Monday, October 05, 2009
I think I need to try this whole "exercise and eating sensibly" thing. I'll let you know how it goes.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
So, as challenged, I went on a hike. Not a big challenge for me since I go on a hike just about every week, but this time I blog about it.
It was a nice hike. Lol, a lot more uphill than we were expecting. I went with my mom, and my aunt. It was probably something like a 5-6% grade most of the way up. I think we ended up walking a total of 76 min, 45 of which were uphill. Somewhere over two miles.
The trail itself was an old closed off road, so it was nicely broad and easy enough to traverse. It was...an interesting hike. Interesting isn't quite right to me. Intriguing? I don't know. There was a lot of green lushness, berries starting to flower, ferns everywhere. But what was interesting to me was I guess the contrast of light and darkness. There was enough sunlight that the trail seemed to beckon you onwards. But there was enough darkness to give an air of mystery. It gave the feeling that you were off on a great journey, with unknown adventures and hazards ahead. We walked by a particular grove with a very open understory. It looked to me like the sort of place that you'd walk into, sit down to admire the forest, and then sleep for one thousand years.
Of course, being with my mom and my aunt there was much silliness in conversation. I don't know why my mother insists she's not silly. She's the silliest woman I know. It was a good time. I'm glad that they waited for me to get off work to go do it.
Monday, June 22, 2009
OOPS, I FORGOT TO EAT!
You've been incredibly busy and suddenly you realize it's lunch time (or you think you don't have time for lunch) and you grab the nearest thing at hand -- which is probably not the healthiest thing for your body either. Or you decide to save all your calories/points for dinner tonight because you're going out with friends. What's wrong with these strategies? You are letting yourself get too hungry, which puts you at risk for overeating or eating poorly. Remember your body needs fuel at regular intervals, and that doesn't mean filler/junk foods. Be good to your body today. Feed it at regular intervals.
1) Plan your meal and snack times
2) If you have a job where regular meal/snack times frequently get missed, have a game plan in place as to how to get your body the fuel it needs.
Well, I've managed on this homework assignment so far today, and in fact, started in on tomorrow, sort of. I finished off left-overs from dinner last night (as planned), and got a subway garden burger (which btw are awesome) for lunch, as planned. Not only did I get the subway, but I got a footlong so I'll have a 6" to bring into the field tomorrow. I don't have a lot of time to eat, but these things fill me up fast and stick with me all day. They are kind of high Cal, at almost 400, but given how long they take to digest (being full of fiber and such), I should be all right.
What I didn't plan on today was the orange juice. There's 240 Cal and 58 g of sugar in the two cups that come in the bottle. That brings my lunch up to 630 Cal. Combined with breakfast, I'm farther along than I want to be in Cals. I have a problem with drinks. If it offers some sort of health benefit, like Vitamin C, I consider the calories worth it and go for it. I can't justify a soda, but I can justify an orange juice, or even a chocolate milk. Oh well. I suppose that I will make a salad for dinner. Again, filling, but not too high in Cal. I did get a good workout this morning, so I'm not too worried about it, but no reason to overextend myself.
And now, back to field prep.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
I just ate/drank 940 Cal in one sitting. Why? Added to my breakfast of 280 Cal, that's about a day's Cals at 1220. Why do I do this? Why?
Monday, June 08, 2009
1. Monitor what you say when accepting a compliment. Say thank you and be sure you don't say anything negative about yourself or how much farther you have to go.
2. Journal about why you find it hard to accept someone saying something positive about you. Do you find it hard to say positive things about yourself?
3. Look in the mirror every night and give yourself at least one self affirming compliment. Say it out loud.
1.) I definitely do not take compliments well. I always blow them off and laughingly insult myself, which then just ends up being awkward and rude. Why is this? Why is it so hard to take a compliment? I answer myself as I write that. It feels like if I say thank you, Iím agreeing with them, which feels like blowing my own horn. This is especially unappealing to me if I donít actually agree with what their saying, but bad enough if I do. Who knows when Iíll get another one, but I suppose Iím shooting for saying thank you rather than blowing it off.
2.) Like I said above, I feel like accepting compliments validates them. I donít know how it is for boys, but I know that girlfriends are always telling white lies to make their friends feel better about themselves. Which is nice, but being a girl means I know compliments are suspect. I personally try not to go too overboard in this, but Iíve definitely had girlfriends who do. But then, a lot of times, theyíre being legit, and itís rude to deny their compliment. As to the second part of the question, lol, I donít find it difficult to say positive things about myself in general. If Iím in a bad mood though, there is nothing I find pleasing about myself, and things that previously looked good later start looking horrible and saggy. Itís amazing how the same pair of eyes can see the same thing so differently depending on mood.
3.) All right. I will. At least tonight while I remember to.
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