Thursday, October 16, 2014
I love long weekends. Even when I have to clean...
Anyway, today is officially my Friday, so that makes me happy.
I have slacked on eating appropriately the last couple of days - though still not horrible... not as good as the first couple of days this week. I did, however, get in my steps - though I really don't know how... I won't complain
The next couple of days will involve lots of cleaning, and prepping for my MIL to arrive Saturday (mid-day) and for me to leave town Monday.
Since I've gained 20lbs this year, I've gotten really short on clothing... but went to a consignment shop yesterday and found 2 (yes 2!) pairs of pants that fit for my trip. And I am SO happy! I can wear them and not be uncomfortable or terribly self- conscious - which is good for a 4 day work trip with lots of strangers. So, while I hope these pants don't fit me in 3 weeks, I at least have something to get me through next week. And, once I shrink back out of them, I will take them back to the consignment shop and, hopefully, find something new.
Anyway, that's the excitement here. I hope everyone has an excellent weekend!
Monday, October 13, 2014
Well, today was weigh in day... after a weekend of not moving enough and not drinking much water, I was a little apprehensive to get on that scale. BUT, when I did, it had gone down 2 pounds!
So, that helped with my resolve this morning
I did not eat an Eggo with Nutella (like my kids have grown to love and is yummy, but doesn't stick with me at all). Nope. I made myself a green smoothie! So, there we go - 2 servings of fruit and 1 veggie already down and the day has just begun! I packed a good lunch with another fruit and a salad with my protein for lunch... and there I am at 5 F/V's before I even get to dinner... if only every day was this organized and on track to start with!
I made my step count 4 out of 7 days (though 1 day I did 2K extra to make up for one of the lazy days)... so, this week, I need to do better.
This week's goals:
Get at least 5500 steps EVERY day (not just 4/7)
Eat 4 F/V's daily (hit 3 last week fairly easily, so upping it a bit)
Do Yoga at least once (low back has been hurting, so this will help)
This week will include a lot of house cleaning after work (MIL is coming to town on Saturday and I leave town on Monday)... which should help with the step count. Nothing else out of the ordinary that I can think of... except a short work week, which I can handle with trying to get things extra clean (I even cleaned out the fridge, freezer, and pantry over the weekend!).
Happy Monday everyone!
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Back in town and I have good news to report!
Step counts (goal is 5500 per day):
So far, so good!!!
Fruits/veggies eating: Goal 3 per day minimum
So far each day.
Yesterday was borderline, but had a portabella mushroom and spinach "burger" with for lunch and strawberries for breakfast (on a plane through dinner, so didn't really eat except a protein bar).
On to another day! Back at home and in the office today - which means I have to work for my steps, but I can control food better (always a trade-off, right?).
Anyway, it was a good trip, and happy for my staying on my goals this week. Can't say I ate great or perfect portions, but I have to remember their mini-goals for a reason. I don't have to be 100% all the time - especially right now. Baby steps is my mantra - if I can remember it
Monday, October 06, 2014
Well, today would be day 7 of my new goal... but since it's a Monday, I'm reassessing and starting anew.
First, to report on my progress last week, I decided on Tuesday to get in 5K steps each day. Baby steps.
I am happy to report that I did just that! Even got over 6K twice.
I did struggle some days, but eventually made it.
I weighed in this morning ... not sure if weight is up or down since I haven't checked in awhile, so I guess it's my starting point again. Not pretty, but we all start somewhere, right?
So this week I have 2 goals:
1) Get in at least 5500 steps daily (baby step increase)
2) Eat at least 3 fruits/veggies per day (another baby step since I realized last week that there were days had Zero!
I'm traveling two days this week, so I'll really have to focus on the eating. I usually walk a lot when I fly... I dislike just sitting in airports... so I should be Ok on the steps.
Because of traveling, I won't be able to report daily, but I will keep track and report when I return.
Have a great week!
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