Monday, December 21, 2009
So -- I definitely indulged, but I also stopped. It wasn't ALL about the food. I didn't take huge servings of things, mostly small small servings, I only went back for some of the very most delicious things, but that was very rare also. I didn't feel overly stuffed when we left! HURRAH! :D
Yeah, the scale was up a bit today, but I expected that. It will go back down again. Got a few more things packed today -- it was a bit more time consuming than the books again because it was little knick knacks that needed to be padded and wrapped and whatnot. :P But at least that's done.
I'm heading off at lunch to do some errands, leaving early for a LONG lunch...
Just trying to keep things together through this vacation and move! :) Gotta get some ST in tonight, I was a bit of a slug as far as physical activity goes this weekend. -- DH is sick and so I mostly just spent time with him, although I did get some present wrapping done on Saturday as well.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
So -- the scale gave me a new low number since post marathon today -WOOHOO!
Yesterday I went to the temple with my family and then we went out to eat - at Captain D's. I got SALMON! Nothing deep fried. Broccoli! Plain Baked Potato! :D I was so proud of myself. Then I ate another lighter meal at dinner.
Today I'm motivated to continue being strong -- I have that party tonight and my aim is simply to stop eating when full. I can do that!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Ways I can be nice to myself:
Feed yourself good healthy food -- especially fresh fruits and veggies!
Do strength training.
Get enough sleep.
Drink plenty of water.
Take time to get ready in the morning - do makeup, brush hair, etc. :)
Compliment your cuteness in the mirror!
Take time to laugh and joke w/ DH.
DANCE when the music and the mood strikes!
I just got done doing full body strength training tonight a little while ago. Here's what I did:
3 sets of tricep extensions w/ one 12lb dumbbell
2 sets of shoulder presses w/ two 12lb dumbbells
1 set concentration curls, single arm w/ 12lb dumbbell
1 set regular bicep curls w/ two 12lb dumbbells
2 sets chest presses w/ two 12lb dumbbells
2 sets single arm rows w/ 12lb dumbbell
2 sets straight leg deadlifts w/ two 12lb dumbbells
2 sets sumo squats w/ 1 12lb dumbbell
2 sets bridges w/ 1 12lb dumbbell at hips
2 sets weighted crunches
1 crunches giant set - regular, one leg up, switch legs, one leg movement w/ oblique crunch (kinda hard to explain I guess but it rocks!)
I need heavier dumbbells... but I think this will be good to get me going again until I can get back into the gym. And some stuff I can add another 12lb dumbbell to maybe... at least the tricep extensions I could do 1 per arm instead of one for both. Anyway. I love how I feel when I get done with strength training. Empowered, healthy, fit, STRONG DANG IT.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I'm trying hard to treat myself as I would treat others -- give myself the advice I'd give to my friends.
That's what I tried to do in my last entry.
This morning I was feeling pretty happy with my productivity for the day and everything until I got dressed and put on those old "fat" jeans and they fit. URHGUHG. They're really supposed to just be baggy, I still like them baggy when I'm smaller but right now they fit and I am soooooooo not happy about that.
But slow down hold up, wait a minute!
Think, Dana, Think -- what happened yesterday?
I ate the holiday lunch and there were so many leftovers I took a bunch home to the DH so that he could enjoy as well. While I was getting changed after work, he had already made me a plate! It was so sweet and easy I didn't say no.
So I ate Holiday lunch food TWICE.
At lunch I filled half of the plate w/ green beans, had a tiny bit of dressing, and the rest was turkey. That turkey was GOOD. I suspect it was brined, it was so juicy and flavorful. My DH doesn't even like turkey and he liked that. I also sampled some of the dessert. Mostly just tiny tiny tastes, except some pecan pie.
THIS WAS MY ONCE A YEAR PECAN PIE SPLURGE! :)
I didn't eat till I was overfull. SUCCESS!
But eating that food twice, plus staying up WAYYYYY too late cause I was having so much fun with DH watching So You Think You Can Dance, and The Sing Off, and listening to music and watching funny shows... yeah.
lots of sodium + not enough sleep = BLOAT!!
So relax, Dana. Calm down. Today you ate a rather large bowl of kashi and cottage cheese for breakfast, but you also feel full enough that you're not eating a snack and it fueled you all morning while you packed a ton of boxes and got a lot accomplished! Lunch is a sandwich, baby carrots, and an orange.
If need be there is a nice yogurt for a snack.
YOU WILL BE FINE!!!
I actually had some lower body strength exerted this morning w/ lifting some boxes full of books. HOLY MOLY those were heavy. It felt good. I think I might be up to doing some squats and whatnot now -- my IT band is not hurting for a few days at least now. Just my right ankle/AT still feeling kinda stiff and odd. So I think I'll be ok with something like that not requiring a WHOLE lot of flexion from that area. I didn't do any ST last night at work, so I'm thinking tonight maybe I'll rock a nice full body workout to help keep the happy positive vibes going toward my body.
I'm just so not comfortable in my own skin right now -- which if I think about it is REALLY a good thing. How long did it take me to feel that way BEFORE??? Till I was in the 290's. YEAH. I'm well over 100lbs less than that right now and I feel like I'm getting too fluffy for my taste. I'm not even pushing out of the "healthy" BMI range. I LIKE for my comfort zone to be below that. I hope it doesn't shift so that I can make sure that I NEVER EVER EVER go back to where I was before. And I WON'T!!! Because as soon as I feel that it is reasonable for me to shift more focus and energy towards this situation it will be GONE. :P
It's hard to push those negative feelings toward the back of my mind, though, sometimes. Sometimes I'm not thinking about it but sometimes I can't stop thinking about it. I hope that it will make it easier for me to continue making better healthier choices each day through the rest of this stressful period.
Oh and I REALLY need to do a little grocery shopping. NO FRUIT LEFT after today!!
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