Saturday, October 31, 2009
It's a great time of year to set some goals and incorporate some healthy practices into your lifestyle. We are going into the Holidays with a lot of challenges.
Dr Phil said, If you fail to plan, you plan to fail! I could not have said it better.
Do Not say "I always gain weight during the Holidays". It's basically a self-fulfilling prophecy. Let's make THIS year, better than all the previous years. This is a way of life, not just something we do when it's convenient. We've done that for too long. Time for new beginnings, new adventures, new relationships that don't involve over indulging in food or any thing we put into our bodies.
I'm here for you, along side you. Let's give ourselves the best Gift: A happy Healthier YOU!
Today woke up about 45 min later than usual, intentionally. Went to the mall early to walk with a friend who really ran me around the perimeter of the mall several times, much faster than I walk at home. I walked for 40 minutes and did well over 2 miles.
I took the Crustless pumpkin pie I made with splenda and honey to the food court. There were approx 9 of us. We all enjoyed the special treat and everyone seemed to like it. We played lots of Trivia. Boy, my friends just know a LOT OF STUFF! Sometimes I wonder how they know and WHY they would even want to know some of the answer. But itís pretty interesting to hear them come up with the answers.
Then off to SAMS for lunch with a friend. Itís pretty much my usual Hot Dog Saturday meal. Xtra sauerkraut also YUMMY & Diet soda.
Then later in the day I took another walk around my neighborhood.
Walked 5.10 miles today. 92 minutes. 3.3 MPH. Burned 521 calories!!!
After that, came back and changed for Church. Went to church. Great service!
After that I went with Friends to McDonalds and had the grilled chicken classic sandwich and Apple dippers with low fat caramel dip. Great dinner with 3 girlfriends.
Now Iím home and finishing up my spark points, logged in the balance of my food and sitting here writing my blog for the 169th day in a row. WOW, hard to believe I been doing this that long. But I have also been sticking to a healthy way of living also for that many days and the scale, along with ALL my clothes tell the story, without me saying a word. People are really starting to take notice.
I am looking at clothes in the store that would NEVER have caught my eye before. I catch my self saying Ö Thatís so CUTE! Then I giggle because I would not have thought them so cute when I was 73 pounds heavier. I have lost 36.5 pounds since 3/1/09. Itís such a wonderful experience, please join me in getting the High that losing weight brings and getting healthier affords you.
Iím looking forward to weighing less on my first weigh in, in January 2010 than I do as of my weigh in yesterday. I promise you, here and now that I will do all in my power to make that wish, dream, vision, come true.
YOU CAN TOO!
Letís just Make It Happen. If You donít do it, it wonít happen. No one else can do it for you.
Ok, no more preaching. Where did that come from? But itís in my heart. My wish for all my Spark Friends worldwide.
CALORIES 1521 (ALLOWED 1200-1750)
CARB 233 (ALLOWED 160 - 240g)
[56.2 % OF CALORIES S.B. 45-60%)
SODIUM 2626 (ALLOWED 1000-2000 g)
FAT 54 (ALLOWED 30 - 65g)
[29.1 % OF CALORIES S.B. 20-30%) ]
PROTEIN 61 (ALLOWED 60-128g)
[14.8 % OF CALORIES S.B. 15-25%)]
CHOL. 153 (ALLOWED 75-300g)
FIBER 26 (ALLOWED 25-35g)
CALCIUM 71 (ALLOWED 100-150g)
My Calcium was low and My sodium was a bit high because of the hot dog and the McDonalds chicken. Other than that the day, food wise was perfect.
Try keeping the Nutrition tracker, if you donít already, itís the only way you will know what you are eating and where/how to make adjustments. Little changes, here and there, really make a big difference.
Total spark points today: 99
While I'm on a roll, I just figured my monthly totals for exercise:
I walked 34.5 miles from 10/25 - 10/31. YEA! (this week)
125 miles for the Month of October! WOW!
I could hardly walk a mile, just a year or so ago, now I just try to increase gradually. I'm very happy with my 5-6 miles a day and I think I can maintain that from now to eternity, unless something unusual happens.