Wednesday, February 15, 2012

On the same wavelength

Tuesday I decided to give myself a swift kick and stop allowing myself cheats. I do so good and then I let one bad meal, turn into two and the next thing I know I am having a bad meal daily. Yesterday, I thought what a better day to challenge myself but on the day of love, and the day of candy been tossed at you from every direction. :)  Little did I know that this was also the theme of the Biggest Loser. I started watching BL last night while doing what was supposed to be my 6 mile run. My back was a little sore, so I decided to do 1 mile on the treadmill, 12 minutes on the bike and repeat 3x. For a total of 3 miles ran, and just under 40 minutes on the bike. It felt nice to change it up.  Do you allow yourself to slack on one particular holiday?

This morning I got up to head to Spin class I can't tell you enough how much I love having my workout done before 8AM. Now to figure out how ti get my booty up that early to run, with a class I feel accountable. Since I run by myself I can push it off until the end of the day and then I feel like the run sucks. Something I am constantly working on.

The goal today is to keep track of every thing I eat. I have debating on ways to help keep me accountable. Do I take photo's, write it down or just go by my instinct? I have done all variations of calorie counting, carb counting and what not and they work -  just need to commit to something and go with it.    If you track your food how do you do it?

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  1. I track using my fitness pal. Super handy...though I, too, have been cheating a bit too much lately. I keep hoping to hit my goal before I run Vancouver in early May...but the scale isn't budging and, truth be told - it's going up. I think I am going to call an end to cheats too and stop doing myself the disservice of believing I'm doing well on my diet.

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    1. Cori - that is exactly how I feel - like I am doing myself a disservice! We can both do this! Hang in there.

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  2. There is a free app called Fitbit that makes keeping track super easy. I also have their pedometer device which I can vouch for if you are into such things. The app has so many calorie counts in it that I actually look things up on my way to restaurants so I know what I am ordering before I see something delicious on the menu. Way cool.

    Not that it is helping me right now. I'm trying to allow my body running fuel and eat right, but yet in a month and a half of training for my first half, I have gained a pound. *sigh* But it was working before I decided to have better runs instead of better weight loss! Promise! LOL

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  3. I started using My Fitness Pal a couple of months ago--super easy, has an iPhone app and everything also syncs to the P.C., but as you and Cori both said--you have to USE it for it to work. Lost my motivation last month and haven't been tracking. I know from Weight Watchers that tracking of some sort is critical--so why am I not doing it? I'll log every single bit through afternoon snack, then dinner rolls around and I'm not about to write down THOSE portions! Ack! Good luck to all of you (Jen, Cori, and Pumpkin!).

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  4. For phone/droid food tracking, I like Fat Secret's app. I am a sucker for paper, in my favorite binder, with my favorite pen.

    Also, I never ever skip workouts just because it's a holiday. There was a time when I did, but now I think it's too much fun to make a theme workout/run out of it! Like my made up new years eve half marathon my husband and I did on 12/31. I'm such a twisted soul. lol I even went to my favorite cardio class last night. All of the "regulars" were there. The instructor gave us a banana for showing up. Healthier than chocolates! :)

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  5. I love early morning workouts too... doesn't always fit in the schedule, but it's definitely my preference. I occasionally track food for a few days to get an idea of how much I'm eating, and I usually just write it down. Taking photos for What-i-ate-Wed is great accountability too!

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  6. I track using my WW app and I've been so bad about doing it so I started back yesterday being sure I track all my food and activity.

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  7. I typed this awesomely profound and inspirational comment earlier today and dang if the computer did freeze and it all went poof - soooo frustrating. Mostly the main message was . . . . 2012 is OUR YEAR!!! I'm here doing this with you and together, we're going to get this done!!!

    I love that you made a cardio circuit between the bike & mill - so creative! Sooo creative and such determination to do it! I probably would have said 'frig it' but you're just so amazing!

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    1. Ohhh, and I have been using myfitnesspal.com - it's really made me very mindful of my eating and it has helped me to make smarter decisions! I've not lost a lot of weight but I've definitely improved my habits and that's a HUGE start! I like it primarily because it has over a million foods already put into it so pretty much everything I've eaten is already in there (that's always been my frustration of other logging programs). Good luck!

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  8. I use software on my pc called FitDay. You can track online for no cost on their site but I wanted it on my own pc so bought it. Love it becuase it gives me all the breakdown of nutrients, etc. Very versatile. I track my exercise too.

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