Thursday, August 13, 2009
I had a craving last night. Not just a little one, a huge craving for something carbohydrate-y. My fiance went out and got some chips for us. I'm paying for it today. My stomach is sending me a message, loud and clear, that I should not have eaten the chips. If I *have* to find a silver lining, it's that eating like that only once reminds me how I must have felt when I ate like that all the time, but with even *more* grease and nastiness.
So today I am back on track. I am going to a yoga class at 10:00. I will drink more than enough water today. I will go to the store and buy some fruits and veggies (and eat them). I will do something other than sit on the couch and watch bad afternoon TV.
Despite yesterday, I have overall been feeling much better. My clothes are fitting ever-so-slightly better, and when I went to buy pants the other day I thought "hell, I'll just *try* a size 6 and see what happens." And... they closed! I'm not going to say they "fit," but they did indeed close. That little visual was just the kick I needed to remind me why I am Sparking. Thought about buying a cheap end of season bikini in my goal size for next summer and hanging it in my closet. Next summer is a long way away and I don't want to lose sight of where I'd like to be.
Monday, August 10, 2009
It's super duper hot and humid today. I'm glad I don't have to run outside today. This morning I did a little bike, a little lower body, and a little run at the gym. I was sidetracked for a bit, however, when I tried to put my contact lens in and discovered that a little jalapeno oil was on it from last night when I made soup. A new contact and an hour later, I finally made it to the gym.
It was weigh-in day today. Really hoping for a good number since I had such a great week. According to the scale, I gained .5 pounds. But I feel really good and I am really happy with the way my week went, so I'm not bothering with the scale's number. My pants fit better after this week. (And I only took 2 weeks off from my routine! No wonder nothing fit 8 months ago! I was taking my whole *life* off from a routine.)
Tonight is chicken on the grill with some yummy sides. I made veggie stock so we're going to use it for either some rice or some soup. Yum!
Last night's soup demonstration at my brother's house went well. I taught him how to make a simple soup - we had tortilla soup (Spicy!!! MMM). It was SO good. He said "wow, that looked really easy." I was so glad I made it look easy, and I was happy it turned out really good. I think I may even post the recipe...
Update - since I don't really use specific amounts of ingredients, I can't really make a recipe. So here's the list.
Saute some onions in a little olive oil. Pinch of kosher salt. I like lots of onions, but you can use a lot or a little. Sliced, diced, however you want to cup them.
Add carrots. Cook a little bit.
Add broth (whatever kind you have.)
Some good stuff to put in:
Black beans, refried beans, chipotle peppers (from a can), corn, cooked meat
On Top: a little sour cream, some cheese, hot sauce to taste (any or all of these can be used)
i LOVE making soup. So easy!
Friday, August 07, 2009
I kind of slacked off this summer with Sparking. My gym times were erratic, and my eating was not on any kind of schedule. This week was a step in the right direction for me. I finally sucked it up and e-mailed the running club to see if I'd be able to run with them (I didn't want to be too slow for them), and now I've gone Tuesday and Thursday and I found a buddy who is a great running match for me. We are running again tomorrow morning; I am not very fast, but he keeps reminding me that "Running is about doing." Tomorrow is going to be his Slow Day so he can run with me. Yay for nice people.
I went to a yoga class yesterday for the first time. It was SO wonderful. I felt so good when I was done. It was a lot of balancing, which apparently I am not very good at. What a nice change of pace from running, though. Going to have to try to catch as many classes as I can before school starts. (The classes are Thursday mid-morning.)
So today I am going to:
1) Drink more than enough water.
2) Eat lots of fruit and veggies, probably in salad form.
3) Vacuum the upstairs (it's been on my to-do list for too long).
4) Swim and/or bike tonight. My upper body is still pretty sore from my workout on Wed., and my legs have to hold up for tomorrow morning's 4-6 mile run. So I think I'll just do cardio tonight.
My brother called me last night; he told me that I inspired him. He's not overweight but he is a really unhealthy eater. He told me that he started shopping from the outside of the grocery store because of me. On Sunday I am driving down to visit him; I'm going to teach him how to make soup. I have to say, my soups are pretty tasty. And when I add up the calories, soup is ridiculously good for me. I don't add salt, and I usually use homemade stock. Yum!!!
Off to earn some more Spark Points.
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