Posts Tagged ‘Fitbit’

Damn BBQ

I went to a family barbecue on Saturday and ate some cookies and spinach dip and tortilla chips and a few bites of hot dog and some goldfish crackers. Nothing was really that good, except the cookies. Man, I love those Trader Joe’s dipper cookies. I could eat those every day. Anyways, I ate a regular-sized portion of food but when I woke up I felt hung over! It was the strangest thing.  I had a stomach ache, head ache and other issues that are way too TMI for this blog but it was bad. Then on Sunday I went out for Thai food and ate some rice. This morning I felt so full and bloated and disgusting but today is a fast day so that should help. Back on track and not feeling deprived.

On another note, do you know how impossible it is (for me) to walk 10,000 steps? I haven’t been able to do it since buying my Fitbit a couple of weeks ago. The thing I love about it is it does encourage me to be more active. I will park farther away from entrances and take the stairs instead of the elevators. It all adds up so that’s encouraging.

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I Love My Fitbit!

..Or obsessed with it may be more accurate. 🙂 It tracks my calories, steps, flights of stairs, sleep patterns and calories burned. It’s great and it really is motivating. I went for a walk this morning around the local high school track but it was blazing hot so I felt really tired after doing a mile (it was 94 degrees!). I find myself wanting to do the stairs or walk more though to see it all adding up on my dashboard. I now even run upstairs myself when I forget something in my bedroom instead of asking my daughter to do it! Ha! And the sleep function is amazing. It tells you how long it takes you to fall asleep and how well you slept by recording the number of times you were restless or woke up and when. Love it! Last night I slept 7 hours and 30 minutes which is the most I have slept in a row in quite a while and I wonder if it has to do with my new eating plan..?

Do you own a Fitbit or another type of fitness tracking device?

Whole 30 Anyone?

Are you familiar with Whole 30?  Whole 30 is a 30 day program to reboot your eating and relationship with food. Thirty days don’t sound long and then on the other hand they sound really, really long. In short, for thirty days you abstain from the following:

-sweeteners of any kind
-alcohol
-dairy
-grains
-legumes

Yep, I’m going to try it til the end of July or maybe until we leave for Mexico. Yes, that looming trip to Mexico sure is a motivating factor. I had my daughter photograph me in my swimsuit yesterday and it was shocking! I looked awful! I will post those pictures after I see some results. Right now I am just too horrified and embarrassed for anyone else to see how terrible I look! It sounds really hard so I am modifying it slightly. I bought some ghee but if I hate it I will do butter occasionally. They say no to all grains and I will do no wheat/gluten but honestly I may do rice or oatmeal from time to time. I’m going to try not to of course, but I may. No chips or snacking foods like tortilla chips but if I am on a date at a Thai restaurant I may have a bit of rice under my chicken curry. 🙂 I’m just being honest. Oh, and as far as sweeteners? They say none at all. I might put a bit of raw honey in a tea. It’s better than a chocolate Sunday and I am afraid of being so strict that I veer off completely. So, though I’m not trying to make allowances for myself (well, maybe I am) I believe it’s in my best interest to do it this way psychologically and in all honesty if a few cups of rice and some tea with honey are the only slip ups I make, I will be thrilled with myself.

Knowing I was going to start Whole 30 I figured why not have a last hurrah and have some ice cream or cookies or candy. I figured Monday was a good day to start so why not? But then I noticed as I walked around the grocery store that nothing looked appealing so I decided to go ahead and make yesterday day 1. “Yay,” I thought to myself, “I am halfway through day one. Here is what I ate:

Breakfast: nothing
Lunch: grass-fed ground beef, sweet potatoes and onions sautéed in coconut oil with cumin and sea salt and a fried egg (look at it ~ it was delicious!!)

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Snack: organic grapes
Dinner: raisins and almonds, more grapes.. and then a salad

I drank tons of water. Wasn’t hungry at all… (updated)  until 9:30 pm. Suddenly I was ravenous so I made a salad. I was so hungry and whipped together my favorite salad (romaine, avocado, raisins, almonds and goat cheese) and gobbled it down. It sure hit the spot. I think it’s the mix of tangy from the balsamic dressing with the sweet from the raisins and the crunch from the fresh romaine and almonds with the creaminess of the avocado and goat cheese. The only missing ingredient was the freshly chopped basil which I must put on my grocery list. I enjoyed it immensely and then realized..

Oops, goat cheese! Totally forgot I am not supposed to be eating dairy so I guess I am starting today instead!! Kind of bummed that I can’t count yesterday as day one but, really, I shouldn’t and I won’t beat myself up over a sprinkling of goat cheese over my salad! 🙂

In other news, Amazon Prime said my Fitbit is arriving on Monday and I found Groupons for Bikram yoga. C’mon July, bring it! I’m ready!!

Fitbits and Bikram Yoga

My child told me this morning that I need to “lose fat and not eat so much fat so I can run fast and play tag and not be slow.” This is the second time this week that she has mentioned something about weight and energy level. “I don’t want you to run slow like a grandma. I want you to be fast like a cheetah!” I guess I do talk about it a lot and I don’t want her to have issues with food and eating so it’s time to get serious!

I ordered a Fitbit this morning. Have you ever used one?

I am also trying to psych myself up to get a month’s pass for Birkram Yoga. Have you ever tried Bikram? What do you think?