Saturday, November 20, 2010
Well I did it. I asked Brad for help. I am having a hell of a time controlling the snacking at night... so I asked Brad to leave me encouraging notes so I wouldn't go crazy. He's been telling me how good I look, and all I feel is guilt. I know that I've been eating too much and not been in control. His help will hopefully change that guilt into motivation.
So I was up at 4:15 today. We are driving down to Philadelphia (about 2 hours) for a test. And then we have to drive back on Monday for the second part of the test. Phew!
But is in our sights.
- Five Siggs of water!!!!! I am TOTALLY slacking on this. Maybe I will just concentrate on this today - one step at a time. More water = less random eating.
So one concentration today. I can do it.
Friday, November 19, 2010
I have the best intentions when I wake up, really I do. I get all excited to drink all my water, get in a workout, get stuff done at home... but then life hits. And I don't do any of it. This has been typical for a couple weeks, now. Not *too* long, but long enough where I know I have to break this cycle soon.
So when life happens, it happens. Planned for stretch class last night, car barely gets me home from a conference. Plan to train for a 5K on Sunday, I get a nasty cold. Sigh...
But this is good about yesterday - for lunch, I went to a cute little vegetarian place and had hummus with veggies and a veggie quiche. Not too terrible. (Dessert was two - yes two - AMAZING ginger-cranberry-orange-walnut cookies.) But I drank a lot of water.
Dinner last night wasn't horrible either... I managed to control myself, which hasn't been happening a lot lately. And I got some stuff done around the house, too, instead of just sitting around, which is what I've been doing lately.
- water water water
- take the car into the garage (and I have all situations planned out, so I'm not fretting over this)
- pencil in next week's schedule, plan meals! This was a serious problem for me this week - I didn't plan ANY meals and ended up eating random stuff. Not good.
- Print out paperwork for tomorrow's test. Honey and I have to take an English-language test.
Oh! And for my friends in Toronto - you have a show called Hockey This Morning, right? Well, my very good friend Jim wrote the theme song for them!
Have a super Friday!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
This is the first time in a really long while where I have felt behind on things that I need to do. Behind on working out, behind on my goals, behind on paperwork, behind on Sparking... and this is also the first time where I honestly feel like there isn't enough time in the day for me to get it all done! It's a strange feeling and I don't like it.
Last week I was pretty much out of commission with a yucky cold, so there was an entire week where I didn't get to do much of anything.
And I don't know if it's like this for anyone else, but Not Exercising is a cycle that is difficult for me to break. Always something to catch up on, something "more important" to do...
So this is why I'm so determined to make it to stretch class tonight. No, it's not high intensity, but it's SOMETHING. Something to get me back to the gym, back to working out, back to what is normal for me. I'm definitely feeling less toned, even though everything still fits. Chocolate has become my enemy. I have been eating too much of it and not keeping track of it. Too many snacks, not enough fruit. I think I need to make a real effort to keep fresh fruit around. It's the snacky time of year for me, and snacking on fruit is SO much better for me than snacking on cereal (I mean, like bowls and bowls of cereal, which is what I do).
So keep your fingers crossed that my car makes it through the day (it was acting funny yesterday) and that I can make it back from my conference in time to go to stretch class!
- not stress about the car. It is what it is, and I have AAA. This is why rental cars were invented.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wow... miss a couple days of Sparking and it's difficult to get back into the swing of things!
I am finally almost 100% over my last cold - it's at the stage where I'm coughing all the time, and that means it's almost over. Thank goodness!
The plan was to go to the gym yesterday morning, but I hate going when I'm coughing like crazy. I hate the germ thing. So I did some simple strength training at home.
- lots of water. Wear Silly Bands to help me.
- keep in mind that I don't need to drink the entire glass of wine at tonight's wine tasting.
- Order a Christmas present or two
- Track my food
Chiropractor tonight and then a wine tasting at honey's restaurant.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I cleaned out my e-mail just now. It took a long time - my e-mail had been piling up. So while I didn't comment on every blog, post on every board, reply to every message, I did read everything. Sometimes the huge number of e-mails just sneaks up on me... one day it's about 20, and the next day it somehow gets up past 60. Hm.
This weekend was symphony weekend at my mom's. Saturday morning was a little shopping with my bestie - I had a friends and family coupon for the Gap, so I got some shirts and a sweater-vest-cardigan (XS - woot woot!), and some pants for my honey. Went to lunch at Panera - the calories are listed on the boards now, which is good and bad. I really wanted some creamy tomato soup, but I saw that it had 300 calories in it. Add that to the 400ish calories of the sandwich I really wanted, and it equals a really high-calorie lunch. Sigh. So I got the black bean soup (120 calories) and the sesame chicken salad (200? calories). Hm. The kicker is that I got a cinnamon roll to share and didn't even bother looking at the calories in *that*. Ha!
Dinner was Mexican at one of my very favorite Mexican restaurants. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their chicken chimichangas, but a deep-fried burrito is not exactly a "relatively healthy choice" like I told myself I was going to make. So fajitas were my Mexican of choice. YUM. Sizzling plate of chicken, shrimp, and beef... perfectly steamed tortillas... delicious sides... heaven. Dessert was fried ice cream. YUM.
This morning I woke up, threw on my running stuff, and ran to breakfast. I wanted to run for about 30-45 minutes, but I woke up late. But I ran anyway. So it was for less than a mile, but it was better than not running at all. Pigs in a blanket for breakfast... yum.
So my nutrition was not very healthy this weekend, but I planned for that.
- morning doctor appointment
- mid-morning gym time
- 12-8pm: conferences at school. Ugh.
- water water water
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