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Non-Scale Victory and Goal this Week (pics!)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Since I didn't have such a great weekend eating-wise I was in a mental fog and sluggish this morning I HAD TO do my treadmill workout this morning to jump-start me and before our company arrived. I always feel crappy when I eat too much carbs and sugar the next day sort of like a hangover. emoticon I visited my parents and sister yesterday, and the Perkins diner breakfast and pizza later on for dinner was a big no-no to my system. I eat more low-carb during the work week. My body definitely knows the difference!! I have more energy and feel better when I avoid sugar and bad carbs.

Anyway, I have to share a non-scale victory! emoticon I am tempted to share these type of victories on Facebook but I think only a few of my friends could understand. Unlike here on SP!! emoticon

Got on the treadmill to do week#5 of the 5K training program I have done in the past. I decided to try jogging again as the consistency of using a schedule/program helps me to stay on track and I am signing up for 5K in April. I'm up to 8 min jogging intervals with 2 min walks. It was so freakin' tough today compared to the other day I tried it. emoticon Goes to show how my body didn't like the food it got this weekend.

I watched TV and listened to my iPod shuffle to pass the time. I watched Oprah before I knew it the time went, and I decided to do incline interval walking after my 5K training. Lo' and behold I did 75 MIN!! Burning a whopping 568 calories! emoticon That's alot for 5' 1" me.

This week I have a goal to get my weight on the scale in the 130's. I have been since January going emoticon and emoticon with the same 10 lbs and frankly I'm getting a bit tired of it. emoticon I know weekends are a struggle for me, my metabolism is not as fast as it was when I was in my 30's so I have to accept that I have to stay on my meal plan strictly 24/7 instead of 24/6 to lose weight consistently. I am hoping that I will continue to have higher calorie burns as my jogging intervals increase to allow for a lil' more calories than the 1200 I am on right now using MyFitnessPal.

I'm going to keep eating healthy as I have been the past month.

Breakfasts I have my South Beach spinach quiches or Uncle Sam's cereal with unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I may have also half a medium banana.

Snacks include either some almonds or raw sunflower seeds in the morning and then in the afternoons some plain greek non-fat yogurt with chia gel I have made earlier and blueberries or unsweetened apple sauce with a little stevia. Sometimes I'll have half a cup of unsalted 1% cottage cheese too. On the days I jog I'll have in the afternoon with my yogurt a piece of fruit like a pear, apple or orange.

Lunch is always a big salad with spring mix greens and baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup of beans (either light red kidney, chickpeas, cannellini beans), cucumber, avocado, strawberries, with a sprinkle of chia seeds. I may just have the beans alone or add some grilled chicken, tuna or salmon. I'll use Newman's Own light balsamic dressing or this new one I like Braswell's of Georgia 'Vidalia Onion Creamy Cucumber.' I measure out the portion and carry in a separate little container I have.

Dinners are using some type of protein maybe baked fish, chicken I made in a crockpot with salsa, grilled chicken with a side of non-starchy veggies like asparagus roasted (yum), baby bok choy my favorite but hard to find or broccoli. I like also making a tofu stirfry with a bunch of veggies and a lite teriyaki sauce. Or I can make a egg white veggie omelette. Sorry, I have no dinner pics.

Going to really emoticon harder this week to make this goal!! I really have to start strength training, I've been concentrating on the 5K training program too much and try the new Wii Zumba Core workout I got.

Would love to hear your non-scale victories!! If you have any let me know!! emoticon

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