Getting back to healthy, weekend 6
I am surprised that I lost weight this week. I indulged in a few treats; I only had a couple salads and otherwise ate big meaty, bready meals; and I skipped exercise a couple of times. But I did do more work with weights for my arms, so perhaps that helped. Here's how it played out.
As I mentioned, I indulged a bit this week. I had a soda, I had a piece of cake, I had onion rings, and so on. I did try to eat salads for lunch, and pulled that off twice. But overall, this wasn't my best week for my eating. (Also, I just realized that the heading for this section – "Diet" – implies that I'm eating Weight Watchers food or something similar. I'm not. For any latecomers who've not read all my posts about this, my "diet" simply refers to my eating habits, and I do not eat diet food. No diet sodas, no "one calorie" sodas, no special meals. I'm simply trying to take in less sugar... so no candy, no sodas at all, and I try to do more fruits & veggies instead of always breads & meats. I do not substitute splenda or nutrasweet – if I want something sweet, I either fend off the urge, or I find competing products and pick the one with the lowest amount of real sugar.)
My workouts were OK this week, but not spectacular. I rode the exercise bike for a full 45 minutes most nights. I lifted 10 pound weights in each arm for a while most nights (I'm going for repetition, not heft). And I did situps, but rarely kept track of how many. I'd just watch Farscape while I did them, and I'd stop when I felt the burn was too much to bear.
Last week I weighed 189.6. This week I weighed in at 187.6. Exactly 2 pounds less. Yahoo!
I have to say that season 2 of Farscape is sooooo much better than season 1. I just finished the "Look At The Princess" trilogy, and I found it to be quite good. There were moments when I got so caught up in the story that I didn't even notice my aching body as I rode the exercise bike. The acting is actually good in many places. Some parts are still just cheese, but not many. My favorite cheesy moment from season 2 so far is Aeryn & John, crying as they held the little, dying, animatronic baby-like alien that protected them in "Beware of Dog." However, on the "exceptionally good" side is seeing John Chriton freak out in front of D'Argo in "Look at the Princess." When he tells D'Argo that hope is what keeps him going – and when he makes it personal for D'Argo by mentioning his son – I really felt that the actor, writers, and director had all tapped into something real. It was a powerful moment. I wish there were more shows like this.