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Day 327

Monday, November 23, 2015

emoticon Actually got 7 hours of sleep last night and 3 of it was uninterrupted, so I'm feeling pretty good this morning!

emoticon Yesterday's workout was great. I can feel it in my hips and sides of my thighs. I did my 200 steps on the riser, woohoo! I'm going to add in an the extra 10 minutes this week, but on Wii Advanced step, so you're stepping with a kick and also to the side. So that is a total of 40 minutes, plus whatever I do on the Spark boot camp workout. Yesterday's was difficult, I can't do high kicks, but I kept moving no matter what!

emoticon We had a 'burger burn' at In-law's on Saturday. I only ate till I was satisfied, but then felt sick. I don't normally eat that much meat, especially red meat. And I won't again. Next time we do a burger burn, which will probably be next Spring, I'm bringing chicken breasts to grill. I love that my body is getting used to eating healthier, but that means that when I make exceptions, I get sick feeling. I know that when I make an exception and have a sweet I usually end up with an upset tummy, so that should keep me from making those exceptions.

From my Made to Crave Daily Devotional: I must remember to pause and ask myself, "Do I want to eat this right now because I need nourishment or because I'm feeling empty emotionally or spiritually?" And if I'm feeling empty I must "realize that food can fill my stomach, but never my soul." Wow, so true. I turn to my comfort foods when I'm feeling depressed or upset. I used to stuff myself with heaping bowls of spaghetti and then still warm from the oven brownies. No wonder I'm overweight! Well, I've cut out all pasta except fresh homemade (so I control what goes into it) or buckwheat soba noodles that I usually put in a salad or other healthy dish (plus, it's 100% buckwheat!). I'm cutting out all sweets. It's Thanksgiving so I will have a (portion controlled) serving of sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie. I'm not going to say I can't have these things, I just need to control how much of them I eat!!

My fitbit's battery is almost dead, so I'm waiting on it to go workout. I'm going to do 30 minutes on the Wiifit free step with 200 steps on the riser. Then I'm going to do 10 minutes of advanced step. Then I will do my video of the day from Sparkpeople boot camp. After that I'll set up the kids with a Cosmic Kids yoga video and go make myself a protein shake and start laundry.

Whew! emoticon What a work out! My legs don't hurt, in fact I stretched enough that they feel totally relaxed (hot shower helped). I've already walked almost 5k steps today (including workout) and still have to go to the park for a Thanksgiving get-together for our homeschool group!! Maybe I'll actually reach 10K steps today, as I have to go grocery shopping right afterwards! I'll try my best!
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  • SILVER1369
    emoticon you really are doing emoticon emoticon
    1592 days ago
    lol…You said in this blog that you are cutting all sweets but then you wrote you will have a small size of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Which is it, cutting out sweets or not cutting out sweets. ;o)
    1592 days ago
    I really enjoyed reading your blog. I think it is amazing that you are listening to your body and you have a plan set for Thanksgiving.

    I especially enjoyed this part of your blog "Do I want to eat this right now because I need nourishment or because I'm feeling empty emotionally or spiritually?" And if I'm feeling empty I must "realize that food can fill my stomach, but never my soul.". I need to ask myself that more often and I thank you for sharing this.

    Oh and thank you for reminding me that I too need to charge my fitbit emoticon Have a great day!
    1593 days ago
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