Sunday, February 03, 2013
I have resolved to lose 13 pounds in 13 weeks, but what am I doing to make it happen? I have done a bit of fitness virtually every day (missed 2). The fitness I've done hasn't really gotten my heart pounding or sweat pouring, but I am leaps and bounds ahead of where I was. I think I will do more Leslie Sansone to really rev up my fat burning! I need to take strength training more seriously because when the weather warms up for spring and summer and I'm baring flesh, I want it to look toned as well as less fat! Some of you fitness fanatics really inspire me with your pictures!
I buy and fix a lot of healthy food. The trouble is I augment it with a lot of not-so-healthy things. I won't enumerate all the poor eating choices I have made in 2013, but suffice it to say, I have been over my calorie limit many days. I need to do like my other spark friend that makes a plan to eat 7 helpings of "freggies" each day. I usually clock 3, but need to get more. I did that today by eating corn and turnip greens with my trout as well as some pinto beans. I then didn't eat anything else until about an hour ago when I put together a big veggie salad with several kinds of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, beets and feta cheese. I am feeling pretty satiated now. I still have a few calories to spare so I might eat some graham crackers later.
I made a healthy fruit salad a la Hungry Girl that includes cucumbers in the mix. You can google just about any of her recipes and get them online--where I got this recipe. It is supposed to marinate until tomorrow, but I'll need to get those "freggies" in tomorrow too.
I am being very good about getting in my water. I usually get 8-9 servings daily, but I consider 6 to be very good if that's all I get. I have a streak going where I have to get 6 cups and I do that nearly every day.
I have NOT been a good tracker for several months. One reason is that I eat so many homemade things and tracking them is pretty time-consuming and inexact. I tracked everything today though and I hope I am turning over a new leaf. I REALLY want to jumpstart my weightloss again. I want to get into the 210s. I really want to get below 200 in 2013. I have to do more than I have been doing lately if I want that number to change though.
I wore my pants and a top that I couldn't fit into last summer to church today. It's a top that always gets compliments, and I looked really nice. I want to look nicer still.
Let's rededicate ourselves to our goals today and every day as we get nearer and nearer to our preferred health and fitness status! Keep on sparking!