Thursday, April 12, 2007
I was not careful enough today to get any kind of balance in my eating. I thought I was getting a pretty good lunch -- salad, banana, dannon light n fit, 100 cal Ritz Snack Pack...
But I only had 1/2 serving of cereal, .25 cup silk, and 1 banana for breakfast...
But still that sounds ok, right? WRONG.
So far I've only had 510 of my 1480-1830 daily limit. UGGGHHH. I mean, unless we go pick up fast food or order pizza I'm gonna have a hard time reaching that. I even had to add the Dannon. I was below 500 cal earlier. And I don't feel superhungry or anything, although I do feel kinda... weary.
So I KNOW I should have added something more substantial in the mix. I was just in such a hurry this morning, so I wanted to only eat a small small bowl of cereal. I took the banana and ate it right after the gym to recharge... my salad wasn't tiny!! It had cucumber and cherry tomatoes!!!
hahaha. I NEVER EVER thought I'd be worried about not eating enough food.
I think today is the second highest amount of cardio I've entered since starting, too. NOT GOOD, DANA!!! To do way more cardio and barely any fuel.
Anyway. I will get the hang of this sometime. I need to hard boil the eggs we have so I can add those to my salad. I need some protein bad. Anyway, I just cannot wait to go home.
Also so I can take some allergy medicine because I have a stuffy/runny nose. and head. well my head's not RUNNING, but you know. And my eyes hurt.
Well that's enough whining for now! :P
Monday, April 09, 2007
I want to officially set a mini-goal for myself of meeting that 250 by the time I go see my in-laws.
To check this goal I will do a weigh-in on that Saturday morning before going to the airport. 5/19! 250 by June is the goal for staying on track with my overall weightloss goal of 100 by the New Year. 250 by 5/19 is keeping on track with a 2lb average loss each week from where I'm at NOW.
To meet this goal I will step up my cardio time to 45 minutes minimum in each of my weekday sessions.
I will also meet my strength training and fruit/veggie requirements (2 servings each everyday) without fail once I have the opportunity to restock on the veggies, etc.
I will also complete every 1 Day Challenge (SparkTeam) unless I am physically INCAPABLE of doing the assigned challenge. If for some reason this occurs (Like the DOLPHIN thing), I will substitute my own daily challenge. Something in addition to my ordinary fitness routine.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Well, this past weekend I VERY SPONTANEOUSLY took a trip to visit family. I went alone, without the hubby, because he couldn't get away this weekend. My brother is leaving to serve a mission for 2 years in Calgary Canada! He leaves sometime not this week, but next week. So it was the last time I'll be seeing him for a while!
I think I did pretty ok this weekend. I didn't get my regular Saturday workout, but I went to a dance on Friday night, and my sister and I walked through a mall for almost 2 hours on Saturday. :D We also took some jumping pictures. haha. Foodwise, I did EH. Friday my sister made dinner, which was some chicken and some red beans and rice. It was verrrry good. Then later that night I had some Ben and Jerry's lowfat frozen yogurt, half baked flavor! WOW!!! I definitely need to be on the lookout for that in our local stores. From memory I think they only have their regular ice cream, which is a bummer. Half baked is my favorite but this puts it with much less fat and whatnot.
ANYWAY. Saturday, Kashi for breakfast, McDonald's salad for lunch, but for Dinner we went to this diner place inside of a movie theater. Anyone familiar with Hollywood Connections? I was just looking at the menu like, dangit I do NOT want another salad... so I ended up getting an appetizer of grilled chicken quesadillas. IT WAS HUGE!!! I only ate a little more than half of it, and it randomly came with a pile of lettuce (not shredded, just regular salad size cut lettuce), so I borrowed some of my sisters dressing from her salad and ate that with my dinner. Have no clue how bad that quesadilla was for me, but I feel like a tempered it well with the lettuce and not eating all of it.
Sunday was EASTER. DUNN DUN DUUUUUNNNNN!!! My mom somehow managed to have an Easter bunny and candy for me, even though she didn't know I was coming home, and we were together the whole weekend!!! How she pulled that off, I have NO IDEA. hahaha. So anyway -- no breakfast, straight to church early in the morning, when we got back I was soooo hungry.
