Friday, July 11, 2008
I am really enjoying not being at work this week - YAY!!!
I'm definitely on Sparks less, though, since that is mainly where I spark, but here I am giving a little update.
Yesterday was pretty much a bust as far as the healthy lifestyle goes. We went to that fabulous BBQ place here and I have no willpower when it comes to that place. I think next time I will order something much smaller -- they have these combos that let you get 3 different kinds of "meats" and 2 sides and I am so indecisive that I always end up getting that simply because I can't PICK something because I really like so much of the food there. Well, I'm not going to do that again there. I think I've learned that I really can't (or won't) stop eating what's put in front of me at a restaurant just because I'm full. Solution -- order something SMALLER. They HAVE smaller orders, I just have never gotten them. :P SO! Put that in the knowledge bank.
I also didn't work out -- BUT!!! I DID TODAY!!! :D So my workout plan for the week shifted, but is still in place. Also, since I didn't workout yesterday, I did full body ST at the gym today so tomorrow I will just be running and maybe doing some yoga, but I don't have to even carry my resistance bands with me. I took advantage of the equipment at the gym while I was there and realllly exhausted my muscles. It felt great. I also got in the pool again today (finally) and that was really good. A 15 min intervals set on the stationary bike and I am a happy camper. :)
The good thing about skipping my workout yesterday was that I went shopping with my DH instead and I hit up New York & Company (I have NEVER ever BEEN IN there before...but a friend mentioned it the other night so I check it out), and they were having a MASSIVE sale. I got 2 pairs of pants, 2 skirts, and 3 tops for like... 70? And the pants are great work pants, too, nice tops, no T-Shirts or anything ;). HAHAHAHA.
Pants all size 10, BTW. ;) I also found an awesome sale at the Limited the day before and bought some size 12 jeans from there and a couple of nice tops -- total around $40. I am the best shopper in the WORLD. Those jeans were regularly I THINK $60?
I would also like to say that I tried on some super expensive jeans at a few places just because I never would have been able to put them on ever before, and they fit, and looked amazing, and that was wondeful.
I bought a small shirt from the GAP.
I can't believe it... in tops I'm a small or medium most places now. That is mindboggling to me.
Well anyway -- I'm having a great week off and it sounds like my DH is here so I'm gonna get going! :D
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
So last night I get to the gym and I don't really feel like swimming that much anyway... so I go check out the pool and there are water aerobics finishing up and already people waiting around for the lane swimming to open, and I am definitely not skilled enough to try sharing a lane with someone, so I vetoed the swim last night and hopped on the ArcTrainer for the first time in AGES. Since I thought I'd be swimming and dancing I didn't even have any headphones with me so it was entirely musicless for 25 minutes, but got a good calorie burn in prior to the dance class. The class didn't really feel like a workout, but it was fun. :) It almost didn't happen!!! The teacher thought the class started at 7:30 and not 7:15. Luckily I was standing at the comment box about to write a nasty note when she showed up. ;) HAHAHAHAHA. So I made it!
We danced to the Pussycat Dolls song, When I Grow Up. I was a little bummed because we didn't even make it through the chorus, and she said next week we'd continue on... but I'll be at work. Unless I work some scheduling magic -- which I might try. :P
So yesterday AND today I weighed 167.2, so I've changed my ticker today.
I have a confession to make -- I almost didn't change it. Because I was scared I'd have to change it back up after this weekend. HOW STUPID IS THAT?????
I realized a) what, am I already planning on gaining it back? b) the accountability of having it up and telling everyone I lost can only HELP me do BETTER this weekend, not worse c) if I keep the loss a secret it'd be EASIER for me to sabotage and just not let anyone know but me and my poor hubby who I'd whine to about it.
SO. Enough of that silly crap.
I came down a pound finally. :) 2.2lbs to goal.
Well. I'm about to go run. :D
Monday, July 07, 2008
OK, so I had a decent splurge on Friday, felt good about it... only to totally go crazy on Saturday. I did not eat until I hurt... I just made a really bad choice of what to eat for dinner. A wonderful meal of FRIED EVERYTHING please!! With a side of white bread! OH YES. hahahahahaha.
I spiraled into some despair that night and the next day until I pulled myself together and realized that it was not the end of the world and I'm still doing a great job and I still even had a deficit yesterday so I need to stop wallowing in self-pity. :P Nothing to be pitied.
Then I didn't try to go drastically low yesterday after a horrible morning eating. I'm not really even sure what that cinnamon roll's calories were, so I just estimated using Panera's. But anyway -- it was a high morning and rather than slipping on down that slope, I pulled myself up by my boostraps and portioned the rest of my day like a SMART individual. Enjoyed a turkey burger and fries and an ice cream cone. :P
SO THERE. I made the burger and fries very healthily, and the ice cream was a light ice cream.
