Sugar and Slides

Sundays are our family days.  No matter how busy we are during the week, we set aside Sundays to do things fun as a family that do not require work or school as part of the day.  🙂  Today we went to a park fairly near our house.  It was our first visit there and it was pretty awesome.  They built a slide into a hillside, resembling a small water slide, but without the water.  You are supposed to bring a piece of cardboard and you sit on it to go down the slide.  There is also a playground there.  The kids had a blast!  And I loved that something so simple was entertaining to them.  Free outdoor fun is always a good thing!  The only snag, which irked Mommy and Daddy more than the kids, was when a grandpa didn’t want to share the box that we brought.  Long silly story that I do not want to go into, but it was interesting that all the kids could share with each other and the grandpa was unaware of how that process worked.  Alas, another life lesson for the kids.  That was about 30 seconds of the whole time we were there, so it was a successful, happy and fun day!

Something interesting that I have been doing….I did a 10 day no sugar experiment.  I could eat natural sugar…meaning fruit, but nothing processed.  I gave myself a 10 day limit so I could see the end of the tunnel and therefore have more success.  Today is day 11, so I am pigging out a bit, but I am going back into another 10 day no sugar beginning tomorrow.  Being without sugar made my body much healthier. I could feel it.   I have had quite of bit of sugar today (in different forms)  and my body noticed right away.  But I do not want my body to forget how to process any of those foods quite yet.  Interestingly, I had a diet soda and it tasted horrible!  Which actually made me happy…because I know diet ingredients are really awful for your body.  And if I lose my temptation for them, all the better.  Baked goods however did not taste terrible, however if I get in a habit of only eating them every so often, I am not too concerned.  I did lose a little bit of weight…I will gain a fraction of that back today.  For me, the best part of no sugar is how quickly my belly slimmed.  My belly is not my biggest problem area, but wow! any slight improvement is ok with me.  I am sure after today there will be a little bulge, but it will also go away.  🙂

And that is the light weekend update!

Destined to Weight

So…I think I am being taught some kind of vanity lesson or something.  Although I am not one to fuss and primp, I do like to be in shape and I do some crazy workout routines sometimes.  But, as you all know ALL TO WELL, things have been backfiring for me in that area.  I try to eat healthy and it makes me gain weight.  I try a different route to be healthy…and it makes me gain weight.  I eat unhealthily and I lose weight.  What?  Fruits and veggies and wheat do not seem to be my friend at the moment, but I will hopefully know more tomorrow.

My BMI is still super healthy and I still fit in my normal sizes, though tightly, but my weight has changed…and not for the better.  (sigh)

So I wait for the answers to hopefully help in bringing down my weight and what happens in the meantime you ask….?

In the meantime, as in the past couple weeks, my foot has been sore.  Every now and then it swells up slightly, no big deal…until Easter weekend.  Easter weekend my foot puffed up like a balloon and as of today the Dr told me to baby it.  (sigh again).  And so I have to wait for my foot to heal.  This will not assist me in my weight loss.

So I wait for my approved foods, I wait for my foot to heal, I wait for my weight.  Maybe I am destined to be this weight forever.  Who that be so bad?  No.  But I want to succeed in my goal.  🙂

Day 2

So far so good…

This morning I began with a leg routine including hack squats, pop squats, dead lifts and lunges…no crazy weights used though.  On hand for tonight…I am going to attempt to do the Linda Crossfit routine (with lighter weights) and if I have energy left I have a Tough Mudder circuit with cardio, weights and other random activities.  I know I can get through some of both the Linda and the Tough Mudder circuit…hopefully I can get through most, or all, of both.

In terms of food…

I have one more meal to eat for the day and am contemplating some egg whites with a bit of cheese and maybe even a banana.  The rest of the day has been filled with lots of water, lots of fruit (I know some don’t recommend fruit when losing weight, but I “need” it), some green veggies, eggs, and a protein shake.  My total calories is just at 1500…maybe even a few under.  🙂

Not weighing myself for awhile…BUT I will say that a year ago if I was at this weight I would have been a lot more bummed out than I am now, so I am mentally making some progress too.  🙂

Will report in tomorrow.  🙂

UPDATE:

* Completed the Linda Crossfit…I surely did not have heavy enough weights, when I add weight I am not sure if I will be able to complete it as easily.

* Did half of the Tough Mudder workout.  It is 50 minutes, I did 25.  I am off to bed now though.

* I did eat bread with margarine (gasp)…I know it is bad…so my calories are closer to 1800 now.

* I did drink even more water…bringing me up to around 60 ounces for the day.