Monday, July 23, 2012
Let's see if I can get this streak up in the double digits again! I think last time I got up to 12, so my goal right now is to get at least up to 14 - that's two weeks. Ultimately I want my streak to last for 31 days. Yeah I could do 30, but hey, in July AND August there are 31 days so I might as well be true to the months I'm inhabiting. :)
Yesterday DH wanted to order food in. I got a Greek Salad and a chicken pita (roasted chicken, housemade tzatziki w/ local VT yogurt). Lunch was cookies... um... so yesterday was not an entirely good day, for sure. I think I posted that blog yesterday AFTER we got back home and cookies happened. So my post helped me to make good choices for dinner. Plus my body reallllly was craving the fresh produce and veggies.
Just goes to show you, my body knows what's up even if my mind and emotions and taste buds sometimes get distracted... my body needed the good wholesome food.
I'm thinking I'll start deficit tracking again... if I don't do it every day, ok. But I really enjoyed doing that before. It helped when I had a heart rate monitor... maybe I can see if my DH will spring for me to get one again. (last one died.)
For running, I trust the calculations of my Garmin, but when I had a HRM I was much more motivated to do other forms of exercise because I could quantify them and track them and help my deficit by doing so. I know there are estimators, but anyway.
For now I will start deficit tracking anyway, and maybe I can get a tool to help me, but if not, that's just a tool it doesn't mean I can't still use deficit tracking and I'm not going to put off doing something that might help me until I can throw money at it. :P
Will add a post later with deficit tracking details!