Made a Decision to Take a 20% Day
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I have this 80/20 plan. I make 80 % well-thought out, planned decisions. Or at least, 80 % better decisions than less than good ones. After my podiatry appointment this morning, I went to the gym and used the treadmill for 90 minutes. Ran intermittently 3 times with my speed spurts. Total, 5 miles. Hadn't planned to go 90 minutes, but the TV in front of me had Law & Order on ... and after it was over, I wanted to finish the 5 miles. OK, so that was a better decision. Didn't do strength training today, since I did it Sun & Mon.
Went to Chilli's for lunch. Had the mesquite chicken salad and thoroughly enjoyed it. I actually thought, when it arrived, I'd take half of it home. Hah! It was too good. So, that was about 800 calories (I left off the ranch dressing). I looked at the dessert menu, but nothing enticed me. Walked over to the nearby Walgreen's and wandered around. Found the frozen food section (ominous music here) and got some Moose Track ice cream - what they laughingly call 4 servings (1 pint) and I call unit dose. Yep - when I got it home, I ate the whole thing (600 Cal). So, I'm over my fat limit for the day, but have a little room for everything else. Since I've reSparked in Dec, I've lost 38 pounds and been pretty good. I think I've really had less than 20% wild & crazy in the past 6 months. I not only forgive myself, I embrace it - but only for today!
Crack-a-boom! Thunder and lightning and pouring rain. Flash flood warnings for the next couple of hours. Suddenly, my lap is very popular and it's hard to type.
Some people were struck with lightning on the 4th of July while they were out to wsatch fireworks. One died. A 12 yo girl was struck last night, but seems to be OK. Think I'll put off walking the pups. Maybe, we'll have to do obedience work inside, instead.
Word for the day: Synergism [syn·er·gism] n. Interaction of discrete agencies or conditions where the total effect is greater than the sum of the individual parts.
As in: "The synergism of the exercise and nutrition resources and support systems on SparkPeople magnifies the positive results."