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CBAILEYC
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

So I'm feeling more of the physically active mojo lately, and that's a good thing.
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Bill and I have a walk scheduled for after work with the puppies, and then I'll finish off with a 2-3 mi run afterward.
We walked at OHS last evening, but that was only about an hour or so.
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On the strength side of things.. well, Irish is incredible in what she has accomplished and absolutely made me realize I need to get back into that weights/strength game again.

Go check out her blog and tell me she's not amazing!
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Talk about motivation to make it happen!

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I am not comparing myself to Irish, or anyone else. I ~am~ admiring her hard-won ability and strength, and using that to motivate me!
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I can swing the crunches, but honey I'm no where near close to the other numbers. Heck, I can't even do ONE boy pushup! I struggled doing 5 girl pushups the other evening (yes, after reading that blog), and rather than giving up, I opted to change to wall pushups until I can rebuild that strength again.

Don't give in to failure - go around it!
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So I'm doing crunches and wall pushups alternately each day now. I still have my gym membership until March, so I really do need to make use of it. Just from the crunches and WPs, I can feel my muscles, a little achy, and I've missed that feeling!
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My nutrition, however, is still in the crapper.
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It's the same ole pattern - eating well during the day because I'm at work and I have my meals and snacks packed and portioned. When we got home last night, I had a delish chicken chili kind of dish Bill made in the crockpot, with a slice of bread. That should have been enough. Instead, I cruised like a shark toward the snack cabinet and spied the Ritz crackers.
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Y'all know my horrible history with these crackers. Bill bought them while I was in recovery mode and not leaving the house. Believe me, he got the 'you suck' glare from me when he unpacked them initially. I had ignored them clear up until I didn't, and then I caved.

A sleeve of crackers with greek yogurt jalapeno dip later, I was overstuffed, uncomfortable, and frankly disgusted with myself - at least I was when I woke up this morning. There's always the morning after remorse.

I logged it, and my calorie count was ridiculous. Seriously ridiculous.
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And that's why I'm still where I am. Yes, I'm gathering my resources and marshaling my troops and getting my *ss into gear - I need to reign in my eating, get my nutrition in order, and balance things out.

C~
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  • v GAYEMC
    emoticon of that I have no doubt!
    1401 days ago
  • v GINGERHAWK
    Fantastic job on the exercise front. Hang in there on the food front - you can totally do this!
    1402 days ago
  • v DIANER2014
    You can do it! Just hang in there! emoticon
    1402 days ago
  • v WALKAWAY
    emoticon I used to have the after dinner eating demon under control, but for the last 6 months that's been emoticon in my day. Heck, depending on my day it starts the minute I walk in the door from work. I'm putting ST back on my evening schedule starting this weekend and then I need to find a project/hobby to work on.

    Hang in there. You/we can do this. emoticon
    1402 days ago
  • v OTTERBEME
    Candy... I'm so glad you're gettin' your shtuff together!!
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    I hear determination and grrrrr in your blogs and know that you are on your way! You have a ton of friends cheering you on. Eh, so you ate some crackers.... you lived and learned and now you ARE going to do better! The meal planning sounds wonderful and so does the alternating crunches / pushups! I couldn't even do ONE "proper" girl pushup and now I'm almost up to 10! I'll take that. Thanks for sharing your IRISH friend with us. She's super inspiring!!
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    So after dinner when you feel the urge to get ridiculous.... you are going to hear Irish and all your sparkfriends .....
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    "Back away from the cupboard - think APPLES and CARROTS!!"
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    1402 days ago
  • v MUSTANG_SALLY2
    I admire Miss Irish too! You and she are a lot a like in my book. I'm so proud of you both! I'm a big fan of those crackers too. I use to be really good at counting out a serving, 5, and that was it. Not lately. Sigh.

    We can do this. I can't wait to see your numbers!

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    1402 days ago
  • v IRISHBEANERGAL
    Aww shucks, Candy - you flatter me. Thanks for the shout -out.

    For the record? I am in AWE of your running - I want to be a runner... (sigh)

    And once again, you have crawled inside my head - Candy, you are ME... seriously...

    Eat perfect (YES PERFECT) all day - come home from work, sensible dinner.. and BAM... eat the house.

    Up until 7:30pm I have it under control I stay up until about 10-11pm to catch up on stuff, do extra work (2nd job consulting) and general things that get lost in the day.. .and those hours until 11 are my nutritional beast.

    If I drink water in hopes of killing the beast- I am up all night pee'ing... sorry tmi.

    Any ideas you have are welcome... Duct tape comes to mind for me lol

    Stay strong - and continue with your ST - it PAYS off.

    ~Irish
    1402 days ago
  • v REALLY_ROBIN
    I absolutely hear you...I'm opposite I'm eating good...but not doing well getting my work outs in. We are worth doing it the right way, the healthy way. Let's do this together!!! You've got this Candy and so do I!!!


    1402 days ago
  • v KASHMIR
    Sounds like the workouts are in hand, time to move on to the next goal. Nutrition! You will get it in line in no time, I know!
    1402 days ago
  • v NIGHTSKYSTAR
    that last quote sums it up!! keep going..you can do it!
    1402 days ago
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