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Planning for tomorrow

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A little more difficult at this time of the year and especially with a half day/evening out socialising with little control over the menu.

So my plan is to eat my normal breakfast which is a cup of reduced-fat milk heated in the microwave with coffee added after, and two pieces of raisin toast with a light spread of gold n canola lite.

My lunch will be some left-over chicken breast with salad; mixed leaves, cucumber, and tomato.

Functions start from about 2pm so I will try to stick with fruit and veg and limit myself to 2 small glasses of still white wine until the approximate time when I would normally eat dinner. I will try to drink a glass of water for each of the glasses of wine I consume. For dinner I will eat the healthiest protein I can find while being mindful of portion size and try to stick with salad, avoiding anything that looks heavily dressed.

My issues with socialising are drinking too much and mindlessly snacking on potato chips or crackers and cheese. If I can limit these things I won't gain back any weight I have lost and I will have the bonus of not being hung over, thus being able to put all my energy into my Saturday workout. Wish me luck.

  
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WENDYJM4 12/20/2012 6:55PM

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Motivational techniques that work for me

Saturday, December 15, 2012

It has taken along time for me to figure out what works for me. It's a real combination of stuff but the major one is having my wonderful man right beside me. It hasn't happened overnight but I've created a monster, he's all mine and I love him to bits. He was a couch potato when I first started my journey but he's now along for the ride. He was the one who signed us up for an adventure run. He's the one who has bought extra fitness equipment for us and he's the one who has adapted the menu planning and cooking to keep our calories in check.

My other motivators are SparkCoach, fitbit and myfinesspal - an android phone app that makes it much easier for me to log my food. It syncs with fitbit and the combination of the three keeps me up to date on whether I'm doing enough in the day to meet my goals. I love my life!

  
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WENDYJM4 12/15/2012 2:31PM

    you ae so lucky for your man to be with you in this journey and he can menu plan.
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ROSGETSSERIOUS 12/15/2012 2:26PM

    Like all good partnershisp, we can achieve so much more by working together. My hubs is on board too and feeling much healthier too - he is so pleased when someone he hasn't seen for a while asks if he has lost weight. We can do it!
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SANDYCRANE 12/15/2012 6:39AM

    You are very lucky to have such a wonderful partner. It always is better with two people or more.


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JANDLP 12/15/2012 5:46AM

    I, too, have a wonderful husband who has embraced this journey with me......

It is the best feeling in the world to know that your best friend is along for the ride, isn't it?

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All or nothing

Monday, November 26, 2012

I am guilty as charged. My physio calls it binge exercising and it causes injuries. I am very lucky I haven't been injured in this way but am pleased to announce that I am over that hurdle. I have been consistant with exercise for over two months and feel great. I hardly ever hear that little voice in my head telling me that it won't matter if I skip a session and I am better about taking rest days without feeling I have failed in some way. Now I need to shift my focus and apply the same to food. I still have the mentality of eating something I hadn't planned and then eating everything in sight. It makes no sense to me but I'm still struggling to overcome it.

  
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ROSGETSSERIOUS 11/28/2012 3:07PM

    In my blog I wrote about my issues from over zealous exercise - love the name 'binge exercising' - now I have a name for my condition LOL!!! I have learned the hard way to take things in moderation - have a fabulous week!
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WENDYJM4 11/27/2012 6:19PM

    well odne on the exercising. start tracking you food on Sparks, this will make you accountable for what you are eating. It may alos show you a pattern that you are doing
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AMARILYNH 11/26/2012 10:09AM

    I so understand that mentality!! I battle it constantly!! emoticon

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If weight didn't exist ...

Monday, November 19, 2012

I would know I was getting healthier because my clothes would fit better and I would feel less breathless walking up stairs and have more energy. I would not have the urge to eat mindlessly and would feel confident in my body and its abilities.

  


Talking to my future self

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I find visualisation tricky most of the time. I guess that shows how out of my control I feel my life is. I can't imagine what I'll be doing this time next year let alone in 10 years. The overall theme is being stress-free, happy, and healthy though and I'm not so fussed about what I'm doing so long as I feel I am useful and valued. My older self would probably tell my younger self that what I've done so far with fitness is great but to make the progress that I would like, I need to focus on my issues with emotional eating and sugar and just get on with it.

  
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JENNYBOYKIN 11/16/2012 1:20AM

    Know your worth. You deserve the best.

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TCANNO 11/15/2012 6:09AM

    Don't get old without getting crafty is what I was told when I left school.

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