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BearCountryGG - Tuesday May 21, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Looks like it will be a nice day.........enough to keep me busy and active.  Not at all hungry so just coffee with almond milk so far.  Clothes fitting better again so that is nice. 

Sampson is fitting in very nicely here...he is my dream cat........I would love to know who had him first because he knows his name and comes when i call him......he knows the word NO...as in ( get off the table or cupboard)...I won't let him up there willingly but my guess is his last people did...so we are working on that......he knows "good boy"...and he seems to know when we are talking about him...he is very vocal and carries on a conversation ( I don't know what we are talking about...but....)....he is a sweetheart. He has taken to the scratching post well so that was the main issue...I can see that he wants to learn......not nearly as aloof as all of our past cats...he really wants to be good......Even D who is really a dog person...says he is the best cat he has ever seen and that is saying alot.  I don't know how I got so lucky.

Basically ended up eating 2 meals yesterday, a light breakfast and a normal noon meal and then just water for the rest of the day..( also a cup of hot chocolate).....definately very used to less food....and I feel better with small servings...so it feels like I'm in the old groove that i was in for so many years..........No need to get on the scales or count anything.....it's just happening naturally again and that feels great....I have always believed if I left things to nature it would all work out and it is.........Eating what I want and only when hungry is my best possible way to live....satisfaction is high and cravings are basically non existant that way.

Putting online shopping in the past and I feel at peace with that..........thankful that the bank stopped the perp that tried to charge 3 things in about 2 minutes.........They know who they are, they were paying their own late bills so they were stupid along with their lawlessness.......Walmart needs to be a lot more careful who they allow to sell online on their site.............As always...I'm taking this as a sign that i need to handle aquiring things differently....lesson learned......and it will force us to save more, use up what we have and preplan for shopping trips instead of just buying aimlessly........it turns out it was a good thing...lesson learned.

I just know for myself....the lessons are out there...when they need to be learned......they will be put before me.....and I will learn rhem or not...if not...they will be put before me again later.  There is a lot of peace in that knowlege.

 

 

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horn_of_plenty - Monday May 20, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Very Pleasant Morning :) and i thought i'd be late, but i'm on time for work. Spent extra time prepping myself for work this AM, wearing a dress (so had to prep a bit - my legs) bc it's going to be extra warm today at 85F :)  Tomorrow's temps are back to regular Spring temps like 65 i think.

3 DAYS OFF this past weekend was seriously the best thing i could have done. I feel seriously amazingly happy today.

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Kombucha 50

Wrap and egg 200, avocado 150, salt/pepper, coffee 50, chocolate 50

Snack: TBD, maybe a new Bar - found some excellent brands online. One is "Dang."BLUEBERRY POWDERED ALMONDS, AMAZING. FOUND ON AMAZON. 150

healthy lunch: small piece fish 100 & leftover greens (very tasty) from hot pot 200, chips 250. 550. light lemonade drink.

snack fruit nuts chocolate 150 tea, almonds and candies 150

chicken cutlets 2 smallish ones 300, wrap 100, pepper 50, strawberries 100. 550Chips 150

2250.

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/20/2019:
Came back to chilly temps in Chicago - big change from the hot and humid in Texas.

I dread going back to work after 3 days off. Who does your work when you're gone? Does it pile up or do you come back to a new day? My daughter, working retail, goes to work and everyday is a new day. I come back, and it's 100+ emails and 5,000 emergencies.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
i think my workload is generally less than yours. Nobody does my work, but, the due dates seem less time sensitive than yours and i do NOT get as many emails as you. in general, i'm not in charge of handling any emergencies at all.

my days aren't fully new as work tasks can take a period of several days to complete some of the long tasks. but i don't think my responsibilities are as sensitive as yours. when i take 3 days, many times, the work i come back to i just start up where i left off.

i generally am doing work for only one person, my supervisor. i don't answer to all the customers like you do. !!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
so glad to have you back here, i've been wondering when you'd post!!!


BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
You are getting the great temps....a bit chilly here for us.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
so thankful for better weather. feels so nice!


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Donkey - Monday May 20, 2019
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 135.5

Home.  Exhausted.  Worried - got a text from our son who arrived at tech school saying it's hell on earth.  Did I mention exhausted?

Did fairly well with food, except for Saturday night when we went to the celebration dinner at a real Tex-Mex restaurant.  Got back on track the next day.  Working on launddry -- I feel like burning all of my clothes.  Airports are so dirty. 

I think I missed 2 days of push-ups.  Remembered, and then forgot to do them.  I want to dedicate myself to more muscle building.

Glad to be home with my cats :) 

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost and already at goal!

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
It's always nice to get back home. We always were glad to get back home so we could relax...LOL


horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
Welcome Home!!!! I know your so. Can do this !!!!! Keep cheering him on !!!welcome home !!!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2019:
Remember, your son isn't alone in this...lots of young men have gotten thru. try to keep him positive :) let him know he did the first step, to keep on!


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BearCountryGG - Monday May 20, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Up and waiting for the guys to come and work on the barn roof...so far...no show.......( and they said they may get here at 7:30...hummmm.....Woke up to 3 warnings from the bank that someone had used our credit card and it was declined 3 times yesterday.........called bank....and the total was almost $700........cancelled that card...that is what I get for shopping on Amazon again...and ebay ( paypal)...been there and had the same problem before........I had just gotten so that I was comfortable using the card online again.....back to in person shopping only......booked a hotel rm by phone today.......so lucky that the bank stopped them ( charges to AT&T bill, Comcast Bill and a theatre)....if this keeps up we will be paying in cash more and more.   On top of that the freezer door came open apparently yesterday and now it looks like a snow storm hit in there.......good reason not to shop...and to use up the contents of that snowy freezer now....goodbye to schwans once again too.

coffee and strawberry yogurt

Donkey on 05/20/2019:
Have you protected your WiFi with a password yet? You seem to get hit with an awful lot of online fraud.

