Fresh new month, albeit a hot and humid start to the month. Time for some goals!
First, let me show you a graph of my bike mileage. I use Daily Mile to track my workouts. Here is how I accumulated 505 miles during July:
Of course, the graph cuts off the first couple of days of the month, but you get the picture. Imagine if I had biked every single day? Other than going completely insane, it would just be too much.
So, no biking today to start the month off 😀 I did make a good breakfast after a short walk:
1 minute muffin with blueberry sauce. Classic, full of fiber and antioxidants. I shall live forever!
So this month I have 2 goals and 2 goals only.
Goal 1: As I alluded to a touch yesterday, the scale is at a standstill now. I had said a couple months ago that I was serious about taking off the last bit of weight that I have. Well, it seems to be so very hard for me to get into weight loss mode and stay there versus maintenance mode. I am not walking the talk, so to speak. It’s just hard to get that mojo kick started. So to do that I am actually following a plan. Normally I don’t do a set plan or things like that as I tend to walk to my own drummer, but I need a big time shakeup.
I had gotten a book out of the library last week called the Perfect 10 Diet. Upon reading it, this doctor believes a lot of the things that I think are true in eating. No processed foods, coconut oil is good for you, don’t eat refined grains, don’t be afraid of eggs, whole grains are better, don’t be afraid of fat. I like that. Isn’t is always good when someone agrees with you? 😉
Anyhoo, he has a 3 stage eating program, and I am going to follow the first stage (3 weeks) of that, which is to eliminate all grains. That’s a biggie for me with my love of bagels and oats. Note – this is *not* low carb. I will still be eating about 40% of my calories in carbs, but they will come from diary, fruits, and veggies and lentils. It’s just for 3 weeks and then the whole grains will come back in, but I think I just need to give me some kind of goal to work for.
I am not of the mindset that I will drop a bunch of weight or anything. That never happens for me. It’s just that little things are creeping back too much and I need to focus on doing what is good for me and my body. Not that I am not totally awesome as I am, but it’s always good to give tough love to oneself when needed.
So that is going to happen for the last 3 months of August, or starting next Monday. I promise I won’t binge on bagels prior to that LOL. Should be interesting.
Before getting on with goal #2, how about a lunch break?
Shrimps and some mango! The store had mango spears and they looked yummy. I hate carving up my own mango with its weird pit, so I was all over these.
On to Goal 2: I am going to start the Couch to 5K program again! Many of you know that I still have the numbness in my knee and calf from the herniated disk last year (takingforeverthankyouverymuch). Well, after months and months of no change, from the end of June through July – it got noticeably better. At first, I wasn’t sure, but then it definitely was much better. I don’t have all of the feeling back, but a lot of it. That makes me want to try running again. I am going to cool my jets with it by doing the C25k program, though, which also will be good to get me off the bike! I need more cross training other than weights.
Interesting, eh? It only took about 15 months to start seeing improvement in that numbness. Of course, if I start running and the numbness comes back, it will be a very short lived goal. We shall see.
Balance Bar. This is the new Cinnamon Roll flavor and I hate to say that it is really good. I just sometimes don’t want to know when things are good, know what I mean?
I ended up nibbling during the afternoon. Feeling very cravey today. Can I make up that word?
Poor John is really sick now. It was a delayed onset of that cold and he is pretty miserable. He is tucked into bed with the AC on. Nothing worse than a summer cold.
I cooked up some dinner and ate alone, which was weird. Summer burger time!
Evening snack — some sugared almonds that John brought me from Trader Joe’s during his trip to buy me off. He knows my weakness and exploits it.
I’ll have to say bye to these starting next Monday!
Question: Any big plans for August?