Thursday, January 27, 2011

Healthy Thursday

You can tell a good week from a bad week by if the weight is listed at the top of the post or the bottom! :)

Weight : 276.6 (Down 2.2 lbs from last weigh in 2 weeks ago)

There is no Friday and Saturday in this weeks listing, since my back wasn't back to normal until Sunday.

Exercise= 25 minutes of abdominal and leg work with my new balance ball. 2 sets of 10 reps of arm exercises with 5 lb weights.
Sweets= None
Sleep/Mood= 8.5 hours. Mood was good, started taking Vitamin B6, B12, and Niacin today to help with my blood circulation.

Exercise= None, sore from the day before.
Sweets= None.
Sleep/Mood= 6 hours, going from Sunday to Monday is never a good night, my body fights it all the way.

Exercise= 25 minutes of abdominal and leg work with the balance ball. 2 sets of 10 reps of arm exercises with 8 lb weights. The 5lb weights weren’t quite heavy enough, so pushed it up to 8lb, this worked much better.
Sweets= None
Sleep/Mood= 7 hours. I think the vitamins are making me a little tired during the day .

Exercise= None, trying to ease into everything. I don’t want to be so sore it’s hard to move anything.
Sweets= None. I am focused on not eating the sweets. I know everyone says in moderation, but once I give in, I’m not so good with the moderation.
Sleep/Mood= 7 hours, I noticed for the last few nights. I am definitely sleeping better on the days I exercise. Next week will do exercises every night, maybe do Friday as my day off.

Exercise= I will be doing 25 minutes of abdominal and leg work with the balance ball. 2 sets of 10 reps of arm exercises with 8 lb weights.
Sweets= None
Sleep/Mood= Got about 7 last night, again noticed that I didn’t sleep as well as the nights when I exercised.

This week was good. I feel so much better when I don't eat sweets . . . why can't sweets taste bad? :) Food was good though, made Veggie Soup and Baked Potato Soup this weekend and those have been lunch this week. The veggie soup has an insane amount of veggies in it : carrots, celery, onions, peppers, mushroom, corn, peas, bean sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli, plus there was black beans and rice. I had homemade guacamole and chips for snack.

I am trying to make exercising/health/fitness more of a priority and it paid off this week. I will admit, I do feel bad when I look at my knitting just sitting there, but I have to learn to prioritize a little better . . . obviously I've always been a little more of a procrastinator. I have even feel good enough this week, that I am back to making breakfast in the morning, instead of just eating a bowl of cereal. This is helpful because real food fills me up for longer and it is easier to eat a lighter lunch.

Definitely a good week overall.


  1. Congratulations! That sounds all good!

  2. Good deal! Your crafts can wait, your health should always come first because that is what allows you to do your crafts, right? Right! And, yes, it would be nice sometimes if sweets weren't so appealing! But they are and that what makes them so yummy!

  3. Yea what a great week! I need to take a page from you book and just set my knitting aside for a few minutes and do something - anything.

    Would love your soup recipe - potato soup that is. I've been having Heathy Girl's Egg Mugs for breaky - I make it at work. Very good and filling and low calories (althought I'm trying to count points). g

  4. Sounds like a great week! That whole sedentary thing is the worst part of crafting in a busy does eat into the exercise time. You'll find a balance somewhere. =)