Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I have stayed within my calorie range, but the past three days I've shown a gain everyday...how discouraging!!!

Just venting....I'll stick with this scientific method for another couple weeks - but this is certainly making me want to try another crazy hair brained scheme...why???  Because I want results.  

When I look back at my before and after pics from Feb and January - I got those results using the Wedding DAy Diet.  Did it suck?  Yes.  Did I get results?  Yes.

OHHH    Give me the willpower to keep up with this!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Balance in Chaos

Don't we all want balance?

I wanna feel like I am paying attention to the things that matter. Family, relationships, people.  The real things...  I want to focus and work hard when I should.  Stop procrastinating, stop daydreaming and start doing.  Stop the negative talk.  Enjoy your downtime and work smart during work time.  I find when I am productive at work I find that I can relax and enjoy the downtime.  (Ya... as I sit at the computer wanting to get a head start on tomorrows day but yes I am procrastinating).  My intentions are good, they are always good, need some follow through now.

Steady and consistent actions create the balance that I am looking for.  Create the plan and the benefits will follow.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

And then there was Pie

Yes.  Pie and lots of it.  All different kinds or pie.  Lemon Meringue, Chocolate, Cherry, Blueberry, Apple and there were two of these baby's.  In the kitchen at work.  The resident pie lady made, get this, 6 pies.  6 pies were sitting in the kitchen and I had two pieces...very small pieces, but still a whopping 300 calories each.  I have managed to stay within goal - I'm at about 1700 calories, I just can't eat anything else tonight, I better go to bed!

I did an elliptical workout when I got home to burn 560 cals....but hey, I didn't blow it, I'm still within range.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Spark People

I love this!  

Tracking calories.

Tracking workouts.

Tracking goals.

And such a great format!  What else could I ask for?

It has been a fabulous weekend!  The vacation sure did me a world of good.  And eating, getting to eat is awesome.  I love eating.  I still have a couple hundred point to eat tonight, yeah!
According to my Spark People, my calories intake should be between 1680 - 2030 - nice!  

Things that I love to eat.

Fruit, bagels, jam, fruit, pasta - these are no longer off limits.  Tonight I made eggplant parm.  It was delish!  I even have some for lunch tomorrow...:)

Workouts have been great - burning 1000 cals doing HIIT on the elliptical - taking me btwn 34 and 36 minutes to complete!

I missed the cardio when I was away - who would have thunk?

Happy Family Day Canada! 

We are so lucky!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

That's a lot of calories...I think! I need a counter.

BMR = 1437
Moderate activity x 1.5 =  2228
Light activity x 1.375 = 1977

If I take away 500 calories a day I'm still between 1477-1728, and my workout schedule will be an incentive to eat more...:) yeah!  This is good!

Ok I will I keep track of the calories? MMMM do I need to track fat, carbs, protein etc?  Yeah probably, I'll have to check out the counters, I don't want to spend hours recording my food everyday, but I do need to see the progress and what I actually get to enjoy following this sensible plan.  

I'm getting excited....I am eating tonight, not major bingeing, more like crazing...I am so looking forward to enjoying some yummy food!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Mojitos, Pina Coladas, and Methods

Well I am back from the vacay...it was wonderful.  I am happy to report a only a two pound gain.  Yep two pounds, that's it.  Quite surprising considering the amount of cocktails and carbs that I consumed.  The food was questionable and many times I found myself eating bread and butter...mmm yummy.  I was prepared for a larger number on the scale, but this morning I was quite surprised.

Today I find myself not only wanting to smoke, that's another story, but bingeing as well.  Sweets of course.  The issue here is that I have no plan.  My vacation is over and now I don't know which plan to follow.  Yes I am done with the Wedding Day Diet, but what plan will be right for me.

I know what I want... I want to eat food.  I want to loose 10 more pounds in the next 6 months and I don't want to obsess.  I want a good balance of food exercise etc.  I have "done" the zone before and liked it - the one draw back about the zone was the requirement for protein in absolutely every meal or snack...this can be quite rigid as there is no wiggle room here.  I tried weight watchers a years ago, not sure what plan it was the I followed, I know I didn't count points, and remembered that I ate a lot.  I like eating and want to be able to eat a variety of foods.  I am sick an tired if depriving myself, there is no need. 

How many calories can I eat per day and sill lose 10 pounds in 6 months...what is the BMR method?  How do I calculate what I can eat and still lose??

What method should I be following to maintain the sanity?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Goals for February

1.  No more self destructive plans ie:  The Wedding Day Diet where you can only eat green veg for carbs - this is not normal and just creates the urge for me to binge - why?  Well because I am depriving of course....so 1st Goal - NO MORE CRAZY ALL OR NOTHINGS PLANS - they don't work.

2.  Eat 5 times a day.  I need my snacks - they prevent the binge later on.

3.  Burn 500 cals in cardio 5 x a week

4.  Strength Train
 Program 1 - 2 X a week
 Program 2- 2 X a week

Kickin It Up a Notch

Had a fabulous weekend.  Got some really good workouts in.  Practicing HIIT on the Elliptical while listening to the IPOD, and I kept going and going and going, just like the little energizer bunny.  Did 2 40 minutes sessions yesterday and burned over 1000 calories.  Even woke up this morning and got 20 minutes in, while burning 500 calories.  This is where it's at for me right now....cardio.  We leave Wednesday night for Cuba :)>.