Saturday, August 09, 2008
I've spent 5 days in Paris and it was a blast. I wasn't sure how the weight lose/gain would go, but I didn't stress it. I'm ecstatic to find that I still lost a pound!
I was far more sensible with my eating than I expected to be, we ate a small breakfast at the hotel which included yogurt and croissants, ate a large lunch which always included a large salad, and then for dinner we stopped off at a grocery store and bought fruit and vegies, yoghurt, pre-made salads and such. Except for one night when we ate out.
I ate what I wanted, but I really didn't feel like a bunch of fatty stuff, so yeah for me!
And of course we walked.
And we walked.
And we walked some more.
My feet were exhausted by the end of each day.
I'm sure the walking had a lot to do with not gaining any extra pounds, and I reminded myself of that every time we walked up the stairs in the evening up to the room.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I am still here.
I haven't written in this blog for a few days, but I have been visiting SP.
I have lost one pound, nothing much, however I am surprised I lost that much. Last week I spent my time reading and writing and planning and not so much doing. I think just being more aware of my lifestyle and food choices is how I lost that one lonely pound. I can't say I've really tried in the last few days either, but I am motivated, and that's part of the battle.
Last week wasn't a good week to start, I knew ahead of time that it would be a very emotional week, and I am an emotional eater, but I was feeling motivated so I decided "what the heck, just jump in".
This week has also had a few challenges, but today it occured to me that there will never be a perfect time and so I just need to roll with the punches day by day and do the best I can.
Having said all that, I can say that since I started up again a week and a half ago I haven't had any night time emotional binges, and I attribute that to SP. Just visiting every day, reading other blogs and motivating articles and visiting my teams has helped keep me on a more even keel.
It took me a full 10 years to add this 30 pounds, a little at time. And although I would like to lose it quickly, a little at a time is better than none at all.
Bye-bye pound #1!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
So I laced up my sneakers, ventured out into the cool evening for a good 45 minute walk with the kids, and five minutes later I was limping back home.
So much for good intentions.
My 13 year old was joking around and pushed me toward the corn field. I stepped into a trench, twisted my ankle slightly and voila, no more walking today for me.
It's not bad, I really didn't limp back home, but my ankle was burning a little and the sorness is now creeping up my leg. I'm sure I will be fine tomorrow but it sure did put a damper on my mood.
Tomorrow we plan on going to a local festival and we will be walking quite a bit. I'll be taking some lunch with me so I don't eat the junk food there, I don't really like the stuff they sell at most of the stands anyway, especially being a vegetarian. Bratwurst and currywurst wont be tempting me, and I've had enough prezels to last me a while.
Off to bed now after I check out a few more articles.
Grab those spark points!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Well, I am still going over my calorie limit with my food, however a pattern is emerging, and I am finding that it is my snacks that are pushing me over the top. Even though they are healthy (well, mostly), I am eating too much of them.
I frequently snack on nuts, and I'm learning that if a little is good, more is NOT better.
Seriously, I ate half my days calories in walnuts yesterday! How did that happen???? And lets not even go into my fat percentage!
So, today I just ate a few, and I'll be reigning in on the snacks from now on.
My actual sit down meals are good, they need tweaking, but I'm on the right path - phew!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I had a decent breakfast this morning, but boy did the oatmeal rack up my carbs for the day! I was really surprised by that.
I put in all of my food in the tracker thinking that I really didn't each much at all today but I was surprised at how many calories it ended up at.
What an eye-opener!
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