After what could be called a “challenging” food Weekend (no, ya’ Think?!?) my plan was to get back on track with my eating and with exercise.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from Weight Watchers, and something I always tried to tell my members when I was still a leader, Do Not let a challenging day or even a challenging week get the best of you! The difficulty with that is, sometimes you can convince yourself that is the way to approach it and sometimes you can’t.
I have to admit, I was really down after facing my gain on Saturday. I had been doing so well over the last few weeks with small but steady losses. That smacked me in the face. I suppose that might have been what I needed! I also admit that I was not as good as I could have been at the wedding and it seemed to carry over to Sunday. 😦 😦 😦
But I am back and I will get this under control! I have to get both my mind and my body back into this.
Monday morning I got dutifully on my exercise bike (as I always do…) and instead of my usual 30 minutes I did 45 minutes. My housing arrangements are not as conducive to exercise as some other house may be or as my NM house will be. This is where I do my exercise bike…
Cramped, right?! Messy, Right?!? Yes to all. I’ve never had a lot of room, that’s the way it is in a tiny house. Now with the packing I’ve been doing and nowhere to put what’s been packed, it’s very…shall we say cozy. But it does the trick! The mile counter on my bike died several years ago, so I have no idea how many miles I’ve done but 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week (sometimes more) adds up. Looking to the positive, I suppose I should give myself credit for that.
I’m going to try to keep up with the 45 minutes every morning. I should probably try to add in some walking in preparation for the Relay For Life next week. I need to figure out how to work that into the day.
I was on track for food yesterday too. I had oatmeal with almond milk for breakfast. I hadn’t had plain oatmeal for a while because I was concentrating on oat bran. I’m almost out of oat bran and I have a lot of oatmeal so I went with that yesterday. I enjoyed it!
Dinner was stir fry of the day!
Asparagus, yellow squash, zucchini (missing in action), veggie broth, Locatelli cheese and my wonderful crock pot black beans!
All served on leftover couscous. It was really delicious and extremely filling. So much so that I did NOT snack at all last night! I’m really proud of myself for that. I guess it helped that I fell asleep… 😉 but nonetheless, I didn’t snack!! 🙂
Today I’m going to do my best to add exercise in. I wear my pedometer daily. I wear it while I ride my bike. I get conflicting views regarding the steps that the pedometer counts while riding on the bike. I chose to count them. I try throughout the day to march in place whenever I can. When I’m cooking, I march. While I’m doing the dishes, I march (ok, I splash sometimes, too 😉 ) It adds to my steps. I try to do it while I’m watching TV in the evening. Glee is on tonight and that’s a good one for marching. The music is all peppy and gets me going. That’s part of my plan.
Hopefully, I’ll be going for produce today because I’m OUT OF FRUIT!! Oh, No!! That will be a help too.
So I’m off to face the day. This will be at my side all the way…
Yes, those are “steps” from riding the bike, but they’re mine and I’m keeping them. I’ll update tomorrow how many I get in.