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should i weigh or should i wait

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I was feeling ok today, but things havent been that great, I cracked the acrylic on my tanning bed, which I have only had 3 months to the day today.
It is going to cost nearly 300 to replace and I just do not have it right now.
I suppose I could risk using it with the crack, but I dont feel safe doing that.
I was feeling good just before getting in.
Now I just feel like a fat failure.

I had planned to weigh in tomorrow. After reading a Spark article warning about too much weighing, I am undecided.
After the 5 pound loss last week, I just do not want to face disappointment.
I am considering waiting another week and give myself time to really work alot harder.

I skipped my walk regretfully and got to hankering to be on the track later in the day, but by then it was just wayyyyy too hot.
So, I did some dumbbell weights, squats and walked up and down my porch steps, there are 6 steps and pretty steep.


As for my calories, today I really had to tweak things.
Started out good, cottage cheese, fruit and coffee.
Then I made myself a protein shake, with skim milk and added some strawberries and a tbsp of peanut butter.
But I became hungry so I fixed myself a sandwich out of whole wheat rounds and turkey breast. Had some grapes on the side and a marble cheese stick. A small box of raisins.
You think that sounds like alot of food?????
I didnt.

But when I tracked it, I was slowly approaching my limit.
So, I had to change my dinner plans.
I ended up eating a can of white chunk chicken, some spinach, mushrooms and chicken broth.
And 3 cups of milk for the whole day.
And I still went over my calorie limit by 130 calories.
But I am not hungry.
Just feeling disappointed, the food I ate earlier in the day took up most of my calories and left me with a smaller dinner.
I guess I could have done without the raisins and cheese.
I am still down on my vitamin d, iron, and fiber.
It is a job everyday to stay within calorie range and find healthy foods to eat.
But like I say everyday, I am figuring it all out.
Finding what works for me and I am hoping what I have done this week will pay off.
19 Days til vacation and I feel the pressure closing in on me.
To get enough exercise and eat healthy.
But also getting packing planned out, I am a LIST girl.
Every item I pack has to be written down and then crossed off as its packed.
We are staying in a suite with a kitchen, so I am planning out meals that are affordable for 4 and what a child will eat and also, not to go way overboard on calories and junk.
I wont even lie, I have already packed a bottle of rum and pina colada mixer!!!
I can smell the coconut and feel the salty breeze off the water!!!
I am not going to sugar coat this either, I plan to have one really OUT THERE meal, some place I never get to go and enjoy something new.
I will try to be good and not over do it, but there is a Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and a Cold Stone Creamery, so I cant make promises. I like my coffees!!!
So, I should be finished planning what to pack and getting everything ready by the time we leave.....
Gotta make a list of all my lists.
OCD?
ROLLS MY EYES.
I will try harder tomorrow!

  
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DIETROCKSTAR 6/19/2014 4:39PM

    Your vacation sounds nice!!

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Skip a weigh! There is next week. Power on! you are doing great!

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GORDON66 6/17/2014 10:23PM

  You did just fine today!!! As for weighing yourself, I'm with Mies van der Rohe - less is more.

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nine

Monday, June 16, 2014

I decided, since my son borrowed my pedometer, to start counting my laps on the track. But I can never keep counting, after about 3 or 4 laps I lose count.
I usually walk one hour no matter how many laps that is. But today I think I walked 13 laps in an hour, maybe it was 12. I know it was somewhere right in that neighborhood.
Then once I had finished the hour, I walked around the park to the steep cemetery road and I went down the hill on the other side and back.
Adding an extra ten minutes of steep incline walking to my routine.
Hoping to help strengthen my feet and ankles.
So far today has been the best day for me calorie wise.
I might not be counting precisely right, but as closely as possible and I havent snacked at all today.
So, I still have calories left for a snack of yogurt or raisins. But I am not at all hungry.
It has been a pretty successful day and I feel pretty good, I hope tomorrow goes as well because I plan on getting back on the scale on Wednesday.
3 weeks til vacation starts. I really hope to build up my stamina for walking so we wont have to drive so much and so I wont hold everyone else back on sight seeing.
I remember some years back, maybe 10, honey and I had gone to the Smoky Mts in Tennessee and I had made up my mind we were going to walk up Klingmans Dome.
The highest peak and it has a bridge that goes out to an observation deck, it is said you can see, Ga, Ky, Va, Nc and SC all from atop the deck.
I cant be sure because I didnt make it.
Never took into account that it is a 2 mile, all uphill, very steep walk to the top and being so high up in the altitude, breathing is harder.
It was very early in the morning and the air was still damp and cool out so I thought it would be the best time to go.
Anyway, only made it about half a mile and gave up.
One day I will make it to the top of that dome.

