But also cause you'll feel like caca when you wake up after 4 hours sleep (for the record, due to my particular health issues, my normal sleep is 9 to 10 hours. If I get less than 7, I feel it. If I get less than 5, I am someone you'd rather not be around. Seriously. Urp. I actually feel queasy. Bleh.
What a difference from my energy and vim just a few days ago. Of course, some cleaning agents I used after getting up (sink needed strong cleanser and I did the mirrors and dishes) didn't help with the whole queasy.
This is the last day of Spawn. I'm planning to eat closer to my goal calories. I need to get some of my green smoothies and more fruit in to try and debloat from all that sodium I feasted upon for two days running.
I am scared of PHASE IV. I am a weenie and there it is. Face the fear! Hah! I need to think of myself as tough, a warrior, able. But when I think: "1200 calories and more exercise", something inside me starts knocking its knees and trembling all over.
I'll deal. Or you'll just have to help me deal with lots of "Just do it, dammit, woman" comments. :)
I sent my starting weight to Allan for Phase 4: 235
(rounded number per his request)
If you want to see just how serious I got in the latter half of this year, here are my New Year's Day Weights (rounded) for 2008-2011:
One of these New Year's is not like the others....right?
In 2007, it was in the 280's, though I don't have the exact number right now (can't find those old calendars).
I bought the Jackie Warner book and started reading it last night.
Her plan isn't specifically 1200 calories in the book, so I want to see the packet to know how to shop. I'm worried about what's excluded, cause I have a boatload of food in the house and don't want it to go to waste. I'm not talking about candy and stuff, but FOOD that I've eaten on my plan so far since June. We'll see..
.I'm assuming it's safe to buy veggies, fruits, and foods recommended in the book (oatmeal, eggs, beans, lean cuts of meat and poultry--as I can't eat seafood--Greek yogurt, low fat cheese). The plan in her book has 5 clean eating days and weekends with 2 treat meals of no more than 1500 calories with the other meals in the day "clean".
It actually looks like a nice plan, but definitely NOT a lot of food for those of us used to, say 1600 calories or so..or more. But the meal plans are simple (for those not keen on a lot of kitchen stuff). I'm enjoying the book--the parts I've read.
Next topic: Here are some goodies from OTHER bloggers:
Go visit a newly RESOLVED Ann and see how you can set up sensible, action-oriented goals like her.
Interestingly, this cool WW Motivational Calendar for January has today as a goal-setting day: http://www.freewebs.com/thewwchick/January%202011%20calendar.pdf This is today's quote:
"Set a goal today. It doesn't have to be for an entire year, or a month, or even a week. Set a goal you can achieve."Thanks, Heather, for the calendar month of motivation.
Here's a quote on goals--the subject of the day,huh?-- from the lady on the far left of the Phase IV Badge (go to http://almostgastricbypass.blogspot.com to see it, as I won't post it until tomorrow when the challenge starts):
Self-esteem comes from setting small daily goals and achieving them.
I like to set one large long-term goal and then several easy short term goals that are attainable.
When it comes to health and fitness, good short term goals are things like making to sure to drink three liters of water a day (burns 75-100 calories); eating one more vegetable and fruit a day (to speed up the metabolism); switching from processed foods to organic; and replacing factory farmed meats and dairy to free range and hormone free.
Most people I know don’t get up and exercise because they love to.
They do it because they know how good they’ll feel afterward.
It’s the same with setting those big goals.
Once you’ve hit them, you know it’s something that no one can ever take away from you.Read the rest of her quote at MIZFITONLINE in her entry titled "Jackie Warner Says...".
My weight goals:
~~I've set the goal to aim to follow the Phase 4 Challenge's 1200 calorie, healthful living /eating plan with the assigned exercise (I have no idea what the plan is yet, we don't have it. Freak-out to come.) 1200 calories a day. Ouch.
~~I will post my weight on the blog ONCE A WEEK, not daily. I think that may just be a tad silly for me. So, whatever day is the weigh-in for the Challenge, that's when I'll do it for the blog.
~~I will log my food intake on Sparkpeople.com daily (which I've pretty much done religiously since we started this series of challenges in October.
~~I will continue to ingrain daily the water/fluid habit.
~~I will do one motivating thing every day, be it read a motivating blog, book, article, or say a motivating affirmation, or sing a motivating song, or dance the dance of motivation, or write a poem that motivates me, or blog a motivating blog, or read a motivating Scripture, or ask a perfect stranger to holler something motivational at me. Whatever. EVERY DAY. ONE MOTIVATING ACTION, MINIMUM.
~~MY BIG GOAL: I've set the goal to make this the year I get UNDER 200 lbs. This is a beyond-huge milestone for me, physically and psychologically. If I make it down to 185 (and Allan's expert-guided plan promises to do this if we are diligent and faithful), expect an all-out party here in Princess Land. Oh, yeah, baby. That's when I'd stop being OBESE.
~~I have other non-dieting/fitness goals, but don't need to share those here. The weight one is priority one, and the others secondary. Cause a healthier me will make the others MORE possible, period. If I can conquer the fat monster that has plagued me for decades, damn, I can conquer anything. That's my view. So, onto Giant Killing...
Link me up to your plan of action/goals. You blogged about em, yes?
Happy Sunday, people. Think: It's already the second day of a new year. How time flies, yes?
See you tomorrow.