S - Support and be Supported
P - Patience and Preparation
A - Appreciate and
R - Ready or not....
K - Keep Sparking
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R-Ready or Not
Ready or not, it is officially the first day of Summer 2013. The only first day of summer 2013 that you will have.
Ready or not, 171 days have passed since January 1st.
Ready or not, we are almost half way through 2013.
Ready or not, my "100 days Until Summer" challenge is over and I'm ready (or not) for the next one.
Ready or not...
That pretty much sums up life doesn't it?
Ready or not, each day greets us with endless possibilities and choices. And sadly, to weigh, or not to weigh is a really nagging question that occupies WAY too much mental energy for all of us. Really, if the combined brain power of how much we obsess on the scale were applied to cure obesity (which is now officially a disease, for better or for worse) maybe we could have cured obesity by now.
At any rate...I digress...
So, Ready or not, here are some pictures of me this morning.
Ready or not, I hopped on the scale today and was pleasantly surprised to see 199.8 lbs on the scale. The last time I officially weighed in I was hovering around 210 plus or minus 2 lbs and would have given "anything" to see 199 again.
That mentality, the "'I'd give anything'" to see XYZ" implies a certain amount of desperation and mental discord that I'm was just tired of dealing with, leading me to ditch the numbers on the scale as a way to distract myself from it.
I was also pleasantly surprised because in the last decade or two, anytime I got into "onederland" it was from some seemingly Herculean effort of calorie restricting and exercising.
The last 100 days have been pretty easy on my psyche.
I did not have to get on the scale when the weather began hitting the 80's and I could feel my fingers swelling with retained water. I could sit back and ride that transition period out, focusing and the numbers that matter...food, water and fitness. I kept plugging along with tracking, I got in my activity and exercise and I drank my water.
And check out my food tracker. Take a gander at what I ate this last week.
I really considered severely restricting my calories this week in order to ensure a "good" number on the scale, but then mentally slapped myself and just kept on plugging away.
I ate popcorn and corn chips yesterday. All tracked. Easy peasy.
I also drank 100 oz of water. I know that seems like a crazy amount, but it has to do with easing into my next challenge which I will get into with my next blog. Getting used to drinking 100+ oz of water is one of the components of that, so I have been drinking that much water everyday for the last week.
Spark says I should eat between 1550 and 1900 calories per day which is pretty generous.
Here is a chart for the last 100 days.
Most days seem "low" calorie wise but in as a general rule, I don't log "BLT's" (bites, licks and tastes) I decided that I just can NOT be that obsessive forever and this has to be something that lasts a lifetime, so I try to come in a little low on my logged food and just be cognizant of not taking TOO many BLTs.
The really low calorie "sinkers" on the chart were probably days I was feeling under the weather. The higher "floaters" on the chart were most likely parties or restaurant occasions, or days I just felt hungrier.
Also, I managed to get in and log some sort of fitness every day for the last 100 days. At least 20 minutes worth:
So the question now is where do I go from here....
Ready or not...see my next blog if you want to know!!