Saturday, August 04, 2012
I just realized I didn't do a blog yesterday. It was unexpectely busy, so much so that "lunch" at 2 PM was a cup of coffee and a cookie at the bank. I'd eaten a light breakfast, actually forgot to eat everything on my menu, so you can imagine how hungry I was when I finally got home. I expect I was over my cal range, but I had a very productive busy day that made me happy even if my meals got all messed up.
Today was a little out of the ordinary, too. We woke up much too early and went out for breakfast. I was tired of my usual order of poached eggs on wheat toast, or fruit and oatmeal, so I had a delicious and filling vegetable omelet with grits and a buttermilk biscuit, something I haven't indulged in for ages. I wasn't very hungry at lunch time, had a roll and bowl of homemade Greek lemon rice soup. I skipped my afternoon snack, cleaned and repaired a large kitchen drawer instead of eating. Dinner was leftover turkey, vegetables, and yellow rice. The combination turned out so good, we both had seconds which I rarely do anymore. In spite of using the bulk of my calories on two meals, I still have 91 to spare if I want a small bedtime snack!
Total = 1459
In addition to eating well, I did an assortment of short SP videos and workouts, a couple with balance ball and ending with some yoga poses. After 7 mos of doing SP videos, I have enough flexibility to do ALL the poses!
Thursday, August 02, 2012
First of all, confession time. Aside from the daily stretching I do in bed, I didn't exercise today. I got caught up in a book, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. What a hoot! It won't hurt me to take a day off once in awhile. I keep reading on here that I should be having some rest days from exercise, but I seldom do. Anyway, the book is making me laugh, and I can't wait to pass it along to my daughter.
I'm doing a three day challenge with a new Sparkfriend, and I've stayed comfortably in range today.
158 snack 2
1375 nice total!
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!
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