Things have been going really good lately. I've been really happy and it's been a really nice spring so far. Fritzy being home all the time has made things really nice. I've been working on fixing up my kitchen for the last month of so. I'm organizing everything and working on purchasing all the things we need for cooking etc. Yesterday I organized the flatware drawer, the cooking utensil drawer, the pots and pans, and the china cupboard. There's still a lot of work to do in the kitchen, but I am making some headway. The kitchen is pretty much my room in the house. The living room is my grandma's, but the kitchen is mine. So every day I spend some time in the kitchen fixing things up some more. I am getting into bird watching now, too, which my grandma is also interested in, and have started putting bird seed out on the bird feeder outside my bedroom window. I am doing well with cooking, too. I made some glazed sweet potatoes and carrots last night with some leftover vegetables that I had and my grandma thought they looked really good so since she has to cook dinner today, I found a bag of carrots in her crisper that have been sitting in there for a really long time so I am going to use them and make some glazed carrots and pot roast for them today.
Nutrition: I'm still way too high on calories. Eating a moderate amount of fruits and veg right now and getting in a couple whole grains, so still trying to stay healthy, and haven't been making any desserts. I found a couple of frozen pie crusts when I was cleaning the big freezer yesterday so I'm going to use them next month (I only make 2 pies per month). Hopefully my calories start to come down. We're going to McDonald's less right now, too, only twice a week instead of three times a week. So we'll see if that makes a difference in my weight. Here's my macros from yesterday:
Sugars 307 (Goal 0-90g)
Sodium 5548 (Goal 500-2300mg)
Fibre 37 (Goal 25-35g)
Protein 100 (Goal 60-232g)
Carbs 620 (Goal 253-431g)
Fat 115 (Goal 50-103g)
I'm really high on carbs right now, but it really hasn't been bloating me as much as I thought it would. I think because I've been so active lately the carbs have been good for energy and that's also why I'm choosing so many carbs as opposed to the higher fat which is what I normally choose. I'm getting a lot of protein which is good and a lot of fibre. Still way too much sodium but then I spice everything I cook which means putting salt in everything. And the reason my sugars are so high is all the fruit I eat plus all the soda.
Fitness: Still getting a lot of steps. Getting close to 4,000 steps a day every day now and once I start hitting over 4,000 regularly I'm going to raise my goal to 5,000. I've just been super active lately even when it feels like I haven't done anything all day. Yesterday felt like I did absolutely nothing but I got almost 4,000 steps plus I did chair exercises and stretches in the morning. Today is my rest day and I'm not sure how active I'll be since it's Sunday but it seems like I'm just naturally a lot more active now.
Activity Minutes 11 (Goal 100)
Zone Minutes 0 (Goal 50)
Calories Burned 45 (Goal 1000)
Calorie Balance 3757 (Goal 2,330 - 2,680)
Miles 1.58 (Goal 10)
Floors 0 (Goal 10)
Meditation Minutes 0 (Goal 100)
Yoga Minutes 0 (Goal 100)
Water: Starting to get my water drinking off the ground finally. I started drinking more water yesterday but I didn't track it. I brought my water bottle in the house this morning finally so I can start drinking a lot of water again and having my water with me everywhere. I'm feeling a lot more *enthusiastic* about water again now, too, so that should definitely help.
Cigars: Been smoking way too much, but I'm almost out of cigars now and won't get any more until this afternoon and almost out of money for smokes so will be cutting back whether I want to or not.
Meditation: Still have to get back into the swing of meditation. Been away from it for a while because I've just been so busy with everything else.
Sleep: My biggest problem with eating is that I stay up late at night and end up getting hungry/thirsty and smoking a lot and don't go to sleep until I'm absolutely exhausted. I need to start going to bed earlier to avoid extra calories, but the problem is when I go to bed early then I wake up at like midnight and end up eating extra calories anyway. So I'm not sure what to really do about sleep. I really only need like 5 or 6 hours of sleep even though they say you need 8-10 hours of sleep. I very rarely sleep for 8 hours. Once in a while I might sleep for 6 hours and then take a 2 hour nap during the day but most of the time all I need is 5 or 6 hours. I'm just not sure what to do with all this time that I'm awake. I end up getting hungry and thirsty being awake so many hours, so I am trying to think of more active things I can do around the house rather than passive things.
Motivation: My motivation right now is trying to cook some kind of healthy recipe every day if possible and finding ways to make Fritzy's meals healthier but also make sure he still enjoys them and in general being a good example to everyone in the household. I'm trying to show them all how to be healthy because they just don't know how. If they see me being happy and motivated and eating healthy and not wasting food, then they are going to be more likely to do it, too.
Non-Scale Victory: My NSV is that my clothes are getting looser. I'm not losing any weight according to the scale, but my clothes are feeling looser and I'm feeling more energetic and more optimistic, and better in general. I'm doing so much more than I used to do.
So that's all for now. More later!