Thursday, January 24, 2008
The advice you always hear is to set realistic goals that you know you can achieve so you won't be disappointed by being unable to reach a tough goal. But recently, I read something totally different (can't remember where) that totally resonated with me. It suggested that, when setting your goals, you shoot for the moon. You may not reach it, but you will certainly get a lot closer than if you hadn't even tried! I'm shooting for the moon. I'm shooting for 130 pounds of sculpted hotness. And I'm shooting for hitting it as close as possible to my trip to Jamaica. I may not get there in time, but guaranteed I will have made lots of progress toward it!!
Now I am going to be random:
*I weighed 159.2 on Tuesday, 155.6 yesterday, and 154.0 today.
*Blood pressure story - at the doctor's office a few weeks ago it was 130/90. That bottom number had never been that high before. Last night on my parents' digital blood pressure measurer it was 119/75. Much better!
*I had such a great workout today. I was tired, but had a small black coffee with splenda right at the start. I did 4.5 miles in 45 minutes (6 mph) on the elliptical, even including the 5-minute cooldown (meaning I was going faster than 6 mph for the first 40 minutes). I was going as hard as I could and felt great!! Then I did my bicep/shoulder/tricep routine and am transitioning into heavier weights. Finally, I stretched and am pretty flexible these days.
*I just not only planned, but actually PACKED my meals for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday! Of course I don't have a lunchbox big enough for all that, so I separated perishables and non-perishables and made labeled bags. I feel very organized and ready to succeed this weekend.
*Time to go pack and get over to Jess' for some much-needed SLEEEEP!!!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail, right? I am going to set a very specific, healthy, and reasonable plan and vow to stick to it NO MATTER WHAT.
This weekend I am going skiing in New Hampshire. I expect to be getting in a lot of exercise and would like to plan for a slightly higher calorie intake - both to cover the exercise, and so I will be pleasant around Jess' family (I tend to get cranky when I am dieting!) The question is, how much? This is where my year of experience with SP really helps. I think that this weekend I could eat 1,800 calories per day and still lose weight. I am hoping this will be the right number so that I don't come home weighing more, but also that it is enough to sustain my activities.
Friday - tomorrow - I won't be skiing, but I REEEEALLY want to sneak in some gym time. Jess said he'd be home around 4 tomorrow and wants to leave as soon as we're ready. I am tutoring until 4, so it will be very hard to fit in the gym, but I really want to go! Well, guess what. I WILL go. I will plan for it and make it happen. And if that makes us arrive in NH 90 minutes later, then so be it. My health is more important.
So, tomorrow I will eat 1,600 calories. That is more than I have been eating this week, but I want to pre-fuel myself for the skiing so I'll feel good. Plus, I don't want to be a cranky-pants when we arrive.
Saturday and Sunday I will eat 1,800 calories. I will plan and bring my food with me so there is no question. I will not eat anything else. The only exception will be that if I am uncomfortable skiing because I'm hungry. If that is the case I wil go in the lodge and buy some coffee with skim milk if available, plus ONE HEALTHY ITEM such as a yogurt, fruit, or salad. ** I WILL NOT EAT JESS' FAMILY'S FOOD!!**
Monday I will return to 1,400 calories. I will have it already planned and ready to go, so there is no question I will be able to follow my plan.
I am a person who keeps her word!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I wish I had time to write a long blog entry full of my deep thoughts. But I have been so crazy busy!! The great news is that I am totally sticking to my plan, in terms of eating and gym-going. Now gotta work on fitting in more sleep!!!!!! I know how important that is too!!!
By the way...dropped from an icky disgusting high of 159.2 on Tuesday to 155.6 on Wednesday. I hate the roller coaster, but at least if it went on fast, it comes off fast too.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I stuck with it today. And I am more fired up than ever to really give it my 110 percent and look GREAT in Jamaica. There's no looking back now, baby!! :)
PS - Thank you so much for the encouragement, you guys!! I loooove seeing "New Comment on your Blog!" emails!!!
Monday, January 21, 2008
OK. I just decided upon 1,400 calories per day as my game plan, of course along with EXERCISE, water, sleep, and all the rest. I just planned tomorrow's food - wow 1,400 calories is NOT a lot of food! :( But I WILL BE TRUE TO MY WORD. I WILL eat only what I've planned for myself for tomorrow - a healthy and delicious day's menu that is the right amount to shrink me down to JAMAICA BEACH SIZE!!! Go me! Go go go!
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