Friday, December 3, 2010

November ...Focus on WORK ...and food and fitness

I can honestly say that the focus has been on work and getting through a couple of audits for the two production facilities. This is where my focus was needed and I'm happy that it all paid off.  Yay us!!

I did not have it in me to contemplate 'camp' or fitness at all.  I traveled a lot and wasn't home to do the work required to stick to 'eating clean' and low calorie.  Husband and I have had a goal to not eat out for the last 80 days of the year and I did great for about a month and then fell from that wagon pretty hard.  I did try to keep my food choices healthy...  oatmeal for breakfasts and lots of salads without cheese and just a touch of dressing for dinners.  It's weird, I didn't feel spoiled that I could eat out... I felt like I was settling for less; less healthy amd less yummy.  (Which is cool, right?)

Nonetheless, I did do pretty good.  I kept my weigh under 150 except for 2-5 days (AWESOME ACCOMPLISHMENT)  and of those 5 three of them were the last 3 days of the month.

In some ways, it was the best month yet!

Using the Tools:
I did not track my food. When I prepare my food I know the calorie content and how the nutrition breaks down, but when I eat out, I have to guess calories too much, I try for awhile, but then start thinking how off I am and just give up.  I am really trying to let go of the need for perfection in tracking and try and at least do it so I am not letting myself eat without accounting for it.  It's so easy to "forget" about all the BLT's (bites, licks, tastes) and even a snack if I'm not careful.  I would have felt better about imperfect tracking that kept me mindful of EVERYTHING I ate, then not doing it at all.

I didn't exercise more than two or three times this month. My walking partner at work does not travel to Fruitland with me and she's been pretty uncomfortable in her pregnant body this last month on those days that I was in Salt Lake. Still, I have not come up with a Plan B that fits into my work day, so a time must be found in the morning (aaak!) or evenings.   Now to make the matter of making it a priority over other things like crashing on the couch. I will feel better and not feel like I need to crash once I get going most days.    

I'm excited to be done with the Audits and now I can pick up my healthy habits where I left off and see if I can't make some improvements on moving more.

Breakfast!
Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberries were delicious this morning!  I used a whole wheat buttermilk pancake mix from Lehi Roller Mills and added just as much pumpkin puree as I could and still be able to have the mixture act as a pancake batter should.  I added a little water to thin it and put some Craisins in the mix.  It was delicious!

Note: I'm almost done with the huge bag of Craisins I've had for months and months.  Next time I purchase these, I will purchase a non-sweetened variety of dried cranberries.  I've been making "clean eating" changes like this over the past year and have discovered that I love having a say over when I add sugar, salt, or glucaphonameg hexamonobisphenome. (I made that last one up.)  I have a lot of fun shopping for health at the grocery store.

Healthy Foods I Actually Eat A Lot Of...
brown rice
steel cut oats
lowfat greek plain or vanilla yogurt
almond butter
slivered almonds
chia seeds
fruits, lately: cranberries, raisins, apples, persimmons, pomegranate seeds
raw veggies, usually: cauliflower, red peppers, spinach, basil
cooked veggies, usually: zucchinni, egg plant, yellow squash, sweet potatoes
sweeteners: raw agave nectar, maple syrup (the real stuff), and  occasionally raw sugar
black beans, kidney beans, cannelini beans

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The big plunge...

Starting Weight 193.8
Week 1 194.2 - +.4
W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
W- 6 184.5 - +0.5
W- 7 185.0 - -0.5
W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
August 30, 2009
W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
W- 39 150.1 +0.3
W- 40 156.3 +6.2
W- 41 153.3 -3.0
W- 42 152.6 -0.7
W- 43 152.6 -0.0
W- 44 150.7 -1.9
W- 45 152.4 +1.7
W- 46 153.0 +0.6
W- 47 152.3 +0.7
W- 48 150.1 -2.2

W- 49 147.5 -2.6
W- 50 146.3 -1.2
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W- 53 151.0 +2.0
W- 54 149.3 -1.7
W- 55 144.9 -4.4
W- 56 144.1 -0.8
W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!