Saturday, October 17, 2009
I'm supposed to post about a single trouble goal that's setting me back. I know I've started slacking off on my nutrition tracking so maybe I'll start there.
We have a lot of snacks at work. I usually indulge even though my co-workers try to be good about bringing in fruit and veggie trays as well as chips and dip. The other day a co-worker brought in a dessert and I had a piece about 1/4 the size I normally would have. Even then I could feel the sugar hitting me. So I guess I've improved but there will have to be more improvement.
The other problem with work treats is I don't have a scale or measuring cups there, and often the things don't have nutritional information. I then get discouraged about tracking because I feel like it won't be accurate anyways.
Also, yesterday I didn't eat a single piece of fruit. I'm mostly vegetarian so I usually assume I'm getting enough fruits and vegetables but now I realize that's not true.
So, I think my plan is going to be to bring tinned fruit into the office. It's not as healthy as fresh fruit, but it's more of a treat and it will get me started in the right direction. Then I'm going to have whole grain tortilla chips and salsa for an afternoon snack. It's only a tiny bit healthier than other chips, but I think I'll be able to stick to it whereas my previous, healthier snacks just caused me to cheat. Hopefully then it will also make tracking easier, so I'll stick to that more.
In other news, I've started exercising again. I moved to the treadmill from outdoor runs, and I don't miss the outside runs too much. I also added 10 more lbs to my bench press and I love feeling my muscles work.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This blog entry is just to get me some more spark points. But, I guess if it gets me posting, that's something.
I am at the point where I realize I really miss exercising, but I'm not sure I'm at the point where I'm going to start up again. We have a bit of snow now, so I'm thinking of trading the outdoor runs for the treadmill. But I love running outside so much and snow shouldn't be here yet.
Anyways, I guess I'll try the treadmill tomorrow. I still have to walk the dog on off days, so I'll still get out a bit.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Well, I ran out of clean laundry, and came across a pair of too-tight jeans I thought I had given away. Just to see, I tried them on and was able to do them up easily, with a muffin top over top. When I bought them, I was able to do them up using all my strength and then in addition to the fat, I think some organs were hanging over the top too. It was a great feeling, because the rest of my clothes I can't really remember how tight they were.
Yesterday I dropped a log on my toe. It is keeping me on the couch. It's a little depressing but when I read the article on exercising with a cold or flu the author said remember this is a life long change for a healthier lifestyle so a few days off won't hurt you and it made me feel a lot better. Yes - healthier habits for life.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
After a few days of overeating but not thinking too much of it because I'm not over eating by that much I realized I have to get serious about staying in my calorie range. SP had yet another article about rewards, and I happened to have a gardening catalogue that I was waiting to browse. I decided that I can have $25 for each day that I stay in my calorie range to spend on gardening supplies.
Well, yesterday was the first day. I ate my healthy food, then we were going next door to play games. I budgeted for vodka and soda, and then I knew I had hardly any room left. After drinking and playing games for a couple hours, I was feeling tired and hungry, and that's when our hosts put out snacks. It was soooo hard, but I managed to stay away from all but the veggies and I stayed in my range. I was very proud of myself and I think this reward system just might work. My supersweet husband is going to add $5 every day to support me.
Today was easier because we slept in so sort of missed a meal, and I am really looking forward to ordering some expensive plants!
Friday, October 02, 2009
I had a super busy week this week, after a pretty busy month. I would have been completely justified in laying off the exercise but I didn't want to! On Wednesday I had to go into work early to catch up, but instead of skipping, I got up at 4:30 so that I could jog before going in! Because I felt like it! I actually enjoy my morning run now! I only got about 5 hours of sleep last night so I was feeling pretty crappy this morning and it was raining, but I went on a shorter route and just did more walking than I normally do. I absolutely loved being out in the rain!
In other news, I'm not going down down in the pounds but I look like I lost a lot more than six pounds and although I have many "cheating" days, I generally get back on track. I sort of can't believe it, but it feels awesome!
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