Anyway, got a little side tracked there reminiscing, and I plan to stay focused on the here and now and keep working really hard.
I know I can and should step it up and get busy working a little hard with my workouts.
Toning and weights need to be more a part of my routine.
For now, I am just going to celebrate todays success and remember how good it felt, when I am struggling tomorrow.

  
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GORDON66 6/17/2014 8:37AM

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CAPECODBABE 6/17/2014 5:56AM

    I had a similar experience climbing in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I was huffing and puffing and it was why I started to walk every day.
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day 8, not bad but not great

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The weekend was so so.
I did pretty well thru the day yesterday, had a nice salad for lunch.
Snacked a little too much last night, but it was yogurt and jello. Today was so so as well, I decided to skip my walk because my feet were hurting last night, I soaked them in epsom salt and this morning they were very sore.
Think maybe I had overdone it on the track, and maybe its the shoes.
I am going to stay on track this whole week and walk when and if I can.
Overall, I would rate the weekend 50/50.
I didnt have any junk food, but I did eat too many carbs. I finally got to go grocery shopping yesterday, and stocked up on oranges and grapes, strawberries, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, chicken breast, tuna, etc. I have been trying to get my veggies daily, and the only bread I have eaten is whole wheat rounds.
But I know deep down I could be doing alot better, and I didnt spark much at all today.
Tomorrow starts a new week and a new chance to stay on the right track.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and Fathers Day.

  
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GORDON66 6/16/2014 9:15AM

  I'm not a person who broils a chicken breast to eaten with a side of vegetables. I like to make soups, stews, chili, etc., and I have found that to be the best way add veggies to my diet. Anything with winter squash is excellent and very tasty. If a recipe calls for a cup of carrots, I'll use at least two. I figure the more the merrier. I feel the same way about garlic. emoticon

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day 6, hang onto your head!!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

One thing I still dont understand is the sudden change in my calcium. It is ranging upwards of 450 and I know that makes no sense, when months ago I would spark the same food and it would be around 120 or so.
Even drinking 3 cups of milk a day its still higher than ever.
Oh well, who knows.
Day 6 started out pretty good, got a late start on the walking track, but walked an hour regardless, was feeling pretty good, but today has been the highest in calories, I went over by a couple hundred.
I am guessing I could have left the slice of cheese off my dinner, maybe done without the extra container of yogurt for a snack.
But the day is done and it wasnt a bad day.
It was a learning day.
I really need to go grocery shopping, today at lunch I walked into the kitchen and opened up the fridge and thought maybe I could have a mustard sandwich, but I had no bread lol.
So, shopping tomorrow.
I am going to stock up for the whole week and hopefully wont have to do alot of running back.
Fruits and veggies are hard to keep long.
Well anyway, I had an overall ok day, I did eat too many calories, but I am not beating myself up over it.
I will just try harder tomorrow.
Happy Friday the 13th!!!
Have fun slashing-----fat and calories!!! hahaa

  
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SUNSET09 6/13/2014 11:43PM

  Love shopping at the grocery store and although fruits and veggies don't retain long, it encourages you to eat them! emoticon If your calcium is off on the Spark tracker, you have the option to update the count to the right one. Just a thought! emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work. emoticon

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GORDON66 6/13/2014 10:47PM

  I have to agree with you. It's time for a trip to the grocery store. emoticon

Take care of yourself!!!
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