Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Busy-ness and Fruit

Busy Monday done! I was a little frazzled all day - but managed to get the dog walked, some yoga done, and to eat well. I can see how easy it would be, when I get super busy, to let a good diet and good habits slide. It's just something to be aware of and make sure doesn't happen.

Weight is 122.4 today. Seems that just by living moderately and clean, that's my weight! I could weigh less if I wanted to up my activity to an athletic level (like training for a marathon or triathalon or mud run... Even if I took up a sport or joined Crossfit) or get SUPER strict with food (no chocolate, no sunflower seed butter snacks, etc).

But... I don't want that. I want my walks and my yoga and my hiking. I want a sweet treat once in a while. I like where I am at and I like being this weight :)

I tend towards obsessiveness and perfectionism... So when I hear about super athletic achievements, I feel like I should be pushing myself to do those things. But, I have to admit those things wouldn't make me happy. Sure, I feel really proud about having achieve something difficult, but I have to be honest with myself and realize it's just not something I want to do. At least, not right now- I, hopefully, have many years ahead of me and I reserve the right to change my mind!! :)

My dinner last night was a huge salad:

Mushrooms, a whole tomato, beets, snap peas and romaine. I hadn't eaten a Tonna vegetables during the day, so I made sure my dinner was pure vegetables.

Been eating a lot of fruit lately - yesterday: blueberries, cantaloupe, banana... It is easy, in the spring and summer, for me to overdo the fruit servings during the day and slide a little bit on the vegetable servings (fruit is more affordable and it taste great!). Got to keep an eye on that. 

In the end, though, I always eat the minimum recommended amount of veggies. And if I eat an extra serving of fruit or so, but make room for it in my day- good!! It's all good nutrition and I don't have a super sensitivity to natural sugars (it doesn't cause my way to go up and it doesn't trigger binge feelings).

... How far I came from the young adult who ate sugar cereal, PB&J on white bread, Doritos, and cookies almost exclusively during the day! Now I am wondering if my fruit intake might be a little high, haha. 

I think I have very little to worry about - I have developed the right habits and gotten my body healthy. I've even been maintaining my weight without tracking calories for about a month now I think!!!


Lots of work to tend to today, but in a much more relaxed fashion. I don't have to lecture or bring the dog to the vet or any appointments or anything. I just have to hunker down at my home office and get some stuff accomplished!

Namaste <3


  1. There are a lot of weightloss bloggers out there who went thru super athlete stages. And what happened to a lot of them is they pushed too hard or were doing things ( often still at high weights) that were hard on their feet, ankles, knees, hips, back, neck. And they ended up with injuries. Sometimes permanent. And then they either 1. Never lost the rest of their weight. 2. Regained. A lot of bloggers, all over the place. It is super important, in my opinion, to find exercise that does not hurt your body, you can continue doing for the rest of your life. A good variety of upper body, stretch, lower body, cardio, fresh air/sun if that helps too. Really important to leave the ego at the door and think long term.

  2. I agree with Vickie, and more. If it isn't something that you truly enjoy, forgetaboutit. Yes, joggers/runners have their runner's high. But they also have a LOT of injuries. I don't know a runner who doesn't. I never have injuries. (from dancing.) I'm just starting resistance work (upper body) and target-specific 'calenthetics' (sp?) for my arms for a couple of wedding-specific sleeveless dresses. But I don't overdo. I push, but not to the point of pain.

    You are doing great!

    1. Couldn't agree more about specific example of runners and their injuries. Really good example.

      I have a 24 year old son who runs and a 16 year old daughter who also runs. Both are not carrying any extra weight. Both are in the right shoes with custom inserts. Both warm up and cool down/stretch. And both do yoga to compensate. Oldest started yoga BECAUSE he wanted to run.

      I would never run myself (I guard my knees and metatarsals and lower back) but so far they have had -0- injuries and are doing fine. But that is not true of most weight loss bloggers I know who run.

  3. I've run for four decades and two marathons and never had a running injury. So....I think it I'd about doing what you enjoy. I find weightlifting to be one of the veey best ways to increase metabolism. I hate doing it, honestly, but being strong is the best feeling.

  4. I have to stick up for running too, because I have never had an injury either and I know a lot of other runners who have not either. But if you don't like it you shouldn't do it. For me it is yoga. I feel like I SHOULD do it, but I just don't like it.