Thursday, March 30, 2017 |
female, 42 Years old
Looking for : Support
About me : UPDATE: I started this journey on January 25, 2014. I lost 100 pounds by January 25, 2015. I reached what I considered my goal weight (under 160) at the end of May 2015. I maintained not higher than 165 until the end of the summer 2015. Then, I have gained a bit and I am now working on getting back down to 175.
Who I hope to meet : UPDATE: I hope to meet other people who are ready to get real about how we eat and why. I have had some success, but I do not forget how hard it was and still is. I hope to support others and help them to know they can make healthy changes at any point.
Diet : UPDATE: I log my food daily and post my totals with goals in () on the site every day. I usually log the weekend on Monday or Tuesday. My first attempt at maintenance has taught me some things about what has to be in place for me to maintain. I know how many calories are in things and have to keep thinking about what I eat when I feel like overeating. My general goals are 1300 calories per day, 43 g fat, 30% fat grams, and 155 g carbs. I sometimes allow myself 1500 calories on the weekends and also depending on my activity level.
Before January 2014, I had success with Richard Simmons Deal-a-Meal, but I had never counted calories before this site and I find it very helpful and much more convenient on the computer than on paper, but that is personal preference. I don't think I would have been to be able to pull it off on pencil and paper. I get very real a
Exercise : UPDATE: Winter has been the opposite of a motivator when it comes to exercise, but I am now working out and presently I have been working on increasing the frequency and intensity of my cardio workouts each week. I focus on 10,000 steps per day no matter what while I am working on improving the workout consistency. My work schedule during school is such that I either have time to exercise or I have none. Summer schedule has more exercise opportunities and I will blog about my summer exercise plans.
I enjoy zumba (I can go to classes much more in summer), kickboxing, brisk walks (There are trails near my house.), and this summer I would like to try biking. I love dancing in general. I presently am doing Hip Hop Abs. I bought resistance bands in July, but have lacked motivation and need to actually use them. I also have recently tried light weighted gloves and I think I will do more of that. I used to have a treadmill, but it broke, but I now have a gazelle in my living room.
First night sleeping most through the night last night. I had my voice most of the day and didn't have any meds. I finally started to get a little energy back. I did okay with my food choices for meals, but I had some ice cream and a mountain due. I got in 12,000 steps. I did go to work early to get in extra steps. Tomorrow is a long work day and I am focusing on steps on staying on track with eating and then if I am up to it, I can resume a formal workout on Thursday. I have plans to walk with my walking buddy then too. My co-teacher is being observed for a certification tomorrow and we have a plan to focus on making things great for her. I hope our challening student and one other shall we say challenging employee cooperate. Goodnight and thanks!
I am sorry to hear you have been sick, I am glad you are hopefully on the road to recovery. I hope all goes well on Thursday too
Glad to hear you're feeling better. Hope your co-teacher does well.
It's good to hear that you're feeling better. I'm impressed that you're staying on track despite not feeling well. ....I don't suppose you have the option of locking the two challenging folks in a closet together to see who survives?
Glad you got some good rest and you are getting your energy back. Hope your day is going great!
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A little better sleep and less meds for Monday, but really ready to be 100%. So so eating and 8300 steps + couldn't always wear my pedometer. Know i'm gaining a bit and just need to get exercising, but gotta kick this cold. Busy times at work. Will be low staff today, but with issues with one teacher, it's almost better when she is gone. :( Orkin man coming to my house while I'm at work to take care of hornet/box elder bug problem. Ugh My landlord is paying for it and hopefully it will be dealt with before it gets really warm so that is good. Just need this cough to go away.
Sounds like you're under quite a bit of stress. Hope life settles down for you soon.
Hope that you are feeling better soon. I am wishing for a sunny weekend although it is not looking like it will be that way. I am ready to slather on the sun screen and soak up some sun.
Well, I don't have a runny nose and I don't really feel too sick, but I have coughed a lot lately so I got couch suppressent so I can sleep tonight. I worked on my onine credit classes and got it mostly done and now I have to apply for the credits. That will be one thing off my mind. Anyway, I took it easy at home and just ate what I wanted today. I didn't overeat much, but I had food I usually don't buy and I had frosting. So, enough said, I got some cough suppressant and planned out my freezer meals and now I am going to get a good night's sleep and start in a good place for the new week. I will resume working out as soon as this cough is gone. I don't mean to be making excuses; I just feel like I have to recharge. I have a full week of work, but Thursday is my last day until April 10th. I have had a lot of down time this weekend and I got a lot done, but down time can be a bad thing for me sometime. I need to get back to work if you know what I mean.
