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Time to just say 'No.'

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

We were out of town this weekend. It was NOT a good exercise or eating environment. TONS of carbs and salt. Lots of alcohol. No activity. At all. I weighed in this morning higher than I've weighed in in a l-o-n-g, l-o-n-g time. Maybe last September. Some of it is water, I am sure. All that salt. But there is no way that I am carrying 6 extra pounds of water and I am 6 pounds over my 'safe' weight right now.

So... as we wrap up July (and I'll get to goals later), I need to reel myself in and realize that as good as I did on the cruise, the cruise somehow gave me permission to cheat all.the.time back home, especially when it come to alcohol. I need to (1) go back to having 1-2 drinks on 1 night a week (and no more alcohol AT ALL) and (2) making exercise as important as any other appointment in my calendar.

I think if I do those two things everything else will fall into place. NOT doing those 2 things were, in my opinion, the two biggest contributors to my obesity in the first place.

  
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MISSUSRIVERRAT 8/1/2012 7:40AM

    It is easy to let things get away from good habits. I know you can get back to it and get things under control.

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DRKYASHI 7/31/2012 12:21PM

    Good Goals emoticon

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HHB4181 7/31/2012 10:09AM

    knowing is half the battle, good for you! emoticon

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MOONSTORMER 7/31/2012 9:01AM

    well done - you need to reassess as you go!

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TELFERS01 7/31/2012 7:08AM

  You go!

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GARDENCHRIS 7/31/2012 7:00AM

    good for you all that alcohol only makes you stupid anyway! LOL

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NANCYPAT1 7/31/2012 7:00AM

    I think you are wise to recognize your weak spots so quickly and to work on getting back on track before those 6 pounds turn into 16 or 60.

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Feeling worn out

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I feel really worn out. I've had several BAD nights of sleep and woke up with nasty headaches the last two days. My diet seems clean enough and I'm exercising almost daily and yet the scale is moving in the wrong direction and I just feel icky - like a food hangover without the fun of a big splurge. It's the feeling icky part that suggests to me that something is off in my diet. Maybe salt. Maybe carbs. I really need to get back to tracking to see if I can get a handle on things again. We are traveling this weekend and tracking will be inaccurate at best so I guess I'll start on Tuesday morning.

If it's something simple it may be this......

I made a big veggie and pasta salad over the weekend and have been eating that every day for lunch. The yuckies started the same day I made the salad. The salad is 1/3 whole wheat pasta, 2/3 veggies, dressed with low fat dressing. Nothing in there seems like it should be an issue but pasta every day, even whole wheat, is NOT a normal thing for me. Maybe I can't do carbs like that without this food hangover feeling.

  
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SQUIRRELLYONE 7/27/2012 8:45AM

    Could be that the dressing was off too... I've had that happen!

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 7/27/2012 7:44AM

    For me, it would be the pasta.

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MOONSTORMER 7/27/2012 1:16AM

    hmmm, maybe something went off in the salad? sometimes it happens. throw it away and try different foods for a bit and maybe you'll be back on track!

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 7/26/2012 9:19AM

    Hmmm...
Definitely try cutting the pasta out and give it a couple of days.
You know your own body!

Oh, and you asked what I am studying...
I am going for my Dietetic Technician, AAS
I will be able to take the exam at the end of the course and will be a Dietetic Technician, Registered.
Actually already have a BS in Psychology, and plan to get my Masters in Health & Wellness.
This was an opportunity from the VA that I couldn't pass up (they are paying for it!)


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My get up and go got up and went.... but I keep reeling her back in

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I worked pretty hard to be in peak condition for the cruise. I came home and quickly lost all the weight I gained on the cruise and, apparently, all my motivation too!

I went to the gym 3 days, skipped 2, forced myself to go on Saturday to make up for that (and it felt great) but this week is more of the same.... forcing myself to go and no real plan for what I'll do when I get there. Luckily by the time I get there I'm ready to give it my all but it's not the same as having a month (or even 4 months) of planned workouts.

I need to finish The New Rules of Lifting for Women and decide if that's what I want to do next. Or if I want to loop back through The Female Body Breakthrough. Or if I want to bite the bullet and pay for new workouts from my trainer. Or WHAT. All I know is that I do best when I have a plan and I want to have a plan to start after our next vacation.

That's the real problem.... we came home from one vacation, have a long weekend for a baptism coming up, and then (probably) another vacation 1 month after the first. I don't see a whole lot of point in having a 'plan' when the weeks between vacations are so discombobulated!

