Monday, August 22, 2011
I ended up going to the mall today because I got a coupon in the mail for a free pair of Victoria's Secret Incredible HipHugger panties [which I got the black and white paisley design], and I happened to stumble upon Borders, which has moved into 40-60% off everything storewide. I hit up the nutrition/weight-loss section and I got a really cool book. It's kind of a book at least. It's called the Diet and Exercise Diary. And it is for a whole year. for $2.60 or something like that after tax. And I picked it up for the hell of it, because it was under $5. Turns out it's pretty cool.
It starts out giving you an introduction and lists the main foods you should be putting into your body and then talks about calories and how your body uses them then to fats and then proteins, carbs then talks about the glycaemic index, fiber, nutrients, water and fluids and then goes off onto exercise. What I really like about the exercise blurb, is that it includes incidental exercise - like how far you walked to catch the bus, or intentionally parking your car a mile away from an event so you get a mile walk in.
From there it lists some basic activities - like golf, calisthenics, gardening, walking, rollerblading, jogging, hiking etc., and how many calories they burn.
But what I really like about it, is that at the end of every 4 weeks, it gives you a monthly summary page, where you calculate and log the weight lost, your average daily calories, fat, protein, etc.
Annnnd a big fast spider just crawled across my room and under my bed. - Sorry I had to watch the other side of my bed incase it scurried that way. Which it did. Spider's not in my garbage can. He was a fast little expletive. AAAAND back:
It also has a square where you can take monthly pictures of yourself and tape them in. so you can flip back and visually see your progress. It also gives you a place to log your average monthly alcohol intake.
And I realize that a lot of this can be done on Spark too, but sometimes having a hard copy and an electronic copy is the best way to go.
Oh, and the journal was put together by Aussies. Can't go wrong there.
Oh one more point. I found out recently that through most libraries, you can use a smartphone or your computer to download and read books electronically. And The Spark is available through the King County Library System for all you Seattleite's who have been interested in reading it, but not wanting to spend the money!
I'm going to make this really long:
Day 2 of running tomorrow [I know, I know it will have been a 3 day break, but I promise I've been getting a TON of walking in.]! After my first full day working/schooling in forever! I start my Pre-Autumn Experience tomorrow! I have a meeting in Tacoma, and then from there I find out about what I'm supposed to be doing and helping the classroom I was assigned to be set up for back to school! And I am working on my back to school bulletin board! It's going to be 'Look Who We Roped Into 2nd Grade!' and have a cowboy on a horse with a lasso up in the air and then all the kids names will be on little cowboy hats and boots. :)
Anyway, I'm off to read!