Saturday, June 02, 2012
Just a babble this morning. Notes to myself. I need to make a short list and post it where I can see it daily.
Okay, so I lost about 5.5 pounds in May and fell short of my Memorial Day goal. Most of that loss was the first week of May, after I shook things up.
So this month, I have some goals and I need to pay extra attention to what I am doing.
I do better when I take my supplements. I just HAVE to remember to do this. I got away from it because my meals were becoming fewer and fewer. So skipping breakfast made me forget those supplements. So I just have to do some reprogramming.
Going to stick with the IFing. Some say the BP coffee is not fasting, and I dont know but it helped me that first week of May so I am going to stick with it. Might even do more of it for lunch and go for more 24s.
I have been doing a lot of activity, but I am thinking that maybe my body is thinking this is the new norm (which it is) so it has adjusted and thus weight loss stalls. I could be building more muscle mass also I guess. My arms have been looking better and better and since my first measurement way back in like January, my arm inches never moved until just the other day, even though that is one place I can see just looks better all the time. So part of my not losing and sometimes gaining, I am thinking it has something to do with muscle doing something. Because I know there is just absolutely no way I could gain fat pounds based on what I eat and my activity level. It just absolutely is not possible.
Now that I have perfected my yogurt, I am thinking I need to cut it back out. I had cut it out and then the first week of May, I added it back in. I think the added carbs at that time helped me shake things up and lose some, but now that I have stalled again, I am thinking I should cut it back out. Along with the .5 ounces of almonds and the banana that I add to it.
I want to cut those things out, and then I can add them back one at a time. People say when they eat this or this, it does this. And I just can not pin point it like that. I know when you feed a newborn, you introduce one thing at a time. And DH tells me when I change something on the computer, do one thing at a time so I know what works and what doesnt. I am going to apply this same principal to my food and maybe I can then know how something affects me.
But in May, I went from about 20 carbs to about 50 - 75 with some days closer to 100, not many but a few. That seemed to help shake things up temporarily, but now I am thinking that for me right now, I need to cut it back down to under 50. About the only excess I think I can cut would be the yogurt, the banana, and in May I also started having sweet potato, like .5 cup a couple times a week. I am guessing that might should go also, just for now, not forever. Go without for awhile then add it back in one at a time. Trouble is, or it would seem, is how long before you know if it affects you one way or the other. Is it a day, a week? I just dont know how ppl pin point it. I guess the key is to only add one thing back in for a few weeks. Wait a few more weeks, so about a month total for each given item? I dont know.
Okay back to my activity. I like doing the Tabata protocol on my elliptical. I know I am not as intense as what I should be because I could do it every day. I think maybe I should do it every day until I can build up to do it right and then only a few times a week. At the very least, even at a lower intensity, I am doing the short sprint type burst called for in PB. I guess I should look at that and see how often to do the sprints and follow that.
I am also thinking I should get back to more structured ST. I also need to get back to my bathroom routine of squats, calf raises, wall pushups - every time I go potty. I have gotten away from that, and I am starting to see some definition again in my calves so I just need to do that. I removed my log sheet when we had company one time, and out of sight out of mind.
I have my most energy in the morning, so I am thinking I just need to get this stuff out of the way early. Then when I go to work outside, that will just be gravy. But after going outside to work, and coming in hot and sweaty, the last thing I want to do is hop on the elliptical. But if I take an hour early in the mornings, that will still leave plenty of time to garden before it gets too hot outside.
Now that summer is here, the kids will want to be in the pond every day. That is what first started my weight loss last year. I would jump in the pond with them. So I broke down and got a swim suit and I noodle around. That should really help me out also, another hour or so of not too strenuous activity. Water therapy :)
Speaking of which, I also want to incorporate some CT. I have been reading fascinating stuff. I just need to figure out when to add that to my routine. I have more research to do on that, but I want to get started on that today.
Ok, so drinking my coffee now. Need to go take some supplements :)