Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Feedback anyone?

So I gained a pound tonight. I'm okay with this because I am on day #2 of counting calories, and I have to say, yesterdays calorie count made me do a double take.

Anyone have a website they use to do a good calorie count? Or do you just read the labels and jot it down. The latter bothers me, just because most of my meals are packed, so to take time to write down as I'm packing up, or to do it at night- is a pain. However, I could make a typical lunch or two and keep those counts... Hmmmm...

The other thing is our family wager. The last one ended, and we did so well. We need another challenge to keep us doing as well. The dilemma- we live in 3 different states (Montana, Texas, California.) 3 majorly different weights (so we do percentages,) and obviously different living conditions (military wife, single and a working mom.)

Any ideas on a competition we can do, semi long term (like 6 mos)???

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

C25K with friends

I'm starting this program up again. This time, not by myself. Of course, my friends are in another state- but friends I use to spend a lot of time with. Support is support, right?!!

I have to say, it felt REALLY good this morning to move for 45 minutes. It's been a long time since I've exercised hard in the am. Usually it consists of dog walking- which I figure they'll both miss. However, for me, getting my blood running feels SO good.

C25K will take place in the evenings with my son. He wants to get in better shape also.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Good golly- I figured it out!

So, me in my quest to not eat horribly, watch portion sizes, and read labels more (etc, etc) forgot one major thing for me. I forgot to check the calendar. Once I did, I got a little fluttery, thinking maybe my weight gain was because I was preggers. Then I laughed and reminded myself that preggers & my body are not friends and it would take a miracle to happen.

But still.... so I did a test, negative, just like I knew (if I'm being honest with myself.) So I dug out the cupboard and got the meds I swore I was done with. I've not had a visit from Auntie Flo for almost 5 months. Not unnormal, but on my special pills I got normal, sorta, and they helped me get her to come. Those same pills that made me feel slightly like a normal woman- made me cranky, tired, depressed and my family hated me. So I stopped.

I took them last week, and they still worked their magic. I was up another 3 pounds at yesterday's weigh in. This morning I am down that 3 pounds and I bet it continues now that my hormones have gotten a much needed dose of "real." Maybe I shouldn't have gone off the stuff, but I had to try.

Hoping this might help with my belly looking all bloated and preggo looking lately also.

Self- I promise to keep better track of my calendar. Love, Self.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cold & Crisp with a black & white twist.

I reset my alarm for 5:30am. I put on my log exercise pants, a hoodie, and picked up my pedometer, headphones and both leashes for our dog & puppy. The weatherman said it was 34* so I grabbed my gloves.

It's been a long while since I've done a morning walk/run. I'd forgotten how much more I enjoy morning exercise-- I feel rejuvenated. My cheeks were bright pink and my legs feel partially frozen, but I got in a nice walk with a little bit of running. Super Puppy wasn't so happy about this walk- he reminds me of my son. Not a morning person. But Oreo surely did- he IS a morning person.

Dear Self- don't give up the evening walks, but do work towards getting back in the habit of your morning ones. You miss it, this morning was the proof. -Love, Me