Tuesday, April 06, 2010
How long do you sleep at night? Are you a deep sleeper or do you get up often? Do you nap?
If left to wake up naturally, I sleep for 8-8 1/2 hours a night. Definitely closer to 8 1/2 hours when I'm working out hard like I am currently. I'm generally a pretty deep sleeper and will sleep through the entire night - except now that I'm trying to get my water in, I usually wake up once to go to the bathroom. Naps are not for me. I wake up wanting more, not feeling rejuvenated.
Other than wanting to sleep 30 minutes longer, my sleep hasn't changed too much since starting SparkPeople. How about you?
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Do you use rewards in your SparkPeople journey?
I do. I've had three fabulous weeks here on SparkPeople. I've tracked my food, exercised, and felt great about it. Today on our 3km walk we popped by a local strip mall and found out there was a new florist. I purchased a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers to celebrate how well my journey has come so far. Every time I walk into the room I see them and smile, and they remind me of all the effort I've put in to this - and why I shouldn't take the easy route and let everything slide.
I have a variety of rewards set up for mini goals that I'm going to reach - a bracelet, a new haircut, yoga classes. What sort of things are you using to reward yourself?
Friday, April 02, 2010
Yay! The scale wouldn't budge all week - I was retaining water like crazy! My fingers were so swollen I couldn't even *move* my rings. But this morning I woke up, stepped on, and yay! 263.4 pounds, which is 1.2 pounds down from last Friday!
I'm excited to be moving in the right direction. Today marks the beginning of the long weekend (yippee!) and some beautiful weather. I'll be getting out this afternoon for a 2km walk, and will pull out the Wii Fit and spend some time hula hooping.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Monday, March 29, 2010
I love fresh fruit and veggies. Love. But when I went through this past week's nutrition logs I found that I only met 5 servings of fruits & vegetables once. Once. I definitely want to improve this, not only because they're super-amazing-good for you, but also because they fill you up.
Because I know this is something I need to work on, this week during grocery shopping I picked up a fruit platter and veggie platter. It's a little pricey, but everything is cut up and ready to go, and easy to either add on beside a meal, eat while cooking a meal, or tuck into a lunch bag.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Woohoo! I've worked super-hard this week at watching my calories, exercising, and general healthy thinking and yay-yay-yay! I'm down 2.4 pounds! :)
I'm very proud of myself. I'm an emotional eater and this week had a little episode that usually would have sent me running for the nearest fast food place. Which then would have led to binge-eating, feeling good for a moment, and then becoming embarrassed and hiding the wrappers. Instead I reminded myself of my goal, and that I had a wonderful lunch waiting at home for me, and I did it! I resisted the emotional-eating call!
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