Saturday, October 09, 2010
That's a very familiar saying, but lately it has really hit home!
When I was released to "whatever normal activities I feel like," I bought the WiiFit Plus and got busy! The first day, I logged 2 hours on the piggy, trying many of the exercises and discovering favorites. Because I had had surgery so recently, I held off on most of the Yoga mand Strength Training, opting for Aerobics and Balance until I felt confident that I wouldn't harm my incision areas (and, truth be told, majoring in those two areas even after I knew I was fine!) Did great for about 4 or 5 months...lost lots of inches and between 25 and 30 pounds...My piggy changed color several times, and is GOLD. On top of the 20 pounds I had lost before surgery, I was down 45 or 50 pounds! Within 6 weeks of my 65th birthday, WiiFit was consistently pegging my age mostly in the 20s and 30s.
Then, STRESS happened. Life can be stressful, and life's stresses can be bad for you if you don't handle them properly. Which I didn't! I slacked off logging food. I tapered off exercising. I became a couch potato... I regained 10 or so pounds.
As I passed the surgery anniversary, we were preparing for a trip to FL to visit various family members. Not the best time to "start over," I procrastinated. We had a wonderful trip and returned the end of September. Very slowly, I have been crawling back toward being on track. BUT, out of the last several WiiFit weigh-ins, two placed me in the 40's (not too terrible) and one placed me at 37, another at 72, and another at 75! Proof that lounging around has not been good for me! (As if I needed proof! I don't FEEL as perky as I did for a while either.)
So, starting today, I'm making a minimum of 30 WiiFit minutes a high priority in my days! Don't know how long it will take to regain what I have lost, but it's worth the effort to get back there and continue my journey toward a healthier me! I have created a new working Mii, starting over with a white piggy. Gold piggy, here I come!
Friday, October 08, 2010
Off to a pretty good start but then we hit Subway and I indulged!
Calories: 1,200-1,550 B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 1,730! but better than yesterday!
Fat: 32-56 B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 48
Carbohydrates: 163-236 B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 277! but better than yesterday!
Protein: 60-127 B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 59 A tad LOW
Calcium: 120-200 B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 62 Too LOW
Sodium: 0-2,000 B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 5,211 ! OVER MAX BY 3,211!!!
Cholesterol: 0-300 B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 93
Monounsat. Fat: 0-25 B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 9
Polyunsat. Fat: 0-25 B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 8
Sat. Fat: 0-25 B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 17
Trans Fats: 0-0 B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 0!
Still need to control that SODIUM...overall not TOO bad, but I CAN and WILL do better!
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Calories: 1,440-1,790 :
B'fast: + Lunch + Dinner: 1,385 = 1,913; OVER by 123
Carbohydrates: 190-275: B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: = 349; OVER by 74
Protein: 60-148: B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 52 = 67;
Cholesterol: 0-250: B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 78 = 90;
B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 3,891 = 1,101; OVER BY 1,101-3,391
Monounsat. Fat: 0-25: B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 4 = 9;
Polyunsat. Fat: 0-25: B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 7 = 11;
Sat. Fat: 0-10: B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 4 = 9;
Total Fat: 27-60: B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 35;
Trans Fats: 0-0: B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 0;
Calcium: 100-150: B'fast + Lunch + Dinner: 74 = 105;
Overall pretty good, but that SODIUM is 6 to 7 times higher than the minimum and half again as much as the maximum should be! Gotta watch that...use more NO SALT ADDED products!
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