Monday, October 03, 2011
On the abstaining from Cokes - so far, so good. 4 weeks without one, and I must admit I feel better, lots less heartburn & gas, but still drinking too much coffee. That will be next, but one thing at a time.
On the exercising, I've FINALLY hit all my goals for running and weight training - although yesterday's run was cut short, not so good. I am trying to run outside instead of on the treadmill at least once a week, and so I ran around my block a few times at 4pm. Definitely easier to run in the mornings, I think maybe it was just too hot and I wasn't used to it at all. Will keep working on that - definitely harder to run on pavement than the treadmill!
On the snacking, well, I've been just craving junk food alot, especially chocolate! Last night I wanted to go out and get a brownie or cheesecake or something - fortunately my older daughter came by to chat. I know I bought a Snickers once last week, just wanted some chocolate-covered nuts or something, and then Friday I got paid so I bought a brownie. I was so proud of myself for ONLY getting the brownie, and not the Starbuck's white chocolate coffee that I LUV so much! But then I took the younger daughter to Target, and ended up splurging on the new salted carmel mocha blended drink! It was SO GOOD, I had another one the next day. Plus we ate out twice Saturday, Mexican for lunch and a spagetti dinner at Church. I watched my portions, but today my weight is UP! Really angry at myself, and I've just GOT to get more serious about my diet! I did buy groceries with a mind towards this Runner's diet that I found somewhere - pretty typical stuff about veggies, fruits, watching the grain products and lean meats, etc. It's just so frustrating - maybe something about the diet mindset, knowing "this is the healthy stuff I SHOULD eat" vs. the "yummy fattening stuff that I WANT to eat!" Maybe I need to get back on that weekend weight challenge
Monday, September 26, 2011
Right now I've got to wonder how committed I really am to my 12-week challenge. On the plus side, I've managed to avoid Cokes for 3 weeks now, and I have been running 3 times a week. Last weekend I ran for 30 minutes for the first time in a year, and Saturday I ran outside (boy, what a difference between treadmills and actual pavement!). On the minus side, I've been missing the weight training (I did a small set last night, but that was it) and not watching those snacks at all. Although I didn't buy very many (I splurged at Starbucks on some small Red Velvet goodie), I sure didn't turn down anything that was offered! Friday there was an event at the Campus, which included cookies, and then Friday night we went to Golden Corral to celebrate Margaret's ACT score. No restraint at all, none whatsoever.
I really should be saying "no thank you" more often, I know that, and I'm trying to figure out why I'm not. I think it's the Cokes. I've drank Diet Coke for years, but it's really bad for my GERD, which is why I'm trying to kick that habit. But I don't like feeling deprived, so I guess I'm making up for the Cokes with other stuff that's way higher in calories, and that's just stupid. And why am I not more committed to the weight training? I'm definitely "skinny-fat", (not so skinny today either - my weight's climbed almost to 140!) and all my research says I need to be lifting weights to try and reverse that, so why aren't I? I feel like there's just not enough hours in the day, but I'm only asking for 2 days a week for weights. Maybe 3 challenges at a time are just too many, and maybe my "snacking" challenge just isn't well-defined - or maybe like I said I just don't like feeling "deprived." I think my meals are pretty healthy, with low fat proteins, whole grains & produce, but the between-meal snacking is pretty bad, which is why I made that challenge to begin with. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Well okay, not a COMPLETE fail, BUT I didn't do any weights this week, not one bit. Plus my snacking was way out of control. It's like, I got paid, I've got money, now I'm gonna EAT! And I also felt terrible, too - gotta clean up my diet!
But on the good side, I still haven't had a Coke for 2 weeks now, and I got my runs in, and on Sunday I ran for 30 minutes! Still on a treadmill, gotta start running outside this week, and the weather should be good for that. So, onward and upward!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Okay, so week 2 doesn't officially end until Sunday, but I haven't done so well on my goals. I only got to run 10 minutes Monday after work, before my daughter called & asked me to pick her up early from Color Guard practice - urg! Tuesday night I went to a presentation that lasted after 9pm, so no toning that day. Wednesday I left work early due to headache/tummy ache (too much coffee, LoL!), so obviously no exercise at all - did get to bed early, though. Last night I checked out that new Sunflower Farmer's Market & got some great squash, then actually managed to run for 25 minutes when I got home - FINALLY! Tonight Margaret will be at an away game, meaning she probably won't be back until after 11pm, so me & the hubby will have to stay up waiting on her. I will TRY to get up to the gym tonight (since there's not anything good on the TV anyway) to do some weights, BUT Margaret needs me to pick up some stuff from WalMart as well. Fortunately, they are open all night, so I really SHOULD be able to do both. And tomorrow I'm shooting for a 30 minute run in the morning - maybe outside! Then some gym time on Sunday and I can still salvage this week - gotta do this!
It's been 10 days without a Coke, though - that's $10 in my savings jar. It's looking like I'll be buying myself a new Sirius radio unit for my car, the one I have now is trying to die on me. Can't live without my MUSIC!
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