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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 18, 2017

Today was hard. A coworker was going to Braums, which sounded yummy. I ate my green beans and asparagus, my Triscuits and stayed healthy. This afternoon I couldn't stop thinking of sweets or salty junk food, but I refrained.

I didn't do my after work walk tonight, my son was hungry and it was dark after we ate. I should have done the walk anyway because I fell asleep in the recliner again. Sometimes it feels I can't get enough sleep.

Speaking of which, g'night y'all.

Monday, January 16, 2017

January 16, 2017

I hate measuring and counting calories.  It's so frustrating.  Especially when my weight isn't moving.  On the other hand, I've been counting anyway.  I've finished for the day and am at 1250 calories.  I've drank over 64 oz. of decaf green tea (I just dump the tea bags into my gallon of water).

I was up at 5:30 this morning and went to the gym.  I'm dragging now, but I did it.  I was trying to figure out how early I need to get up if I'm going to the gym every morning.  This morning was only 20 minutes on the bike, but I did it.

In the future, I need to get up at 4:30.  I'm so not looking forward to that.  The goal is to get back to where I was this summer when I went every week day from the 2nd week of June until the kids went back to school on August 11.

Too much sitting is making me sleepy again.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017

I need to do better at posting. I'm falling back in the habit of not doing it. I'm still tracking, but MyFitnessPal has me at 1400 calories and I think I need to reduce that.

Breakfast has been oatmeal and peanut butter. Lunch this week is fried rice. With lots of veggies. Dinner yesterday was a sandwich. I was tired.

This week has been going pretty fast, I guess that's not a bad thing, but I'm tired even though I'm going to bed earlier, I'm  falling asleep in my chair in the evening.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

January 8, 2017

Blah depression sucks. I'm so sick of it already, though I know it's just an episode and I'll work through it. I did weigh and measure yesterday, and 4k steps. Only 33 oz of water though, so my goal is higher today. The weekends are harder for me on water.

I'm waiting to see if weaning myself off the antidepressant like I did is going to cause problems. I was experiencing some nasty side effects and don't know if I need another prescription or what.

Friday, January 6, 2017

January 6, 2017

I didn't get a chance to post this morning, but I still have a plan today.

I finished my day yesterday on plan. I didn't get as many steps as I wanted, and I figured something out. I need a better plan for days that I have meetings at the bottom of the hour. I have been on conference calls when my FitBit reminds me to walk.

Today I'm doing better at the steps, so my plan is working. :)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017

I didn't post last night, but I still did the measuring. I got more steps yesterday than Tuesday, but my goal today is 5,000. Once I do that consistently then I'll aim for 7500, then 10,000.

I went over by 70 calories yesterday. I got home with my nerves so shattered it almost felt like a panic attack. I had a day where everyone wanted something from me, and it was just too much. Thank God, today the girl I was covering for is back today and I will only have my work to worry about, not hers too. That's what my problem was, too much to do, not enough time. Then I beat myself up over it. Blah.

Today I'm going to try to walk on the treadmill at lunch and see if that helps. I got crap for sleep so need to go to bed early, I just couldn't relax last night and was still awake when hubby got home just after midnight. That makes 6 am seem way too early.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017

Breakfast and lunch are the same as yesterday with tea. Because of that, I'm not posting my screen shots from the MyFitnessPal app.

My goal today is to take more steps than yesterday, cut out or at least back on the chocolate and do better at planning my dinner. I was able to keep it in my calorie budget, but I'm not happy with randomly choosing dinner at 6 pm and not eating until after 7.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017 v2.

It was a rough day. We got some interesting news at work, and some of my coworkers were up in arms. I did allow myself some chocolate, but allowed for it in my calories.  Other than that, I stayed on plan. It wasn't a bad day overall.

I started increasing my steps today as well. 

January 3, 2017

It seems kinda cliche to start my meal plan over in January, but that's how I'm doing it this year. I have a digital scale on order, and meals planned for the week.

I'm not going to be following the same meal plan I did in 2011. Instead I am going to be coming up with my own. I will be focusing on vegetables and fruits. I will be eating whole grains. I will be eating lean meat. But I want to be able to eat pizza with the kids. I want to be able to eat out without trying to figure out what matches the meal plan.

Breakfast this morning was oatmeal with 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. I also had a 30 oz hot tea with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/2 cup milk.

My lunch is packed and I have a plan for water. I will work to get my steps in today with the Fitbit reminders.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016

Tuesday I started with trying to increase my water intake from 64 oz. back to 128. I also started with squats every time I go to the bathroom. I've been drinking a green smoothie for breakfast for about 3 weeks and my mid-morning snack is 1/2 cup plain yogurt with 1/2 cup blueberries and 1 tbsp of honey.

What I need is to cut out more of the crap and start exercising 4-5x a week for 25 - 30 minutes. I start back with exercising today.

Dinner tonight is an omelet and bacon. Tomorrow is homemade pizza. I can do this even with the sugar craving. I've done it before.