Melt-Like-a-Snowman Challenge: Week 2

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I'm a little late with this one, but here goes:

I'm still enjoying the challenge, although I've been a little distracted lately. For one thing, our firewall stopped blocking facebook, so now I've met up with 99 friends from my past and my present! It's quite addictive. Also, I've been in the early stages of bronchitis, I think. In fact, it's just at the stage when my lungs start to burn. I'm trying to take it easy on my cardio, but still do some sort of exercise daily.

I'm still tracking my food (except on weekends) and I'm eating AT LEAST 3 veggies/fruits per day most days. The veggie/fruit thing has always been difficult for me. I like them, I just don't eat them often. Another thing, I've been paying attention to my protien lately. I've found that if I eat a little cheese in the day, it boosts my protien count sufficiently.

One thing I've noticed with SparkPeople is that when I get into great cardio health, I begin to have a huge slide in blood pressure, though! I've been trying really hard to figure it out and/or overcome it, but it's evaded my understanding! I think I finally figured it out this week! When I exercise, I sweat like a pig. Actually, worse than that! I have to sit around in my exercise clothes to let them dry before I take them off, so they don't stick to my body! Anyway, I think I'm losing ALOT of salt when that happens. So, I've been TRYING to up my salt intake. It's difficult, though, because a little bit of salt goes a long way for me. But, I'm trying..

As for the pampering I did for myself this week: I signed up to go with a friend to a Weekend Scrapbook Retreat!! I'm so excited!! It's not until the middle of February, so I CAN'T WAIT!!

And my reward for sticking with this challenge to the end: A movie night with my family where I get to pick the movie.
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