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Sunday, January 18, 2015

It's been more than a week since I've blogged, and a busy week it's been!

I did get some knitting done 6/7 days, so that's one for the "win" column, since my goal is 3 days a week. emoticon

I've also been getting in plenty of steps! I added them up yesterday and was already over 70.000 for the week, and that was with just the first 6 days! emoticon emoticon All the walking to and from work does help! I also managed to stick to my resistance training plan, Monday with my trainer, Wednesday Pilates reformer class, and Friday I did a short DVD, "Sleek Essentials" with Karen Voight. I did the "strength effect" chapter, a 20 minute weighted workout that also incorporated the foam roller. I have a bunch of DVD's I haven't been using, so I'm making an effort to get them out. Plus I had a massage scheduled for Friday evening, so I knew if I didn't get my resistance training in that morning it wouldn't get done!

As far as the scale goes, I've been going a bit batty emoticon with the fluctuations of late. One week down, the next week up, and I'm not changing anything food or workout-wise! But I know I have been eating too much at night. Since I stopped the snack skipping challenge I've been drifting back to more snacking, and that must stop. emoticon Especially when the scale was up that morning! I did skip the snacks on Friday night, as I had seen a weight that was way higher than expected, nearing 140, which I haven't seen in a couple of years! I knew I didn't want to go there, so I skipped snacking that night, and the next morning had a better number. And it was down again this morning from yesterday, so I'm hoping I can keep this trend going. I am still writing down what I eat in a log book, it does make me pause before snacking, because I know I'll need to write it down. And I portioned out my food yesterday instead of munching straight from the container as I sometimes do. I did give myself permission to go back if I was still hungry, but as it turns out, I wasn't, so I think that was really the sensible thing to do!

I'm really just trying to focus on one or two things that can keep me heading in the direction I want to head, right now it's the knitting, which gets my hands busy, has me doing a project that I enjoy, and gets me to use some of the yarn I bought a while back! The other focus right now is being mindful about what I'm eating, and making good, healthy food choices, but also noticing my hunger cues, and allowing myself to eat when I'm hungry, and stop when I'm no longer hungry!
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    Mindfulness is something that I sure could practice. Everywhere. Good tip!
    1710 days ago
    mindfulness is one of my goals also. we can do it!
    1731 days ago

    I'm finding those same kinds of struggles (I do less as I use the SP food Tracker). It is all up to me although *the times when I'm feeling the need for some kind of Food Comfort. It's hard to break this kind of habit.

    I like how you are replacing some of that by as you have said "keeping your hands busy".

    I worry about what will happen when I go back to Grad school and how I'm going to curb that kind of thing. I especially seem to want to do that if I've had sleep deprivation. I lost 30lbs with Spark People and then gained back another 15 after completing a bachelor's degree (although I managed to keep off 15 of the pounds that I initially lost). I'm whacking away at that now. My hope is to have found my running shoes so tightly embraced by my feet that I will have other ways to relieve my stress.

    I've also found it beneficial to NOT be weighing myself everyday *to not get discouraged by water weight fluctuation from morning to morning. As long as I'm burning more calories than I consume & drinking water (my weight should be going down). Although it feels at times *unless I'm running (to be at a slugs pace).

    Good for you for keeping up on your blogging.

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    1731 days ago
    Awesome is right.
    Your way of assessing yourself is as good as it gets. I love how you look at all parameters; emotions, energy input and output.
    I always learn something from you. :)
    Thank you for sharing.
    1731 days ago
    1731 days ago
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