I really hate the freaking treadmill. Feels too much like life right now, going and going and not getting anywhere. So, yoga, meditation and my little athletic games are going to have to suffice for now. Can't do something that is only going to make me hate it more and lead me to fail.
I have lost about 7 pounds this week, mostly from changing the diet.. some exercise, digging in the garden for several hours this week and bouncing around to build up the heart rate. I have incorporated some little things that help me keep moving too. Leg lifts and hula swirls while waiting for the coffee to brew, tricep and shoulder shrugs during world cup matches... crap like that. I still hate exercise. I would much rather be on my feet, moving around a kitchen, hefting heavy pans and pots of soup around for 12 hours...funny how that doesn't equate to exercise. I wore a pedometer once to work and discovered that I cover almost a marathon in a week with the amount of steps I take.
So, I quit snacking. No more food after 7pm and lots of water... keeps the body flushed out. I do snack.. I can't lie about it.. just not after 7pm and I keep it to a minimum. 2 potato chips, 3 or 4 'nilla wafers, but not sitting down with the whole box or bag. I actually tossed out 1/4 of a chocolate beet cake I made 2 weeks ago. Crazy throwing away food! I am not going to do that again. I will cut it up in small pieces and freeze it next time. Let the other people who live here eat it.
Oh my gosh too... Steven is losing weight. Granted he has IBS and it has been giving him lots of trouble too. But, he's lost like 15 pounds since Christmas. It is not fair how men can just shed it so fast from little changes.
Says he'll start exercising once he reaches a certain weight. Yea, we'll see about that.
So, what have I been eating? Well, last week was mostly to get me to quit snacking.. which I am committed to. This week is diet changing... so, tonight we will have fish with a big salad. Big salad... lots of them, one with lunch and dinner.. fill up on that so I don't eat all the starch and carbs. Going for the plant based diet with some meat and cheeses. Cutting out sugars is the goal... we will work on changing fats later. Anyhow, that is basically it for now.. going to get off the computer and quitmahbitchin'. Go outside and play for an hour. Weeeeeeeeee!