Wednesday, June 19, 2013
but still have some "wiggle room".
I weighed in "officially" this morning and I'm up .6. I'm still 1.6 lbs. below my goal weight so all is good. I've been "back at goal" for over 7 weeks now and have actually been below most of that time.
My eating is still ok. I'll always have to be mindful of portion control and "mindless snacking". I'm still mostly eating the "low carb" way, so I don't really track. I still have to keep away from the chips & crackers (my downfall!). I do eat 1-2 servings of fruit and grains a day (whole grains) now. I mostly eat lean protein & vegetables.
Lately I've been having some frozen yogurt at night instead of my sugar free pudding. I really need to watch this because the sugar is higher and I also "cheat" a little with the portion. With the pudding I put the cup or serving in a bowl and sometimes add fruit & nuts with whip cream. This makes a very yummy dessert and I have the portion in control. With the yogurt, I sometimes "load up" my bowl!
DH and I ran last night. The girls were all really hungry, so we grilled out some steak, hot dogs & veggies for them and then went to the park. We were going back and forth on whether to run inside or out. It rained most of yesterday (again!) and was starting to cloud back up. We parked near the trail (in case we had to run to the car). By the time we stretched out and I ran a little on the hilly trail, it was starting to thunder a little and the black clouds were rolling in. I turned around and ran to the gym! I got there just in time and it started to pour. I probably already had about 1/4 mile (or more) in at that time and I ran 2.5 miles straight on the indoor track. I kind of lost track of the laps, but it was about 30 mins. of running!
I walked a couple of laps and still hadn't seen DH. It pretty much poured the whole time I was in the gym. I walked back to the car (it was just a light rain by now) and I saw him stretching out under a pavilion. He ran 3.1 miles in the pouring rain! When we got home, our yummy food was waiting for us!
I know my exercise and activity level is helping me maintain. I don't really see that slowing down because I now have a lot of motivation from my girls and DH. I really would like to join the gym at the rec. center and get in some classes and use the weights, but we really can't afford it (or the time). I see the benefit of strength training with DD#2. Her running and now the weight training program she's doing at the school has really improved her athletic ability. Granted she's a 14 year old girl, but she's really toned now! I also know strength training is very important for "women of a certain age" - meaning me!
It's my constant struggle to do my "workout DVD". I mentioned before that I actually like the Coach Nicole workout, I have it set up in my bedroom where I can do it anytime I'd like, I just can't find the motivation.
I just joined a "maintenance challenge" that goes through the summer, so there's some more motivation!