Kickin JennyV's Pig

Jumping on the "Kick The Pig" wagon. Mostly it's about losing weight, but really it's about living a healthier lifestyle.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Checking In

So yesterday I didn't do too bad. My log says I may have gone over on fats a little. (darn blue cheese) All else is in check. My next hurdle will be tracking my consumed stats DURING the day. I update it every night/morning. What's happening is that I am now more aware of my habits. I found myself contemplating over what to have for lunch yesterday that wouldn't send my stats sky-rocketing. So it's working... but will be more effective if I pay better attention to them throughout the day. This will help me to better plan each meal so as to stay within certain limits.

So... it's a work in progress. I also need to MOVE more. I need to find a way to make it a priority. I have so many of those right now. Sheesh!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Yesterday... I'm making progress!

I'm patting myself on the back this morning as I review yesterday's nutritional goals... I came in under the wire on all of them!!! Total calories, carbs, protiens, and fat. YIPPIE!!! Patting myself on the back.

I made homemade beef vegetable soup... made with lean beef, low sodium broth, and lots of vegetables... that helped!

Now if I would just kick myself onto the treadmill!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Nobody's Perfect

Today was not great. I did NOT do better than yesterday! My calories and fat grams were over budget, but carbs and protiens were in check. Today is an off day from exercise. The program is to run 3 times per week. I may do some weight training before I turn in though.

Enough for now.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The Pig Kicked Me...

Wow... I never realized how entirely far I had fallen since summer/fall. I am kicking myself in the butt over not keeping up. In my own defense, I was sick for a long time. I had trouble breathing and was generally fatigued and over-stressed. UGH!

So today I climbed back onto the treadmill and completed Day #1 of the C25K program. It was not actually that difficult. It's just that with every step I felt the weight of my body. I want to feel light on my feet, and that I am not.

As far as my diet today. I confess... I had a donut in the morning and a very small brownie in the afternoon. I had sensible foods otherwise and only 2 cups of coffee all day. I am over-stressed at work... like more than EVER!!!!! And I cracked and had sweets. I have no idea what makes me think I need sweets to bust my stress. It's not like it works! It probably makes things worse overall anyway. I'll do better tomorrow.

I am tracking my consumption and surprisingly I have stayed within acceptable range for calories, carbs, protein, and fats... even with the mishaps. There is still much room for improvement! One of the first things I must tackle is consuming more water and more vegetables.