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
Yes...it's protected....it appears to be a seller through amazon again....we were staying away from amazon but this particular seller sent our purchase somewhere else and in hind sight...they have almost all 1 out of 5 stars.....and have a history of this.....no more amazon for us.

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
I thnk we are running into this because we are shopping online for basically everything.....and the local store is awful....but we have decided that it is just time to drive to the nearest shopping area which is over an hour away....and call it good....probably once a month and make do with what we have the rest of the time.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
you have very VERY bad luck with the fraud!

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
Luckily the bank catches them before they actually get the money...all 3 things were done within a couple of minutes....they stopped them.


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Horn_of_plenty - Sunday May 19, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Happy Sunday :)

My appetite isn't too strong today. probably due to a lack of stress these few days. Feeling pretty good today.

Strawberries 100 yes, big portions

Strawberries 100, Oatmeal 180, kombucha

1pm Bigger, satisfying thai lunch: tofu and veggie soup small 100, 2 chicken/shrimp dumplings 150, fried tofu 300, sauteed veggies 100?, rice 100? total approx 800 tops i'd say.

4pm snack iced coffee and a bar 200, kombucha bc i feel bloated and gross..

during workout: coconut water and workout drinks 100, plum 50. 

dinner Quest tasty protein bar, Halo Strawberry shortcake (not impressed) ice cream 450

2100, fine.

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It's been a really lovely 3 days off from work. I've both relaxed and exercised and cleaned up a bit around the apt. I haven't had to rush around at all & even got a free car wash :) the world is good! 

Been eating out a bit more than i like to the past couple days, but, it's been healthy food. Today i'm going out again for lunch for thai food. My appetite is not overwhelming me like it usually does. I will try not to order much volume as my fridge is already full of leftovers. So, for once, i may go with a different type of order than I usually do! we'll see!

Out to lunch with friend Christine who lives 45min north of me. Haven't gotten together since early January right before my trip to Miami. So, we're getting together.

I'd thought today was the day i was needing to drive out east for a different friend's bday, also driving with Christine for the thing out east. I had thought that until late yesterday afternoon! Thank gosh someone told me that the party is NEXT SUNDAY. 

with all the traveling i was doing and back to work so fast, i totally had the wrong date in my calendar for her bday. i'm thankful that i'm on the right track now! and it's nice to still get together for lunch :) we'll walk around a bit around that area too.

After lunch and she goes home around 2 or 3pm is my guess, i'll work out at home. worked out on and off between the hours of 6-9. there was a phone call in there, making breakfast...and other stuff too ;) 

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 05/19/2019:
Have a nice lunch with your friend.....sounds like a good day for that...aren't you glad you didn't show up a week early?

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
Lunch was great thanks BCGG :) Just beautiful weather to walk around and browse the shops.

I am SO SO SO glad we didn't drive well over an hour away for nothing! She'd have murdered me on the drive back ;)


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Horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 18, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Breakfast: strawberries 50, almond milk 30 and oatmeal 150, pump pie seasoning and stevia. 250. filling....good for awhile lost appetite !

Morning Snack: keto type bar 200 and a lightdrink 

11am lunch wrap100 with grilled chicken salad 200 small leftovers filling!  

.....banana maybe too, drinks 200.

dinner: special going out to eat with Ricky to a place we both haven't been - Hot Pot style cuisine in Chinatown by us...overate but it was tasty of course: lots of greens in light sauces 150, seafood 50, fish also 100, dumplings like 3 150, noodles good amount 250?, mushrooms and other ingredients 100, and ice cream 200. total 1000 or so, good.

snack: plum, seltzer with stevia 50

2050 or so total today.major success.

exercise: 3 miles at least over the course of the day. excellent. felt better and less sore as the day went on!

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Early dr appt followed by going walking in NJ Palisades park  which is close just a drive ac George Washington  bridge!

Later eating Hot Pot ! GREATday!!!

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So, before dinner today while running errands - one of my friends happened to mention the party that i thought was TOMORROW! LOL!....it's NEXT SUNDAY!

so, i took off friday bc i was so overwhelmed about this weekend and a party that's not happening until next weekend!

but the good thing is that i used Friday really well, got a lot accomplished, and same for Saturday. so, this weekend has turned into a really lovely mini vacation for me! just amazing.

so tomorrow, instead of a party that is around 1.5hours away in one direction, i am simply meeting up with the lady i was going to the party with - but just for lunch here by me and to walk around a little bit! :) Def spent a TON on food this weekend, but, some of it will last a long time thankfully.

Ricky has been great, but, acts very childish on certain things. reminds me why he cannot be my "boyfriend" as a title. just can't be. he sometimes whines and complains about food / acts poorly towards wait staff at restaurants as well as takeout places. for some reason, he hasn't realized himself as an older man in these establishments and still acts like a teenager. i have let him know, unfortunately i had to bring it up as i don't like being around his behavior when he does this, on both Friday and Saturday.

Friday, i had to actually remind him that we were in OUR neighborhood, that my NEXT DOOR neighbor, 24yrs old, was the one serving us our pizza and that if RICKY wasn't going to be polite, that was a major embarassment to me as i'm seen with him acting like an ass. i tried to be nice about it, saying it was the first time in a long time that we went out to eat - and that i'd appreciate it if he kept his manners...

he got all babyish on me after that, sitting there whining telling me he'll act whatever way he wants....

he got better as these 2 days went by, thank gosh, but boy does he get angry with himself, out of nowhere, so easily.

luckily his outbursts were short, thank gosh.

i'm not perfect either, but, i'd like to see myself with a MAN when i'm out, not a boy...it can be very disheartening to be with someone who all of a sudden is acting like a whining boy.

like i said, it was luckily short lived.

