Thursday, February 16, 2012
I survived! WooHoo!!!!
I'll see what the scale says this weekend... But I made good food choices, not as much walking as I would have preferred, and portions were probably larger than if I was at home with a food scale.
Other successes: no dessert, no alcohol, no bread/grains...
All in all, it was a solid week. I'll be okay of I've gained some, good if even for the week, and thrilled if I lost!!!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Okay - so I forgot last night was the closest "Saturday" to Valentines Day...
- the malls were swamped
- the restaurants were at a 65-75 minute wait
- and I wanted to see the movie Safe House (opened this weekend), and by the time I checked, the next two shows were sold out (favorite theater) and I had to settle for the 1020p show.... Needless to say, it was a stressful day and a very late night.
So as for today... It was a really low energy day: legs felt like jello, I was cold all day, and had no real appetite. I switched up the diet and had fruit with my protein for brunch (to try to get a boost), and then later forced myself to head out for a shrimp/avocado ceviche salad as an early dinner to balance healthy fats and push veggies.
So for now, I'm curled up in bed with the cats, the Alarm is set for early AM travel, and I'm hoping sleep comes early tonight.
In case I don't get a chance to post again until later in the week, I wish each of you a beautiful Valentines Day!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Very busy with work yesterday - prepping for that meeting next week...
Once the work day was done, I went out to help a friend put a room back together that had new carpet installed that day... Then we went out to Ruby Tuesdays - there isn't one close to my house, so I finally got to try the Spaghetti Squash Marinara w Zucchini. (Seriously Incredible! Tastes fabulous, spicy kick to sauce, and calorie conscious!)
And guess what it comes with... there, at the other end of the restaurant, a BUFFET salad bar - with all the mayo covered starches and high calorie salad dressings and toppings that got me to SparkPeople in the first place...
Hmm, oh well. Face the demon - I just considered it a dry run for the buffet gauntlet I'll be facing next week!
Here's what I got: spring mix, cucumber, shredded carrots, peas, hard boiled egg, and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds - topped w a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar (not dressing)....... I loved my salad and barely finished half my entree - so guess what I'll be having for lunch today!
Only achieved 6k stps today - but still feel good about it since I had the added workout of setting up the room - guess I'll say that was "heavy lifting"... Not!
Friday, February 10, 2012
That means we can learn from the successes and mistakes of others. Right? Isn't that one of the things that makes SparkPeople such a valuable resource? I'm not the first person to hit a weight loss plateau, try a diet, want to become a runner or train for distance.......
But sometimes... We just have to "learn" for ourselves! Because you might have an idea about how to tweak "that thing" a little differently that Might make it work for you! And after all, we are all different, so IT might work for Me... Besides, if you never fail, you're not trying hard enough / taking enough risks! Right?
But You also have another responsibility - your personal education:
If you don't take the time to learn from failures / your mistakes, and plan for a different outcome next time... History repeats itself.
So please recognize every "Failure" as an opportunity to advance in your education... Invest the time to understand why things didn't work, and to plan for future successes!
Failure is part of life; not learning from it is a real waste.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch.
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