Monday, July 12, 2010
Last time I blogged I was considering allowing myself some regular binges. HA. My whole weekend was practically a binge, and my weight has suffered. I overate because I was tired on Thursday night - mistake #1. Then on Friday I went to my parents' house, where I ALWAYS overeat, blah. Saturday morning was my weekly weigh in and I was miraculously down 0.4 pounds from the previous week (though since then I have more than erased that loss). Saturday we had a BBQ with my MIL's family, and Sunday we had a BBQ with my FIL's family! Both parties had all the usual summer picnic food, and I tried to indulge without going overboard TOO much, but really it doesn't take much to gain a LOT. In addition to that, we went out with friends Saturday night and even though I split a salmon dinner with a friend I still consumed too many calories, mostly in the form of wine!
So....today I could have just kept on with the indulgent path, but I decided I'd be good and count my calories today. This is so hard. Sniffle.
Friday, July 09, 2010
I haven't decided whether this is a good idea, but in the almost three weeks since I've been back on track, I have had three incidents where I went off plan, and each time I got right back on track afterwards. Maybe I should make this a regular part of my program, so that I get lots of practice with the area that has been my biggest downfall in the past - getting back on track after a mess-up. Only I wouldn't conisder them mess-ups anymore - I would allow myself to get the extra whatever-it-is that I'm hungering for, guilt-free. The thing I'm worried about with this plan is that it could backfire. I could see myself twisting around the logic behind this plan to give myself permission to overeat too often. I'd have to make sure I spaced out the indulgences so that they didn't happen so often that I didn't see any weightloss progress. Maybe about once a week is a good goal. I'm going to have to mull this idea over a little more.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
I'm back into going to classes! After a couple years working out on my own, in the past nine days I've been to four BodyPump classes, one BodyCombat class, and one Zumba class. It has been too hot to exercise outside lately, so twice lately I've figured I might as well stay after BodyPump for the cardio classes that have come directly after them. Tonight I'm probably going to go to the gym JUST for a cardio class (BodyCombat). Yesterday was the first day of summer school, and after it was over I was home relaxing and enjoying the A/C (which we don't have at school, ick) and was tempted to skip BodyPump. But I hadn't been able to go on Monday because with the holiday they gym closed early, so I really felt like I ought to go yesterday. The fact that classes are on a schedule is both a good and bad thing - it can be annoying to have to cut short whatever I'm doing to make it to a class on time, but on the other hand at least it forces me to get going and not linger around at home wasting time too long before I go. Anyway, after BodyPump ended I decided to stay for Zumba, and had a teacher I'd never had before. I'm thrilled to say she was EXCELLENT! I've said this before: I firmly believe that the instructor makes or breaks a class like Zumba. This woman was personable and friendly, well-prepared, a great dancer, inspiringly fit, and most importantly she a) gave great directions - not too wordy, perfect gesturing and b) didn't stop to talk or to explain stuff between songs. I had a great workout and it was so fun! Zumba moves make you feel pretty sexy sometimes, and it feels like you're dancing at a nightclub. I love it!!
PS - I'm also thrilled with my latest Trader Joe's find - frozen pomegranate seeds - I've been eating them frozen as summer treats, yum!!
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Week 1: -3.8lb
Week 2: -2.2lb
Yay! I lost the Chinese food weight in one day, woohoo. Yesterday I was barely hungry all day, just thirsty a lot. Today I weigh the same that I weighed two days ago, before Chinese food.
Yesterday I went for a great city run, and then my cutiepie hubs came to meet me by the river after work, and we walked for hours.........stopped for a light dinner (I was in workout clothes so we ate at an outdoor Au Bon Pain - which has never been a favorite restaurant of mine by the way, just so-so). My hips and feet were in pain after all that walking, and Jess' knees hurt. I mapped the whole thing on mapmyrun - my run plus all the walking we did afterwards and the grand total...drumroll please...13.75 miles!!! More than a half-marathon, holy moly! I'm not sure if it would have hurt less if I'd been lighter, or what, but I don't know how people do marathons without severe pain...or do they just run through the pain and ignore it??
Since I'm overdue on a grocery shopping trip I don't have milk, yogurt, or banana here to make my smoothie, so this morning I compromised with a delicious outmeal breakfast:
Trader Joe's Steel Cut Oats
Frozen fruit (mango, cherries, mixed berries)
and of course...coffee
Now I have to finish it QUICK because I have BODYPUMP in 15 minutes, YIKES! I might also stay for BODYCOMBAT afterwards. Gotta go, bye!
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