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

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BearCountryGG - Sunday May 19, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Up at about 5:30 or so....coffee,  the news, looked over a new magazine that came yesterday.......read an article about lyme disease and it occurred to me that it will be a year since my tick bite......I cannot believe how fast time is going.  No lyme for me but definately a bacterial issue with a little irritation and itching on the spot...where there is a small scar...the general consensus is that they do inject some bacteria that is just going to be an irritant...I have heard of people having that surrounding area cut out because of it....I won't do that though. 

Bath and dressed in clothes that make me feel chilly so that I get plenty done.

Laundry going...currently washing my rolling luggage in the washer....this could go good or very bad.....ready for whatever happens as long as it doesn't damage the washer.....

Moving things around today.......last of the exercise equipment goes to the basement....and will make a serviceable exercise area there that is a little more inviting and enticing.  Also fixing up a table area there for my crafts and other things....I still have some stained glass supplies and scrapbooking things that I would like to get back too.......moving around had meant that those things had to be stored away.  Time to get them back out.......Raining now so no outside work today.

Breakfast was hearty.....toasted bagel, butter, peanut butter, banana, grapes......hearing really good things about bananas...used to be really allergic to them ( mouth blisters on contact)....but that is no longer a problem and I am glad about that.

Luggage came out of the washer beautifully...wish I had known that before.....

Just put dinner in the oven, chicken noodle casserole with peas...will seerve with coleslaw.......already had a Built bar as a snack...having a hungry day...but that is ok because yesterday wasn't.....things do have a way with working out over time I guess...my guess is tomorrow will be light eating.

The built bars are interesting........I was wondering about the soft chewy filling and was questioning what it was made from..........according to the box...whatever it is, it's made with gelatine.....that explains a lot......these things are very low cal...and very much a candy bar...yet contain protein........they do take away a sweet craving......but I doubt if I will ever order them again....they can be a trigger for sure.....They all look alike...different flavors that are very light/slight.......definately interesting and delicious...but probably not a good thing to get too hooked on.

 

 

Horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2019:
Wow, washing your rolling luggage huh!? i guess there's a removable inside fabric part. :)

I have vacuumed the inside part of my own luggage, i don't know, it got sandy :) I also have bought small oil scents that i have left in there to diffuse the luggage. someone who was a smoker gave it to me - and i had to work to get that horrible smell out. these oil pods worked great.

my father uses the basement for laundry and also exercise equipment. it's nice bc here's high windows that he could probably open for ventilation if he wanted to.

bananas are high sugar, but offer lots of goodness too. they are so great for digestion when you are bloated they calm things down, they are also great for people who exercise. i used to be so fearful of them, now i reach for them especially when i'm sore and know that their nutrition will be helpful.

BearCountryGG on 05/19/2019:
Nope...no removeable parts...just stuck it all in there and is was getting a good cleaning the last time I looked...hope it comes out okay....It will be needed for an overnight trip on friday...but if it's ruined I can just use some other bag. It's black and I just wasn't convinced I would be happy with spot cleaning.....it's been all over the place and can be replaced if necessary...so far...so good....LOL...I do love bananas...but they can slow my wt loss....but it's worth it.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
What setting did you use to wash? delicates?

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
Nope...Hot and regular....worked amazingly!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
I don't think i've tried the built bars yet, but i have a few new bars i have ordered that i am REALLY happy with. new brands that use better ingredients. all keto or higher fat / protein for a nice snack at work or home that hits the spot.

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
Probably best to stick with those...these are too candy bar like.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
When i eat bananas, they are either with some kinda light drink during exercise or after....or, i have started to occasionally have it after my lunch at work as my carb. when you eat them after the meal, the sugars, it supposedly doesn't cause as big a spike in blood sugars. anyways, i wanted to write more about bananas.

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
Good souce of potassium...and all kinds of great affects on the body......I feel good when I eat them now...not like the old allergic days where the skin in my mouth blistered immediatly....nice to have that finally stop...I went years before trying them again...but it was worth it.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
oh, and are you air drying the luggage?

BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
Yes....it is nylon so I just let the air get to all pockets and the main interior area and it dried over night...looks like new...amazing!!


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Horn_of_plenty - Friday May 17, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

8am breakfast: oatmeal 150, almond milk 20, vanilla/choc chip greek yogurt 180, iced coffee 50. 400.

Snack: 210 keto bar at 10am  - ordered LOTS of new flavors of Keto bars and i'd like to try one today!

11:30am really hungry - Snack during workout - seared tuna that i bought yesterday at buffet yum! 150 - it's not expensive bc the buffet is by WEIGHT, not the cost of type of food you get :);

snacks from 12pm-2:30pm, Instead of a regular lunch, during workout 2 tbsp of a chocolate protein nut spread 200, big apple 150, lil bit of pb 50

so, lunch will def include this seared tuna that i brought home from work...as well as some Indian sauteed okra i think from my freezer as well as other veggies

Snack: salami on wrap with ketchup and mustard 200

ladder agility workout before dinner

Dinner: going out to eat with Ricky, will focus on the veggies- we will go somewhere locally. grilled chicken salad with light dressing 500? and some bread 200-250?

snack: fruit 100

2200 or so, excellent.

weekly avg: 2200

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strength workout was from around 11am-2:30pm with breaks, cleaning, watching TV inbetween. it's been a very good break today from work like a real vacation day doing personal care for myself, thankfully.

It's been nice, relaxing morning till early afternoon not rushing. laundry may not happen today, maybe afternoon or maybe a different part of this weekend.

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Sleep came late to me last night, midnight. but no worries, as i did sleep till around 7:30am this AM.  Hormones are on overdrive and i'm so grateful to be home today especially bc of how i was feeling last night.

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Planning what i should do today:

DONE 1- shower, Go out -  Put money on laundry card (this is important as i like to go and not put my card in the mail to get refilled - and the office is only open 8:30-4:30 daily,

DONE 2- Do my strength workout after i shower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - then i'm still on track for this week and wouldn't have skipped any sessions for upper body and lower is doing good,too :).  this would be a bright idea since i'm home today and can make it happen while i watch some talk show tv.