So for now, I'll my workout clothes on and drive to the gym and spend an hour doing whatever appeals the most by the time I walk through the door. And I'll do that 4-5 times a week until I DO come up with a plan!

Today I did 20' of intervals on the elliptical, a really good stretching routine, 1 cycle through my new lower body workout, and a good chunk of one of my whole body workouts before I ran out of time. And it felt good!

  
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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 7/26/2012 6:45AM

    Sometimes it is fun just to do whatever you feel like doing.
Try making up your own circuits with your favorite moves:)
I have a sample I made that I can send you if you are interested.
Enjoy your day!

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 7/26/2012 6:40AM

    I read The New Rules of Lifting for Women and thought it was very interesting!


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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 7/25/2012 9:44PM

    Not having a plan is pretty much your plan....
Run with it!
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DRKYASHI 7/25/2012 12:55PM

    Sounds like you have a good plan to get back on track!
Good luck and emoticon!

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Well that sucked

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My daughter had a miserable day at camp yesterday. With our blessing, she's not going back to the camp today. She's almost-12 and it was to be a co-ed basketball camp that turned out to be 40+ boys, 3 male coaches, and her. I wish I hadn't even encouraged her to go yesterday. She's not a girly girl but this was asking too much of tween girl. One of the coaches said his daughter would be there but she never showed (how could he not know whether she was going to be there or not?). My daughter was so very uncomfortable. I called park & rec to ask why no one had contacted me to let me know that the co-ed camp was SO VERY skewed and to give us the option to opt out. The director director apologized profusely saying this has never happened before and so they had never thought to check the gender balance. (Makes me wonder why the participation by females plummeted like this!) She has agreed to refund her tuition and we're going to take her up on it. I just wish I could undo the misery of yesterday :-(

  
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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 7/26/2012 6:43AM

    Yikes, yeah that is crazy. I cannot imagine how she felt. Glad she was able to stay home and that you can get your money back!
I agree with one of the other comments that you will probably be laughing about it.

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DAWNFIRE72 7/25/2012 1:05AM

    Oh I'm so sorry that she had such a bad time. Camps are supposed to be fun. I am glad that the director is willing to refund your money and that you can put this behind you.

I agree with you that they should have checked the gender spread and then let the parents know if there was going to be a 40:1 ratio. I wouldn't even have liked it if the number of boys to girls had been smaller. It isn't right that they didn't inform you that your daughter would be the only girl.

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PIGLETSMALL 7/24/2012 8:26AM

    Bless. That must be so unusual. I'm sorry to hear your daughter had an uncomfortable time. At least she can put it behind her and will probably be laughing about it soon enough. Have a great day together! x

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ELRIDDICK 7/24/2012 8:11AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Up 4.6 pounds in 3 days

Monday, July 23, 2012

I haven't weighed this much since early last fall. I'm not really sure what went on over the weekend. Hubby and I had drinks on Friday and Saturday but that's not THAT unusual. 2 days in a row is... but I made a pitcher of Sangria and we didn't finish it on Friday. We didn't even eat out. Friday's food was a splurge (but a healthified one). Saturday and Sunday weren't bad. The only thing I can come up with is that I am sore ALL OVER, literally everywhere, after the workout I did on Saturday to make up for not going to the gym Thursday or Friday. I really can not remember the last time so many muscles were sore. Please, please, please let this be water retention because of inflammation.

So.... not knowing what is going on.... I'll start tracking again until I'm back at goal.

  
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PIGLETSMALL 7/24/2012 8:27AM

    I put on albs overnight by eating too much salty crackers. It'll come off easily enough if it's water retention. I've been told drinking water helps to flush it away x

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REBECCAMA 7/24/2012 8:01AM

  Relax, it will come back off. I'm sure it's just a glitch.

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BREWMASTERBILL 7/23/2012 8:48AM

    Unless you ate 13,000 calories over maintenance, it's not fat. Like
CGG111 says, relax. I'll take a crack at the 'why' though. For me personally, any wild fluid fluctuations take a couple of days to balance. It is not uncommon after lots of sweating or lots of drinking where a lot of fluid leaves to be down a bit the following day. But the day after that, the fluid retention almost overcompensates and I can register a 4-8 pound gain the next day. It levels off and I put it in the "who gives a damn" category.

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 7/23/2012 7:07AM

    Please try to remember it is just a number:)

It all balances out.
Look at your cruise photo...you look great!

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