Wednesday, February 04, 2009
So, because skating is only 40 minutes long, and I aim for 60 a day, I walk before or after I skate. Today, I decided to attempt a 2 mile jog, so I went before skating to give it a try. I did it! I was burnt after my skate, but it sure felt good to be so active today.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
I had a Biggest Loser book given to me by a very good friend last year, and I read it all, soaking it up like a sponge. One of the things that really sparked my interest was the section about noticing when a red flag goes up. This basically means catching a bad habit before it spirals out of control. I recognized a red flag over the last two weeks: Not eating enough calories in an effort to speed up my weight loss. Two weekends ago, ending a week of 800+ cardio minutes, I was very pleased with myself for having 2 days in a row of being under my minimum calories for the day. Boy, was that a mistake, and I realized that over the week following that when I felt like crap for about 4 days straight. Gotta fuel the machine baby! Well, yesterday and today, after supper has arrived, and I have been at least 400 calories under my minimum cals(today at 7:45, 15 minutes before I stop eating for the day). I got on here, asked for help last night, and really thought about it myself tonight. I made sure I ate healthy options to meet my cal requirements so that I wouldn't send my metabolism into shock and trigger a major binge. AND, I did it before 8 pm tonight. This is a huge light bulb moment for me, and it feels good to have my eyes open finally. It really is important to not starve myself, I've been there done that, and it is not a pretty picture!
Monday, February 02, 2009
One of my favourite new dishes since talking to people about healthy living is Spaghetti Squash in place of pasta when having Spaghetti for supper. I serve up pasta for my kids and hubby, and I use 1/2 a Spaghetti Squash for me, then the other half is my lunch the next day! It is a delicious low carb meal!
Saturday, January 31, 2009
I can't believe it's been almost a week with no entry here! I need to use this resource especially when things are not going well! Speaking of which, this past week has been rough with my weight loss. The over 800 cardio minutes last week and going under my minimum calories two days in a row really sent me into a tailspin. Yesterday and today, I am finally back on track! I have to think though, that I really needed a few days to just relax, and give myself permission to rest from my intense regimen, so I can get powered up and back at it, a little less intense this time. I think it will be a challenge for me to keep my exercise in check and not overdo it again, because it feels so good when I am doing it! I have found so much support all around me. Between the message boards on the Spark Teams here, buddies from here and my good good friend I call my Journey Buddy that I walk and talk with twice a week, I am so grateful for all of my "team" members. Thanks to everyone who has given me a supportive word, listened to me whine, and checked in on me! I realize now how important it is to take it slow and ask for help when I need it! My plan for the coming week is to only do my 60 minutes of cardio each day and to get my SP Strength Training back into my routine. I am writing it down in my calendar, and that is all that I will allow myself to do! The only exception is my two hour Twosday walk with my Journey Buddy FebruaryRose. I am also going to make it a plan to make sure I get enough to eat everyday! Wish me luck!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Yesterday, because I had planned with a friend, I had a healthy lunch I brought myself, instead of eating expensive, unhealthy, tasteless junk food from the Bowling Alley deep fryer. I tell ya though, I really felt like a criminal! The bowling alley has a no outside food or drink rule, so, my friend and I snuck in our healthy food and tried to avoid getting caught eating it! We were planning to eat in the van, but Man! It was too cold! I felt very guilty the whole time, and I am so certain that I would never have done on my own! Having a supportive friend beside me the whole time really made me feel better. Thanks Friend! After we were done eating, I felt so much better than I would have had I eaten fryer food.
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