DONE 3-then go out to 2 supermarkets (maybe) ? 

DONE 4- Do laundry LAST so no rush (maybe?) - once i'm back home from shopping :) get it done for the whole week so that i don't have to think about it come the weekend

Supermarket List:

kombucha (separate supermarket),

pick up fruit,

green veggies - for cooking...not the collard greens again, maybe spinach this time.

maybe cauliflower to roast with the potaotes i have at home? nah

iced coffee

almond milk,

coconut water - maybe

yogurts - depending on sales, 

eggs,

lox,

1-2 packs (depending on expiration dates) precooked chicken sausages or something similiar to have some meat options for the week. 

and got grapefruit beer :)

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i still have enough wraps so don't need bread or chips right now.

i also still have enough seltzer, too. 

I'm cleaning my Brita filter also, so i can go back to drinking tap water also, not just seltzer which is always what happens when i haven't cleaned the Brita filter :)

 

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 05/17/2019:
That will save a lot on bottled water!!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2019:
:) i don't buy much bottled water anymore except to use outside. i drink seltzer here...and make tea/coffee using tap. glad i can drink some REGULAR water again! yes, it'll save me on seltzer!


legcramps on 05/17/2019:
What kind of iced coffee do you buy?

Horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2019:
i buy it BLACK, not the flavored types.

i buy a big container they have and i usually just go for what's on sale if there's a sale. i like all the brands so far and am not picky.

I've tried starbucks which is probably the strongest, STOK which i loved the flavor, Califa and others! some i have tried i have found in other markets like the one that you have to dilute with water which i found interesting.

i find them all pretty strong, and sometimes even the regular brands i dilute a little bit with water before adding either milk or almond milk and some stevia, of course!


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BearCountryGG - Saturday May 18, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

I recently realized something that kind of boggles my mind....This winter I had purchased 3 heavy fluffy fleece type tops because I get cold in the winter..( D as well as the doctor says to keep the house temp 68 degrees year around with a window cracked open)......i get cold year around at that temp...plus I'm Hypothyroid which makes me cold too....so these three warm heavy tops were so comfy this winter...but I also notice that when I'm wearing them I just want to snuggle up and watch tv or read.......I don't really want to move around..........then I realized that if I wore short sleeved tops...i moved around a lot more because apparently my body was trying to create warmth itself...so a lot more gets done........that also burns calories.  I was a child of the 50's where we HAD to wear dresses to school....which basically also required dressier shoes......we froze in the winter...little cotton dresses and black patent leather shoes aren't very warm in the winter.  We were allowed to put some pants on for the walk to school and during recess...but they came off when our coats came off......we had rubber boots that you wear your shoes in...not warm...but waterproof....We were cold and we lived with it....funny how over the next many years I kept that style of dressing...I wore sleeveless tops in the winter.....I had a sweater that I put on as needed...but basically...I continued to dress that way for the first 40 years of my life........and I stayed thin......And through those years I also had a very limited wardrobe...I wore what I had and never considered adding to it unless totally necessary.....Then....suddenly I started shopping for fun from a discount store that carried designer clothes at a steep discount and my wardrobe suddenly grew and grew...I bought warm clothes and bought and bought....and I started gaining weight........I got sedentary....started drinking diet and regular pop....got even more sedentary.....ate more, sat more, drank pop more, was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ...lost wt, gained it back, and since then i have fought the wt...on and off and on and off....what changed?  I had spent my first 40 years wearing basically the same clothes year around in 4 season Michigan.....I was moving to stay warm, I was burning calories...I was healthier...yes...when I was thin I did have PCOS, asthma, allergies and the after affects of a heart attack during surgery for the PCOS....but I kept busy and stayed thin......it was when I started wearing warm snuggly clothes during the winter that i started putting the weight on...is it a coicidence?  I have to wonder........Today no matter how cold I get...I'm wearing short sleeves..........as a test.

 

Edit...WOW...what a difference, short sleeves for me from now on...no matter the weather.....staying warm or over warm just makes me lazy and sleepy...being cool to chilly is energizing.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2019:
well, i also wear a fleece top around my apt, most of the year when i'm indoors!

BearCountryGG on 05/19/2019:
Makes me sleepy and lazy.....real wake up call for me.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2019:
at work, i also have to wear a fleece bc i am just freezing sitting there...if i were up and moving, i wouldn't need it as much - that's true!


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legcramps - Friday May 17, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Work 5-7:30; REST;

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:30 (Workout 5:15-6:15); 

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 4:30-5:30; REST;

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-7; Workout 7:45-8:30;

FRIDAY - Workout 8-9:30; Work 12:30-4; Coach 4:30-7:30; REST

SATURDAY - Work 8-1; Workout 1:30-2:30; travel

SUNDAY - Camping for the long weekend;


Apr      22-28 - RUN 3 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 2; average sleep 7 hours, 48 minutes

Apr 29-May 5- RUN 2 / BIKE 1 / STRENGTH 5; average sleep 7 hours, 37 minutes

May      6-12 - BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 1 / SWIM 2; average sleep 7 hours, 50 minutes

May    13-19 - BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 1 / SWIM 1;


A few changes to the schedule this week; it's been feeling a bit chaotic and all over the place, but I am still getting in some workouts so that's good. Hoping to get in a run this week too; maybe tomorrow during or after my shift at the gym. Then on the weekend I want to get the paddleboard out on the water, so I will include that as a workout as well.

Pretty good day of eating yesterday, and I have to give myself a pat on the back - we had a work event in the morning, and they served free hors d'oeuvres to staff; most of them were either fried or battered and baked. I avoided, and went home for my usual lunch of eggs/chicken/veggies instead. For dinner, BF and I made steak and veggies. He will have his daughter now for the weekend, so I am not sure what the meals will look like for the next couple of days...hopefully I can keep it together! Especially trying to keep a nice balance while camping. I think as long as we are staying very active every day, I won't be overly tempted. But I know Grandma will want to feed me a bunch of junk food and it is hard to say no because that's how she shows her love LOL.