Bad sign. They wanted to fix burgers for lunch, but I looked at them and one patty had 26 grams of fat!! YIKES!! And I knew I would want to eat more than one burger. They had some frozen pizzas that would give me 30grams with 2 slices, so I figured that was better. slightly more fat for way more food. I have bought frozen pizzas with FAR better numbers than that, so I dunno what the deal is with their pizza. Also I had salad.
I ATE THE BUNNY. :) hahahaha. And a couple of jelly beans.
It was my dad's birthday -- so there was cake and ice cream! But I only had a tiiiiiiny sliver of cake, and only 1/2 cup of ice cream. So that all in all put my over half of my day's ranges.
Luckily, I was pretty full and we had a long, non-eating drive home. I kept postponing dinner because I didn't know what to make, so I ended up having Special K for dinner and some trail mix.
So I think I might have actually come in ok for my day, but I did not track any of this weekend due to the craziness.
I managed to still lose a lb. WOOHOO!
Anyway, so it's back to normal, counted eating today.
The thing about this weekend was... for some reason I felt really bad when talking to this one lady that had known me growing up about my weight loss -- and my family too kinda. I mean, they could tell I'd lost weight since I'd seen them last (the family), but then again... the lady hadn't... and ok so I was feeling like they were like, you lost 25lbs, but you're still not the slimmest we've seen you. So wow, you really got huge.
My family is very very very supportive, so it's nothing about them. The lady seemed very interested and supportive and I told her about SparkPeople.com. But it was my own insecure thoughts making me think that, and also my regret for having let myself go so long before making a change. Well, I've gotten rid of the year before starting in gain, now I just need to keep getting rid of those other years' gains and I'll be back in business.
I go to visit my inlaws in May -- I need to make sure I do better with my eating and excercise when I'm there because I will be gone for so much longer. I know they have a treadmill, so maybe I can just use it. Last time we were there it had boxes and stuff sitting on it. hahah :) So maybe I should ask in advance if it's ok for me to use it while we're there. I think it's ok for me to have had a mediocre weekend, but I don't want to have a mediocre/bad WEEK+. If I average a 2lb loss for the weeks between now and then, I will be close to 250 when we leave. That will be at LEAST 40lbs less than the last time they saw me!!!!
I hope I can really make these next few weeks count because I've been so excited about my losing, I want it to be really noticable. :) hehe.
Monday, April 02, 2007
I'm in the Up and Coming Big Losers Challenge, basically I guess the challenge is to see what team and person can lose the most in 12 weeks? But anyway. I figured it'd be cool to join a big challenge like that as an extra way to keep me accountable and motivated.
EXCITING!!! I thought I was about to hit a plateau when BAM this morning I've lost 2.5 lbs! :) YAY!!!!! I've just got to keep it up! This means that now I've officially lost over 25 lbs. I am very excited about this! So I have a couple of goals going on right now -- one is to get to 250 by June. This means I only need to lose about 14 lbs in two months, and I think I can really achieve that (hopefully early!). The other is to lose 24 lbs with the BLC.
This will be harder because it will mean I would need to definitely average at least 2 lbs a week of a loss. BUT! The fascinating thing is that with my start weight today, IF I achieve this goal, that will put me at below 240!!! EEEH! :) hahahaha.
Anyway. I'm excited about the possibilities and I'm excited about my progress. Also I finally found a buddy for Stage three! :) DEB0413 has joined forces with me. We are working on regularly completing our strength training, and eating veggies and fruits! I think now that I have someone to report to, the first one will be easy to start doing. The second one however...
I need to go SHOPPING. We don't have any fresh veggies at the moment, just green onions and frozen corn/peas. THAT'S. IT. SO! This will be a tough one until I'm able to get to the store.
Anyway. My hip has started hurting a bit... I'm not sure what exactly that means. It's not bad. But I don't want to push too hard and hurt myself more??? I dunno. If it starts hurting for real I'll take it easy. For now I'm just going to continue on and make sure I'm stretching and warming up really well. I know I always cool down because pretty much for Cardio it's either - treadmill (which does an automatic cooldown), that wretched DVD (which also has a cooldown), or a class (which always incorporates a cooldown). It's the warmup and stretching before hand that I don't really do... So maybe if I get that going on it'll help.
I need to go and eat something. :)
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