Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I love fruit leathers. When i was little my dad bought a dehydrator, we'd make apple chips, banana chips, and my very favorite - fruit leathers. Usually we'd just open a jar of applesauce and spread that in the tray. The other day I combined apples and strawberries, used my hand blender, and turned on the dehydrator. It's like fruit jerky. It gives my mouth something to do all day so I don't indulge in chips and whatever poison someone brought in from lunch.
Well... that lasted the morning anyway. It's now after lunch and I've finished my fruit leathers and consequently am eating a chocolate chip cookie from Jason's deli. I think i'll only eat half.
The ankle is doing MUCH better today, however I'm still mad at that umpire... this is clearly all his fault.
Was inspired by AOGOAE's healthy habits in her yearly update and decided I needed to replace some bad habits with much better ones. Non-weight loss habits although I bet they contribute to a healthier life style overall. They are to be done daily as follows:
1. Was ALL dishes before bedtime
2. Clean Cat box (it's really good litter so easy to forget)
3. Spend at least 5 minutes cleaning up after dinner (copied from AOGOAE, does NOT include dishes)
4. Take all shoes and clothes upstairs where they belong
5. Spend at least 20 minutes in Devotional/Study time
Once upon a time I used to say that I needed to drop some weight and people ask from where, say I was small/didn't need to lose weight etc. Now, they were only seeing what my clothes allowed them to see, but nevertheless perception was that I didn't need to lose weight.
In the last couple days the subject has come up and once again I've mentioned that I've put on quite a few pounds in the last year or so and really need to get rid of them. Much to my disappointment they've had encouraging remarks. Good luck, stay active, beware of the break room etc etc. Now I'm not complaining that my co-workers are being encouraging, but I was so hoping for the comments of old. This just reaffirms the sad fact that something has to change. Ugh!
Monday, July 20, 2009
I hit it between 2nd and 3rd, should have been an easy out but the throw went way off the 1st baseman's glove, so I round first and head for second. I know I can't beat the throw but I also know she won't be able to get low enough to tag me in time so... I slide. Dominant foot first, as my right foot hits the bag my momentum throws me up and I 'stand' into her glove (still on the base of course!) I yell 'She didn't get me!' she yells 'I got you sweetie just not in time'... then blue calls 'out'. Naturally I start yelling at the umpire in a rage but he's got his head so far up his -you know what- it makes no difference. So now I've got a twisted right ankle, scraped up left leg, I'm covered in dirt AND I'm out. Yes, I'm harboring resentment.
This was all in the second game. I went on to play two more games. Unfortunately for me, because my right ankle was sore I favored my left leg for the last two games. I woke up Sunday morning and the golf ball in my ankle was small potatoes compared to the way my left quad was screaming. And then I played 2 games of Volleyball at 6 on Sunday!
Injuries and all, I'd still rather play sports than go no where on a treadmill.
And who knew grapes were so loaded with carbs? Good thing though, I needed em.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Well, I went over my calories and fat yesterday, actually I went over in fat grams 2 days in a row... I don't care though. Actually that's not true, I care and will be making a greater effort to stay in my range, but I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I stayed under 2000, and considering what I used to eat that's a vast improvement, so Yea ME!
Today started out well, had my mock cobbler for breakfast again, and then had a slowcooked pulled pork open faced sandwich at lunch. Only one half of the bun! Why do we need two buns anyway? so we can wrap our thumbs around it? Think about it, if there's so much on the sandwich that we need to squash it between our thumbs and extra piece of bread just to fit it in the 'pie hole' then maybe we should ease up on the contents of the sandwich. That's what I did, I cut a medium sized bolillo in half, halved it sandwich wise and only ate the top part with the pork and a little cheese. Looked up what a 'serving' of cheese was yesterday on the nutrition page and was a little embarrassed. I love cheese, but today I cut just enough so that I could taste it. Anyway, had that and some mashed potatoes.
Everything was going great until Albert (guy I work with) came back from lunch with a to-go container full of dim sum. I ate half an egg roll oh well!
Tonight I'll go home and have a salad I think... who am I kidding I'll probably open that box of greasy Chinese and go to town.
Slow Cooked BBQ Beef (I used pork):
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Ok so day 1 wasn't just the day I signed up on spark, but I did do a few things. I was going to have my "cobbler" around 3pm but when I realized how many calories I'd chalked up already I decided to skip it. To clarify, my 'cobbler' consists of oats, frozen berries, and sugar, so it's not actually bad, but my problem isn't eating bad foods it's overeating in general. At 3pm I honestly wasn't hungry, I just wanted to eat something cause that's what I do. Writing things down changes EVERYTHING, when you actually look at what you're consuming in a day it gives you a serious reality check.
So, I figured if I was going to do this I may as well attempt to do it right. Looking at my goals motivated me to at least jump on the spin bike for 15 minutes. It was only 15 minutes, but my mom always said that 15 was better than nothing, and I think it gave me a jump start for day 2.
It's day 2, so this morning I woke up at 6am, packed my backback, walked downstairs and jumped on my bike. Real bike not the spinner. And then I rode my bike to work this morning! Yea ME! It's actually only a 2 mile ride, but it's something, and better something than nothing. I'll eventually work my way up to full on workouts. In the mean time, I'll continue to stay active. I've got a softball game on Saturday and Volleyball on Sunday. Will blog about those later.
Side note: Sunday after church my Sunday School Class is going to lunch at a Cuban restaurant we've never tried before. Here's hoping I order wisely!
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