Hope the meds helped your cough and allowed you to get some sleep. I hope you can kick this and get your energy back.
Have been on much lately - dealing with my own demons. Sorry to hear you have been unwell and hope you can get right over your break and take control.
It's so weird, my cold is better, but my coughing is worse. Gonna go get some cough suppressent to get through work tomorrow and so I can sleep better at night. I think it is made worse by the dry air in my house. I got up and took a steamy shower at 7:30 am and then was able to go back to sleep for a while. Believe it or not, last night was more sleep than most. I am trying to let my coughing go on during the weekend to hopefully get past it. Nothing really sounds very good to eat, but when something sounds good, I tend to eat it. I feel like I can start kicking it with exercise as soon as this cough is gone and breathing is clear, but I really am not so much sick, just like slowed down by this cough. I can't get motivted to do much of anything so I am writing this instead of mindless eating. I am going to make a to do list and take another shower so I can hopefully get moving-- so far it's hasn't worked, but at least I have the day off.
Interesting, I have been better for a while but I still get the occasional coughing spree too. Hope the cough suppressant works and you get past this soon. Smart call on writing instead of eating, I hope you can pull it off. Have a great day.
Ok, so today was totally off as far as eating. I knew it would be honestly, I had a teacher conference and the food was provided. It was pretty healthy food that was provided, but I had nachos at home when I got back. I overate, but I did limit it. My goal is now 5 days on track days in a row Sunday through Thursday. I had a planned day off on working out, but I did get in 6,000 steps and I met my water goal. On the other hand, I am so excited because today I went and got my containers to organize my over the fridge freezer. The background is that I have been doing freezer cooking for about 3 years, but I do it in bags and things fall out when I go to get meals to pack. I will post pictures of my freezer when I get a chance. :) Tomorrow I will finalize the meals I am cooking and turn on my refrigerator/freezer in the garage. Then, I will freeze my meals so they can fit in the bins that are now in my freezer. I have 6 main meal bins and 4 side dish/ other meal bins and the door storage and then I wil use the other freezer to refill from. I also need to go through my old meals and organize everything and I even got bins for my spices and got my new freezer spices order! Spring break is next week which means 1 week off both jobs from next Friday until Monday, April 10th, so freezer cooking will be Tuesday through Thursday. I am getting excited!
Five days on track is pretty good I bet you will rock it again this week. I can't wait to hear all you are going to accomplish on you spring break.
Ok, so today was totally off as far as eating. I knew it would be honestly, I had a teacher conference and the food was provided. It was pretty healthy food that was provided, but I had nachos at home when I got back. I overate, but I did limit it. My goal is now 5 days on track days in a row Sunday through Thursday. Today was a planned day off from working out and I am coughing now as my cold is working through, but I got in 6,000 steps. I did meet my water goal.On the other hand, I am so excited because today I went and got my containers to organize my over the fridge freezer. The background is that I have been doing freezer cooking for about 3 years, but I do it in bags and things fall out when I go to get meals to pack for work. It is hard to know where everything is. I will post pictures of my freezer when I get a chance. :) Tomorrow I will finalize the meals I am cooking and turn on my refrigerator/freezer in the garage. Then, I will freeze my meals so they can fit in the bins that are now in my freezer. :) I have 6 main meal bins and 4 side dish/ other meal bins and the door storage and then I wil use the other freezer to refill from. I also need to go through my old meals and organize everyting and I even got bins for my spices and got my new freezer spices order! Spring break is next week which means 1 week off of both jobs from next Friday until Monday, April 10th, so freezer cooking will be Tuesday through Thursday. I am getting excited!
1749 calories today. 35 minutes of kickboxing and 30 minutes of lower intensity cardio. 3000 steps. No where near my 10,000 goal, but did take a walk to the library in twon. I have been taking it a bit easier with workout because I am almost better from this cold. Tomorrow will be a day off from working out and will focus on steps as I am going to an Early Childhood Conference all day. I am going to try to solve some organization issues in preparation for my freezer cooking coming soon. :) I ordered Wildtree products which is a freezer meal company. Their Garlic Galore is awesome!!! Let me know if you want a link. I don't sell it or anything-- just is really good if you love garlic. :) Goodnight!
Hope your day goes well.
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