Friday, January 11, 2008
I'm down 3 pounds...whoooooooo hooooooooooooooooooo.
This was one tough week I gotta say. I have aches on top of my aches. I've been stressed more than a little with other things, and quitting smoking as well.
However, it was all worthwhile cuz I have said good bye to 3 pounds and I'm that much closer to finding my missing waist.
I also have not touched a sickerette for...
One month, two weeks, five days, 13 hours, 17 minutes and 47 seconds. 991 cigarettes not smoked, saving $465.80. Life saved: 3 days, 10 hours, 35 minutes.
Sunday is my birthday...I'm going to be 43 years old, and I want it to be the year I take my life back.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I started really hurting yesterday, aches and pains everywhere, but when I woke up this morning...I could barely get out of bed. Work called me in AGAIN. I was going to get up and make myself do the treamill but common sense prevailed. This is real life and I feel like I'm about to drop. So today I'm going to listen to my body and just get thru work. Hopefully tomorrow my strength will have returned and I will actually have enough get up and go to do my cardio. I can tell the last day I was starting to get really overwhelmed with everything. Last night you couldn't fill me up, I didn't go over my top calorie limit but it was some close.
Hope all you other sparkies have a great day.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
I worked last night until 11pm and didn't go to bed until 2 am. I then was awakened by my phone ringing at 4:50 am. It was work and they needed me to cover the day shift because my co-worker had taken sick and no one eles could do it. Groan!!!!
I knew that by this afternoon I'd be falling on my head and no way would I exercise. So I made myself get up, and do 35 minutes on the treadmill. LOL I'm sure i was a sight...my pink fluffy bunny pj's, hair stickin out in all directions, and my sneakers. Well I promised myself I'd do this but, I never guaranteed I'd do it gracefully. So I'm feeling really tired but proud. I've exercised and ate a good breakfast. When I do get home I can relax and not feel guilty.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Dealing with some major problems with my teenage son, that threatened to overwhelm me today. However, being on this diet and having clear goals, having joined an exercise challenge...I couldn't just pull the covers over my head until I had to be at work. So I got up made some old fashioned oatmeal and enjoyed every bite, then I made myself get on my treadmill telling myself I'd feel worse if I blew the challenge on the third day, and exercise is good for stress relief, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and every other mantra I could muster up. I then did 35 minutes on an incline and really did feel much better after. My food and exercise have been on track this week, and hurrah the scale showed a modest loss. I haven't smoked a cig in 1 month 2 weeks, 2 days. so i'm a quitter and a loser....yeah.
Monday, January 07, 2008
I did quite well yesterday. 60 minutes all together on the treadmill, 5 glasses of water, and I stayed within my calorie range and tracked both food and exercise....but...it wasn't perfect. I really need to get the lesson that slow and steady win the race. That making small but consisitent changes is ultimately what will not only get the weight off but keep it off. Why is it...that you can see something so clearly in your mind, know its the truth, and yet still keep doing it the wrong way. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and over, and looking for a different result. I must be insane. lol I just have to make myself slow down. Yesterday i was planning on diving into weight training as well as my cardio now...I'm going to actually do Fast Track.
My goals are to track my food each day, track calories burned on the treadmill I'll worry about adding the other exercises once I am being consistent about getting my 30 minutes a day on the treadmill in. I'm also going to try to drink 8 glasses of water a day. That may be hard. I got 5 or 6 yesterday and it took some doing.
I've also been getting frustrated because I don't have all the healthy foods that make a diet easy in the house and can't get them until friday. This makes planning my meals very difficult, especially trying to take a meal for work. If I don't take it, I'll end up ordering something high fat from the restaurant. All I can do is try, and work with what I have. It wont' be that long till friday, and then it will be easier, and I have to stop getting so frustrated and just make the best meals I can.
I'm going to try to be the turtle not the hare this time in the race, and that is an incredible challenge for me, all in itself.
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