BearCountryGG on 05/17/2019:
Enjoy your weekend...it sounds like fun!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2019:
with the camping, i'd like to suggest bringing some veggies to grill like peppers, corn, zucchini, etc...

have a lovely weekend, great job on the work event Saturday and sticking to a routine to stay healthy.


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BearCountryGG - Friday May 17, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Lots to keep busy with today.....seems like there is no reason why not to literally work around here every day for at least 8 hours.......I loved having a job yet when i retired I stopped keeping busy all day.....and now I wonder why................this place provides plenty of things to do.  While activity really in the long run actually burns few calories it does help keep me from being sedentary, and it does provide ways to keep limber............it also keeps me from eating other than planned meals.  I guess when I retired i decided to just sit down and try to enjoy a life of leisure since I was no longer punching a time clock........but looking back now I can see that i was happier staying busy.........I have always believed that home needs to be run like a business because basically that is what it is.......and it allowed us to have a nice comfortable retirement........but the business should not have stopped because of retirement...it should have just become easier to run......Since I have taken the emphasis off of dieting and put it on staying busy clothes are getting looser again.........and i am feeling better in general.  Still avoiding the scales although I did get new batteries and it is ready in case I want to check on it....but I'm better not doing that.  I guess the main thing for myself...is that I will self regulate without thinking about it as long as I don't dwell on a diet or weigh ins or calories..........the non diet diet...what a novel idea for me...but it makes sense. 

Getting a lot done, large equipment delivery today, a walk behind brushhog so that D doesn't have to wrestle the big one onto the tractor.....sold the big one...YEAH.......got rid of some ladders last night too.....still some unneeded tools and equipment here to get rid of...but making it all easier for D will be a lot better.  This place will be as old age friendly as we can make it soon.  Neighbors are doing the same thing at their houses right now too.......nifty little community we have going on here right now.  We really all understand each other and why we are living so remotely.  It is a nice life here.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2019:
i'll write more later, but, you keeping up with activity during the day is definitely a GREAT thing :) it DOES burn more calories than you'd think and you are also using your mind to do these tasks. it's great.

BearCountryGG on 05/17/2019:
The day really goes by fast too.....just getting things done does good things for my attitude too.


legcramps on 05/17/2019:
Very good idea to makes things easier for you both; the less you have to stress about getting in or out of the way, the easier it will be to finish the things you need to do on a daily basis and just live a lot healthier mentally! Have a great day!

BearCountryGG on 05/17/2019:
Yes...So true!


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horn_of_plenty - Thursday May 16, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Update: i'm grateful to have gotten to the library vocal concert in shorter time than expected and got to see half of it - and that was a perfect amount :)

CAN'T MAKE THIS UP - STAYED AT WORK LATE PRINTING THINGS FOR NOW WELL OVER AN EXTRA HALF HOUR, PRINTER ISSUES SLOWED ME DOWN. I MAY SKIP THE CONCERT TONIGHT AT LIBRARY, BUT, AT LEAST I HAVE OFF TOMORROW AND TOOK A NICE, LONGER LUNCH TODAY! SO NO CONCERT IT LOOKS LIKE, UNLESS I WANT TO SEE A LITTLE BIT LIKE 15MIN, WE'LL SEE.

2250 total. Got snacky in evening and went to bed late and took me a couple hours to wind down

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Took it easy, got to work a hair late by just under 10 min is OK. prob still leaving on time and not worrying at all about it ;)

Home: kombucha / on bus i was really not feeling great (nauceous) so i took a candy too. 100

At work: feeling a bit better, coffee 50, one mini cupcake so fresh with icing so fine! 100 (really fresh so i loved it! and calories were listed), wrap 130 with egg 70 and half avo 150. 500.

good, moderate, feeling good. taking my time at work and not rushing my breakfast...

almonds 150

healthy lunch: corned beef leftovers very tasty small portion 100-150, little bites of potato 100, steamed broccoli with salt 50, spaghetti squash with olive oil 100, chips 150. 550 very filling, followed by tea :)

3PM ORANGE 100

5PM ALMONDS 100

was only going to be 2100, but got extremely hungry later at night and sorta just went with the feeling and had snacks. at least 150 more.

2250, not the worst, but, will not help me feel leaner.still it's decent.

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 easy day at work today, not rushing. i even was outside the office close to an hour for lunch, did one errand & also walked. so tonight will be an easy night, i'm skipping exercise totally in the evening to do it tomorrow instead :)

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I lost track of time this AM getting ready, but all is just fine. Left apt 7 min later than i like to. but traffic and transportation were timely.

I'm really happy i took Friday off as to not have to rush to do everything this weekend just to grind thru another full week next week. I def have at least a couple activities (even if smaller) that i plan to do on Fri, Sat, Sun so i'm REALLY glad i am not working Friday!

Tonight, depending on my mood, i might stop at a Library that is literally on the way home where i change from subway (train) to bus. that's the location of the library and there's an hour presentation there from 6pm-7pm and a male vocalist performing less popular and sung Jewish pieces. I'd like to attend for obvious reasons of culture identity as well as it being short and it being ok if i miss some at the beginning if i arrive late or if i want to leave. it's free of course at the library :) This particular library is in a more well-off community of Queens and also diverse community with many Jewish people which is the reason why they are having this type of program there. So I might go since i don't have work tomorrow. Then, i'll just do a short upper body workout (minus the leg moves) again tonight & then i can sleep in tomorrow / not need an alarm to get up since i'm not going to work.  

