Monday, July 11, 2011
My weekend was exhausting, so I'm rather relieved to see Monday roll around!
I'm continuing the walk/jog thing....aiming for 3-4 days a week. I'm so tired this a.m, I was thankful today was not lined up to be one of those days! I did it yesterday...and had the same time as Friday - 1.27 miles in 25 minutes, 5 minutes less than it takes me to walk it. I thought about trying to set a goal for time, etc, but decided that right now....doing the walk/jog thing 3 x a week is a pretty big goal for me as it is! I have a habit of making things harder than they need to be...so perhaps just leaving that alone is a good thing!
I fell prey to unrealistic expectations this a.m. I had a good weekend with a LOT of exercise...my calories were in range .... so I got cocky and stepped on the scale. Friday had shown a 3 pound loss and tho I knew better, I thought, gee maybe I've lost more!
I know better than to weigh too often...but I did it....and....
Um no. The scale had gone back up those three pounds. I am quite sure I have not gained three pounds, LOL, more like I just know that I need to weigh 1x a week OR LESS...because my weight fluctuates incredibly on a day to day basis. I know that....so why did I do it?
Unrealistic expectations! Expecting big change overnight...and I know that's not going to happen!
This week's goals:
1) Walk/jog 2 more times
2) 1400 cal burned
4) Track my food
All reasonable, do-able goals. How do you handle unrealistic expectations? Enquiring minds want to know....
Sunday, July 10, 2011
A picture is worth a thousand words, eh? Yep...that's me, first on the right.
That pic was taken in April. It's the event I danced at - and cried when I watched the video because I was sooooo big.
At another time, I would have buried that pic and it would not have EVER seen the light of day. But...not facing those pictures doesn't help me.
What do I see in that pic, when I look at myself? Well, for one, I see the belly. Then I see the age that's crept up on me. But then, I see a woman who is moving and shaking (it), literally, LOL. I'm not hiding in my room till I "lose the weight" - I'm living life while I'm working on it.
yesterday i got suckered into helping someone...long story, I felt taken advantage of and at first I felt angry...then I decided to turn it around: What I got was a four-hour workout moving about 30 heavy containers, setting up a tent and getting this woman's vending stuff set up for a festival. Yeah, the way it happened was not cool...but hey, I got a WORKOUT out of it, LOL.
Now, I'm going to sign off...put on my shoes and hit the trail...and see if I can repeat my running efforts of Friday...
Thursday, July 07, 2011
until my big dance event. yep, just typing that makes me wanna get up and run around the block, LOL, to do what I can before that date....
This week has been completely messed up schedule wise...and the heat has made it more difficult for me to slip in extra or replacement exercise - especially my walking. Must work on being more creative about that.
Realized this a.m. my alarm clock got set incorrectly somewhere along the line. My mornings have felt rushed and I really HATE that, which is why I set that clock a lil ahead...except it's back at the "right" time .... I'll be fixing that tonight!
Goals so far:
Tracking - YES!
Exercise - UGH, not getting there! must fix that TODAY.
Water - yes and no, consistency needed.
Dance - Back to that schedule thing....
My mood, however, is better today...and that's pretty freaking great after a week of pushing through feeling blue.
A new day - another day to work on my health, build good relationships, and work toward goals! Yee haw - let's do it!
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
4th of July went far, far better than I could have hoped...yes, I had some moments of anxiety - but I didn't eat my weight in food and I built relationship with people who are important to my spouse.
Yesterday however I was dog tired...I'm not used to staying up that late, LOL.
Even tho the holiday went well, I continue to feel my emotions rolling. Maybe that is just the way it is for right now...and it's all good. Not eating my way through them is the goal and I'm doing okay at that. Yesterday, I wanted sugar in the worst way...dessert or candy. I reminded myself I had some of that over the weekend....and that eating dessert whenever I wanted it is part of what got me in this position!
Sometimes i feel like i'm talking to a child - "it's not really good for you to have dessert every day...." LOL.
Yesterday I got my minimum exercise in, tracked all my food, went over by less than 200 calories (and that my friends is a success!), and today is a new day. Right? right!
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