the biting truth

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

hoping for an un-fat day on the healthy train

I actually had one full day on the healthy train yesterday. One. Full. Day. [You know I have a serious problem when I celebrate being on the program 100% for one day.]

I decided to start journaling my food and keep track of points. I did WW for about two years in my pre-marriage life, so points are what I know. Don't ask me how many calories or fat grams are in a dish, I have no idea! But I can look down a buffet line and have a pretty exact knowledge of how many points each item adds to the menu. Yeah, I'm that good. Wink-wink.

I do have one question for you.... If I am up at midnight with a baby.... And I have a [healthy] snack...... Do I count that as yesterday or today? Hummm... Good question, isn't it?

Alicia commented that it is "hard to follow through" and that rang so true inside of me. Ever since I was a fat teenager, I would lie in bed at night and make promises to myself about the following day. Promising myself I would eat healthy and do some sort of exercise tomorrow. You know, I am an honest person and I don't break my promises. Except to myself. I have broken so many. It is hard to follow through.

But, I do not want to sink into a melancholy mood this early in the morning. So, I'm going to focus on the good stuff.

I worked out twice yesterday. There is an added challenge to the YMCA challenge; how far can you go in a week? I went three miles on the elliptical [aka the killer machine] and six miles on the bike. Not bad for one day. Not bad for a fat girl.

Now, let's go and have an un-fat day!

5 comments:

Lynne said...

Hang in there, just put that track behind you and keep moving forward. You're going to do good!

Alicia said...

I know! I think at night when I am in bed that "tomorrow" will be the day where I make the change...I will start exercising & eating right. Except when tomorrow never really comes, well it does but I never follow through with what I promise myself. I completely understand. But I am so happy that you worked out twice yesterday! I did 3 mins on the elliptical and thought I was litterally going to die! Let's go for 2 days of healthy!

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Aunt of 14 said...

WOW! 6 miles on a bike?! And 3 on the elliptical? That is impressive. I don't think Id last more than 10 mins on either machine. You got endurance, girl!

Aunt of 14 said...

Hello! Just wanted to see how you were doing...