Sunday, July 03, 2011
Finally having nice weather has added another hurdle to exercise: Heat. I like to walk outdoors, but I'm affected quickly by the heat. That means I'm going to have to walk earlier or later...and my life is so scheduled I'm going to have to make some adjustments to make it happen.
Another goal I was thinking of for July is earning 1000 spark points. I've done it once or twice, and for me it means really being devoted to sparking and tracking...but it's doable!
Caking went okay yesterday, tried a new icing recipe and a new fondant recipe...but I have to bake tomorrow for a BBQ we are attending so I'm not baking today..I'll have to play with them tomorrow. :) I threw a batch of cupcakes in because I had a house full of people and knew they'd be gone quickly, lol. But no real "practice" as I'd hoped. Time and committment, just like exercise, is what's needed to improve my skills, lol.
Happy Sunday folks!
Saturday, July 02, 2011
Pleased to say I didn't just "make" my 1390 calorie burn for the week goal, I busted it at almost 1700 - woo!
A disclaimer: The following info will help you avoid putting icing on the lips and on the hips...but only if you are BAKING the cake, LOL. No help whatsoever if you are just being served cake...
1. Run sinkfull of hot, soapy water before you do anything. Every spoon, utensil, beater, bowl - goes straight into the soapy water BEFORE you lick it! This takes some self training, but it's doable.
2. Tuck a slightly damp cloth into your apron or keep it close...got icing on your fingers? wipe it off on the cloth - NOT YOUR TONGUE!
3. Chew gum or keep sugar free mints or something around to pop in your mouth if you are struggling.
Do I taste as I go? Yeah, I do. But the above strategy has kept a LOT of frosting out of my mouth!
My daughter casually mentioned she and the boyfriend have been "talking about" getting married...I don't know if she'd ask me to do the cake, but I'm definitely upping my practice!
Off to try a new, supposedly fabulous decorator icing recipe....and enjoy a happy weekend!
Friday, July 01, 2011
Happy to say, Down 2 pounds! Woot!
1) Track my food.
2) Burn 1400 or more calories per week.
3) Add minimum of 10 minutes exercise in the morning, 5x a week.
4) 5 Freggies most days
5) Drink water.
I'm on a pretty good roll the last 3-4 days...water, tracking, moving, etc. I'm 105 days out from my big dance event and feeling pretty focused.
This weekend - three days off and not traveling for once, woo hoo! I'll be "caking" as I have two birthday cakes, a baby shower cake and cupcakes, AND my fair cake all due in July. However, I've found a couple tricks to keep the frosting off my lips (and hips) and I'll be utilizing them. As well, when I practice, I'll be using a dummy cake, so no temptation to eat it! I plan on breaking out the bike and trying to reaquaint my seat to the bike....taking some walks, and doing some self care - things for me!
Hope your holiday weekend (if you're in the states) is rockin'!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
What went right yesterday:
Tracked all my food
Drank 8 glasses of water
Accomplished my base minimum for fitness
Took the stairs more often than not
What didn't go right:
Stress = binged on cookies = over calories for the day
I wanted to do a lot more than the base minimum for fitness, and it didn't happen
Today is a new day. Every day does not have to be perfect. I can see the good and the needs work things in my life, and I don't need to obsess about the "needs work" category.
Just keep sayin' it....
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I have probably the biggest show of my dance career in 108 days. It's something I've worked toward for the last six years - building credibility as an instructor, dancer, and troupe director.
And I weigh almost the most I've ever weighed.
I watched a video of my performance last weekend...and the belly. Whew, the belly.
So, this a.m. I'm looking at setting a plan for A) Increasing my stamina about 100 fold and B) Creating the best, most original and entertaining peice I can.
Notice I did not say I'm going to lose the belly in 100 days. That would freakin' awesome, but incredibly unrealistic.
I can, however, build the stamina. That is reasonable. I can set a very reasonable goal of 10 pounds. That's not a lot, but considering how I've been mucking around with the same 5 pounds for months, it would be satisfying to get down 10 and STAY THERE. Most of all I can show that I really am a very talented dancer and choreographer - regardless of my weight.
I'm scared. But the choice is stay home and wait till I lose weight, or live life today. I choose today.
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