Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Week 4 was not so good as the previous 3. I',m not proud of this week.
I was back to work on Wednesday and - as I had a low workload - I volunteered to do a few things, and found myself on the high end of workload.
And this week Mon-Tue-Wed are 11+ work hours.
The end result:
-exercise: less minutes, but I did at least 45 minutes of run / yoga / walking. Tomorrow I will not have the time.
-eating: good by day, moderate overeating in the evening (the usual pattern)
-sleep: a bit less then I like, 6.5-7 hours per day
-mood: good, despite some higher-stress minutes. I don't let the stress spread over my entire day, but recognize and enjoy minutes / hours of peace.
Weight estimate: I might have gained a bit - but maybe I didn't
Once this peak workload is behind me (that is, 2 days from now) I will be more mindful in the evening.
Positive change: in August I realized I prefer plain yogurt in my afternoon fruit-yogurt-cornflakes snack. So now my snack is plain yogurt+ piece pf fruit + 2 TBSP rolled oats-ground flax seed. The previous version was quite healthy but this is even healthier : )
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I got an annoying head cold, that started with sore throat on Sunday, then the pain ceased only head congestion and weakness remains. I took a day off om Monday and I'm working from home today, feeling better.
Sunday run was cut short to 5K as I felt weak, and Monday run was downgraded to a walk. My usual vinyasa yoga workouts were downgraded to slow restorative / meditative sessions, without any challenging poses. I felt they were healing. I got the minutes in but the intensity is a lot lower than usual.
I did a 45 minute body scan every day since Sunday, after waking up - and success! first time ever I managed to follow through the 45 minutes, without falling asleep or missing any body parts.
Doing this and the yoga sessions with the head cold made me realize how good it feels to be strong and healthy, the was I felt just 3 days ago! And in 2-3 day I will feel so good again.
I skipped some planned snacks. Yesterday I made a hot nourishing soup of savoy, carrots and chicken sausages. I don't have much appetite except for chocolate, so I must take care to eat 1-1 small squares 1-2x a day only.
Weight estimate: I guess I'm maintaining.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I reached my goal weight 3 years ago.
At that time I very happy, but never thought that I will be able to live a healthy lifestyle without tracking all my food and weighing in daily.
I continued tracking my food all day for 15 more months, then on and off for a while, and now I have been off tracking for 5 months.
Funny, but I keep eating the same food and same portions. That means I hardly keep any food that is hard to track, and prefer food made from few, selected ingredients.
On the other hand, I'm still tracking my fitness minutes (the report shows my weekly minutes). This is how I earn my Spark Points!
I have been in balance for quite a long time, and I'm happy and content with my lifestyle.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
This week was good to.
I thought I wouldn't have time for exercise due to business travel, but woke up too early and had a walk and a short yoga workout before leaving.
I haven't stepped on the scale, but I must confess I'm checking out my abs every morning in the bathroom mirror. They look good, maybe even a bit better than at Day 1.
Eating goes well, I overate once: on my mom's name day, cake and salty crackers - but at least ate grapes and skipped dinner.
I'm still mindful of what I eat and how I feel.
Stepping at the scale each morning and seeing a number within range somehow made me feel I can afford some mindless behavior... so maybe it is a good thing I don't do it.
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