Wednesday, August 01, 2012
It's nearly my one year Sparkversary! Whatever I have & haven't done, I'm 30 lbs lighter, my closet is emptier because of all the too-big clothes I've gotten rid of, I've developed a workout habit, and I've hung in there whether I've been doing good or not.
221 snack 2
1570 total, 20 cal over because of picking up fast food for dinner. However, when you consider what fast food can be, I think did very well. Plenty of exercise today, too.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Arghh! Where have the last couple of days gone? I've had a potluck, a brunch, an unexpected lunch out, and high tea. Needless to say, calorie tracking was problematic, and I'm certain I was over on Sat, Sun, and Mon. It actually feels very good to truly be back on track for a "normal" day today.
I tried something different this morning. Usually when I've had several off days in row, I'll crack down and eat on the low end to make up--and then find myself wanting to eat more. Well, this morning I ate exactly what I wanted, which was two, not just one, frozen lowfat Nutrigrain waffles with crunchy peanut butter and honey. That was about 25 cal over my breakfast allotment, but I didn't get hungry till lunchtime. I did it again for lunch, ate what I wanted: two crispy fresh celery stalks with neufchatel cheese and half a box of organic raisins and a glass of 1% organic milk. I know that wasn't enough protein, so when I got hungry later, I ate 2.5 oz of baked chicken breast, no skin for a total of 325 lunch calories. I'm spending today simply noticing what I want and how much of it. I will probably end up within calories, or I might not. Could be this no pressure approach is what I need at the moment.
THANK YOU friends for the ongoing comments, support, and encouragement. to you all!
175 snack 2
1509 total, YAY!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
and from there, don't know. I hosted potluck and singalong fellowship gathering this evening. I ate moderately and enjoyed some of everything, including dessert. My curried turkey salad was a hit, along with my low cal pumpkin spice cake.
I'm very tired tonight and can hardly wait to put my nightshirt on and go to bed. The house is clean, nearly everything is put away, and the yard looks great. And we had a great time!
Friday, July 27, 2012
Good exercise today. I made a workout out of putting laundry away while marching in place and putting items away one at a time. Did a SP video, stretching, walk.
205 snack #2
total 1705 - too much dinner, over by 145. Not bad. There are days like this when I seem to want a bit more fat. It wasn't sweets or carbs, just higher fat & cal than usual.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
OK, today was going really well until...the cashews I bought for a recipe jumped out of the grocery bag, attacked me, and stuffed themselves down my throat. No? All right, I admit they got the better of me, but I chose to open them and eat the things. I didn't eat them all, but ended up 348 calories over. Not bad for a binge, but still, not necessary and not conducive to reaching my goals.
On the upside, I had a great workout today. But my workouts need to be more than damage control. Back at it tomorrow.
Later, after several comments: You're right, friends, it was cashews, not chips or something else of no nutritional value. I feel better, and I'm NOT going to finish them off tomorrow.
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