Monday, July 11, 2005

Sick of feeling sick...

A couple of weeks ago I got a cold, then my DH and all three kids got it, now I have it back again. And this time it is even worse than before. The last five days I have had a headache that is immune to panadol (thank God for the nurofen I got last night), and my sinuses have been completely blocked.

So I have not done any exercise for a few weeks and I have not been particularly interested in worrying about what I eat, if it is quick to prepare and almost nutritious it will do.

Today is the first day I have felt vaguely human, but still so tired. Please let this be almost over.

Monday, July 4, 2005

Portion control

I read that a stomach can hold about two cups of substance or about half a litre, so I am working on portion control by keeping my serving sizes to less than two cups of food or drink to try and avoid that overfull feeling that keeps me awake at night.

I wonder if thise means I will feel more hungry more often or if this is really enough to keep me satisfied for the day if I eat three meals and two pieces of fruit.

I will update the results of my very scientific research over time. :-))

Aboard the rollercoaster

Last week started out well, first session of HIIT, motivated to do the things I need to do to lose this weight, but somehow after the first day things just hit a downhill... how far down? A fair way. I have no excuses that even sound plausible, I just did not make myself make the effort, I gave in far too easily and let myself down.

On the exercise front the rain interfered, but really I am not made of sugar, and I could walk in the rain, it is only a little bit uncomfortable but not life threatening. I could have used a skipping rope to do HIIT in the backyard when the rain was holding off for a short time. I only need four minutes.

And the food. Well the bread, butter and vegemite made an appearance this week, each afternoon, it was like a PMS binge, except that I am over PMS for this month. I know I really need to get over this, I need a huge kick up the bum to get me stumbling in the right direction.

I weighed myself on Thursday and came face to face with a 500g gain, aaarrrggghhh. No less than I deserved you could say, but still hard to face up to. I weighed again on Saturday and was 1kg lighter so who knows what the right result really was. I think the gain was mostly carb bloat after the copious amounts of bread I ate earlier in the week, but who knows it could be real.

Friday was a much more controlled day, in fact I ate less than normal but I was really listening to my body and it was telling me it was not hungry so who am I to argue. Saturdaya was OK too, 1.5 hours of karate training was good, and I ate reasonably all day. Dinner was good, although slightly oversized portions due to having guests and letting it all go. Bad habit, but overall the damage was slight, and much better than I have been in the past. I am getting better at the eating in groups thing over time, one day I might be able to say I have it under control.

Today has not been bad food wise either. I need to eat more fruit and drink more water, but the choices otherwise have been normal and moderately sized. Now to just do the same tomorrow and add a bit more exercise.