Friday, April 26, 2013
I'm sitting on the terrace under starry sky and orange full moon, with my laptop, sparking.
I read several blogs of friends to catch up.
About two weeks ago I planned to go back to logging in daily to read blogs, get points for login, water, fitness minutes and tracking goals, but it didn't happen.
Despite thinking about SparkFriends a lot, I felt a resistance against logging in, both to SparkPeople and my personal email.
I haven't logged in to my personal email still...
Maybe this was on account of spending so many working hours in front of the computer? But I always do that... Anyway, today was a peaceful day and I really desired to log in and see what's happening.
The bronchitis I had is almost completely healed, but I still need an afternoon nap and I'm exhausted when I can't get it. Next Wednesday, May 1st is bank holiday here in Hungary, and I took Monday and Tuesday off, so I have 5 days off.
I'll sleep a lot, and with open windows - after a very long winter I really appreciate the fresh night air coming in.
I exercised everyday, but I had to cut the 4.5 mile forest runs short a few times, and I run about 1-1.5 min/mile slower than usual. I'll use these 5 days to build my endurance back where it used to be.
This morning I ran in the forest (again, walked the last 0.5 miles) and walked one and a half hour with my husband in the evening.
After not logging anything for so long, I rearranged my Other Goals and Spark Streaks.
Deleted quite a few that were not meaningful anymore, like drinking enough water, not smoking and going to bed on time. These I do everyday, no matter what.
I kept these 3 and reset the streaks:
-log in and spin the wheel
-exercise 360 minutes per week
-no mindless evening in the evening
And a new one:
-eating dinner slowly, spending at least 15 minutes actually eating the food
I noticed that I eat dinner too fast, and measured the time eating my dinner.
Oh dear, today I ate my dinner in 7 minutes and yesterday in 8 minutes...
Shocking, isn't it? I'm sure it is connected to mindless eating.
If I eat so fast, it is no wonder my body doesn't realize I had enough, and I keep grazing...
Awkward or not, I'll put the watch in front of me, and will focus on spending a decent time eating my dinner. I hope it will help me stop overeating in the evening.