JENNALYN216's SparkPeople Blog JENNALYN216's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Thwarted... Temporarily I was so proud of myself for actually getting up and going to the gym yesterday morning before work, and I was planning to do the same today and tomorrow as well. For one thing, I love getting it out of the way early, and I feel better about myself all day. But also, work's really busy these days and we have the opportunity for overtime most evenings, and I wanted to take advantage of that without having to give up my workouts. But then Old Man Winter decided to pay us a visit, and I knew ... Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:58:24 EST Emotional Eating So, the hubby and I decided to celebrate Christmas early and open our presents last night. We skipped the evening workout we'd planned (since we didn't get up in the morning to do it), made a fire, watched A Christmas Story, and just enjoyed a quiet evening in. But what I noticed was that when we first discussed this idea, my mind instantly went to food. "Ooh! If we're celebrating Christmas tonight, then we should have something more special for dinner," I thought. And by "special," I me... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:34:52 EST A little discouraged... So, I had one bad eating day last week, but got right back on track. After my workout on Saturday morning, I was down another 2.5 pounds from my previous weigh-in, which I had done on Monday morning. But then on Sunday... My hubby took me to see Wicked for my birthday (which was in February, incidentally), and we stopped for ice cream on the way home. And then I wanted some salty, crunchy snacks that night, so I got a bag of Chex Mix. But I ate almost the whole bag, which was 8 servings.... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:12:01 EST Mmm... Ice cream... So, I started the day with a 60-mile, 4.5-hour bike ride, and spent the rest of the day hungry, trying to make up those 4,000+ calories burned. Hence my complete and utter disregard for trying to make healthy food choices today. And since I still ended up eating less than what I burned, (even with the pint of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream!), I'm not too worried, even though SparkPeople is reprimanding me for going over in calories, fat, and carbs. (Which does make me wonder why the... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 21:34:41 EST Week 1 Monday- <BR> Got up early (5:15) to hit the gym for an upper-body strength training workout followed by 20 minutes of cardio on the stair machine. Both went well, and I enjoyed the stair climbing a lot more than I expected. I had never done that before! After work Monday, I headed back to the gym for a swim. It was also enjoyable, though I only swam 1.5 miles instead of the 2 I usually do. I'll blame that on too few carbs and having already worked out that morning. But it was still a go... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 09:15:01 EST