Monday, March 12, 2012
That is how I feel today.
I ran, but only 3 miles...and it was after blob inducing eating.
I am going to try something "new".
Back when I first started on sparks, I made a little card/notepad to tally my calories on throughout the day. I could always see how much I had left. I tracked online and on paper.
I haven't tracked on paper in a LONG TIME.
It embarrasses me to admit this ... but my computer is upstairs.
The food is downstairs.
Apparently this is all it takes for me to somedays get wildly offtrack.
So I'm going to start tracking on paper again. Not the same way I did before, but I NEED to do SOMETHING to keep me more accountable again because what I'm doing now is NOT working.
It's like I get on a roll and start self-sabotaging... I wonder if my goals are important enough to me? Is there some reason I'm not letting go of this weight??? I don't get it yet, but I'm working on it.
In the meantime, I need to make sure I'm doing the simple things and not get stressed about the complicated things.
I've also registered for 3 races today to help keep me in check -
Now I've got a half marathon scheduled for April, May, June, AND July! :) WOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!! That should keep me running miles... I don't want to have horrible race experiences.
I've enjoyed the pilates and yoga classes at my gym, so I will keep going to those. I need the extra motivation. I've found that when in public, I push myself really hard. Even if it's just doing ST at the ST floor at the gym, working on my own, but where people can see me. It keeps me on point. I think this is why my home ST suffers... because it's so very... private. HAHAHA. I can sometimes do it... but I don't think I work nearly as hard as if I think someone can see me.
I think my DH feels I'm overextended - so do I.
Too many music ensembles with the work and keeping the household on track is not really all working. He tells me if I want to quit my job we can just get me a gym membership right away, no big deal. I'm thinking about it...
I do want to work in the fitness field, and I like greeting people at the gym, but... I'm wondering when we get our dog back (probably 2nd week of April!) if caring for and training him will kind of put things on the overload. We'll see... by then my music ensembles will be wrapping up and I might need the out of the house stimulation?
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Just did a great 10.76 miler! WOOHOO!
I was having so much fun I took a picture of myself running along this causeway - you can't see it but to the right there is also a ton of water. Gorgeous place to run. I think I moved to a runner's paradise...
Friday, March 09, 2012
One of these days I'm gonna get better at some of this stuff. HAHAA. But seriously, I think I'm getting better at shoulder hooping - as in I can do it for a little bit now instead of immediately losing it. YAY!
Music is: Just Jack - No Time
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Yesterday was a tiring day.
Monday I ran 8 miles - HALLELUJAH!
Today I'm still sore. My body didn't really get to recuperate very well. I went from the run to the shower to eating to trombone choir (trombone choir is a standing rehearsal and lasts about 2 hrs). Then work from 4:45-12 Tuesday - break from 8-8:45 to take my husband to work - but that is all standing, too.
Then I got home, ate, took a nap... and then it was to get the DH from work, go to a meeting, go to Orchestra, come home, fall apart. hahahaha.
I didn't track dinner. I didn't eat poorly but I know I went over because I didn't even try honestly. I had a PB sandwich, some popcorn, and a gelato cone. (Gelato = 100cal per half cup, AWESOME flavor - and yes I only had one serving.)
So I could've done better with that food, but I was too beat.
Got a decent night's sleep last night. Now to make today better! No rehearsals tonight, although I am working. Planning to get in at least 2.9 miles for leapday.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Soooo I tracked it.
I've never tracked my splurge meal before, but I knew this one was over the top and I wanted to at least try to see what kind of damage was done.
I'm not recommending this for everyone, or even always for me in the future... but I think for now it helped me to FACE IT and track it, so I can start today tracking and make sure I don't just feel guilty about mystery calories and have it cause me to shy away from tracking today.
So I did it. And dinner was like... 1800+ calories. I was over yesterday by my entire daily range. (Well the minimum side - about 1230 calories over...)
What do I take from this?
Well just cause it's my splurge meal doesn't mean I have to go INSANE.
I also might have estimated a little high on some stuff, but I didn't want to shortchange it.
1200 calories is close to 1/3lb worth of calories - so if I was really on point all week, this one wild day shouldn't affect my weight loss efforts THAT MUCH.
Considering I was over on a couple other days, by 200-300 calories, lets take that up to 2000. And my goal is losing 2lbs a week - so maybe I only lose one lb this week, but I should still lose.
We'll see. I'm not sure how long my body is going to hold on to the sodium and whatnot from that meal.
I also immediately had ideas about how I would eat better there in the future:
-The burger I got was "mama burger" size - 6oz patty to start with. They also feature a "baby burger" which is 4oz. So I can easily downsize.
-The baby burger base is low priced for their menu, so I can customize with specific toppings I enjoy and skip the cheese (big caloric add on that I don't care as much about) in the future.
-The fries I got were delicious but super greasy. They also offer side substitutions that I will take advantage of.
-We got appetizers and split them - no need to get that much before our meal really.
-Shared a milkshake - it was super good. Maybe I will do this in the future on a splurge meal. HAHAHA. But obviously not on a regular meal.
Look how smart I am??? All this knowledge and eating willy nilly all the time I haven't been applying it. Now I am making a strong effort to apply and do well and I'm super excited about it.
I am ok with all of the content choices for my meal last night, the one thing I would change is the quantity. I got full, ignored that feeling, and continued to eat EVERYTHING I ordered. I could have been satisfied with the flavor of things and ate HALF as much food as I did and physically feel a lot better today. I need to work on leaving food on the plate. That is something that hasn't really happened with me before... I always eat everything. It's easy when you carefully monitor portions at home! Eating out is different.
P.S. - Link to the WILD THING as demonstrated in fancy and gorgeous ways by an amazingly talented yoga person - www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDfnKRoK-yU
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