Wednesday, November 25, 2015
I feel like waving a flag and saying, "Let the eating commence!" I haven't been eating well, all of the pre-holiday treats have gotten to me. I need to slow down and pay attention to what I'm eating. And it is showing on the scale!! What happened to the days when I could eat and not worry about it!? Those days are long gone. I have to really watch what I eat, and I'm thinking Thanksgiving eating won't be as carefree as I thought it was going to be. My bad eating has been affecting my health, If I don't eat well (lots of veggies, nothing cooked in grease, minimal meat...), afterwards I feel sick/tired/nauseated. Even if I mind my portion sizes and only eat till I'm satisfied, I feel sick. Last night was rough and I ended up going to lay down I was feeling so bad. So my plans for eating whatever I wanted on Thanksgiving are out the window. No food is worth feeling that awful. Or worth watching the scale move up again.
On a more positive note, my workouts are increasing. Yesterday I worked out for 63 minutes!! Some of that was me taking a break and walking up and down the hallways trying to get my calf muscles to stop cramping up. I'm sticking to doing the Sparkpeople Boot Camp videos. My goal is to get up to 2 hours working out. That may seem like a lot, and it is, but all the motivational stories I've read about people who have lost weight, that was a common thread. They all worked out between 90-120 minutes a day.
I've noticed that my steps have been slowly increasing each day as I become more conscientious about not sitting still for too long. I'm loving it! I really want to reach 10k steps!
Worked out a little less today, I feel like I should have taken today as a rest day, my body is worn out. So tomorrow I will rest. Part of me really wants to go ahead and work out tomorrow because it is "Turkey Day" but I'm learning to listen to my body and rest when I need to. Today I will take it a little easier as tomorrow I'll be on my feet for most of the day cooking. Even though it will just be us +1, I still have to make casserole and stuffing, bread, pie, potatoes.... I'm not sure I have room in my fridge for all this, I mean for real, my fridge is already jam packed with the turkey and ham in it!
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!