One of the main reasons i am taking tomorrow off, besides feeling extremely fatigued this week, is that now i'll be unstressed on Friday and doing the new ladder agility workout that i'm adding into my routine will be great to learn some of the moves tomorrow. I prefer to incorporate it without stressing it. So, by taking a day off, my mind is more focussed on the agility workout and i have the mental energy of being more recharged than if i were rushing home to do it after work.

Plus, on Saturday morning i have a dr appt at 8:30am, so, it's nice to be able to sleep in Friday instead! :)

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 05/16/2019:
Have a great day off!!! Love the program idea at the library!!! I agree...learning more about your culture is always a plus!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/16/2019:
YEAH, I GOT THE BEST LIBRARIES, ESPECIALLY NOW SEEING COOL PROGRAMS IN NYC MANHATTAN LIBRARIES, MIGHT HAVE TO GO TO SOME! ESPECIALLY IN FALL!


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BearCountryGG - Thursday May 16, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Up a little after 6 and not hungry...so starting with coffee and waiting for hunger to hit.  I think today will be a bedroom declutter.....too many odds and ends have made their way there and they just aren't working....I had thought that keeping the exercise equipment in there would make it more of an incentive to use...but now I believe the opposite...any equipment in there is going to the basement.........i need to spot clean the rolling luggage...and just generally declutter...not starting closets or drawers though...that will be for another day...will also dust and vaccum in there......would also be nice to declutter the master bath if I have the energy....yesterday I was so lazy AND UNMOTIVATED...today I want to get things accomplished......funny how that mood changes so often.   Also remembered i had put bulk chicken and ground beef in the fridge 2 days ago...and forgot to package them...UGH...HAS to be done today or I will lose them all together.  Definately feeling the need to load up my cars backseat again for the thrift shop.....the older I get ( and it's happening way too fast)....the less I want to have to dust and push around.......and deal with........after yesterdays rather unhealthy meals I am definately wanting something a bit better today......I do seem to balance myself out like that...including with cals........I really do think I would benefit just listening to myself more instead of trying to follow a "program"........I really do self regulate all across the board...why did I ever think I needed to have to follow a "diet"...or a book.....?  I really just need to listen to my body....it worked just fine for 40 years....until I fell into that trap.................

Not hungry...had coffee...not eating until the need arises......getting that room fixed up now.

Making good headway on the master Bd rm......had a quick breakfast when I felt the hunger........so far the desk is cleared off......and organized...bed made, some others things neatened up........things just seem to end up there......need to start taking things directly to the basement......new habit to be started today!!

Chicken in the oven and starting to smell good.  Roasting more potatoes...so easy, the tiny yellow ones are so clean all I have to do is wash them off, add a little olive oil and seasonings and roast until done........way easy.  Haven't decided about what veggie yet.....

horn_of_plenty on 05/16/2019:
YOU LOVE TO CLEAN! :)

i also balance cals. some days more, some days less is my approach also.

you remind me: i'm roasting or cooking, haven't decided yet!, my potatoes tonight! and freezing some for future meals! I may just steam them, so i can roast them another time, just wanna get them cooked this weekend!

BearCountryGG on 05/16/2019:
I do like a clean house.....and maybe more importantly when i'm cleaning I'm not eating...LOL...it is so nice to have foods ready to go...potatoes are a good source of potassium!!!


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horn_of_plenty - Wednesday May 15, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Happy Wednesday! 

Kombucha 50

Nice breakfast from buffet, planned better, craving PROTEIN: half piece of chorizo sausage 150, lots of scrambled egg whites 150, couple undercooked (annoying!!) waffle fries 100. 400, coffee 50, swedish fish lol 50

10:30 sugar free Lily's Dark Chocolate, oh, i must buy more! 150

horribly hungry 11am...not sure why i feel this way today, but very shakey and hungry so had some milk chocolate, regular type 100

noon almonds 100

1:15pm lunch: lost my appetite a bit, i know i am feeling not so hot so i'm taking friday off work to rest up, do laundry, get ready for the weekend. just had a seaweed salad 2oz size the package said hardly any dressing on this one at all maybe lower sugar too 100,  some squash but really not much to even count, and the other half the garlic sausage with the last of the roasted eggplant 150. 300 that's really it. and tea.

2-3pm coworker gave me couple tiny cookies. then i decided to have a small banana as i feel i just need some energy today. Later almonds 100

Natural bar but ate the wrong flavor than I wanted (accidentally bought peanut butter when i wanted tart cherry...big difference!) lol 300, drink with coconut water 100, strawberries 150, 550

2000

no extra exercise, did walk at lunch which was nice.

5 day: 2170

 

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I changed my mind,very sleepy and not energized, so i'll do the agility work Friday after work instead of today AND i am taking Friday off from work.. i'll then have time to put $$ on my laundry card at the housing office, pick up some kombucha and food for the week to come, do laundry all Friday before the weekend begins.

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My ankle still feels a bit tingly and recovering, but, my plan is to have dinner (takeout) with Ricky and go over the new moves. However, i almost want to just have the dinner and tell him we'll go over the new agility moves Friday.

but either way, we aren't jumping the moves or doing them roughly, so, with just 20min time to spare on them, i think i should be OK to go over them tonight, considering tomorrow eve is just weights, i'll skip legs again probably like i did last night - based on how i feel.  MORE IMPORTANT, is to keep getting appropriate rest each night this week, which, gettng around 7 hours, it's going well each night. i wish to get more hours (because i wake up groggy when my alarm goes off and would sleep more if it were the weekend), but it's still decent sleep at 7 hours if not PERFECT sleep lol. 

Another thing the author of the book that i just finished this AM on recovery said is obviously not to OBSESS over sleep to the point where your obsession becomes a stressor. just do what you can...and see your weekly average! she actually wrote that - a weekly average - reminds me of my calorie counting which i love ot do by weekly averages because it gives me more leeway when i go over to average it out later on in the week!. ;)

I feel It was fine to skip legs last night as i got the workout (5 exercises only for abs / upper body) done so quickly that even after getting a hair trim and being on the phone, the workout was easy to finish and i was in bed by 10pm.

