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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Adding a little jog to my walk

I have been needing to up my workout plan lately.  Weight loss had slowed down quite a bit and I knew a boost was needed.  There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to get in a good workout everyday.  I am now up to five or six workouts a week. 

This week I decided to add some light jogging to my power walks.  I thought it might be a good way to speed up the calorie burn.  As it turns out, I lost two pounds this week! Let's keep moving...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Eating Out Dilemma

My sister and her husband invited my family to join them at Olive Garden today.  She said it is your cheat day right?  Right.  However, I had decided to not go CRAZY on cheat day anymore :)  I thought I would just pick something healthy from the menu.  Then... I saw a new dish that included steak, pasta, cheese and some more cheese.  That is the point when I went CRAZY!  I ordered it and it was soooo good.  Down side: I think I consumed two days worth of calories in one meal.  I will have to take it easy on the calorie intake for the next few days. 

More bad news: I am going to the Cheesecake Factory on Friday for my annual end of the year field trip.  No, the Cheesecake Factory is not our destination for the field trip, but it is where we stop to eat lunch each year :)  Now that I think about it, I just shouldn't eat  for the next few days.  LOL. 

On a side note, I was down about two pounds this week.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Loving the weather and extra daylight

I have been able to shake up my workouts this week due to unbelievably warm March weather and the extra daylight in the evenings.  I was able to walk outside three evenings this week  after work.  I am still at four miles per walk.  My time has been getting better but I'm not quite ready to add more mileage.  The other evenings this week I took it easy and did Wii fit's step aerobics and yoga. 

The result: one more pound down this week.  I haven't been eating healthy due to stress.  If anything, I've not been getting enough calories.  If I eat too little, my weight loss will slow down or stop altogether.

I'm finishing my cup of coffee and headed out for a walk right now!  I can't resist the beautiful weather outside.  There is plenty of work that needs to be done at home today, but it can wait :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Making good choices even on "cheat" day

I've been trying to cut back on my "cheat" day which happens to be Saturday. I weigh myself every Saturday morning, and then allow myself some treats and eating out.  However, I don't get a lot of satisfaction out of sabotaging my diet. I always feel guilty and mumble about making bad choices. 

My doctor had mentioned that a "cheat" day was actually a good idea in a way. It keeps my body from getting used to a certain amount of calories and can shake up my system.  She cautioned from going overboard or going over one day of indulgence.  I really think my brain goes into this guilty mode when I make too many bad choices, so I find myself not enjoying the cheat day as much as I did in the past. 

My husband wanted to eat out Saturday night at Applebee's so as we headed to town, I was already thinking about how much cheating I wanted to do.  Did I want to go all out and order my favorite orange chicken bowl which is a calorie buster or order off the Weight Watchers menu there.  I didn't decide until it was time to order.   I ordered the Cabernet Mushroom Sirloin from the under 550 calories Weight Watchers menu.  I enjoyed my meal and didn't feel terrible when we walked out of the restaurant.  No guilt, shame, or mumbling about having to get back on track tomorrow. 

I will still save that special treat for Saturday, but I no longer want to blow the whole day with bad food choices.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I Just Don't Have the Words

I don't have the right words to describe this week.  The town where I teach   was devastated by a natural disaster.  It was completely heart breaking to see what some of my past and present students were having to deal with this week.  There was major damage to a part of the town and some students completely lost their homes.  Thankfully, all of my students are physically doing well.  Unfortunately, that wasn't the case with all the town's citizens.  I've just been torn up and worried about everyone. 

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I don't eat when I'm stressed.  I lost four pounds this week.  Wish I could be happy about the loss, but I'm not. 

Just hoping for healing and moving forward for everyone.