why must monday come once a week?

Monday, August 09, 2010

Well, drill went pretty well. I stayed busier than I am used to and didn't get as much reading done as I generally do. :] Organizing all weekend because they moved us around and now another portion of our unit is in the same building as us. And it is a small building, an old school house for this little town. But I have my own office, which is really good for a specialist, and as long as I keep it I can't complain.

Things that went well this weekend:
-Worked out on Saturday even though I did not want to
-Came home at a decent time Saturday night even though I was having a great time
-Allowed myself to enjoy dinner Saturday night by keeping it under control during the day
-Did some leisure reading

Things that could have gone better:
-Wine.. I wish it didn't taste so good.. But I do have to say I am still so much better at this than I used to be. One day I will hopefully master it.
-Family Day lunch-I went overboard. There was so much food, and desserts...
-Last night- boredom eating. I was sleepy from being in the heat all day, and grumpy. I napped and then when I got up I ate aimlessly. chips and salsa, ice cream, peach... it wasn't all at once but it wasn't because I was actually hungry. Boredom eating is one thing I really need to get past.
-Ratio of protein/carb/fat was not met over Saturday/Sunday

Plan of action for this week:
-Only one bottle of wine will be purchased for the entire week, and I will share it with my lover so that I only really get 2-3 glasses out of the bottle.
-Only eating out one meal, and planning ahead (not Italian this time, while I do LOVE Pasta Factory)
-When I feel the need to eat without being hungry, drink water. Then work on one of the many projects I have laid out for myself!
-Plan meals for weekend out ahead of time when I go grocery shopping to ensure I get enough protein

Other than that I think this week will be typical. I need to not spend a ton of money because the float trip is next weekend. Woot woot. I am also not going to weigh myself this week. It really doesn't help me when it goes a different direction than what I had hoped. And it tends to. My body keeps floating around 128-130 and it pisses me off. So instead I am not going to weigh myself for record until next week or maybe until phase 1 of P90X is over with. I look at myself in the mirror and I see my stomach getting flatter and my arms getting BUFF and I discover new muscles in my legs all of the time. That should be a good enough judge if I am doing the right things, at least for now. I might get some calipers later on...

I hope my HRM arrives today! I would love to be able to know pretty much exactly how many calories I should be taking in. I have been afraid to try to up my calories at all for fear I am not burning enough. But now I'll know.

Here's to a great week and continuous progress. :]
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Wine can be tricky, but it's manageable! I mean the French drink it all the time and look how skinny most of them are. emoticon

    And good idea about the scale! I'm sort of in a "I hate the scale" mood today, so i'm giving thumbs up to everyone who has the will to avoid it for a few days. (hehe).

    Congrats on the slimmer tummy, and buffer arms! That's so exciting! Also, let me know how the HRM works out for you. If it's good then I may get one too :)
    3770 days ago
  • KVM23.
    Sounds like a pretty good weekend! I like your plan for this week and hope you stick to it. I think taking a break from the scale is a good idea, sometimes it helps to keep you motivated! Good luck :)
    3770 days ago
    Happy to hear that drill went pretty well!! I think it is a good idea to wait to weigh in. When you can visibly see changes it is tough to step on the scale to see a gain.

    I am keeping my fingers crossed that your HRM came in the mail today!
    3770 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Sounds like you're dealing with some of the same struggles that we all do from time to time. Looks like you're still on course and doing well.
    3770 days ago
    I wish I could work those calipers right! I think they're (from reading) prolly a GREAT way if you can manage to always hit the same spots...I got good at hitting the same spots with measuring tape...Let me know if you get them & what's the tricks!
    3770 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.