Friday, May 18, 2012
Day 3 - woot woot!
So I hit the reset button - and I feel really good about it. Perhaps the most positive thing I did was reset my ticker at the bottom. I felt guilty watching the ducky slide backward, so I even changed the backdrop. Now instead of it starting at 286, where I was in 2009, it starts at 229, where I am now.
It feels GOOD!
Today was busy. I was in Pittsburgh for a hair appt, did some office work and then jumped on the stationary bike for 50 minutes. I wanted an hour, but had to get some dinner before headed out for my night shift at the hospital tonight.
I have exercised each day and kept within my calorie range (although yesterday temptation was calling, I went to bed early to avoid it). I am planning to ask people at work to please (PLEASE) not tempt me...there are brownie trays everywhere in hospital it seems and everyone feels bad if you don't "just try one." If I want one, I will try it, but not because of peer pressure!
Hope to get some photos up this weekend - planning to spend some time gardening.
It feels odd to say day 3. but last time I lost 40 lbs in the first 100 days....I would be happy even to see 25 (or 29 lol) gone in this 100.
Reboot, rethink, and challenge myself to find a way to live healthy that is sustainable.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Spunky on Cycling:
No one looks good in spandex. One of my close friends is a hard core, ranked cyclist who has an awesome body and even she looks a little silly. Comfort it key, and the only way to look better in cycling shorts is to keep cycling!
Getting up hills sucks. I live in WV, so trust me I know! The only thing more painful than walking or running up a steep hill is cycling up it... But they are so much more interesting than riding on the flats, and a high heart rate is more likely to lead to endorphins and feelings of accomplishment.
Spunky on Chicago
It was hard! (see prior posts if you don't know what I am talking about). I did great about 50% of the time. I exercised 3/5 days (ok, not great), ate healthy about the same. I did NOT give into M&Ms - woot woot! I did over-imbibe on the celebratory drinks, but I did not stress eat. I came back the exact same weight as I left....A bit of a letdown, but at least not a gain.
Spunky on Reboot
I had another photo wake up moment recently (which for those who have followed me for long, know how this all started). More on that soon when I am brave enough to post it. Regardless, I am here (hubby is along for the health focus as well) and ready and able to do the work needed to regain some healthy focus in my life. I am planning to think about goals more this week. I have decided to do a formal reset on my page. I haven't been 286 in over 3 years, but I have been over 215 for nearly 2 years and currently I am sitting at 229....So here goes the reset button.
Would love to have you follow me down as I head for Onederland again...the more the merrier!
Love ya all,
Hollynn aka Spunkyducky
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Quick Chicago update:
Thanks for rooting for me on my Stay-on-track 5 day adventure in Chicago
I appreciate all the advice including the advice to stay away from steaks and pizza! I have been living out of my hotel fridge so far with oranges, Luna bars and yogurt, but tonight I am going out to forage for some (healthy!) food with a friend - wish me luck!
I made it to the gym for 60 minutes yesterday and an unexpected 80 today. I don't expect to see much sunlight on this trip, but at least the gym is nice.
My big lecture is tomorrow, so tonight is the night I must watch out for stress eating (tomorrow night it will be celebration eating I am watching out for...lol and celebration drinking!)
Glad to hear that I am not the only person who "needs" M&Ms
I only really need the support of all of you!
Cheers from Chicago
Hollynn aka Spunkyducky
**75% of the way through day 2 of 5
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
This blog is my little reminder to myself! Just because I am going out of town does not mean there are "new rules" to healthy living.
Here are a few things I need to remember to successfully navigate this conference in Chicago this week:
1. My metabolism does not change just because I am out of town!
2. Eating out 5 days in a row demands that I make good choices!
3. My hotel has an excellent health fitness center - it needs to get used at least 30 minutes a day
4. Alcohol has a lot of calories - nuff said!
5. I do not "need" M&Ms - no matter what my rebellious mind says when it is bored, angry, stressed or tired
6. Spark exists on my phone, my iPad and my computer - even when I am OOT - calories still need to be logged!
7. Nothings tastes as good as being thin and healthy feels!
I am leaving for Chicago today, back Saturday night
Help me stay on track!!!
Cheers and thanks to my awesome Sparkies!
Hollynn aka Spunkyducky
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