Sunday, July 10, 2011
WooHoo! I can hardly wait to meet my new teammates!
Summer 5% Challenge Commitment:
I will walk daily, use my Mini Trampoline daily, continuing to count calories
I will log my fitness minutes daily & do the additional daily challenges to support my team
New Target Date - August 10, 2011
Eat between 1250 and 1600 calories daily
Burn 2800 weekly (400 daily)
I needed to rethink my goals - I was trying to lose too much too quickly, I should have known better. I think this is what triggered my binging. I am not supposed to lose more than 3/4 pound a week :(
I need a calorie deficit of 2625 per week -
hmmmm ok, that should be a 375 calorie deficit daily.
P.S. I will take any loss and be thrilled!!
P.P.S. I AM going to rock this!!
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
I cannot run - I can walk *forever* but I cannot run.
I bought this trampoline 26 years ago, when I had just lost 40 lbs and met my Ray and I did use it quite a bit back then... until we rolled it on it's side and it became a "clothes hanger" using the legs.
I asked Ray to "dig it out" for me again last week - it was so hard on me that it was all I could do to "run in place" for one minute! I did it twice a day, right after my walks.
Today I can do 5+ minutes on it!
I started with counting my steps - started at 100 *right steps* and worked my way up to 500 *right steps* ( I only count when the right leg lands) and I am going to work my way up to 10 minutes of running in place.
Mine is a cheapie that cost me $20 back in 1985 and although the feet are showing a bit of rust and the leather wrap is all stretched out, the springs look new.
Just another option for people like me who cannot run. It feels so good I wanted to share with SparkLanders!
@Destinye - I have read online that rebounding is very good for the lymphatic system.
FYI, Walmart has one for $30
**what was I thinking?! I ordered 2 rebounder videos - shoot, I can barely get my feet off the darn trampoline, how am I supposed to step-kick, lol.
--KREN shared this with me and it really is great! I bounced "around" and really felt it! www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfqjs9EVkT0&
Be aware, I googled it and the lady's mini trampoline of choice is nearly $400! In my dreams!!
Saturday, July 02, 2011
I was commenting on a blog and my comment became my blog - CaptainJerry, a new sparkpeople member, blogged "I Crave Organization,"
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4314207 and the following is my reply:
Nothing about my life has ever been "ship-shape and Bristol fashion" but I can "C-clamp" with the best of them. So there, I used them!
Not entirely true - my life is ship-shape and Bristol fashion because I am able to prioritize - living well is more important than living "neatly" - to me.
For all my clutter, I know that my DH comes first, nourishment second, the last room in the house to ever get straightened out is my own personal bathroom. Why? Not because I am not worth it - I am worth it.
But I married a man 30 years my senior and while my bathroom will always be there and always be messy, my loving DH will not.
Uh-oh! I see a blog here - thanks C.J.!
P.S. Yes, I do envy those people with spotless homes, but I am just not one of them and accept the fact that I most likely never will be. I thank God every day for my DH, my loving family and my own good health.
Think I should pray for cleanliness?
Nah - I'd really rather just be healthy and happy.
Before she died, Erma Bombeck said if she had it all to do again, she would clean less and play more. I'm with Erma!
Friday, July 01, 2011
Last night I decided to have a tomato.
I started with 100 grams of really lean cooked ground beef, chopped a tomato and added 100 grams of cooked corn, straight off the cob.
Now comes the "delicious" part of it - I sprinkled 1/2 Tablespoon of Parmesan cheese on it and heated it all in the microwave!
OMG! I have 2 jars of Parmesan cheese in my fridge and it was awesome and only added 11 calories!
It was so tasty, I just had to share!
FYI, the only "spice" was the Parmesan cheese.
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