Friday, February 22, 2013
I took a break from using my nutritional tracker here at SP. I do that when I get fed up and bitter about tracking everything I put in my mouth. This time around I lost weight and then maintained. When it started to feel like things were going sideways I came back around to the tracker.
After a few days this is what I've noticed ...
Lunch is very low in calories
Dinner is higher in calories
This imbalance can cause at least two things to happen: 1) hunger in the afternoon and a slow down in productivity 2) over eating at night due hunger issues when I arrive home from work. This ultimately has brought on binge episodes which lead to all sorts of fun facts. Time to find balance with my two larger meals during the week.
I've also started to incorporate veg snacks throughout my day. At this time I am leaning more towards English cucumbers and celery to fend off hunger. It works. I've also been exploring different types of cucumbers with the English being my current favorite.
At night my favorite veg to snack on is roasted kale and/or roasted radishes. Both are super easy to make and inexpensive!
I'm still going strong with the strength training workouts but I have to admit that I miss my hot, sweaty cardio sessions. I desperately miss boxing too! Strength training is were it's at so I'm staying put for now. I did get a boost at the gym the other night when a woman walked over and complimented my arms and how they are toning. YES!
I'm spot on with my water intake. I drink water like it's my job now. I have my favorite cups at work and home with each holding 32 oz at a time. Can't go wrong there.
I've been dedicating more time to me. What a difference that makes. I'm enjoying quiet time, reading, scrabble, massages and music again. This has helped with all aspects of my life.
We have decided that we need more "fun time." Work, work, work makes us a bit cranky and let's face it, it's fun to have something to look forward too. We indulge in free activities around town, go into the city and walk and use Groupon.com to find great deals that are affordable. This month we went Go Kart Racing, talk about fun. This weekend we are going to see the Monster Truck show. Next month, racing again - Go Karts and Stock Cars. In the summer we have plans to go to a botanical garden up North.
It's good to find what works, fix what isn't and to remember to have fun.