Feeling good, feeling healthy

Yesterday was my first day back toward a healthy lifestyle. I am getting back into my regular exercise routine along with much better food choices.

I was a little shocked when I stepped on the scale and saw the weight gain in my four weeks off the healthy lifestyle wagon.

I have felt so tired and unhealthy lately.

I was so ready to get back to a healthy routine.

I think what will keep me in a regular exercise routine and not stuffing my face (and feelings) with junk food and booze will be remembering how I have been feeling recently.

I just didn’t feel good, didn’t feel healthy. And I was much more tired than the normal getting up at 5:30 a.m. not getting home until 7-7:30, being a busy kind of person tired.

And my motto is, if you have the right tools and you want to lose weight you will lose weight. If you don’t want to lose weight you won’t. It really is that simple if you have the right information.

And so far Day 1 and Day 2 have been going well for me.

And my exercise routine kicked back into gear on Saturday with … Continue reading

Major Munchie Monday

Wow, I don’t know what happened today.

All day all I wanted to do was eat. I had the munchies. I wanted to eat carrots and I wanted to eat candy and I wanted to eat chips and just about anything else I could get my hands on.

Since back to a healthy routine I probably haven’t had more than a couple of pieces of candy in one day. Normally I don’t have any.

I lost count on the amount of Rolos, Reese’s, and Peanut M&Ms that went in my mouth.

It’s a good thing I gave myself some wiggle room to work with when hitting my goal weight minus two.

I don’t know if the munchies were because I have been awesome in the healthy lifestyle and needed a break or because of my cycle or because I gave myself permission to have whatever I want starting Wednesday (but I actually started Monday) or or just because today was a day with major munchies and snacking needed.

I did go to my regular Monday night gym class and sweated a ton of calories off. Woo-hoo! And then I came home and made a high veggie dinner with a … Continue reading

Changing it up

Today at work I hosted (along with some of my Intellectual Property Law Department colleagues) something called a Witnessing Party. Researchers are invited to come together and make sure their laboratory notebooks are are all signed off and witnessed by another researcher. After that process is complete we can send notebooks offsite to a vendor to PDF so they are backed up.

There is a lot involved in planning the “party” and the things my team has to do during and after the party.

Since I had a lot to do with all of this I knew I wouldn’t have time to exercise before the 5:35 shuttle back to the East Bay.

So I decided to change it up and I worked out this morning at the gym at work. I did 45 minutes of endurance on the spin bike.

I could have skipped exercise today. Thursdays lately have seemed to be my off day from any sort of exercise. But at the Witnessing Party we have pizza and cupcakes to entice researchers. I am also enticed by the junk food.

To offset that high calorie food I would be eating I made sure to burn some on the spin … Continue reading

Does my butt look fat?

I am a stress eater. I like food. I like junk food.

I have been going to the gym about four times a week lately (my goal is always six). Last week I went to the gym once, not so great. So exercise time is decent.

What is not decent is what I am eating. I seem to find more and more excuses for what I put in my mouth. I have a candy bowl at my desk. I used to never take anything out of it. I have it for others. But lately I feel the need to eat all the mini peanut butter cups.

I will have already eaten my lunch at work and then word gets out that some meeting just ended and there is free food left over. I have to at least go look, right?

I am heading to Tucson tomorrow to visit my mom and family. Chorizo and menudo are already planned for Saturday’s breakfast. Oh man, I love that stuff. This will not be a healthy eating weekend. And I have to hit eegee’s (a sandwich shop only in Tucson, which also has these amazing slushie drinks) at least once for my strawberry eegee drink.

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Guest Post: Jen C.

Tuesday marked a big celebration for my company — we received some slightly good economic news in this bleak financial climate. And what better way to celebrate than with an artery-clogging, tummy-bulge-building, greasy, grimy, tempting and oh-so-delicious pile of food (Krispy Kreme and Domino’s, to be exact)?

These temptations seem to be all around, not just lately and not just at work.

It’s Day Two of my “getting back on track,” after months of on-again-off-again dieting and so-called life-changing meal plans. I fell off the wagon some time in November, when an injury prevented me from stepping foot in the gym.

A family emergency kept me from working out again at the beginning of this year. And personnel problems at my gym have had me jumping from one personal trainer to another — five different trainers in four months. All that time, I was eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted it. Not good news for the waist-line or the scale.

But now I’d truly like to get back on track.

I know I’ve been wasting my time at the gym (sometimes as many as 6-8 hours a week) by allowing myself to overeat and eat the wrong things. I’m … Continue reading