Saturday, February 02, 2013
After making my decision to go all in, I started thinking about what "all in" looks like for me. One thing that I decided is that my current goals were unrealistic. I SAID I wanted to lose 1 pound a week, but I had my nutrition/fitness set for 2 pounds a week. That meant my calorie range was like 1210-1530. That's just crazy talk and there was no way I was going to be successful starting there. I also had not changed my fitness goals from when I was going to Curves a minimum of 4 days a week so I went in and lowered that too. My result was that I will be starting with 3-10 minute strength and 3-20 minute cardio sessions per week and my calorie range has gone up to 1480-1830 which is much more manageable than before. I will adjust as I need to, but I feel comfortable starting here.
I have started having oatmeal for breakfast every day - with a tablespoon of peanut butter and raisins, banana or apple mixed in. It's healthy and hearty and I really like it, but at right around 300 calories plus about 40 calories worth of fat free half and half in my several cups of decaf coffee I just kept feeling like I was derailed every day by 8am and ready to throw in the towel by 9. So - this way the extra 300 calories in my range gives me room for breakfast and I can feel better about the start to my day. It also leaves room for a slightly higher calorie lunch and supper and a small snack sometime during the day as well as an occasional treat as long as I'm careful and plan well in advance.
So - that means using the meal planner tool here and then doing some shopping for the week.
So - to do for the day:
-Little guy has a basketball game quite a drive away, so that's about a 2 hour chunk between drive time and game time. I need to pack us a picnic lunch to eat on the road since the game is at noon. I also need to take a snack for him after the game since I'm not sure if any parent signed up for snack duty today.
-I've got to get my house cleaned and all my Sunday chores done today so I can sit back and watch the game tomorrow.
-Spend some time with the nutrition tracker/meal planner to lay out what I can live with for the week. I really wish I could pick and choose - like enter my own breakfast and lunch, but ask the tracker to give me supper options only. I guess Spark doesn't do that because then they can't guarantee that the choices people make are well balanced. I do understand that my choices may not be as perfectly well rounded as Spark's, but my lunches have to be quick, easy, portable, and not require cooking so a lot of their recommendations are out.
-Make a grocery list and go shopping
-Find 20 minutes to walk and 10 to do some ST
-Go to the library - my books are already a week overdue. YIKES! Maybe I'll have time to walk to the library after the boy's game and kill 2 birds with one stone (or book).
-Almost forgot - I have to do my taxes too.
Happy Saturday all!