Saturday, September 04, 2010
While running erroands traffic was crazy and the people behind the wheels crazier! Folks in the grocery store were uptight and rushing...I had my nails done for the first time in months and had to think, "gee these folks put up with a LOT from people!" when a woman LOUDLY berated the nail tech doing her pedi for not making the line on her french manicure thick enough. Came home and had some interesting interactions online and finally....went to the window to see if I could see the moon...
is it full or what? Cause here in my lil corner...people are ...something.
Baking a cake for my nephew's 2nd birthday tomorrow...the first one fell. Not just a lil fall...a big fall. So a second cake went in the oven and came out far, far better. The filling and the icing are done and waiting to go on...it's a Mickey Mouse themed cake.
yeah, on top of everything else i am...I'm a "cake lady" LOL.
someone pointed out (not so gently) that people trying to lose weight shouldn't bake. I just smiled and moved on. I bake for other people's events, not to sit down with a spoon and eat it for petes sake! I often don't attend whatever event the cake is for and never have any of it. Through trial and error, i've found ways to avoid putting sugary fingers in my mouth too...cause don't you know a few bites of buttercream here and there will land on my arse for sure! The best two tips I have is to put hot soapy water in the sink before you ever start and to religiously drop every spoon, spatula, beater and bowl in the water IMMEDIATELY. Second is to have a very slightly damp kitchen towel at hand at all times so you can wipe your fingers on it rather than sticking them in your mouth! Those tips save me a lot of calories/sugar I don't want at all. if I do a "practice" cake, I immediately post a pic on facebook and offereither the whole thing or half of it to whoever wants to pick it up first, and I'm happy to throw it away rather than eat it!
Do i sometimes get to have a piece of cake? yep, sure I do. and I track it and try to add cardio to counter it.
do I sound defensive, LOL? It's been one of those days.
Practicing the routine i am dancing a week from now..it's going well and I'm happy to say I'm not huffing and puffing at the end of that 5 minutes. that is a big accomplishment for me in terms of building stamina.
that's it. buzzer's about to go off for the top layer of the cake. have a fabulous Labor Day weekend for those in the US. Do something besides eat! LOL
Thursday, September 02, 2010
I'm about 10 days out from my short-term goal of feeling better for the 4-day dance retreat I'm going to...and more important than anything at this point, I'm having FUN with the piece I choreo'd for it and it's not a huge chore where I doubt myself which has been the story for the last three years in a row!
Now, on to september...
~ 239 or less. I keep getting to the 240 mark then I bounce around. i want PAST 240!
~ 1000 spark points. This would take some dedication, my best is 900+ for a month.
~ 5+ Fruits/veggies a day, at least 5x a week.
~ 8 glasses of water a day.
~ Keep my momentum when my college classes start on top of the 2 jobs, the dance troupe, the kids....
I can tell I'm doing better on the water this week, as I've had to get up more than once every night this week - A sure indicator I'm getting there. Hopefully that will end soon.
Still hopeful. One of my usual phrases is "hope springs eternal". I guess I can apply it to myself...I feel knocked down, and sometimes discouraged...but I continue to have hope that I can have a healthy body and so I get up and brush off and start again. If i didn't keep on, I am quite sure I'd be over 300 pounds today. So, I'm working on feeling gratitude that i'm where i'm at and optimism for the future.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
yesterday I thought a lot about why I'm not losing weight...and even knowing I ate under calories two days and got poor sleep, a five pound gain? Really?
I have a suspicion tho....Aleve. Aleve is a sodium product...and i started taking it daily for my arthritis....and i haven't been getting the water in. I'm thinking there's the culprit right there. can't not take it...the only alternative to me currently is ibuprofen and in the amounts needed it's too much - I'll end up with an ulcer.
So, for the rest of this week, I'll take the Aleve but i will ROCK the water. Soon as I thought of it yesterday I started drinking water and this a.m. my rings are already looser again.
I'm not getting on the scale tho. I get too wrapped up in those numbers and right now, I need to think positive!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Last Monday, I had a 1.8 pound loss. This monday, I gained 5 full pounds.
In looking at last week, one major thing jumps out at me - I was freaking exhausted. I woke up daily around 4 a.m.....and coudn't go back to sleep. Lots of stress last week = sleep problems. By Friday, i was so tired I fell into bed at 8 pm, without having eaten dinner even.
If I look at last week, I see...
170 minutes of cardio
Two days where I went under my calories and the balance were within range
Took my supplements 50% of the time
Didn't make a single day of 8 cups of water a day
way under on sleep
Way over on stress!
This is the kind of weigh in that makes me want to give upagain - BUT I can clearly see the problem areas.
This a.m., I'm really tired of trying....but I'm getting back up and back "on the horse". one more day at a time, one more week at a time.
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