Friday, February 11, 2011
So apparently adding these Jillian Michaels videos to my workout significantly boosted my calorie burn for the week, and SP put this big RED message at the bottom of my fitness tracker about how I should have told them what calories I intended to burn since that would change my calorie intake goals, blah blah blah.
Well I didn't originally plan on the Jillian Michaels stuff. I just decided to try it this week, and didn't actually realize how much it was supposed to burn. Anyway, beyond that I've had at least 2 days this week where I came in under my 1275 calorie minimum. I guess I'm not planning well enough. I plan breakfast and lunch really well, maybe too well... and then dinner we typically eat whatever sounds good when we get off work. Sometimes it's leftovers that we cook over the weekends, sometimes just a PB&J Sandwich, etc. It's always at least 600 calories for dinner, which seems like a lot to me, but it's not been enough when my breakfast and lunch are both under 300 each. So I think I need to maybe fit more calories into my day. I just have to figure out how to do that in a healthy manner. I mean, yeah I could go to the snack machine and squeeze in another 300 calories that way, but I don't want to go about it like that. I think I need a bigger lunch - or a heartier lunch. This week's was a lot lower than usual. So that might be part of the problem. We made wheat pasta w/ veggies and light alfredo sauce, and it is pretty low on the calorie scale, so I think next week that is where I will focus. I'm also bringing yogurt to work for a snack, but don't always remember to eat it.
Anyhow, I'm hoping I haven't sabotaged myself too badly. Weigh-in is tomorrow, so I'm hoping for at least a 1-2 pound loss. We'll see.
Off to get ready for work. Fun. At least it's Friday.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
So I was up a lot last night again. 3am or so was my body's "wake-up" call, and I tossed/turned for 2 hours til my alarm went off. Got up and had a rocking stomach ache. :( Not sure what the cause might be, but I worked out anyhow. Might have been the wrong thing to do because now it's REALLY unhappy with me. So I'm going to shower and then see how I feel. Still planning to go to work. So hopefully it settles down.
Good news is I burned a ton of calories this morning - did Jillian's "cardio kickboxing" video (ass-kicker), and then walked the dogs. So if nothing else, I'm proud of myself for getting up and working out even if I wasn't feeling great.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
So we got the first disc of the most recently released Glee season. Yay! Watching the first episode now. :)
And if I get it done fast enough, maybe another episode of Glee. Haha
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
So somehow I managed to stay asleep pretty much all night last night. I think I woke up once but not even enough to glance at the clock or do anything more than roll over and fall back asleep. I feel MUCH better today because of it.
Anyhow, this morning instead of yoga, I did one of the Jillian Michaels DVDs that I have - Shape Up Backside (from a set of 5 videos). Much harder than yoga, but I was in the mood for something a little bit more difficult. I just feel like I need a jumpstart so I don't plateau.
So after that workout, I took the dogs walking - took a new route today, which was a nice change too.
Not much else to report. Have my calories planned for breakfast/lunch. Not sure about dinner yet - depends on how late I have to work tonight. Yesterday I was under calories a little bit, but nothing too severe, so hopefully it won't hurt things too much.
Now to get ready for work and face another day. At least I didn't have the urge this morning to just call in sick. I definitely had that urge yesterday, and looking back maybe I should have just followed it. Oh well. Too late now.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
So being annoyed got me a lot of publicity apparently. LOL. I don't think I've ever had that many comments on a blog ever.
So I guess to update those who commented with their thoughts/suggestions.
1.) I don't hate my job. In fact, most days I really enjoy my job. It isn't my dream job by far, but most days I actually do enjoy coming in to work.
2.) I do stress out about work. Right now I'm doing a lot of OT, which I think is throwing my clock off, and causing the sleep interruptions. Like yesterday I was here an extra 2.5 hours, so rather than getting home at 4:30 or 5, I got home at 7:15. Means I only have 2.5 hours before bed, and a lot to cram into that timeframe.
3.) I've tried meditation/yoga. They help (I do fall asleep), but for whatever reason right now I cannot STAY asleep for more than a few hours during the week. Again, I think a lot has to do with the OT at work right now.
4.) I am ALWAYS cranky when I'm tired. Which explains the fact that I'm irritable. I know I'm not getting enough sleep. I've always been one that needs at least 7 hours to feel "normal", and I'm just not getting that right now. So definitely that has something to do with my annoyed mood.
5.) Yes I have some stressful things in my life that I'm dealing with (don't we all?). I have a love/hate relationship with therapy, and I'm slowly dealing with things there.
6.) I am not religious though I grew up in a Baptist family. I appreciate the prayers, but don't do much praying myself.
7.) I journal nearly every day about the things that stress me out. But that one isn't publicized here. My choice of words are not often SP approved. LOL
8.) I don't particularly think of much of aything when i'm tossing/turning except how annoyed I am that I'm not asleep. I'm not typically stressing out about anything other than trying to get back to sleep. And of course the harder you try, the more elusive sleep becomes. Vicious cycle.
I guess that about sums up all the questions/comments. :)
Thanks guys for reading/caring/posting. :)
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