Tuesday, February 9, 2010

snow shovel workouts

Well, I'm plugging along.  Working out consistently, though this morning's workout (and again this evening) was a snow shovel.  The cardio is not as powerful but there is movement and muscle work, and since it's only an occasional substitute, I'm willing to live with it.

Last night's surprise visitors meant Sicilian pizza for supper.  MmmmMMMMmmmmm.  Definitely not on a good diet plan.  Gonna need to rein it in and behave better than that.  

Still too busy-every-minute to track diet well.  I'm thinking after my move into town is completed, that might change.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

confidence and not foolishness?

Yesterday my mom treated at the new BBQ place here in town.  I had a smoked pork chop sandwich and the kind of fries that are potato wedges.  Not an optimal choice, I reckon.  But it sure was good.

Last night, I made up a bunch of "pudding cups" for the fridge, cuz at night I'm tending to crave sweet after dinner.  Sugar free and whatnot.  Maybe it'll do the trick.

I must be feeling very optimistic about losing weight; yesterday I checked out the new resale shop here in town and bought a lot of stuff, most of which is a bit too small for me.  My thought:  it is great stuff and it was dirt cheap...and I WILL be getting to that size.  I'm choosing to see that as confidence and not foolishness. 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

ungathered thoughts

Still not managing to track my food...I started to type the whole big explanation but it doesn't matter.  Not managing it.  I'm doing great on breakfast because I do the same thing daily.  Lunch I'm doing fine because I eat in the Bistro most days at work...amazing meals.  Like, today was talapia with wild rice and lightly steamed vegetables...it was delicious, properly portioned...just perfect.  Supper, I'm having variable results. I get home late, wiped out, and then there's not much in the house.  So sometimes I make good choices and sometimes not so much.  No time for snacking these days...good on one hand (less calories), bad on the other (a good diet is 5 or so "small meals" a day and I'm not doing it that way.)  

I'm so tired right now I can't remember if I blogged about this yet:  a few days ago, I shoveled snow instead of going to the Y to work out.  It was exercise, but not to the usual extent.  I felt less energetic all day.  No lie!  The stairs at work kicked my butt...and they haven't been bothering me at all most days!  Strong testimony for the power of a good cardio workout.  

Unfortunately there may be 4 inches of snow when I wake up in the morning.  If so, I'll have another date with a snow shovel.

Oh well. 

Monday, February 1, 2010

disorganized progress

Still not tracking food very well, but I've been pretty good.  Except for last night, when I was blue about some things that are very much not in my control...all I can choose to do is react well or badly.  So I treated myself to a big pile of cold shrimp and greasy fries (reacted badly) and then let it go as best I could (reacted well).  

Today is a new day.

I noticed when I put my sweats on this morning that I could SEE the weight loss.  Hey, that's fun!  So that gave me the courage to get on the scale again.  Only down by 5 pounds, but that's okay...it's visible.

Here's to Monday.