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Non-Scale Victory and Goal this Week (pics!)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Since I didn't have such a great weekend eating-wise I was in a mental fog and sluggish this morning I HAD TO do my treadmill workout this morning to jump-start me and before our company arrived. I always feel crappy when I eat too much carbs and sugar the next day sort of like a hangover. emoticon I visited my parents and sister yesterday, and the Perkins diner breakfast and pizza later on for dinner was a big no-no to my system. I eat more low-carb during the work week. My body definitely knows the difference!! I have more energy and feel better when I avoid sugar and bad carbs.

Anyway, I have to share a non-scale victory! emoticon I am tempted to share these type of victories on Facebook but I think only a few of my friends could understand. Unlike here on SP!! emoticon

Got on the treadmill to do week#5 of the 5K training program I have done in the past. I decided to try jogging again as the consistency of using a schedule/program helps me to stay on track and I am signing up for 5K in April. I'm up to 8 min jogging intervals with 2 min walks. It was so freakin' tough today compared to the other day I tried it. emoticon Goes to show how my body didn't like the food it got this weekend.

I watched TV and listened to my iPod shuffle to pass the time. I watched Oprah before I knew it the time went, and I decided to do incline interval walking after my 5K training. Lo' and behold I did 75 MIN!! Burning a whopping 568 calories! emoticon That's alot for 5' 1" me.

This week I have a goal to get my weight on the scale in the 130's. I have been since January going emoticon and emoticon with the same 10 lbs and frankly I'm getting a bit tired of it. emoticon I know weekends are a struggle for me, my metabolism is not as fast as it was when I was in my 30's so I have to accept that I have to stay on my meal plan strictly 24/7 instead of 24/6 to lose weight consistently. I am hoping that I will continue to have higher calorie burns as my jogging intervals increase to allow for a lil' more calories than the 1200 I am on right now using MyFitnessPal.

I'm going to keep eating healthy as I have been the past month.

Breakfasts I have my South Beach spinach quiches or Uncle Sam's cereal with unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I may have also half a medium banana.

Snacks include either some almonds or raw sunflower seeds in the morning and then in the afternoons some plain greek non-fat yogurt with chia gel I have made earlier and blueberries or unsweetened apple sauce with a little stevia. Sometimes I'll have half a cup of unsalted 1% cottage cheese too. On the days I jog I'll have in the afternoon with my yogurt a piece of fruit like a pear, apple or orange.

Lunch is always a big salad with spring mix greens and baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup of beans (either light red kidney, chickpeas, cannellini beans), cucumber, avocado, strawberries, with a sprinkle of chia seeds. I may just have the beans alone or add some grilled chicken, tuna or salmon. I'll use Newman's Own light balsamic dressing or this new one I like Braswell's of Georgia 'Vidalia Onion Creamy Cucumber.' I measure out the portion and carry in a separate little container I have.

Dinners are using some type of protein maybe baked fish, chicken I made in a crockpot with salsa, grilled chicken with a side of non-starchy veggies like asparagus roasted (yum), baby bok choy my favorite but hard to find or broccoli. I like also making a tofu stirfry with a bunch of veggies and a lite teriyaki sauce. Or I can make a egg white veggie omelette. Sorry, I have no dinner pics.

Going to really emoticon harder this week to make this goal!! I really have to start strength training, I've been concentrating on the 5K training program too much and try the new Wii Zumba Core workout I got.

Would love to hear your non-scale victories!! If you have any let me know!! emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KSMGLASS 4/3/2013 10:56AM

    emoticon job on the treadmill!!! And your eating plan sounds like a real winner!!! emoticon emoticon You are sure to drop into the 130s!!! Wishing you much luck and success and best of luck on your 5K!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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CALGIRL80 4/1/2013 3:18PM

  Great Job!. I totally understand the small victories. After a freak accident with a shopping cart, I was bedridden for 6 months with traumatic neuropathy. About 2 months ago I finally started running again. While I am still at 1min on/1 off my speed of both has increased from an avg 15 min/mi to a 14min/mi. Small Victories.

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WATCHMEGO! 4/1/2013 6:09AM

    Excellent plan and emoticon on the burn and treadmill!

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GIELLIOT 3/31/2013 11:10PM

    Great food and activity plan! Hope it goes well!!

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NEWME0519 3/31/2013 8:22PM

    Great job! It's true!
'Time flies when you're having fun!'

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DMEYER4 3/31/2013 8:12PM

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