I did not get quite the deficit I was aiming for this week, but still did really well overall. I had NO POSITIVE DAYS. Only deficits.
I had to add something I forgot to Friday - some ham - but nothing major so Friday's was a little different than I had before BUT!
6/30 - 7/6 = 3059.5, Average/Day = 437
Not too bad. I'm ok with it. That's still 87% of a lb deficit. :D HAHAHAHAA.
I haven't lost anything yet, but I did just come off of the worst part of the week -- annnnnnnnnnnd -- another reason I think I got so down... it's TOM this week, so PMS I think played a factor this weekend. :P
I think I'm gonna try to run more close by tonight rather than hit the gym beforehand, so no stationary bike today as mentioned on my previous blog. I might add it tomorrow if I'm not too worn out from my already planned swimming and dance class, but definitely those get priority and if I don't bike no biggie.
This week is my vacation darnit. :P And I still plan on getting in excercise but I'm not gonna be a nazi about it either.
Saturday, July 05, 2008
I did it UP, folks.
So much for my whole, I'm making turkey burgers and garlic fries at home, no plans for parties, no temptations....
I got out of the gym and called my DH and he said, come on over! He was at his office and he let's me know there's a BBQ over at his pal's house. Soooooo we go on over and there is a veritable SMORGASBOARD of food. The good thing is -- it's mostly all healthy. HURRAH! :D I just had way too much because I couldn't help myself from sampling pretty much EVERYTHING. :P
BUT! I just went and estimated to the best of my ability in my tracker and the damage is not as bad as I thought! I may have even stayed within my ranges had I not tried that empanada... but it was SO GOOD. :D And I didn't go overboard with eating one type of food way too much -- I definitely kept portion sizes normal to tiny. The main problem was just that I ate it all within a few hours...
Well -- the damage!
7/4: (1940+479.5) - 2009 = 410.5
Oh and for 7/3: (1940+522) - 1773 = 689
6/30-7/4 = 2600.8, Average/Day = 520.16
ALSO!!!!!!! I DID go and run this morning before work. :D I didn't get quite as far as I wanted to, but I also didn't really give myself enough time to do a PRE run warmup and stretch, so I walked for the first few minutes, and then jogged very lightly at first. Still made a good time I think -- 3.44 miles in 39:05. And that's with the walking included. I feel really great having gotten that done already today, and gotten 511 calories burned in the bank. :)
I've met my calorie burn goal of 2300 calories with that run, and now I'm debating whether I want to hit the gym after work or not. I have some tools at home for a full body ST workout -- looking forward to using my new Kettlebell today. And I biked yesterday..... I should have brought my kettlebell with me so I could do both at the gym and then shower there. But oh well. I think maybe I'll hit the gym and save kettlebell for next week. I packed clothes for changing into after showering at the gym and I don't want the effort to go to waste. :P HAHAHAHA
I need to go eat something.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
... and I specifically requested some YOGA! PLEASE! HAHAHA
So we did Sun Salutations and some Triangle stretching. YAY.
But we did sprints again today and regardless of the calorie burn accuracy, I know I got a good workout doing those sprints. My legs were so sore yesterday and still today from Tuesday, and todays workout was tough, but I DID IT. :D I also got on the bike before I left the gym. WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!
So tomorrow will be swim+bike after work, and then Saturday I wanna try running before work and then I'll hit the gym after work for biking and Full Body ST.
I am SUPER excited to be going to the Hip Hop class next week! :D I went to one wayyyyyyyyyyyy back in the day... probably in February or March 07 or something. So I'm realllly excited to see what my basically BRAND NEW BODY can do in class compared to what it felt like then. :D I REALLY LOVED the class then, too. I love dancing. WOOHOO!!!
7/2: (1940+343.7) - 1771 = 512.7
6/30-7/2 = 1601.3, Average/Day = 533.766666666
So....... I wont be working out on Sunday, and to reach a 3500 cal deficit in 6 days, the daily average has to be 583.333, BUT I will mostly likely be able to swing a deficit of at least 200 calories on Sunday without any calories burned through excercise... so to reach a 3300 cal deficit in 6 days the average is 550 cal per day. Today will probably be another higher deficit day, tomorrow lower, and Saturday hopefully higher.
I think I'll be cutting it closer this week but it's definitely doable.
I spiked my hair into a kind of a semi-fauxhawk ish style today. I have to say -- it's pretty cute. :D hahahah. Also my jeans are almost falling off now. (And now I know they really are about 2 sizes too big, so that definitely makes sense...) I can't wait till that stimulus check comes in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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