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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Goals for April 2010

On this last day of March, I've decided to give myself five "ME" things to work on this month. I'm giving myself points weekly for these goals. At the end of the month, if I have earned 95% of my points, I'm going to reward myself with a spa day!!!

Here are my goals:
1. Track daily calories of EVERYTHING I put into my mouth 6/7 days per week. (6 points)
2. Stay under 1800 calories 6/7 days per week. (6 points)
3. Do at least 45 minutes of exercise 5/7 days per week. (5 points)
4. Drink at least 64 ounces of water daily. (7 points)
5. Get at least 7 hours of sleep 6/7 days per week. (6 points)

Total points per week: 30

Weeks are going to be dates instead of Sun-Sat.
April 1-7 (30 pts.)
April 8-14 (30 pts.)
April 15-21 (30 pts.)
April 22-28 (30 pts)
April 29-30 (Do all 5 goals for 10 pts.)

Total points possible in April: 130
95% of 170=124 points

That gives me 6 slip ups. I'm going to give myself another reward of new capris or sandals if I have less that 2 slip ups. I'm giving myself cushion because with Easter this Sunday and me not preparing the meal, it's hard to predict calories.

So, there you have it!! I will also record my weight at the end of each week with the point totals. My goal is a loss of 5 pounds in April!!!!

What are you going to do during the month of April???

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I love Spring

I love Spring and everything that comes with it. I love the cool but not cold mornings. I love the warm sun in the afternoon. I love the warm breeze that can blow through our open windows in our house. I love being able to get out and go for a walk with my husband, enjoying the weather and catching up on our day. I love seeing kids, adults, and animals out and about playing, talking, and laughing.

I look forward to many more evenings such as this one. A 45-minute walk with my husband tonight was a perfect ending to the day. I wish I could do it every day! No such luck tomorrow with night class!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sweaty goodness!

Holy buckets of sweat! 50 minutes of tae bo are down the tubes. I fought my way through it, even having to stop briefly to catch my breath, but I did it.

And I'm doing it again tomorrow.

I feel energized. I don't feel this way when I shove my mouth full of crap. It's time I start remembering this!!!!!

Every day is a new day.

I had a little eye opener last night. We celebrated hubby's birthday with his family and his dad was snapping pictures like you wouldn't believe. Hubby and I were looking through them and when I saw my picture, I was mortified. My face looked like a bloated balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

This is ridiculous. I'm in two weddings this summer and if I don't change things, for one, I won't fit into the dresses, and two, I will be ashamed to be standing in front of all of the guests on those days. I don't want those brides to regret asking me to be a bridesmaid. I want them to be excited to have me as part of their day. I know in their heart of hearts, they want me in it anyway, but for my sake, I want to look better.

No more excuses....just like Jillian Michaels says. Off to do some tae bo and then maybe finish off with a walk.

Enough is enough.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday recap

Yesterday was my husband's 31st birthday and I celebrated like it was mine. I ate like it was my birthday and because of class, I didn't work out. Not proud of it. But moving on.

The scale wasn't proud of it either.

I have a food addiction.

It needs to stop.

Or else, I'll be back to 260 before I know it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday Recap

Breakfast-Special K and skim milk
Snack-string cheese
Lunch-turkey and spinach on whole wheat, baked doritos, apple
Snack-Golden Grahams (but too many)
Dinner-chicken breast stuffed with mushrooms and cheese wrapped in a piece of bacon, broccoli
Dessert-2 homemade chocolate chip cookies

Exercise-30 minutes on treadmill, 1/2 mile combo of 5.0 and 6.0 mph run, rest at 3.6-3.8 mph
10 minutes of abs and other randomness

Thoughts: I don't know. I've gotta get food under control. I need to find something smaller for when I get home rather than grabbing the box of cereal and devouring lord knows how many calories. There were bananas on the counter, apples and grapes in the fridge, but I just didn't pick them. Dinner was better than last night's pizza, but the cheese and bacon doesn't help. These are super good though and our meat counter at our local grocery store makes them. One thing I could have changed is not have eaten the whole chicken breast and just ate part.

Workout was okay. Did it while I was watching Biggest Loser. It depressed me a little that some of the bigger guys are only 60-70 pounds bigger than me now. For a moment, I wished it was me on the ranch having Bob and Jillian yelling at me and pushing me to places I've never been. I'm intrigued by the Body Bugg device, but we just don't have the money to spend on it right now.

Final thoughts: There are things I could have done better but I did get a workout in. Better than the last few weeks.

Monday Recap

The first day back to school was manageable and overall, I did okay. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill, 1/2 mile of which I attempted some jogging at 5.0 mph. The rest of the walking I did at about 3.6 mph. Then I put on the good 'ole boxing gloves and did some punching and kicking on the bag. Finished up with some crunches, leg lifts, and push ups for a total of 15 additional minutes. I caught enough of Dancing with the Stars to see Pamela Anderson and her dance routine. I think most male viewers enjoyed that performance!!!

Eating is my biggest disappointment yesterday:
Breakfast: Special K with skim milk
Lunch: 2 pieces of leftover homemade pizza (not the best choice because they run around 250 calories each)
After school: grabbed the bag of Baked Doritos and consumed an unknown amount
Dinner: My husband ordered pizza (thanks dear) and I ate one piece short of a half of a large sausage, mushroom, and green pepper thin crust pizza.

Looking at that, can you say carb-a-holic? No fruits, hardly any veggies, some protein, and a lot of carbs and fat, I'm sure!

So, on to Tuesday. Let me tell you...after a week of sleeping in until 8:00 AM or so, this 6:00 AM stuff is hard!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

A moment of strength

There are birthday treats in the lounge here at school, and as of 10:14 AM, I have not fallen victim to them. For some, this is no biggie. For me, it's huge.

I had a moment of strength. Here's to it continuing!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A fresh start!

I've fought. I've kicked. I've whined. I've complained.

It's time for a fresh start. As you've noticed, I've revamped my blog a little in honor of this fresh start. I've deleted my past posts because I'm tired of looking at them. It's time for a fresh start.

So, here it goes. Started off with a good hour long walk in the fresh, cool spring air tonight. I feel good. I'm looking forward to good things. Better things. Smaller things. Bigger things.

Stay tuned...