Saturday, December 31, 2011
with new motivation, locale, opportunities, etc.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Finding it a little pushy to post everyday, because I'm in like 80-90? groups, lol, and hate it when my name is one of the most recent a few days later when I visit some of them.
Speaking of groups, I *AM* planning on winnowing some, because I signed up for tons to hit different interests, but some are multiples, and others aren't active currently, and it's just not efficient to have so many. But didn't really screen 'em beforehand, just like I don't rinse dishes before the dishwasher (I figure if 2 or 3 dishes need re-cleaning afterwards, no big; much more time and especially water-consuming (and also a bit of fossil fuel energy) to pre-rinse the whole load beforehand, rather than 0-3 after)...and I know, some think dishwashers aren't efficient, but studies show they are more, than washing by hand, plus it's my WORST chore, (maybe because as a kid, as the oldest of 4 it was my responsibility) worse than toilets, mopping, laundry, cleaning, etc.
Anyway, back to the moving and mastication:
Food-did pretty well, did BIG shopping trip for specialty items, like foreign foods (a vegetarian's friend is Indian, Thai, Chinese and, of course, especially after living in AZ, Mexican cuisine) soy nuts, walnuts (for veg version of omegas), 3 protein (40g/bottle) drinks, fairly low-fat smoothies, some very thin cookie treats (though I did binge on them a little last night, 4 servings, but the rest of the day's calories were so low, I still hit target, but the 'binge behavior' is still kinda weird-I see myself doing it, and yet the compulsion almost AGAINST controlling myself, weird), slow churn (low-fat) ice cream- which is my biggest potential binge (I can eat a whole half gallon in a day, and have...no need for various alternative 'detox' (colonic) therapies!, but this time so far I just have had 1 good size serving in 3 days, so that's very good, and 'moderate' for me; also various thin-ish/healthy crackers* and appetizers as an alternative for at least myself and my sister (who's doing Weight Watchers) for the upcoming holiday stuff (Dad's birthday this weekend, though celebration may be a bit snowed out) *I really like the whole grain goodness of KAVLI, from Norway, so that makes it fun too...much more like a healthy homemade cracker than the American Ritz or Saltines or even the somewhat greasy whole wheat ones other people have...these have 0 or 1 g of fat for the 2 varieties I got. So a little pre-planning. Good for me :) Have also recently eschewed the butter I was relying on for my daily breakfast bread (and I don't usually eat lunch, and have some form of salad, maybe with potatoes, for dinner, and fruit/popcorn for dessert/snack)...we buy a fancy mixed whole wheat bread from a local bakery, really tasty when totally fresh, with/out butter, and since we often get it on Wed., I have been somewhat subsisting on this (the staff of life! for the last 3 days)
As to moving: today, I ran/walked, for an hour, because we are supposed to be getting a big stormy weekend...I *just* caught the end of the sun, and ran in this new subdivision, as it was setting (PRETTY!) but all the melted clear road was freezing into black ice...otherwise it would have been more run, less walk (~ 1/3). The edge of the road was slushy but had traction, but I was wearing my running shoes that Yesterday=30 min stationary bike-just wasn't inspired; Wed=1 hour of xmas glee show mostly stationary bike, some aerobic dance along with the Glee cast...kind of gleeky, for sure, but it was upbeat, and motivational, and made me think about my kind of grinch-y attitude toward Xmas
So, overall...continuing curving down, slowish, somewhat sure-footed (even when slippery)
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Too fat, even if somewhat a 'fit fat' as I like to call it (just ran a 5k, and I wasn't the last one! and time was a little slower due to ice over most of the course sidewalk, and I didn't run in the street). Fat enough that the home scale doesn't register me, which was embarrassing to note on the private team's weigh-in board...I'm the heaviest one. :( I'm not even sure if my estimate is correct...I *just* had broken the 300 pound barrier last time I was sparking, but now I'm above it again, though my clothing hasn't changed much so I think I'm basically the same.
The other reasons, besides embarrassment / defensiveness / stress about many weird little things like the scale:
1) a kick-off for the new year, accomplishing something 'big' in my fitness goals in 2010 besides running a 5k.
2) health...mom's cancer and dad's heart issues and my approaching 50's (a couple of years off) mean that some of their health issues will be mine, and overweight stresses the heart and promotes cancer cells
3) clothes...it would be fun to be a size smaller and return any clothes I am gifted for the holidays, that way I can get what I like, on sale, with the excuse 'it's too big, sorry' (smile)
4) better results for when job interviews start next year...people prefer to hire thinner people
5) feeling confident because I accomplished a significant goal!
Monday, December 06, 2010
Felt okay about binge-ing on buttered popcorn (used healthier spread), over the weekend, until I saw the total fat g...whoops. 'S-okay though, did force self to exercise...need to spend less time on fb, and get up earlier. Haven't gotten myself to do the AM exercise yet, will do so tomorrow, either because I'm more motivated, or, really, because of the LAKE EFFECT SNOWSTORM...at least several inches to shovel...dig out winter clothes!.
Was going to log into spark yesterday eve, but then had several hours of PC issues, that somehow fixed themselves, after several reboots and I logged into safe mode with networking...was able to update malwareBytes and ran full scan-nothing...meanwhile WAS online in inet backgammon. Weird. But now caught up with almost all logging, except fitness
Oh, and spark is having trouble with logging fitness...can't enter it 'cuz nothing comes up.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
December GOALS and Action PLANS
Goal: Co-incident with 5% Winter Challenge: 5% loss o' self (w/ 5% gain in self-determination?)
MOVE: Try for twice a day, to really kick-start things (and to make myself far more productive in the AM, lol), as available,
```````but *definitely* at least 30 min aerobics, 15 min strength x5 days/week; trying to go outside, even in the cold, at least 3 x per week;
Ideas to try: skating, skiing, of course shoveling snow, walking, running on track? spinning, video workouts (dvd, online, tv on demand) dancing @ home and going out, heavy cleaning of sis' place
FUEL: ~1300 cal/day +/-... generally: clean protein, maybe even twice a day & veg to support working out, filled out with whole grain carbs and fruit
Ideas to try: more soups-daily, more protein for breakfast, along with oatmeal; lower-fat cheeses; cottage cheese or yogurt daily; limit eggs to 10/week; maybe get some protein powder?; make several dressings on T-days; feature baked potato, cottage cheese, yogurt, of course legumes: more lentils, especially, and chickpeas; 'bean of the day'?, plan for holiday alcohol so calories those days don't top 1600?
Other commitments: all my blogs, daily, including JOBS, pc, viz, grnTh, reCrft, spark & spirit; rx tth z, more music, w3sch, art/moon
Food EMERGENCIES: Winter spice teas, meringues, a piece of fruit, a slice of bread, popcorn, 13 min of exercise
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