Thursday, June 3, 2010

I discovered I like yoga.

Yesterday, I forgot food for a lunch, so I ended up eating in the cafeteria, and I really shouldn’t do that. Without the planning, I just don’t pay attention to what’s healthy or not, etc. So I ate more than I should have (and it wasn’t even that good), and added up the calories immediately. Then I spent the afternoon planning my dinner, so that it would fit in. I was totally stoked to make a “greek” omelet, with feta, etc. Unfortunately, when I got home, the feta had gone bad. So I instead used Monterey jack cheese, 2 ¾ C. spinach, 1 C. sliced baby zucchini, onion and garlic and had a pretty darn delicious and actually healthy omelet. I was pretty much filled up for the rest of the evening which was great.

For exercise, I had my water aerobics which was great, except for the 2 new ladies who were really irritating. It’s always kind of hard to hear the teacher in the pool, but these women were talking and squealing and giggling, etc, and it made it really hard to hear. Then they kept on floating into my space when we were doing an exercise, and instead of scooting back, so I could actually do the exercise, they just kept on going. I had to move out of their way several times because they weren’t paying attention.

Anyways, after that, I went home to try out some yoga. I got a book from the library (I really like it!!!) called Mega Yoga, by Megan Garcia. She’s a larger girl, and adapts all of the moves for a larger person. The first ¾ of the book goes over the moves, breathing and proper positioning. And the last ¼ is basically a picture workout. Just do each picture for the amount of time you feel comfortable. I did them all, and then did a couple of them again, because I wanted to do it for a half hour. All in all, I really liked it, and the book was really perfect for any beginners. Jeff didn’t like it quite so much, since I asked him to turn the TV off so I could relax and not get distracted. I’m not into the meditation part, but I can definitely be quiet and relax, so that’s what I did.

My calories for yesterday were 1733. At the top of my range, but still in it.


  1. Man I have to check out that book! I LOVE yoga but I haven't found any beginner programs that I really like. Maybe it's all the skinny chicks in spandex? You may be at the top of your range calorie wise but hey you're still in your range that's something to be proud of too!

  2. Sounds like you're doing well. I'm sorry. It's not fun to feel invisible and run over at the same time. I hope they never come again! Ha ha! If they do, maybe they could be convinced to go to the front where it would be more obvious to them. ;)

    Keep it up!

  3. I've been wanting to try Yoga and now that I'm moving, it seems like a good time to start fresh. I'm going to check out that book you recommend! Thanks!

  4. Hi, I just found your blog through Biz's challenge. I started out about 320 so I get where you were at! I lost a bunch and then started gaining again so I am trying to get the fire under my butt! I have a recipe blog and I just started a weight loss diary to be accountable for tracking my calories. I just read a bit of your blog and it looks great, I'll be following! I wish you well!