Wednesday, May 22, 2013
so, yesterday night, i read more thoroughly on the healthy habits phase. each week, they introduce an action to emphasize building healthy habits. this week its measuring single serving sizes for food this week. for this action, i started out okay. i actually weighed my morning toast and i measured out the butter in measuring spoons, so that i had a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon. i ate out for lunch and then for dinner, i eyeballed it instead of measuring it out. so, for the first day, i did okay, not great, but okay.
now, here is today's big news: i tracked at 1700! as those of you who have been reading my blog know, i've been tracking from 2000 up to 3500 during the past few weeks. also, i haven't been tracking for a lot of time due to my shame over my eating. so, this feels really good.
the other big news: i didn't really try so hard. i had a different tactic today. instead of having lots of 'healthy' snacks peppered throughout the day, i decided to eat big meals. for breakfast, i had 2 boiled eggs and buttered toast. for lunch (out), i had a polish sausage, warm sauerkraut, and a german potato salad. for dinner, i had basmati rice, a red bean stew, green bean curry, and salad. i also had 3 cookies. but nonetheless, i tracked at 1700, which is kinda amazing. maybe i undertracked, but i feel good.
now for my other goals: water, i think so, although i'm not entirely sure. i've had two big glasses for each meal, and i measured out that 6 big glasses is equivalent to 8 regular glasses
veggies: 4 . so, still not 5, but decent
exercise: sorta. i tried to go running today and didn't succeed. i was running 5K 2-3 times a week during the winter months and now, i just find it unbearably boring. i tried running in an outdoor track in a really nice park close to my new house, but after 4 laps of 400 meters, i was bored and stopped. so, not really. i'm hoping to get in at least another spin this week, so that i achieve 3 times of exercise this week.
general weight issues: blech. i'm wearing a skirt that is way too small, which only a few weeks ago felt a little loose. not good.
i'm not going to weigh myself until monday, i've decided, but i will weigh myself every week.
and that is how i am.
thank you again sparkers for being there, reading this blog, and being soooo supportive. i am so grateful knowing that you are out there! thank you!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
first, a quick run through of my fast break goals. i'm no longer in the fast break phase, but i think that i should try to continue with the 4 elements: 1) water 2) fruit/veg 3) tracking 4) exercising
1) water: yes!
2) fruit/veg: also yes
3) tracking: yes. 2229, not great. very not great. but that is where i am at.
4) exercising: yes! went to an amazing yoga class. not a calorie burner but i love the flexibility i achieve via yoga and the breathing
so now i am in the healthy habits phase which emphasizes integrating 1 habit per week. i haven't read too much about it, just the overview. they really emphasize eating within your range on a daily level, which has been challenging for me for months now, so i am a bit nervous. also, i'll be starting my new job in the middle of this phase, so that will be interesting how it goes. in the past year, i have been really overeating when i've been working, so i'm quite eager to get in a good rhythm before the new job begins.
again, thank you so much for all of your support sparkers! it helps so much to know that there are people out there reading and being so encouraging. thank you!
Monday, May 20, 2013
well today has been a much better day. perhaps weighing myself gave me the kick in the butt that i needed to get back on track. so, here's today's tally of my fast break goals:
- track food: yes! 1990. more than 1550, less than 200. better than i've been doing for a long time
- exercise: yes! i went to a spin class today. according to the heart rate monitor, i burned about 271. not great, not bad, especially since i squeezed in the class last minute
- veggies: 1 serving. not great, not terrible
- water: i don't know. i have such a hard time keeping track. i probably did drink at least 6 glasses but its hard to tell.
whew. so i feel better after being a little bit more on top of it today.
also, good news. i've negotiated the details on this job offer and i've accepted it. i feel really good about how its gone, so probably, settling this has also helped me focus. my employment situation has been such a stressful situation for me for nearly 2 years now, so i feel quite good about this offer.
a couple of more good things. i went through a bunch of old paperwork and little by little, i've been tackling it. i dealt with a bunch of small and big financial errands that i have been avoiding, so i feel especially good about that.
lastly, i'm planning to go to an iyengar yoga class tomorrow. i'm soooo excited! its my favorite form of yoga and its about a 10 minute walk from my house. i love my new neighborhood, i love my new house, and i love the fact that i live 10 minutes from an amazing yoga studio! things are going well :)
thank you Sparkers for all of your supportive comments. it helps me to keep writing knowing that you are out there reading and being great. thank you again!
Monday, May 20, 2013
i weighed myself for the first time april 4th. i'm 158 pounds. that's right. i've gained about 4 pounds in 6 weeks. this is awful.
i shouldn't be surprised given how i've been eating for the past month but i don't understand why its so easy to gain and so difficult to lose. how many months was i chugging along without any weight loss and in 6 weeks, i gain 4 pounds? come on!
this stinks. i feel really frustrated with myself.
Monday, May 20, 2013
quick run throug:
water: i don't know
fruit/veg: i don't hink so
again, don't know what is going on with me. yesterday, we spent the day cleaning out our old apartment (we just moved a couple of weeks ago). so that was exhausting and stressful especially b/c i'm sure the managing agent will try to keep the deposit for lack of cleaning.
still waiting to hear back from my potential new employers re: the details of my job. I am sure that once this is settled, i'll be able to focus more.
but, this is now day 13 and if i look over my blogging of my fast breaks, i see that i haven't been so consistent. do i now move onto the next stage or do i continue in fast breaks? any thoughts?
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