Friday, January 11, 2008
Boy Howdy. I'm happy it's Friday! What a week...Partner wrecked the car - she wasn't hurt but it sure was (to the tune of $500 I didn't have), one car and one person working nights and the other days got ugly. Just a stinkin' long week.
My exercise is not where I want it, period. Part of that is flat exhaustion. Either I would have jodie take the car and be trapped at home with no car (which makes me crazy) or get up at 12 and go get her. Even on the nights I stayed home, I'm not used to her working nights again and I didn't get to sleep well. I've gotten an average of 4-5 hours a night sleep, and that is not good enough. My car came out of the shop last night, so that will be one hurdle down - so next week's goals have to include at LEAST 6 hours of sleep a night so I can muster the energy to get up and exercise.
One thing I can say on reflecting on this past week, I've cut my sugar consumption at LEAST by half. The only "obvious" sugar is my morning coffee, limited to 2 cups with a 2 tsp each. No other sugar added, no candy, no apple pies from McDs, no ice cream. All week. I kept sugar-free jello on hand at work and home for the sweet tooth and that really sufficed. At night, my biggest sugar attack time, I "treated" myself to cool whip lite on my jello. Not sugar free, but a good start at reducing fat/sugar in regular cool whip and it made me FEEL like I was getting a huge treat, so the emotional boost was well worth it.
I sneaked on the scale wednesday and had lost nothing...and immediately my mind started its chatter about this is too hard and blah blah and I said...
SHUT UP. WE'RE DOING THIS.
Actually, seemed to work pretty well. I should tell myself to shut up more often, lol.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I am so annoyed at myself I cannot stand it.
Becoming a fan of Biggest Loser, I checked out their website. Of course, you can't see anything unless you join...I read it carefully, and decided, what the hell? For $19.95 for one month I can check it out and see what it's about. I could blow $20 at the yarn store or wherever in a heart beat so, why not?
Firstly, I SWEAR I checked the ONE month subscription...but when the receipt came up, it was for THREE months, a $59 total. I SWEAR I read and understood one month, not three.
SEcondly, it's certainly no better than SP....so I see I've plunked down $60 dollars (that's a lot of yarn dammit) for something I get BETTER for free. I've written their help department to ask if I can get it down to what I THOUGHT I was asking for...but who knows.
THat's what I get for thinking the grass might be greener on the other side. I love spark...but I was tempted and now I'm really MAD at myself. grrrrr.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Last night's Biggest Loser was great! The part where they had to watch themselves describe what they regularly eat, and then are shown how much fat/calories they are racking up each year was very powerful.
I would not want to hear how much sugar I've been eating in a year. Uh uh.
Following the BL theme, what did I do yesterday to make ME feel proud and know I am on program?
1. I worked out - Did the 20 minute cardio 1 part of the BL cardio video I have. Let me be honest. It's sorta hard. It's 20 minutes. I really didn't wanna do it. "I thought, Hmmmmmm....I'll try the cardio 2, it's only 10 minutes!!" (is this "diseased thinking" or what??). Ahem, yeah, I got about 45 seconds into it and humbly turned back to the 20 minute cardio 1 and did every minute of it.
2. I ate no fast food. I can't express how remarkable this is. I DID eat at Subway for lunch, but made very good choices, so I'm not counting that as fast food - tho some might argue the point. It's not fast food to ME, so there you have it.
I'd like to say I ate within my calorie range, but I was over by about 400 calories. Too many snacks (healthy tho they were) and what really killed me was that I had a second slice of garlic bread at dinner. I should have looked that one up BEFORE I ate it!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
No, not the movie (or anything remotely like it, LOL)...but my next BIG goal:
In 9.5 weeks, the weekend of March 15, my dance troupe will drive 8 or so hours to the biggest bellydance festival on the West coast, Rakkasah. I took the leap and got us a dance spot...so will will be sharing the stage with literally bellydancers from all over the WORLD...Germany, Japan, not to mention many US dancers.
I'm asking myself, what can I change in the next 9 1/2 weeks to be the best I can possibly be when we step onto that stage? I've a mini streak going now of moderate food consumption and working out. I want to continue that and:
1. Make sure I am getting strength training in a minimum of 2 x a week.
2. Really look at the NUTRITION in the food I eat, not just the taste or comfort factors.
3. Get enough sleep - I don't want to run myself ragged and be exhausted when we get there!
More than anything, I would REALLY like to have a better profile than in the pic above...that BELLY....OMG. If some of that belly could go down....well...I'd be a happy camper.
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