Yeah I lost the alliteration by posting this a day late. Good thing I’m not governed by internet memes. At least not publicly, anyway.
1. I’ve been tracking my calories with the My Fitness Pal app since before New Years. I had great success the first week, then stalled, then gained the weight back 3 weeks later. Seriously, WTF? Anyway my awesome twitter (and triathlon) friend Jennifer suggested I increase my calories and see how I not only felt but how my body reacted. Well a week later I’m down a few inches and 3lbs. Not a huge loss by any means but I didn’t GAIN weight even though I have been purposely eating more food. I’m going to keep this up and see how it goes. Restricting sucks, anyway, and the MFP app really seems to put people on WAY too little calories. This is a whole other post in and of itself. Check outGo Kaleo’s post on how to properly determine the amount of calories that are right for you – it really opened my eyes.
2. I’ve been MIA from this little blog of mine again, and in February I am aiming to change that (as well as change the blog) by following the 28 Day Blog Challenge from Katy Widrick. Every day I will follow one of her prompts and change one small facet of the blog to improve it. Today I edited my “Pages” – so the about me, contact me, blogs, and the dogs sections just underneath my header. Please check them out and tell me what you think!
3. One thing I neglected to mention here (clearly I’m not into over-sharing) was that from just before Christmas until last Saturday we had a foster dog. Her name is Miley and she is a lab/hound cross. I haven’t heard anything from her new family yet so I’m taking that as a good sign that she is fitting in and they aren’t having any problems. She was a great little dog and she really came out of her shell while in our home. It is truly rewarding to watch a shy, scared dog blossom into a self confident, outgoing, saucy thing. It’s one of the reasons we keep doing it, although I gotta say that being back down to just 2 is so peaceful.
I’m off for a run, then a nap, then some CrossFitting if my shoulder allows it. Have a great weekend, folks – I’ll be stuck at work but I’ll still be checking in with my 28-Day Blog challenge, so I’ll be around.