Tuesday, January 24, 2012
OK - so I haven't exactly been the model of perfection on eating. But I am increasing my walking. And doing better on water. I really am doing quite a bit of Spark Reading - which motivates me. I took a "are you ready to lose weight" quiz and read about breaking sugar addiction and got to know more about Stevia. I think this is good. I think just being on SparkPeople is going to make a difference.
However - my revelation today is " I AM A COMPUTER EATER. " Newsflash - I am not only an emotional eater - but a computer eater. Yep! I plop down at my computer with a drink (used to be soda, but that's gone) and a munchie. OMG - typing, munching, sitting - seriously not a great combo.
And here's what I'm going to do about it. NEW rule - only water when I type on SparkPeople. I am going to try to bring healthier snacks to my computer. Try for mostly water and a little tea (it's my fave). AND I am going to use that e.gg timer online site. And set it for every 5 or 15 min and make sure when it goes off to just do 10. 10 somethings - squats, jumping jacks, blinking (well, maybe not blinking), bicep curls - something. I often don't realize how long a stretch I sit here doing both work and personal surfing.
Baby steps - identify, address, conquer! (and hopefully lose weight in the process)
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
So - I am really watching my weight. And yes, I feel like it is OK to check my weight every other day. But it's not budging. I can be 161 in the morning and 166 at night. I am really being VERY VERY VERY good on the diet front and added 10-20 blocks on to my normal walking pattern and this "watched pot" is NOT boiling. No movement whatsoever! It's OK. I just needed to vent!
Friday, January 13, 2012
So - here's the thing - I realized I need to get to know myself. It's easy to say - I'm an emotional eater or I crash in the afternoon - but you have to know yourself to find the problem and fix it. One thing - I have been weighing myself every day - actually 2x a day. In the morning I am 161.8 and in the evening I am 164.8. Seriously? Wow - that sucks - every day with water and stress and food - I fluctuate 3 lbs a day. Good to know. I like the morning readings better! Also - on the 1st day of my cycle - I weighed 167.8 that 1st night - YOWZA! Scary, huh? The next morning I was 164.8 and the next morning 161.8. That's crazy - I am just tracking right now. My diet is OK - no soda (YEAH FOR ME), plenty of water (my new habit), a bit of exercise, increasing fruit and veges. It's a SLOW SLOW SLOW Process. But I am also finding that 4-5p is my "witching hour" - I want to eat the world in that hour. OMG seriously - anything in my path could be eaten. I will try to adjust lunch and create time for a 2/230 snack to prevent the crazed monster drive to eat the universe. Today was particularly bad - because I had crock-potted dinner since 7am - so dinner was ready and warm at 4. I ate 2 dinners today (4p and 8p). I think it's OK. I can live with this because I am just getting to know myself. My triggers, my strengths, my trip-ups and hopefully my path to not just temporary weight loss but forever loss!
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Gotta blog. Did fine on water today. Am soda-free. I like the unsweetened teas I am drinking. Got set up to have the protein shakes I like on-hand and in the house. I don't regret my food choices today. With a consistent Spark-Check (my terminology for a Spark blog check-in) - I will accomplish my weight goal. "glimmer in the distance"
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