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 05/15/2019:
Hope you feel better and good to take a day off sometimes.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2019:
Thank you Maria :) it was a good choice for this Friday indeed :)


BearCountryGG on 05/15/2019:
Sounds like you just need to sleep it out........sometimes I have had sleepy days and just need to nap all day and get it over with...even when I was your age.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2019:
I think you are right :) I'm glad i'm not the only one that feels this way sometimes. Yes, i get those long sleepy days too where i could sleep for hours and hours.


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Maria7 - Wednesday May 15, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 157.0

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello to you all.

Scale weighed me at 157 this morning again.  Thought it might be 156, but still happy.

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Hoping you are having a good day.  Flowers are blooming and nice, sunny, warm days.  Soon the summer heat will be coming in, so really enjoying this springtime weather while we have it.

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Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 05/15/2019:
We had a little rain this morning but it's beautiful here right now too.....not quite warm enough here for flowers yet...we had a frost a few days ago....but soon.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2019:
funny your scale had you higher. my scale had me slightly lower than i expected. just a 1/2 lb lower :)


horn_of_plenty on 05/16/2019:
We are finally having all days of the week around 60-70 so everyone in NYC is happy now :)


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Maria7 - Wednesday May 15, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 157.0

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello to you all.

Scale weighed me at 157 this morning again.  Thought it might be 156, but still happy.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hoping you are having a good day.  Flowers are blooming and nice, sunny, warm days.  Soon the summer heat will be coming in, so really enjoying this springtime weather while we have it.

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Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

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legcramps - Wednesday May 15, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Work 5-7:30; REST;

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:30 (Workout 5:15-6:15); 

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 4:30-5:30;

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 4:30-5:30;

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-7:30; REST; 

SATURDAY - Work 8-1; Workout 1:30-2:30; travel

SUNDAY - Camping for the long weekend;


Apr        8-14 - RUN 1 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3 / SWIM 1; average sleep 7 hours, 27 minutes

Apr      15-21 - BIKE 1 / STRENGTH 6; average sleep 6 hours, 41 minutes

Apr      22-28 - RUN 3 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 2; average sleep 7 hours, 48 minutes

Apr 29-May 5- RUN 2 / BIKE 1 / STRENGTH 5; average sleep 7 hours, 37 minutes

May      6-12 - BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 1 / SWIM 2; average sleep 7 hours, 50 minutes

May    13-19 - STRENGTH 1;


I managed to fit in a quick workout last night right before my coaching sessions; in fact, all I had to do was set up the equipment I needed for my coaching sessions and then run through it myself first. It was actually kind of a great idea - this way I knew what everyone else could expect for their session, as well as what kind of finisher would push them to a really great finish. Judging by the daggers they shot me after it was over, I think it turned out well ;) ;)

I could have gone for another strength session this morning before driving home from BF's; I was up early enough and he was going so I could have just tagged along. But I woke up tired LOL, and decided who needs strength sessions anyways?!!! Ha, just kidding, I know they are very important. Truth be told, I could even start two-a-day workouts at this point, but mornings are hard for me and if no one pushes me - i'm out. Coaches need coaches too :)

I ate much more in line with my goals yesterday, and I feel a lot better today about cravings and such. Chatted with BF about my crazy binge, and we decided it might be better for me to save a few extra calories for the end of the day - especially if I plan to eat supper earlier than normal - so that I can have something substantial in the evening if I find myself hungry again. I'm usually not hungry or craving things until the afternoon anyways, so it works out okay for me to at least give this a try for a few days and see it it's a good fit for me.

BearCountryGG on 05/15/2019:
There was probably something in that binge that your body needed.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2019:
yeah, if you are headed to want to eat more in evenings, push the food along to save you some calories to be spent for a snack in the evenings. that would be my approach and it's also how i plan my eating - trying not to eat too much until lunch so i also have some room for dinner.

now that i'm eating quite i bit more calories, it has been relatively easier to stay on track and sort the calories throughout the day.

nice job fitting in workouts. i have been thinking i may actually have to also do some working out in mornings, but, i sorta like a relaxed morning and i think that working out would be a stressor for me. however, i may just in fact rearrange things to do some leg workouts early if need be...i find legs more relaxing than upper body. morning is a whole other opportunity, that's true.

in the past i tried BIG workouts in mornings, but it worked out very poorly for me. i would crash and burn once at work. too hungry afterwards.


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BearCountryGG - Wednesday May 15, 2019
(Working on New Habits)
Weight: 0.0

Yesterday was busy...and got a lot done that had kind of been hanging over my head......today the septic gets pumped..."LOVELY".....but a country necessity..Got up at 5:30 and made biscuits and sausage gravy for breakfast........D is working outside all day so he needed something hearty to stick with him......I couldn't resist too.....it has been a very long time since I made that.  BUT...it made me sleepy and I went back to bed again.....something for me to remember........but at 10...I'm still full... so snacking averted.  Bath done now and time to get busy around here.........simple lunch of hot dogs, a veg and chips because people will be coming and going around here all day so it has to be quick and easy....D is selling a flat bed trailer and that guy may come to pick it up today....also MR Sampson seems to like scratching the walls....UGH...so we are trying different scratching posts....I am amazed at catnip spray.....that stuff is great....tall scratching post to arrive anyday now.........his dishes got delivered to someone else in another town the other day ........I think we are spending more money on Mr Sampson than we did babies...LOL.....

After spending a couple of days very busy...i would love to just sit down and veg today...I can see age creeping in and slowing me down more and more......just doing some easy things today...........need to book a hotel for the 24th....need to balance bank books, need to gather trash to take to the rd.....need to download some things to my card.....probably another nap....UGH

Maria7 on 05/15/2019:
I know all about the septic tank being pumped. Like you say, a necessity when live out in the country. Glad that Mr. Sampson is getting settled in good. Funny about the money part...I am learning that animals are an ongoing cost that is always more than anticipated before getting them...we have chickens, too and pay more to have them than if we simply bought eggs at a store, ha. But happy we have them as well as our boys (cats). Have a good evening.

