Sunday, November 16, 2014
Same weight as last week.
I ate somewhat better, but still had many oopsies.
I did better on taking lunches with me to work - 4 out of 5 days. Now I need to do better lunches... It's time to get the soup pot out and do some big batches of soup for lunches. I load them up with veggies and beans.
I made better choices with the evening eating most nights, also. There is still a lot of room for improvement.
I did better with sleep the first part of the week, but the last part wasn't so good.
I kept up with the water and tonight was Streak Day 684 of at least 10 minutes of cardio. Since the days are getting pretty short, I am sticking with Leslie Sansone's Walk Away The Pounds. Most days I get in at least 15 minutes.
This week I will work on getting to bed earlier, while keeping up the water, the cardio streak and the better eating.
One of my Christmas cacti jumped the gun and is already blooming.
Have a good week everyone!!
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Finally down one pound.
We're having snow here -- after a pretty nice fall, winter seems to have arrived.
I've been getting in my water every day and my cardio streak continues - Day 677 today.
My snacking at work his been improving, but there is still lots of room for improvement. Now all I need to do is quit eating everything in sight when I get home from work.
Things to work on this week --
Eating better in the evening.
Portion control, portion control, portion control.
Have a good week everyone.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Missed doing a blog last week --
The scale finally moved -- the wrong way!!! I was up one pound last week, but I am down that pound this week.
Things are pretty much the same, except that we've been having some pretty nice weather. I managed to get the majority of my yard mowed. I still need to get some weed cleanup done, but the days are getting too short to get anything done after work. At least it doesn't look too bad for the winter...
I've been drinking my water and my cardio streak of at least 10 minutes a day is at 663 today.
Next week -- TRACK!!! Food tracking at least 5 days.
Keep up the water and cardio.
Sunday, October 05, 2014
It was five years ago that I started my Spark journey even though I'd joined about 6 weeks earlier - my first weigh-in was on 4Oct2009. Currently, I am down 12 pounds from that weigh-in. While I don't feel that this is a resounding success, in many ways it is a victory. Before joining Spark, I had been putting on several pounds a year, so that has been halted and even reversed. I am also down 30 pounds from my all time high and my knees really like that. However, like many long time Sparkers whose blogs I follow, I am up from my Spark low - 13 pounds up and my 5 years older knees are once again starting to protest going up stairs...
Looking back over the past five years there are the positives - I consistently get in my 8+ cups of water every day, I have a 640+ day exercise streak of at least 10 minutes of intentional cardio going, I am eating more fruits and veggies (although there is room for lots of improvement there!).
And the negatives - My sleep habits are horrible, I have been consuming too much junk food (candy and chips at work), I drink too much diet cola, my portion control is bad, my nutrition tracking is pretty non-existent, etc.
Methinks it is time to get back to basics - nutrition tracking and more sleep being the main things, along with cutting out the chips and candy at work.
So, it being about 12 weeks to the end of the year, I am going to jumpstart my efforts to be healthier and aim to lose a pound a week to get down to my Spark low. That will set me up for making more progress in 2015 to stay in the "overweight" BMI category and get down to its lower end.
On the home front, I got the furnace blower to start today, now we'll see if it keeps operating. So far, I haven't had to take it out of the furnace, I just used a portable electric heater to make sure it was dried out.
The basement floor is still extremely muddy in the low spots, but the higher areas are drying out some. I'm thankful for the plentitude of cardboard boxes I had on hand that I could flatten and lay down to walk on. It's not an ideal solution but it beats sinking 1-4" into the wet gumbo. It will dry eventually and I won't need a humidifier for this winter.
Have a good week everyone!!
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