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Farewell weekend

Sunday, February 24, 2013

This weekend flew by. Saturday I had UIL. It took up most of the day. The bus left at 5:45 am leaving me pretty tired. It was almost a 2 hour bus ride there and of course back too. The day was pretty much consumed with that since by the time I made it home, I had no energy. I broke my streak...no exercise. 5 days was all I got to! I really don't know that I am up to getting a streak going. I think I am more for goals, but I thought I'd try counting streaks. If I hadn't tried I wouldn't know if I would like it.

I am going to work really hard to set and track weekly goals again. I did it a while back when starting c25k, but haven't been consistent with it since then. I was thinking today about my progress and plan. I am not seeing it. After my first pregnancy I lost a lot of weight and never tracked calories. I focused on 3 good, hard workouts a week and it just happened. I have been trying to track calories and workout and I am just not feeling it. I don't know if I want to keep doing it or try something else. I hate focusing on numbers so much. I like having an idea of what I am eating and how many calories, but I don't know that it is helping me be successful. I know it isn't hurting me, so it's not a huge deal, I'm just thinking through things in my brain and this is where I try to work them out.

I went for a good jog today. It was so nice outside. I went around 4 pm and liked it so much better than my early morning ones that I normally have to do on the weekend. I am so proud to report that I jogged the entire way! 27 minutes total! I made it to the end of the hill where I normally turn around and start walking back up the hill because it is so long and hard for me to jog up. I thought to myself that I wasn't hurting anywhere and that I should just try jogging the hill. If things started cramping up or hurting, I would just slow to a walk. But I didn't have to! I just kept jogging! I was so proud. I think I have only done it one or two other times. I always have to walk up it. I didn't even get side stitches.

Food this weekend was bad. I didn't even track so I don't know exactly how bad, but bad is bad. If I hadn't snacked so much today, today wouldn't have been too bad, but I snacked quite a bit.

I am noticing my kids starting some of my unhealthy eating habits and it is really worrying me. A lot. Enough so that I told me husband not to buy any diet coke at the store this morning. I love diet coke so that was huge. That is one of the things I am noticing though. My daughter (5) always asks for coke first and she asks several times a day. We limit her to one a day, but even one a day isn't healthy. Especially for a little one. This morning before the store she was begging for one and that's when I thought about how I am not setting a very good example for her and how can I tell her no when I am not even telling myself no. I can tell her no...but what am I teaching her by drinking diet coke daily right in front of her? I don't know how my plan will go, but I want to cut out all soda at home. We can have soda when we go out. The thing that worries me about that plan is that I already put too much emphasis on restaurant eating. I eat too much and it becomes taboo...my guilty pleasure. I don't want coke to turn into that too. The other thing that I have noticed is snacking. The snacking is out of control. Both kids always have something to eat. Always. Then when it comes time for dinner, neither of them eat. So the snacking needs to be at designated times, not all day long grazing. I want my kids growing up with a healthy relationship with food so that they don't struggle like I do. I am the parent and I am the one that needs to make that happen.

Goals for this week:
1. No diet coke at the house. If I am dying with a headache, I can get one at school. This should make getting my 6-8 cups of h2o easy to get! I've got to admit that I am nervous about this.
2. Jog 3 times and exercise a total of 140 minutes this week.
3. Focus on portions and veggies at meals and for snacks. Continue tracking tomorrow so I have an idea of where I am. Think more on this topic to decide what I want to do on the food front.
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