BearCountryGG on 05/15/2019:
Pets are worth it..Sampson keeps things hopping around here...we are glad we got him.......our youngest son has had chickens and he says the same things as you...buying eggs would be cheaper but they like their chickens...


Horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2019:
awwwww so cute you are spoiling your kitty ;)

napping sounds so so so wonderful!

there are many times when i yearn for more time off work because the schedule just wears me out so much when i try to fit in other things. really, the change to a public transportation commute from previous driving has been GOOD but it also takes more of my day up...but, i prefer it.

like you, lately i just want naps and more naps. should be another great weekend for sleeping though, especially with being able to sleep in a little bit come Friday with the day off! :)

sleep is good for you - i have a "Great Aunt" or something in my family. she's around 88 and still owns an art gallery. she takes naps there during the day each day usually after lunch.she has an assistant that can help customers and she just sneaks away upstairs and takes a nap. she looks absoutely amazing at 88, more like she is 75.


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Donkey - Wednesday May 15, 2019
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 135.5

Doing a re-group, getting back to what worked before. 

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost and already at goal!

horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2019:
OK! That sounds very good to me!


horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2019:
wishing you a WONDERFUL trip ;) and congrats again to your son! please let him know he should be very proud. he got himself to this point. by working on it and not giving up! what a wonderful success for you, him and your family! so happy for you all!


Maria7 on 05/15/2019:
I've been meaning to reread some of my very old diet diaries (that I wrote in composition books) from a long time ago and see if I can at least feel slimmer from not being at my highest I was back then (205).


BearCountryGG on 05/15/2019:
Safe travels!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2019:
Stopping by to say hi, sending you sunshine :-)


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Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 14, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Happy Tuesday All!

kombucha very little bit.

early eats at work: one white chocolate 50, banana 120, coffee 80, swedish fish yum from coworker 50. 300.

mid morning: wrap 120, small amount of the fish i saved from last night 80, half avocado and salt/pepper 150. 350. 

if necessary: nuts 50

Lunch: so healthy, from home, includes spaghetti squash 50, broccoli 50, leftover sauteed eggplant 50, chicken garlic sausage 100, and chips / avocdao spread 250.  500

Snack: fruit, nuts 250. 

iced coffee and a bar 150, during workout raspberries 100, some workout mixes 50

after workout: protein bar 210, yogurt 120..around 350.

total is great, 2100. full day, healthy.

4day: 2212.good.

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The inflammation in ankle and legs is getting improved and going away a little from yesterday. that's good :) tonight i may skip legs again & just do upper body / abs short exercise. Then, if i feel good enough tomorrow, i'll start up with 20 minutes or so spend learning a few of the ladder drills (maybe not even all of them drills tomorrow, just a brief start - i realize if i'm going to get anywhere with cardio - my motto must remain LESS IS MORE ;)

 

except for sleep, that is! i could have slept a little more last night, but my sleep is still VERY GOOD so far since the weekend. MUCH BETTER WEEK compared to last week!

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Well, this book on recovery that i'm reading is REALLY, REALLY helpful to my training. Besides mentioning sleep as the key factor to improving / preventing injury / and muscle recovery from workouts, another strong point is the MENTAL/EMOTIONAL mindset of the athlete! meaning, another huge factor has to do with the  athlete's OTHER STRESSES in life! ie: family / work stressors to name a few. 

So, when i look back to my period of just terrible leg tendonitis / shin splints, major influences towards my long period of injury were DEFINITELY lack of sleep (over the course of several years, not just a day or couple weeks) and also MAJOR emotional stress (LOTS of overtime, LOTS OF  work stress, MOVING to my apt and stress of not being able to relax on weekends, and OVERTRAINING in exercise). it makes sense i was injured and in pain for an extensive period of time (3 years or so).

Depending on how stressed you are due to the variety of factors like the ones above, workouts can appear more challenging (even the same workout!) at some times than others. like if you haven't slept well all week, a workout you did easily on Monday can feel much more difficult come Friday...just things to think about. 

Also home stress, maybe with your wife - can drain your energy and decrease your ability inn a workout.

Lastly, overtraining. Believe it or NOT, many athletes have performed better in races after decreasing their hours training to allow their body to recover more for the races. i would say this is more important for the pros, but it's a point for us alll to realize what the book points out: LISTEN TO YOUR BODY FIRST. all these  sleep apps (which are good of course to a degree), and other training tools, they don't know your body as well as you do in your mind! you know how you feel in the mornings and overall...and it's up to us to decide what's right at that time for training.

I leave you all with this commentary and advice. 

 

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 05/14/2019:
Great advice from the book!

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2019:
just proves that i should listen more to my body, that i should take more rest even if i think i'm ready...train less.

i will listen :) as much as possible!


Donkey on 05/15/2019:
I agree with the author of the book you are reading. In hindsight, it explains a lot about your struggles in the past with injuries.

Something about your post got me to thinking this morning about how one's life - not necessarily mine, but could be mine - if sleep were a major priority. You know how people make the gym their priority? Or watching a TV show a priority? Or dinner a priority? What would it be like to make sleep a priority? "I'm sorry, I can't make it - I have to sleep."

horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2019:
OMG you have me laughing at your last sentence there!!!

unforunately, when you say "I have to sleep," people think you are nuts and look at your with their eyes wide. when i do tell my mom i need to sleep (like in order to get up early or something), her response always is to tell me i have to be kidding - that i worry too much about sleep.

my mom is wrong on that. she sleeps more than all of us and i hate her opinion on the sleep thing - for her to tell others what they need.

but i don't hate my mom ;)


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