Saturday, January 26, 2013
Even with everything that went on this week I still lost weight AND I stayed away from the junk. Since being back on Spark (Jan. 11) I'm down 7 lbs!
I haven't had chips or other junk foods in just over 2 weeks, no pop in 2 weeks (the last one I had I didn't even like the taste of) AND I don't feel deprived nor do I crave the junk. It honestly rarely crosses my mind. Only once as I hadn't eaten most of the day and I was hungry but I pushed through it and had a quick healthy snack (baby carrots and a handful of cherry tomatoes) when I finally got home while I made dinner. It also helped me to not over eat at dinner.
The girls at work noticed a difference. They told me I look trimmer, happier (even though I'm so stressed out right now) and I had more energy (got my job done quicker even with being careful of my elbow). I can truly say I missed not only my residents but the girls I work with, some of which leave on Monday for 2 weeks in Costa Rica - lucky girls!
I've cut out a lot of the sugar and salt from our meals. I have limited my animal products, and I've cut out all processed/refined foods. I even surprised the hubby by making my own pizza dough last night for dinner (with the help of a breadmaker) - and no one could tell I subbed the white flour for chickpea flour. The kids made a pizza for them and their dad (he got caught on a call and was late getting home), and then we made a veggie pizza for all of us to share. With the kids being teenagers and spending most of their time right now studying for exams this was a great way to spend time with them.
We have a staff only fitness room at work. It's a room at the end of a hall in the basement, I knew where it was but I've never looked at it. I got told last night that it rarely gets used. So I decided to go take a look at it. I was surprised by what all was there: treadmill, stepper, elliptical, recumbent bike, mini tramp, gazelle, and some of the more gimmicky type equipment too but they may be fun to try as well as a dvd/tv for doing videos. All for $5 a month. When I go in on Monday I'm going to sign up for February. Time to add new music to my phone and get to working out on the bike.