....and the reason I needed to calculate the candy points...ugh! 2 things...(trying to learn and grow from these days)....I tracked it. That's huge. And, I'm realizing that I am in very dangerous territory when I'm tired. I did it. I can't take it back. And there it is...
Monday, September 30, 2013
I lost 3.8 pounds last week. I ate way too much over the weekend, but I tracked it all and I have activity points left, so I'm calling the weekend done and moving on.
8.5 mile training run on Saturday morning and San Diego AIDS walk on Sunday ...and then walking around Disneyland all day after the walk. Tons of activity points and a bit stiff and sore this Monday morning!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I started the day with a 5.2 mile walk/run. I did intervals for the first three miles. Then I walked the 4th mile. And finished with intervals for the 5th. I'm working on increasing my walking pace and find myself doing more walking recently.
This time, before heading out for my run, I had a tablespoon of chia seeds and a half of a banana. I find that my run goes better when I have a little something to fuel my muscles. It's so easy to run around in the morning getting ready to head out, and forget to eat something. When that happens I find myself fading at about mile four. So anyway, the banana and chia seemed to do the trick. I hadn't been out for about 10 days and it felt really good to get out and get it done!
We had a family BBQ get together at my mom's house. I did well with my choices. I had to remain mindful because it's so easy to just keep popping chips and appetizers in my mouth while sitting around visiting! I allowed myself some indulgences but I PICKED what I wanted rather than just mindlessly munching. And I tracked it all. I brought veggie burger patties to substitute for the hamburgers and I ate mine wrapped in lettuce.
Dinner was leftover spaghetti squash with tofu and spaghetti sauce. And I had popcorn, which I probably really didn't need, as a nighttime snack.
So, I had a 34 point day and used 8 weekly points. I earned 7 activity points so I'm calling it even. I'm happy with the choices I made and proud of maintaining control in a setting that usually triggers me to go way overboard.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Oh my goodness! I knew I would gain this week but I didn't expect to gain over 4 pounds. On my way home from my WW meeting it dawned on me that I have been out of my BP medication since Sunday....and it's a diuretic. It all makes sense now...lol. My medication came in the mail today. :)
It's 4:33am and I'm having coffee and getting ready for my WW meeting. I'm not looking forward to my weigh in after my weekend of eating, drinking, and general merrymaking...lol. I can feel the weight gain.
Just like anyone who has ever had to face the weekly weigh in after a questionable week, I find myself having thoughts of skipping the meeting or using the option of going to the meeting but not weighing in...but then I remember that I made a commitment to myself. Not weighing in doesn't change the reality of the numbers. It is what it is. So I'll go and I'll weigh in, and I'll face reality....and then I'll move on with a refreshed resolve to continue on this journey to a healthier me.
It's Friday, the beginning of a whole new week. There are 7 days of blank trackers just waiting for me to fill them with healthy choices. Lets do this!