Saturday, September 15, 2012

September 15, 2102 – Day 9

Just popping in to say I am alive and well. The last two days have been spent juggling work commitments and running errands which included operating Mom’s Taxi quite a bit. My exercise schedule has fallen off over these 2 days but I am determined to get back on it today. I do have a friend’s wedding reception to attend this afternoon and I already know the menu will not be conducive to my diet so I am trying to figure out how to handle that. 

I’ve also been busy doing a lot of freezer cooking. I bought hamburger, chicken and pork on sale and have been making up healthy meals I can freeze and use on nights when I don’t have time to cook. This way there are no excuses not to eat well.

I have felt tired and sluggish over the last two days too. I wonder if that is because I haven’t been able to exercise. Wouldn’t that be nice? Rewarded with more energy and alertness when you exercise regularly? That would certainly help in the motivation department.
Tomorrow I will resume my daily breakdowns. Have a great Saturday!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September 12, 2012 – Day 6 of the 1000 Mile Challenge

Tuesday did not work out very well for me. I decided to change up what I was doing in order to add a little variety.

I loaded up the “Walk Off 10 Pounds” DVD and pressed ‘full workout.” Admittedly, this was optimistic on my part as the most I have been managing on my own is about a mile at a time and the full workout is for 3 miles. Not only that, my top “speed” – and I use the term loosely – has been about 2.7 miles an hour. During the first mile, the “warm up,” we actually got up to 4.0 mph. The mile was over in 15 minutes and so was my workout.

Now I was impressed that I did the whole mile at that speed without pauses or breaks. The routine is basically walking in place, spruced up with knee lifts, kicks, sided-to-side steps and toe taps all done to the rigorous pace. I felt pretty good about this workout and vowed to do more later as I have been doing for the last couple of weeks but “later” never arrived.

I was swamped with work and the rush of the first workout actually took more out of me than I expected it to. So I never did a second workout Tuesday.

On top of that, my dinner choices weren’t great. I made nachos, loaded with cheese, sour cream and guacamole. And I had 2 helpings. To be honest, I know it was bad so I never even logged the meal into the calorie counter. Wednesday will be better.

Anyway, here’s how the day broke down:

Calorie Count:
Intake:  Way toomany
Exercise:              103`        Net Calories Still way too many
Daily Mile:
Goal 1000 Miles                                Today’s Mile:     1              Total Miles:   16
President’s Challenge:
September Goal: 2500 Points     Today’s Points:                 55           Total Points Earned: 1431
Breakfast:                                1.5 Egg, Whole - Cooked, Fried
3 oz Chopped Ham
1 Grapefruit
Decaf Coffee, 3 cups
Lunch:                                     1 Italian Sausage
                                                 Egg Noodles with Spaghetti Sauce
                                                Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade
Dinner:                                    Cabbage Soup
                                                Nachos with the works
Water:                                     3 glasses

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