walking every lunch break, and again at night. I lifted weights a couple times a week, etc. I was doing awesome exercise-wise. But yet I gained 10 pounds. and it was NOT muscle weight. My jeans weren't fitting right anymore, etc. It was fat.
So I got fed up with the pills and weaned off them. That was 4 weeks ago I think. I've been so completely apathetic since getting off the pills that I haven't exercised at all, and I've gained another 5 pounds. what the F$*#. I can't win. Either I'm on them and feeling good enough to exercise and get fat anyway, or I'm off them and feel like hell and get fat anyway.
So what's the freaking point?
Tray lost her motivation and won't get up in the mornings anymore, and she was what kept me getting up in the mornings. On occasion we walk (slowly) in the evenings with the dogs, and a couple of afternoons I have walked at work, but more often than not, we don't do anything. I come home, stuff my face with whatever is in the fridge, turn the TV on and sit at the computer doing homework. I do nothing productive. Nothing. I'm a fat freaking blob. I hate myself.
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