Friday, February 26, 2010
I am just so happy and my coworkers tell me I'm "still glowing." Yay!
My main goal is continuing to love my husband as much as I did on our wedding day for the rest of our lives, nuturing our relationship and feeling fulfilled in life.
But I also have specific, more nitty-gritty goals, including:
*maintaining my wedding weight!!
(This is on the very last day of our honeymoon, after a week and a half of not tracking my food on SparkPeople. I am SO proud to say that when I was free to make choices, I mostly made the right choice in terms of both quality (lots of salads and fish!) and quantity (not letting myself get too stuffed!). I also worked out at my resort gym almost every day doing both strength training and cardio, and went for delicious jogs on the beach/boogie boarding/snorkeling/hiking adventures. The hotel gym had a scale and I maintained my weight the whole time!!)
My weight has been in the lower-to-mid 140s throughout the whole wedding/honeymoon experience, and while I'm not at my thinnest ever, I am happy where I am and think I really could maintain at this weight. I haven't yet figured out the right calorie level, but I've been tracking since I've been back and have been at 1,700-2,000 calories. I've actually lost weight - went from 145.6 on Tuesday to 142.8 today - plus I know I've lost weight in the past eating a bit more, so I know my maintanence range will be somewhat higher than this, but I want to work my way up to that slowly because I was eating only 1,500-1,600 since January before the wedding. I suspect my maintanence goal will be about 2,500, but MY HUSBAND (thrill to say that, heehee) thinks it'd be closer to 2,200, though he admits that's not really based on any "scientific evidence." :)
*I want to sign up for a 5K or 10K and set a new PR!!!
*Keep up consistency at the gym - strength training routine will stay the same - cardio will be either short and intense (when I have energy) or longer and more relaxed (when I'm tired).
Will also start working outside if the weather ever gets nice........it's been raining/snowing nonstop since I've been home. :(
*do my taxes
*change my name - started this process, seems extremely tedious
*write thank-you notes
*keep home organized and clean so someone will finally buy it!!
*get motivation back at work - so far have not been able to concentrate since I've gotten home. if I could, I'd look at my wedding pics all day long. I can only use the "newlywed" excuse for so long. :)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
What a surprise and honor to be Motivator of the Day! Especially since I've barely used SparkPeople lately for anything but tracking my calories!
The past few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind of wedding preparations. I am so excited that I wake up in the middle of the night, and I don't have much of an appetite. I do take the time to batch-cook my lunches and dinners on the weekends still, and to use Spark Recipes to log the ingredients to get the calorie counts. I have a few favorite recipes that I tend to make all the time these days that are very easy and made with only healthy ingredients! I also still make fruit smoothies every morning although lately I have been using organic skim milk instead of my usual soy milk, but I like both. I have been having almonds, clementines, and apples for snacks, and I've been logging every calorie I eat! I also have had plenty of energy for the gym. I do strength training for 15-30 minutes per day, rotating through four different muscle groups. I then do an hour of cardio (elliptical mostly, but stairclimber or treadmill once in a while) most days, although lately I've been low on time. When that happens, I bump it up a notch, running as fast as I can for 20-30 minutes.
My weight isn't as low as I'd like it to be - I am stuck at 147 and wish I were under 140! But as my maid of honor pointed out, the most important thing is that my wedding dress fits. I am going for my final fitting on Wednesday. I had it hemmed and bustled but didn't have to mess around with the width of the waist at all.
I haven't been boring you all with the minor details about seating, favors, shoe shopping for reherasal dinner, etc. etc. etc., but I will write out today's to-do list to give you some idea of what my weekends are like these days, plus it'll help me focus. I have two weeks exactly to go until the wedding, so my goal was to really feel ready to go after this weekend so there is no panicking next weekend:
*finish packing for honeymoon, along with a list of things to pack last minute (things that I still need to use now)
*send email about about finalizing seating arrangements
*write thank-you notes for the gifts I have received this weekend (including the many gifts from Work Shower #1 that happened on Friday...#2 is tomorrow!)
*go to dance teacher's house and spend at least a couple hours practicing our first dance
*MAYBE prepare favors and welcome care packages, but this would involve going to my parents' house which is in the opposite direction from the dancing teacher's house
*MAYBE buy gifts for our moms??? (this one has stumped me the most, we are thinking gift cards to their favorite restaurants)
*Prepare the notes that will go with the bridesmaid gifts
*Figure out whether we're actually getting a groom's cake
*email DJ with order of intros revised list and play/do not play lists
*finish looking through photos to display on guestbook table
*Brainstorm other to-dos(??)
On a totally separate note, I just want to share a couple of my newest favorite discoveries from Trader Joe's:
*unsalted roasted almonds that come in little 35-gram pouches
*organic skim milk
*no-salt-added jars of tomato sauce
*no-salt added cans of tuna and salmon
Some of Jess's (hubs-to-be) new favorites are:
*L'Authentique red table wine
*Baby Bear mini watermelons
*BBQ Chicken Pizza
(now I'm getting hungry.)
Thursday, January 14, 2010
It's the final month before my wedding! I wake up so excited every day! I don't really have time to plan during the week, but each weekend we make tons of progress but there's still so much more to do! My diet and exercise are going really well - if you're ever lagging in motivation, just plan your wedding! Ha! I did succumb to temptation while in Paris and Amsterdam, but I am totally committed now that I'm back and have only a few weeks to go.
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