Thursday, July 04, 2013
Hello fellow Sparksters!
I wish I could say I've been successful since my last post in May.
But, truth be told, I've been stuck at 180 for the last GOODNESS knows how long- a few months at least.
Then, the scale started moving!
After my birthday.
It went up. And, well, you know, my birthday is when I typically give myself leave to eat whatever.. and my husband certainly took me up on that. Toblerone mousse bars, devil's food dark chocolate cupcakes.. and i discovered that dipping potato chips in dark chocolate frosting is strangely nummy in a weird "satisfies all the food-addiction bases" way.
So, yeah, now I'm 182. Boo. Further away from my short-term goal than before.
However, now's not the time to fret. Now's the time to get into gear and DO something about it.
My plans (and these SHOULD stick)
- I got a HRM for my birthday. Instead of just walking/jogging home from dropping the kiddo off to Summer Camp based off of how I'm feeling, I'm doing to actually jog within my HRM zone- even if it means going back to the old Granny Jog that I used to do years ago when I started this. According to my calculations, I should be between 114-133 for weight loss and building endurance. A higher range helps with management and cardio, and an even higher range helps for interval workouts, but let's just take it one step at a time for now.
- On the days where I DON'T walk the kiddo to Summer Camp (field trips, weekends, rainy days), I should be doing one of my fitness cards, and making sure I'm getting at least 30 minutes of fitness in through that. If I work, oh well, I can be stinky as long as I'm working at home.
-- Note: If I do have to drive to work, I will likely NOT be doing full-blown exercise, but we did recently get exercise machines at work, so I can do a quick walk during my lunch break as long as I eat my lunch during my 1st break.
- I will also be a bit more vigilant in not only tracking my food.. but tracking ALL of my food. Since my birthday, I've been binging. A handful of pretzels here, a handful of cookies'n'cream chex mix there, a spoonful of peanut butter over there... I also need to restock up on healthier snacks so I can reach for those on my binges. String cheese is allright, but I'm no fan.
- ADDITIONALLY, I will be BLOGGING daily. Feedback helps a LOT. Even if it's a "You can do it!"
My blogs won't be super amazing. They'll probably sometimes just be one line. But this will help ENSURE I get on, and do the social support aspect of this site. This past year, I've done a good amount (not lots) of fitness, and food watching- but one of the main differences between now and the times where I was successful is that I had a constant connection with others, either via SparkTeams, the forums, or just by reporting my day-to-day living via the blog. It may not be an overnight phenominon, but I do believe it will help.
I just need to keep with it!
Anywho, I'm 30 now.
I'm not 130lbs like I declared I wanted to be last year.
I'm not going to beat myself up over it, though.
This decade, I've decided, is going to be a BRIGHT decade. I'm going to have a BRIGHT personality, a BRIGHT outlet, and even wear BRIGHTER colors- where I'd usually opt for standard blues and blacks, or muted shades of other colors, now I want VIBRANT, BRIGHT colors swathing me. And those colors will uplift me help carry me into, and through, my 30s!
It's going to be a good year, and an awesome decade!