Thursday, June 13, 2013
The BLC challenge has been going very well. I started off rocky and after a visit to the Dr. and finding out the problem I was able to adjust my days and begin to succeed. My mood is up, my energy is up, overall things are going well.
Our weigh in was yesterday and I was down a couple pounds. Nice to see after having 4 days without much exercise. I know weight fluctuates and its not the end all be all, but who can say that seeing that little change doesn't boost their mood.
I've managed to increase my freggie intake. My goal is to eat at least one portion of each food group per meal. So far I'm on day 3 and have done ok with this. I'm not at the recommended and I don't always get enough but its a start. I've started planning a little bit with the meals, this became increasingly difficult when most of my dry foods were sent to my new house. That left me fairly limited but definitely forced me to eat the fresh freggies over boxed foods. My next food goal will be planning my snacks. I have a bad habit of munching and if the fruits and veggies aren't pre cut I won't bother with them. I need to spend an hour or so chopping some and storing as snacks so I make healthier choices.
I'm also having a tough time at night with eating. Not because I want to munch, but because I'm actually hungry. I try the tricks - drink water, brush teeth, etc. - But I am legitimately hungry. I think I may need to increase my food intake by a couple hundred calories so that this hunger diminishes slightly. I haven't played baseball this week and I'm pretty close to burning "too many" calories for the calorie intake range that I'm in. On the other hand I know that eating veggies and fruits won't increase my calorie intake drastically like other snacks AND its good for me, so maybe my planning would help me stay full without having to increase my calorie intake.
Anyways, its late and I need to get in 7 hours of sleep, luckily I don't have to work as of yet so I can sleep in a little bit and enjoy my day. I have a big weekend coming packing and moving as well as father's day. I hope to get through the challenges with BLC in perfection (my goal I think is obtainable this weekend if I plan appropriately).
Love the Phoenix Team and all the ladies in the group! I appreciate their constant support of myself and the team as well as the cheerful participation that goes on. I hope that once I'm settled in I will be able to contribute more to the chat thread and really get to meet these wonderful people I'm sharing my BLC and lifelong journey with.