Yesterday, I was so hungry I felt sick. I had me a box of cookies (800 calories), that was around 12(noon). When I went to aerobics I was hungry but not soo bad. three quarters of the way through the class - I was so nauseated and a bit dizzy. I took a deep breathe and scaled back my effort a bit. I finished the class - gotta get those 10k steps in. The wave passed - but I headed home and had my dinner. I'm doing really good at aerobics. I've learned most of the steps now, so I can concentrate on just executing. Still don't do the 360 degree turns. The instructor wants me to move my hands more - but I smile at him at do the best I can. Once my feet are feeling they are on solid ground, then the hands will join the party.
Yesterday was my day to be celebrated by one of my Sparkteams. It was very nice. I'm also signed up to do a Biggest Loser Challenge, which begins at the end of April. I've done challenges before - but this is serious. You have to do a tutorial take a quiz, log goals in advance of the start. So I worked on completing some of the preliminaries yesterday.
Exercised in the evening yesterday. Of course when evening came I wished I'd exercised in the morning. But got it done. Didn't use the juicer yesterday cos I was just too lazy to wash it. Today I will focus on eating fruit and vegetables as my main course. I'm not following the detox plan because I just can't seem to get focused. I am tired of Lent and ready for it to end. I am experiencing a let down after all the build up to the party and I just want to relax and sleep.
Alright the Party is in the books. We'll start the clean up project - definitely not as intense. Next project is to plan my son's summer. Schools are on Easter Break which is 2 weeks. He'll be studying for exams that will start in the middle of May. His birthday is June. The US family have returned to the U.S.A.
I have a dehydrator and juicer now. I plan to use the juicer this morning. The dehydrator will probably wait until I get back from U.S.A. Plans are to travel to New Mexico on Thursday. Friday and Monday are a holiday in the Bahamas.
I'm off course on the diet - in terms of following the detox programme. Need to get refocused-looking forward to the end of Lent.
I broke my log in streak. I didn't log in yesterday (April 12). I did get some e-mail points but I did not really log. Got up at 6 a.m. and it was on - I walked, bend, stretched, pushed, pulled and squatted. Racked up about 14K steps without running or walking. I did dance. My mother was pleased with the event - I was too and it seemed everyone enjoyed themselves. I put into action what I am trying to do in my life = on the menu there was a lasagna made with ground beef, one with ground turkey, one without any meat and salad. My sister and mother thought I was crazy. But you know there were quite a few people who were not eating meat - at all. The salad was going like hot cakes - we did not make a lot because often the Bahamian diet dispels salad but child these Bahamians was eating it up. Also as a tribute to my lifestyle - the lasagna was whole-wheat (now whether it was the 'real' wholewheat ???). My sister was like - this is wholewheat I said you won't taste the difference. So said so done. The meal was not not perfectly 'calorie reducing' - the mozzarella was the regular one. But we strive for progress not perfection.
Worked the party so barely ate or drank. Did dance. Here are a few pictures:
The patio all dressed up:
My brothers and sister with Mom (taken on Friday April 11 - that's my sister's b-day)
Almost broke my Spark streak yesterday, I was sparking and falling asleep. I couldn't nap because it was like 11 p.m. and i would have probably not awaken before midnight. But got it in. When I woke up this morning, my tablet was on sparkpoints.
The birthday eve and actually it's my sister's b-day today, so we'll have cake and drinks tonight while we stuff party bags. I've done all I can do for the party so I now release and let go.