Sunday, October 27, 2013
After posting my blog on Thursday I woke up Friday in a funk. Just so tired. It was my husbands birthday and we were going to dinner in a little joint in MS called Doe's. It's in an old house, you may be seated in the kitchen or in one of the many other rooms. There is no menu, just a few choices steak or steak (and sometimes shrimp) and the appetizer is tamales. They come in 3's . The side is home made French fries or home made French fries and a house salad, just one dressing. And a guard will walk you to your car. May sound kind of crazy but the steak is one of the best around, the ambience is lots of fun, and they are famous.
I started out counting my calories, drinking my water. Having lunch with a friend. Lots of work accomplished. I am the bookkeeper and I have been chasing down an error that has plagued the books for long before I was there. (I like challenges) Found it!
But I came home just beat. It takes 1 1/2 hours to drive to Doe's and I planned on a nap. But ended up just visiting with my husband. The food was great! We shared a huge steak and a small plate of the fries. I knew I was over calories but I was proud of the sharing. The only other time I have been we both ate the whole steak!
I knew the weekend challenge was starting but thought, just this one day. Then we stopped at the Sonic on the way home for ice cream and I had the worst choice ( my title)--hot fudge cake sundae. While we sat and ate our ice cream our youngest faced timed from Canada to wish him a Happy Birthday! First time we have talked since they have been there so that was great.
All the way home though, I was just tired. But we had a great time and even though it could have been the worst of days--I know I have come so far. I through half of the sundae away, he threw half of his ice cream away, we shared dinner, we laughed and talked like we haven't in awhile. How could I beat myself up.
I didn't--it was 11:00 by the time we got home and 12:00 by the time we got in bed.
Today was another worst--I woke up ok to go to work, but I had to be the in-charge person today and work the counter, etc. and it was very stressful. I came home and went to sleep and have been down and out of energy all day. It was like a continuation of my tiredness from yesterday. So no eating right, no exercising, and the closest I got to getting anything done was two loads of laundry.
I feel badly that I am letting my team down yesterday and today and hopefully tomorrow I will do Sunday and Monday of the challenge but as I told my husband a few moments ago. I remember a time when these two days would have thrown me into a downward spiral that lasted for a week. With nothing but bingeing and feeling sorry for myself. But not anymore. All the encouragement I have received from this Challenge has made me stronger and helped me find myself and where I want to be with my life.
So these last two days have been worse days than others but they have been the best days for taking some time I needed to share with my spouse and rest.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
First of all, I stay on this computer too much! At work and at home!
But I am loving seeing the progress and struggles of my Falcon Friends!
Yes, even the struggles because I'm finding out when we share the struggles too we get the support we need to overcome them. WE are not alone in this.
I don't have any lists to put here about goals and how I did. I wish I was one of those people that could do that. But I would rather talk and tell you how much my life has changed in the last week.
I went over my calories more days than I need to tell you. But I am beginning to make changes here and there and so I am not discouraged. My husband has even been willing to make a few changes with me and that is a milestone!
I have become an exercising fool! No not hours but more minutes than I have before, which brings me to the tracking thing. I really am tracking the good, bad, and ugly. It is showing me the big picture. Too much of this, not enough of that.
And tonight I realized that even though I haven't planned it that way I am stuck on 81 minutes. That has been where I have called all the dancing, biking, stairs, etc quits.
And after adding all the bits and pieces up. I decided tonight to add them up sooner tomorrow and go for 90 minutes. Why not? It's a small challenge I can do that.
And I have become resourceful in finding some exercise. At work I have to stand at the copier for a few minutes every day and I have it all to myself. So while I wait on copies I do squats (with the copier to steady me, lol) or side bends or calf raises. And at night when I brush my teeth I move around some more.
And a bad thing at work--my printer went on the blink--I just make many, many, many trips to the front to get my reports ( we are going to install a whole new computer system) and it is 45 steps one way. Yay!
So how was Week One? For me it was super! And I can't wait to learn some new things this week.
Oh and did I tell you I ache all over?
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Calories Eaten 2,107
Total Burned 2,170
Calories Eaten 2,356
Total Burned 3,967
Total Burned 3,640
Total Burned 2,170
Total Burned 3,201
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