New Year’s Resolve

January 30, 2013 at 12:52 pm 2 comments

Thankful for my husband’s new treadmill, a Sole F80.  It’s not perfect, but it’s working.  Wish I had an iPad mounted to it that synched my info and provided at my finger entertainment while not losing site of the control panel.  But, as it is, I can wind down, meditate, and focus during that time.  Lost 8 pounds since January 1 eating more whole foods and keeping a food log (MyFitnessPal).  I’d put on about 15 last year through an injury (and eating like a teen with my teens.)  Now for the second half of this thing.  This part is going to be a lot harder.  The leaner you are to start with, the harder it is to lose.  I’m 5’3″ and would like to stay at about a size 6, no smaller.  I was getting uncomfortable in a lot of my 8s.  I hope to catch it while it’s a small problem and while I’m healthy to do it.  It’s always by the grace of God, especially through winter months!  

I bought a 1st gen Nook off ebay because I can side swipe to turn pages without overtapping a keyboard.  Wish it did have an internal light…running with a light mounted on it isn’t working so well, and the treadmill isn’t posited by a good light source.  I may have to upgrade my Nook.  

Evaluated cycle dieting today where you go off the diet for two days, increasing healthy carbs, preferrably your highest training days.  You do 15 calories per pound for a maintenance diet, then go back to 10 calories per pound for weight loss.  I’ve basically plateaued for the last three weeks up and down.  I think my body may be in starvation mode.  I think I’m building some muscle back, too, though…my husband notices, and my pants are looser.  

I’d like to get back down to my lower pant size instead of the upper tightness level of my larger pants.  I refuse to buy another pants size at this stage of the game.  I like the clothes I have.  

So, after an injury last Mother’s Day with my foot, I’m back up to run/walking about 3 miles when I want to.  I did 3.5 miles on the treadmill last week.  Took me a searing 55 minutes.  I did it in 25 or less fifteen months ago.  Just glad to be recovering.  

Love the heart-rate monitor.  I can tell my heart is stronger than when I started.  I was having to keep my hr at 115 or so to stay “stable” when I started.  Now, I can run faster, and my hr doesn’t go higher then 130s.  This is great!  

I’m eating in a “stressed” way today.  Have burned up half of my calories for the day by noon on carbs.  Time for some treadmill and recovery of the mindset.  

Off we go! 

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