Showing posts from October 25, 2015

One step up and two steps back.....

Love Springsteen even if that is not quite what I wanted to say....

Back from my WW meeting and I'm up 1.4#. Now, I need to keep this in perspective. Is this a surprise? No. Did I eat with some abandon this week? Yes. Did I indulge in candy on more than 1 day? Yes. Did I track everyday? No. Did I go over my points excessively a couple of days in a row? Yes. Did I have a whole lot of stress this week? Yes. So this upward movement is no surprise at all. All this does is make me want to focus harder on eating right and getting some activity in.

Which leads me to this, I have signed up for a 50 miles in November challenge. Starting tomorrow, I have 30 days to log 50 miles. That is approximately 1.67 miles per day. That is more than I am getting now so it should be a good boost. I would also like to add in some workouts. I have not worked out all the logistics yet, but I'm thinking treadmill in the morning and short workout in the afternoon/evening. I know initially it will be a …

Relearning things

Back in 2007. in this post, I extolled the vitrues of eating protein. I discussed the realization that I had made about sugar and simple carbs and the lack of fullness associated with both. Well, apparently I've forgotten all about that. I've gone back to WW and back to eating crap again. Yesterday, we celebrated Halloween at school. There was candy everywhere. I had bought some the week before to give to my classes - and got yelled at for it - so I had that too. I was doing okay until I succumbed to the call of the candy siren. And I had a couple pieces. Then I had a couple more. Then a couple more. You get the idea. By the end of the day I felt like crap. Absolute, utter crap. I cannot eat like that. I just can't. I could hardly keep my eyes open last night. After writing about how I felt my energy returning, I quickly chased it away. So, I need to rethink some stuff. Yes, I am back at WW and yes, I can loosen up my eating a little, but I still have to do what works for…

Today is

I am not feeling well, and I'm at a point where it is not crucial if I take a day off, so I am home sick today. Being a teacher, it is difficult to take a day off. But there are times during the semester when it is easier than others, this is one of those times. Also, everyone around me is getting seriously ill with the flu. Since I'm not feeling well, and have no desire to catch the flu, I decided a sick day was the best course of action. I can rest and hopefully not catch what everyone has. Believe me, there are times when I have been deathly ill and still dragged myself into work because of what was going on. I'm hoping to avoid that this year. Anyway, I have things to do for school even though I'm not there. I started grading the AP tests last night, I guess I can finish them as I rest today. Oh joy.

So my phone died a week or so ago. If you had asked me before it died if I used my phone often, I would have told you no. That would have been a lie. I have found my…

Just popping in for a

I am walking on my treadmill at the moment. It is 5:30 a.m. and I really want to do another 5 minutes or so. I started my 2nd week of WW on Saturday and while I am not perfect, I am far better than I was without it. Yesterday when I came home from work I was not exhausted. I did get tired in the afternoon and I did have some coffee to drink, but I did not nap when I came home. Huge success. Also, I want to walk on my treadmill in the mornings. Yesterday I only had about 15 minutes, but I did it. Today I rushed to get everything done so I could jump on. It took a while, but I think I'm beginning to turn the corner on energy. Jeez I hope so. I probably shouldn't get too excited. I should see if it happens again today. The thing today is, I have no last period and we are having the honors assembly. I could leave at 12:35. I'm trying to decide if I want to or not. I could stay and sit through a boring assembly and then after school. Or I could leave early and come home and ge…

Walking, walking, walking

This is where I will be spending most of my days from now on. I've said it before, but this time I mean it. I am going to write my dissertation right here. Walking stirs the creative juices. How many times have I gotten seriously great ideas while walking the dogs? I know that part of it is the peace and quiet of the walk, but it is also the walking part. So I want to lose weight and I need to write a dissertation. Boom. 2 birds, 1 stone. I need to do a little rearranging in this room in order to make it completely workable, but I can do that today. I also want to do more than walk, but I have 24 hour fitness for that. Hopefully, the more progress I made on my dissertation and the more weight I lose, the more energy I will have and the more I will feel like doing. Baby steps, baby steps.