Friday! Yay! Had a nice day off just puttering around and doing things 😀 Started off the day with a good gym work out:
Walked 1 mile on the hamster wheel, then did my lifting:
- Chin ups: 2 sets of 2, 1 set of 1 (and a lame attempt at 2)
- Barbell split squats: 3 sets of 8 at 65#
- Barbell incline chest press: 3 sets of 8 at 55#
- Lunges with bar: 3 sets of 8 with 35# bar
- Prone cuban snatch: 3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs
- Reverse crunches: 3 sets of 15
- Nose breaker: 3 sets of 10 with 20# DB
- Dumbbell pliet squat: 3 sets of 10 with 40# DB
- Dumbbell pull over: 3 sets of 10 with 20# DB
Then I did an interval workout on the stationary bike. Felt good! I worked the weights harder today as I am taking a scheduled lifting break next week (which I do every couple of months or so).
I was all set for grains this morning for brekkie! I actually did that work out fasted to see what would happen (nothing). I was hangry, though. I made some banana custard oats with a whole egg today:
Topped with some raw honey and PB. Yum! This raw honey has some bee pollen in it too, which was interesting.
I was able to get up to all kinds of stuff with not having to work. I made some maple coconut pecan butter (like a liquid praline 😯 )
and got some slow cooker stew started for dinner.
Flashback Friday: I was flipping through some old photo albums last week and I saw some photos that just made me freak out a little. When I think about how my mind’s view of myself has changed, these photos looks so alien to me.
Here I am at my heaviest weight in 2002, standing in front of our first home (John was probably at his heaviest, too).
I loved that house and the garden I put in the back.
Same smile though
These 2 photos make me laugh a little because the first one is little head on big body, the second is big head on little body 😀 More and more the 2nd picture is becoming the norm in my head. It’s just taken a couple years for that to happen.
Which leads me to this FAQ question set:
Do you track calories or record your food intake at all? (besides what you record on your blog) Yes, I use Dailyplate or Fitday to record what I eat. I have been experimenting with not recording food a few days a week as an experiment, but I will probably always have some sort of tracking going on. It’s kind of a habit now.
DO you try to stay within a calorie range? Try would be the applicable word here 😀 I can lose weight if I can get my calories down to 1500, but that is really hard for me. Maintaining is around 1900-2100 most days, depending on activity.
Best advice for someone who wants to lose weight? If I could say something to the old me in that photo, it would be that it is never too late to start, and it isn’t impossible, and it doesn’t mean you have to give everything up or become a social outcast to change your eating habits. Start small, as all the little changes add up to big results over time. And that it takes time. Patience is so important, especially when you have a lot to lose. It takes a long time, but that’s okay. But probably the most important thing is to speak kindly to yourself. Never, ever talk down to yourself because you are worth so much more than the weight on the outside. Positive talk leads to positive self-worth.
I went out and did some consignment browsing today, but didn’t find anything I wanted to buy. I did bring home snacks for John and I.
There were a few snacks today. Not a good day as far as following my ‘no extra snacking’ thing I was trying to implement. This is really hard! I am craving bread type of things for some reason.
The stew I put in the slow cooker turned out awesome! The stew meat was local grass fed meat from the smokehouse and it was really, really tender. With some biscuits!
All day of cooking and 20 minutes of eating. 🙂
All in all, a nice day and to know that I also have Saturday off feels like a real treat! We are taking my folks out for breakfast if the weather is okay. Think I will save my run for the afternoon.
Question: What is one thing that you would tell your past self if you could?