Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 282



OK so now that I am back from vacation and ready to go I just need the weather to work with me..lol Since we have been back it has been rainy & cold. Well it may not seem so cold but when you just came from temps. around 100 this is cold.

We also came back with some sort of bug. I wasn't feeling well Friday and Saturday and yesterday Chris was running a temp. that got up to 102. He still isn't feeling well today and I am tired and my tummy hurts. Really wanted to go to Zumba tonight but I think that I will start fresh tomorrow.

Things I am going to change are I have joined SparkPeople. I am going to start counting calories. I love graphing things and being organized so I hope this helps. They also had a free app. for my Iphone so it is already downloaded. They have put me on a range of 1,200-1,550 for my calories. I had bought a scale but never really used it to measure food. After visiting Marcelle I realized I can zero it out after I add something to the bowl every time. I swear sometimes I just don't think.lol I have been using it a lot more now that I realize if saves a lot on dirty dishes!



I would like to make a graph for exercise. Once again marking things off and graphs make me happy. I am all about organization & this is right up my alley. As for exercise once school starts I will only be able to do Zumba on Monday nights. I really feel that I need to mix it up. On that note though I still have till the end of the month to do Zumba 4 days a week and I am going to do it because I love it! i also realize that I need to get back to doing weights. Something I really don't enjoy.

I am really hoping that changing this up is just what I need. I am tired of maintaining at the weight I am at. If this was my goal weight I would be good to go but it isn't. To me the number matters and I am far from it.



So I am off on counting calories and I guess I will see where I am in a couple months. I will work on a graph for my exercise and start fresh. Tonight I am taking it slow though as I do not feel well and just found out a friend of the family died.

*After I wrote this my daughter was invited to the bowling alley so I decided well I was there I could do Zumba. Needless to say I was dressed and dropped her off to find her chasing me b/c they were closed for today. Just my luck. Guess I will hit the gym in the morning.



5 comments:

Tricia said...

hope you love sparkpeople as much as I do!

Marcelle said...

Good luck with your new adventure to losing the weight...
Am a member of spark people but never got into it at all....use the other site you joined for counting calories.....
The number is important to me...everyone will say I'm crazy but the number is what each and every person wants...

Fran said...

I love Sparkpeople but it's not handy for me as I'm Dutch and it takes too much time for me to look up products. That's why I joined a Dutch site to count my calories. Started Friday and am doing very well.

But you made me remind to visit Spark People again because I love their articles!

I have made this big exercise plan in Excel and it is on the wall where I can mark every workout I've completed and it works motivating so good plan!

Good luck, I'll be here following, supporting and motivating you.

CINDER said...

Hope your all feeling better! I always get sick after vacation- Too little stress I think!!LOL
Good luck with the new planning!!

dawne said...

I like Spark People. I enjoy the various educational/motivational articles they send through e-mail. I like their little graphs too!!! Anything with organization turns me on. Maybe I'll count calories this month too! I'm pretty sick of maintaining myself. You've motivated me to give it a shot.