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Day 509/ Day 36 of 100

Thursday, June 02, 2016

emoticon Hopped on the scale last night, and while I knew I had not lost any, I had not expected to gain 1.8 pounds! I'm back to where I started! So if DH wants to eat out again, I'm sorry, but I cannot. We ruined my diet enough for one week! I know it is not often we get to go out without the kids, but I'd also like to just stay at home and do nothing. Well, not nothing, get caught up on some things, but not have the kids constantly pulling at me. I am really looking forward to today. And I've still got half of tomorrow to look forward to as well!

emoticon I overslept by an hour, but that is okay because I can still workout for as long as I like, I don't have to be anywhere!

emoticon Yesterday was a run day, and again I had to stop about every other time I ran and stretch out my calves. I did remember to stretch yesterday, yay! I have to stop forgetting because then I'm just going to be stiff and creak all the time! But I did not enjoy my run like I did my first one. I had that nagging voice telling me to quit, to slow down, that I could quite early... the Blerch. Check out theoatmeal.com to learn more about the Blerch. I don't agree with the guy's method, in his own words he treats his body "like a fast moving dumpster". But his adventures running are hilarious theoatmeal.com/comics/ru

emoticon I met my fitness minutes goal for May plus 90 minutes! My goal was for 1,140 minutes and I got 1,236, and that wasn't the whole month, I started about a week in counting my minutes. And I got a total of 84 miles in! emoticon I'm so excited for the month of June!

emoticon Cardio is going to be a high priority for June, but my main focus is going to be on nutrition. If I can't get my nutrition under control, I'm not going to lose any weight. By default with all the cardio I'm getting, I'm hungrier than usual. So I need to make sure to eat my snacks on time, whether I feel hungry or not. And to eat breakfast, that is the meal I usually forget about, but love to eat. I've got my food planned out and even already portioned out, I just have to eat at home and not out. And not eat seconds. I get so hungry after working out. But I'm trying to limit how much carbs I eat, and that means limiting starchy foods like sweet potatoes and rice. I have rice with every meal, but I like to have sweet potato too for a little something sweet. So I have half a serving of each to compromise, but that means a lot less rice to go with my chicken. Basically I have to get used to smaller portions, smaller meals and having snacks. I can do this. I used to eat hardly anything and workout like a mad woman, so I know it can be done.

emoticon The only difference is I used to go stretch in the sauna when I was done back then, and we don't have a gym membership here. But then, back then I lived on base and worked at the gym which was two blocks away. Big difference there. But not something that should get in the way of changing thing now. I have my treadmill. I can take a hot shower to sooth my muscles and just remember to stretch out after working out and throughout the day. I've been saying 'maybe' to yoga, I think it is time I finally got to doing some yoga to help keep me from getting so stiff I can't move right!!!
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  • JUNEAU2010
    Excellent blog!
    1362 days ago
    Keep it up. You can do it!
    1362 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you for sharing.
    1363 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    You are doing emoticon !! emoticon
    1363 days ago
    emoticon You are doing great. There is a great little website called Walking 4 fun. since you are accumulating so many miles, you might be interested in. You do a virtual trail, and as you go along, they send you pictures of what you would see if you were really walking it. I thought that was a fun idea- I chose the Pacific trail , but at 1/2 mile every day, I have barely made it out of my neighborhood- LOL

    Because I too am trying to go easy on the startches, I made a huge salad for dinner, Spinach, romaine, tomatoes, hard boiled egg, lean ham, grated cheese- It was filling and satisfying. I think if you are hungry you should eat- salads are great for that!
    1364 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14402600
    Try weighing the first thing in the morning. I think you will be happier ; )
    This weight loss thing takes a while. New habits take time to kick in, but once they do watch out! Just take it a day at a time and do the best you can. I had to learn to eat less too. Try drinking a cup of water before you eat. It helps to give you that full feeling so you don't over eat. I drink water with my dinner so I fill up faster. Ya, the snacks do keep the hungry feeling away. Also be sure to eat breakfast! I had a lumber jack one today (my husband cooked) so I'm all set until dinner ; ) Will be cheering you on from the trail. emoticon
    1364 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    1364 days ago
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