Monday, February 22, 2010
Hitting a Rough Spot
Woke up today and the scale reads the same weight as the day of my surgery! WTF (and it is only Monday-to further explain, see http://rollercoasterdieting.blogspot.com/2010/02/just-had-to-post-this.html ). I am just so mad and angry. Maybe I should be back at work today so I can be mad at everyone else. Instead, I am going to open this rant.
Just closed the rant. It’s over. I feel better. But the scales might just be sitting in the garbage on Wednesday morning instead of in my closet.
On to the positive stuff for the day. Since I was up so early and finished my two mugs of coffee, I started to get hungry (first time that sensation has hit) around 8:00 and had two scrambled eggs. I then got on the treadmill and did a 1 km walk. I have decided it was time to get off my butt and get into some sort of exercise routine before I head back to work. I plan on 1 km (about 0.6 miles since my treadmill registers in miles) for two days and then up it to 1.5 km (about a mile) for the next week. I want to increase it 0.5 miles a week until I am doing 3 miles or about 5 km by the end of March. This is my version of the C25K (Couch to 5K) that others are doing but I will stick to walking. I also need to up my water intake as I seem to forget as I lie on the couch. I walk with music and only got through 3 songs one of which was the Black Eyed Peas song Meet Me Half Way. I decided it is what I will now sing to my band. Here is part of the song:
Can you meet me half way
Right at the boarderline
That's where I'm gonna wait, for you
I'll be lookin out, night n'day
Took my heart to the limit, and this is where I'll stay
I can't go any further then this
I want you so bad it's my only wish
YouTube song: Meet Me Half Way (Black Eyed Peas)
On Wednesday, I can start on mushie/soft foods and hope to get in more protein. I think I have been stuck with too many carb foods over the last two weeks. I can’t stand the protein drinks right now so haven’t been the best about getting in good protein. Now I can make some turkey chili and some chicken casseroles to get the right balance of nutrients. My cookbooks are spread all over the family room as I am determined to cook from scratch as much as I can. I was depending too much on frozen dinners and fast food over the last year. Yah for me! I love to cook and just have to make it another habit. I also have to learn to cut the quantity since my kids are rarely here for dinner and I can only eat about ½ of what I did before.
I’m going to meet my band half-way and do my part. No one said it would be easy. It is just a tool and I have to learn how to use it properly to build me a spectacular body. Thanks for listening.
Posted by Sandy at 9:45 AM