Saturday, August 24, 2013

Paring Down the Bad

I've been logging my food intake on for the past couple of days. The good news is I'm getting 70+ grams of protein a day. Bad news is my sugar and sodium intakes are both way too high.  So I need to try harder to bring those down.
I downloaded the loseit app onto my phone so I have something handy to log with. I had to take the facebook app off of my phone so I had memory to support Loseit, which isn't a bad thing since I need to wean myself off facebook for a while. Especially with classes starting in a few days.  Not going to cancel my facebook account at this moment, but am trying to make an effort to limit time spent/wasted on there. 

So, I need to pare the bad stuff down. Bad stuff being anything that is detrimental to good health and other goals. Yes, I believe facebook is included with that.  Blogging could possibly be too, but I spend less time reading and writing blogs than I do scrolling through my newsfeed on facebook.  It's something that encourages me to sit on my behind, and sitting is not what I need to be doing at this point in my life.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Just a Little Catching Up

It's been a little bit of a crazy summer. I still need to send out June's Cara's setting half full in my bedroom waiting for more goodies and to be dropped out in the mailbox. I know I won't be able to participate in other Cara boxes, but I am still sending this one out. Just hope it's a nice surprise for someone whom I'm sure thinks she's been totally forgotten.

I've been exercising pretty well, well except for the past week. Energy levels have been down while my anxiety levels are rising due to the upcoming semester.  Probably not a coincidence.

Anyway, I'm going to combat this the best I know eating healthier. I've set a short time goal of limiting my sodium intake to <1800mg/day, increasing my protein intake to a minimum of 60g a day, and limiting sugar intake to 10g or less per meal.  What I'm not doing is counting calories or fat intake.  My fat intake is normally fairly low and as is my calorie intake. I am going to choose healthy fats and make great food choices, so fat and calorie consumption should fall inline anyway.

Well, I've got to get off here and do some studying, my chemistry professor has emailed us the reading and exercise problems for next week already. Woohoo...not.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Short Update

It's been a busy, frustrating summer. Between financial issues causes by vehicle issues and worry over school issues...well lets just say I have issues.
Right now I'm trying my best to hand my worries over to God and take each day as it comes. Life can be difficult but rarely is it impossible.
The past week my kiddies have begun a new school year( I'm currently in awe of the fact that I'm the mother of a junior in high school). I have started a new dietbet game, the pot is 75.00 this go around. I increased the amount of exercise I am doing and my body has responded normally by increasing my weight by two pounds. I am unsure why this happens, but I know if I just push through the weight comes off again.
Well, dear readers, keeping it short and sweet this time. Prayers out to those dealing with flooding in Kansas and Missouri.