I've gotten back on track again. This weekend was a real diversion off plan. Saturday, I was struggling internally with feelings and emotions...trying to get my psyche back to "up" with an inclination to feel "down." I think it was mostly anxiety. That seems to be my predominant negative emotion that I fight with. I guess the one good thing is that I recognize it and I do fight against it. I don't just give in to it. It is a really hard time for me to stay on plan. And I didn't manage to stick with it this weekend.
Yesterday, I tried to eat on plan and record everything. I underestimated and went over on my calories. Today, I ate and recorded everything and stayed in range. Yay!
In watching my weight during this period, I saw my weight go up to 198.2! Yikes! But, then today it was down to 193.6. Whew!
Today, I got back to C25K. I did Day 1 of Week 5...doing 3 5-minute runs, with 3-minute walks in-between. I did it! I used the breathe-in-for-3-steps/breathe
-out-for-2-steps breathing method. It helped. I was determined to do it...I knew it would be hard and I would be red-faced by the end. But that's okay. I would push through it...refuse to stop. I can rest and cool down afterwards...and I did! Here's my red-faced victory picture:
For dinner, we fixed a Spark Recipe...Chicken and Broccoli Casserole. It was delicious. I picked up the low-salt cream of mushroom soup and low-fat mayonnaise on the way home. When I got home, I started the water boiling and got my workout clothes on. I got DH to finish boiling the chicken and put the dish together while I did my C25K workout. It was an easy 5-ingredient dish and only 284 calories per serving. We had it with a slice of angel food cake with strawberries and light whipped cream.
It was gorgeous today! I enjoyed going out at lunchtime and seeing the great sunshine; and when I came home from work, I opened the kitchen windows for some great fresh air during our dinner and dinner preparations.
Hope you all had a great start to your week! Keep up the great work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on!
1. Get below 190...Progress - at 193.6
2. Complete C25K...Progress - completed W5D1
3. Do 10 plank pushups...Progress - can do 3 plank pushups
4. Have fresh freggies daily...Progress - 8/9
5. Spend SP time daily...Progress - 8/9
6. Spend Wii time daily...Progress - 4/9
Picture of the day:
My son sent me a message, "Look what I can do, grandma!" ...and then this picture...
Looks like Amelia has discovered standing while holding on! You go, girl!