snacking – 2/2 – The Shrinking Jeans of Thea


August 4, 2010 By thea

O.K. So I’m a little late to the game.


That’s par for the course, people.

Anyway. I have goals, oh yes I do! I love a good goal. Don’t you feel like you are kind of wandering aimlessly without a goal. It’s like shopping without a grocery list, and we all know that THAT never ends of well, right?

For the next 31 30 28 days, here are my goals…

  • Miss no more than 4 training sessions over the next 30 days.
  • I am going out of town next week and then we have visitors the week after that so I am going to need some REAL motivation to keep going on my training.

  • Only snack on foods with 5 ingredients or less.
  • I’m a sucker for a good snack. But I don’t snack enough on simple stuff. So I’m going to limit my snacks to fruits, vegetables, or minimally processed foods. The one exception to this will be the fig newtons I eat during long bike rides and bike/run workouts.

  • Be in bed for 7 hours a night.
  • Pretty self-explanatory. The kids aren’t the only ones who need to start practicing getting up early for school. : )

As always, I my ongoing goal is to stay in my magic weight range of 153-157. My weight last week was 159, but I had a triathlon plus two birthdays so you’ll have that.

This morning I weighed in at 157. Back in range, woohoo!!

Wanna follow along? I have a goal tracking spreadsheet, dontcha know?

June 23, 2010 By thea

When I up, down, touch the ground it puts me in the mood Up, down, touch the ground

in the mood {smacks lips} for food

Alrighty folks. We’ve reached crunch time. Somethings got to change. I’m back up this week, and I have no hormones to blame it on. I weighed in this morning at 158.8. That’s up. Quite a bit.

When I weight in at my monthly WW meeting tomorrow, I will have to pay. Again. For the 2nd month in a row.

My eating is out of control. Late night snacking. Desserts everyday. Sometimes candy, too. I’m feeling bleh. Bleh, bleh, bleh.

My exercise isn’t bad, but in no way am I exercising enough to make up for the eating that has been going around these parts.

I’m not sure what to do. I don’t really want to count points again, even though I know it works for me. I’ve considered doing some sort of “detox”. Sugar free? Fried foods free? Refined carbs free?

So MANY things I need to be free from.

So this week will be all about a little of self exploration and planning. But here are three things I will do this week…

  1. No food after 9pm.
  2. 100 oz of water a day.
  3. 1 sweet thing a day (instead of 3)

May 12, 2010 By thea

So I’m up this week and out of my range.  No big deal.  There are few reasons…

  • Fudge on Mother’s Day
  • Doritos on Mother’s Day
  • The fact that I was born with 2 X chromosomes
  • Snacking after 9pm (stupid chromosomes)
  • No exercise

That being said, I’m doing well with my habits.  I’m holding strong with at least 2 yogurts a day and at least 3-4 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.  And I’m pretty sure if I added more sugar to my coffee I would die from the sweetness.  That one is definitely a habit!

February 10, 2010 By thea

Oh my goodness, that challenge went fast!  I can’t believe that we are at the end already.

I weighed in at 155 this morning, which is down a pound from last week.  Woohoo!

The question is, how’d I do on my goals?

Goal 1: Maintain Weight Between 153 – 157 pounds — I did this one every week!  100% on this one, baby!

Goal 2: Run 3 days a week, at least 3 miles each time — I didn’t do nearly as well as I wanted to on this one.  I kept coming up with reasons excuses not to run.  I only did this 9 out of the 18 time.  50%…not that great.

Goal 3: No food after 9pm — I did pretty well with this one.  I met this goal 38 out of 42 days.  90% ain’t bad on this one and I definitely think it’s a habit.  I don’t even think about food at night anymore.

So, I’m thinking that means no yoga mat for me.  But that’s O.K.  I learned a lot this time around and I conquered 2 out of the 3 obstacles in front of me!

So how did you all do?  I can’t wait to hear!

December 31, 2009 By thea

Here are my answers to the Thursday Three questions.  No turning back now!

Rethink Your Shrink Goals

Goal 1: Maintain Weight Between 153 – 157 pounds

Goal 2: Run 3 days a week, at least 3 miles each time

Goal 3: No food after 9pm

Tracking: I’ve made a sticker chart and an online chart!

Reward: A new yoga mat