Monday, April 26, 2010
Yesterday was a tough one. Hubby and I started the day in a lazy way. I made scrambled eggs and cake-like lemon poppy seed muffins with lemon glaze drizzle (one of Hubbyís favorites). I indulged, eating two muffins, which were delicious.
Not long after breakfast, my mother called. It was a nice enough conversation, but after hanging up I felt kind of down. The call was relatively uneventful so I was a bit confused, but Hubby suggested that it might be a crash from eating too much sugar. I donít know. I couldnít seem to get rid of the funk all day.
After dinner, I could not stop thinking about eating more. I was full. Iíd eaten a healthy and filling meal. But I wanted more. Hours went by. I kept trying to figure out why I was feeling so driven to eat, but I couldnít figure it out. I finally gave up fighting and ate 10 pistachios and two more of the lemon poppy seed muffins (over 200 calories each). Once I ate, it felt like my whole body sighed. I had no more desire to eat. I still donít get it.
Iím not happy that I consumed over 500 calories more for the day than the top end of my calorie range. Iím also sad that I slid backwards in the emotional eating department. However, at least this time I was fully aware of what I was doing instead of just eating mindlessly. Also, I did eat too much for the day, but this was a small divergence compared to the damage I used to do. Finally, I know this is a bump in the road, and possibly one I can learn from. If I keep driving forward, being mindful of my diet and exercise on a consistent basis, then I will eventually achieve my goals.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I'd like to know who swapped me for this person who becomes disappointed when wussy fitness instructors don't kick my behind.
Today, I had a substitute pilates instructor. She was very nice and did a really good job of providing explanations on proper form and such, but the class was milquetoasty. After almost 50 minutes, I only burned 264 calories and my heartrate was max of 118 and average of 89. That's not nearly what it normally is.
When I started doing pilates, I struggled through the whole class. Now, I still can't do teasers all the way up, but I can do most everything else. Today showed me just how far I've come in only a couple of months. (Secretly, I was kind of glad that today's class wasn't too difficult, because I still felt like I was recovering from a challenging yoga class on Tuesday and a core-intensive water jogging class yesterday.)
I now have a new appreciation for my usual, demanding (yet nice) fitness instructors. Hit me with your best shot, 'cuz I'm ready!!!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
This is a quick blog because today I am exhausted. I did an intense 45 minutes of water jogging plus I walked to the gym and back then walked to the post office and back, which amounted to about 2 miles of walking. I'm proud of myself for doing it, too, because today was rainy and I would have been perfectly happy to just stay home cozy and warm, but NO EXCUSES! To the gym and to errands I go.
Some fun, though, too. I've been noticing that my pants have been fitting me more comfortably. So this evening I jogged upstairs to tend to laundry, then jogged back down to the living room where my husband was. As I was coming down the stairs, my pants started to slip down my hips. By the time I made it back to the living room, my pants were practically falling off. My husband laughed and said that maybe we should go clothes shopping this weekend. You couldn't have wiped the smile off my face!
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