4/23/13 - Update
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Today is only Tuesday, but I must say that so far the week is going pretty good. I'm really good with schedules so as long as I stay on schedule, I can stay on track. When the weekend comes, it's a different story. A lot of times I find myself up at 1:00am looking for snack in the pantry. It's crazy because sometimes I'm not even hungry. I think it's a mental thing. When you sit in front of the t.v., your mind says "Snack Time"! LOL I did manage to do a physical activity this weekend. I cleaned my shed. LOL No, I did not make it to the gym. I was too lazy, but I did get up and pull everything out and put back neatly. Lifting and sweating...I kept saying to myself this is exercise. But, of course I had to mess up somewhere. For me, it wasn't even the food. It was the drink. By me chilling outside on my patio, it caused me to want to sip on Champagne. I hate that I do that because I don't even know how many calories it is. But, of well. It's done. So Monday came and I ate AND tracked my food. I didn't go to the gym during lunch because I felt lazy. BUT I did go after work. I was feeling really tired and stressed from work. I felt like working out would help me feel better. It did. I was tired as I was walking on that treadmill for 60 minutes. I kept staring at the clock saying to myself, I want to go home. But, I also kept saying you will be done soon enough. Once I was done, I felt accomplished. I was just so happy to get another workout done. I like tracking that compared to the food. LOL So, today is Tuesday and I have been doing really good with eating and snacking. I found another snack to add to my list. Something called Chip'ins. They are popcorn chips. I absolutely LOVE Smartfood white cheddar popcorn so I figured these would be a good substitute. Well, they are really good. They taste just like popcorn. I'm able to maintain my portions better with these. Of course they aren't as good as the real thing, but it will do. I count out 18 chips and I'm pretty satisfied after I eat them. Today I was excited to go to the gym today. Don't ask me why. I guess just excited that I am back in there again. So when I got there today I was able to jog for 8 minutes nonstop. I was proud of myself. Then, I would walk at an incline, then jogged for about another 4 minutes. Of course, after getting back to my desk EVERYTHING hurts. But, it's a reminder that I am getting my body in shape. I plan on going home and eating a reasonable dinner. My goal for today is to go to sleep at 10:00pm. If I accomplish this, I make sure that I don't give myself to snack or crave anything that I don't need. I HAVE to get rid of this stomach. It jiggles when I walk. I HATE it.