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Back at It!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

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! emoticon emoticon

April goals/progress
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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MOTHEPRO 4/11/2013 10:43AM

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Amelia is darling!

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SHARON10002 4/10/2013 10:21PM

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I have a harder time on the weekends, too. For me with my DH home, he wants to eat almost non-stop, and it's harder for me to distract myself. When it's just me, and he's not home from work, I can talk myself out of it, or find something to do. Tracking is important, and I've also found weighing for portion control a big help, too. I bought an OXO Digital readout scale, and it's so easy to use; plus it has a zero out feature so I can put my empty dish on it, zero it out, add food until I get to desired portion - it's foolproof!
You are doing emoticon on your C25K!!!
Love little Amelia standing up there all by herself! My little Leah is just sitting up by herself. Don't you just love being a grandma?!
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EBURGITE 4/10/2013 3:36PM

cute grandbaby!
hope the rest of your week goes great

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KKKAREN 4/10/2013 10:50AM

    I get red faced with exercise too. Makes you feel lilke you really did something good.

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CDCSMITH2013 4/10/2013 6:40AM

    Way to go!

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ROSEWCI 4/10/2013 5:38AM

    emoticon Amelia!!! You GO girl!!!

And you're doing GREAT Cathy!!! Identifying that it's anxiety that drives you to binge & over eat is a huge discovery! Often time, it's irrational fear that drives our anxiety. For me, I gotta work on "self talk" & getting myself to "stay in the moment"...otherwise I worry about everything & my anxiety level increases. And of course, w/the anxiety comes a huge appetite & I then my crave for comfort foods! Ice cream is my most favorite...but there's lots of others!!! I just need to find other ways to "comfort" my anxiety w/out using food! Easier said than done!

Keep pushing girl...& moving forward!!! emoticon

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PROUD-GRANDMA 4/10/2013 1:30AM

    emoticon Amelia is too cute!

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DUXGRL1 4/9/2013 10:49PM

    You look great!

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    Oh my gosh!! The picture of Amelia is soooooooooooooo cute!!!! Your son is wonderful to send you this picture with the caption! Love it!

I like your beet red face picture too. LOL. Good job!

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    Yep, tracking food makes SUCH a big difference. It really helps a lot. You have a great plan going there and it sounds like you had a super great day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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