Monday, February 11, 2013
Well, I went to the gym yestrday at the urging of a friend and was supposed to meet her at 2:00. She didn't come and when I got home, she called saying she was running late so we missed each other. I must say how much I ate going to the gym and I will be glad when this biggest loser competition is over so I don't have to feel obligated to go there and can go back to the YMCA.
When I walked in, the most un appealing man was at the front desk, by unappealing, I mean he certainly wasn't interested in my welfare or what I wanted. He just stared back with a dumb look on his face. I gave up trying to converse with him as I was trying to contact my new trainer. So I pedaled on the bike for 20 min and left. I"m not confident in using any of the machines so I didn't bother.
My new trainer is named Rick and he sounds VERY youn on the phone. I'll give him a shot and try to get through the next 8 weeks. I have lost 6.7 pounds through my own efforts, not with any help from them, that's for sure.
I've been reading the diet book on increasing fiber and going that route. really trying to read the fiber content on the packaging and more fruits and veggies. Had a peach after lunch today and it was delicious and lunch was a squash casserole which normally calls for mayonnaise and I substituted plain yogurt and it was just as tasty.
Tonight it is hamsteak, baked sweet potato, green beans and pineapple. Sweet potato has lots of fiber and better for you than a regular potato.
I bought a box of Good and Plenty candy at the store, sugar coated licorice that I liked when I was a kid and at the movie theater. I dole out ten at a time after meals and that is my dessert. Takes a while to savor each one and it satisfies my sweet tooth. Actually the more fiber in my diet has helped me to feel full longer. So That part is good. Can't wait to get rid of Gold's gym though, I hate that place.
Friday, February 08, 2013
Yesterday I was supposed to go and see a client but when I woke up, it was pouring down rain and so we rescheduled to next week. And so I just stayed home and ventured into the sewing room, working on nonsense things. Found a log cabin I had worked on and I finished a couple of blocks. I've been stripping, cutting 1 1/2 inch and 2 1/2 inch strips for future projects.
A friend and I have committed to motivate each other to finishe UFO's and projects each month. So far, last month I finished a quilt top that has been sitting here for months waiting for the last border to go on. Now I can take it to the long armer. My project/ufo for this month is to clean my sewing room. HOnestly, it is a fire hazard and I want to get my fire extinguisher charged up and kept in that room for emergencies.
I also want to finish my Bee in my Bonnet rows. I have 3 rows that are waiting on me, leaves, stars and mittens. Somehow, the mittens don't have much interest for me here in Florida but I do remember mittens.
As for the gym, I got a call from my "new" personal trainer to set up an appmt to see him. So I will stop by the gym after my appmt this morning. The biggest loser competition has been sidelined due to me being sick and the mother in law episodes. Just could not get motivated to go at all. And didn't feel iike it.
However, I have decided to at least watch what I eat and so last night, I bought a roast chicken from Winn Dixie for me and one fried chicken breast for my husband instead of a box of fried chicken which I would have devoured. So the delicious roast chicken, steamed green beans and corn on the cob were my dinner and it was great. Also, I bought a bag of pretzel sticks and they were my snack last night. ANd I had an apple. This morning it appeared that the scale was leaning left of my last weigh in so maybe I'm making progress in that area. I bought the book, EAT TO LOSE, EAT TO WIN by Rachel Beller of Biggest Loser fame. She talks about making sure to eat 35 grams of fiber daily. So I am concentrating on that. Fiber fills you up. I even went out for a 10 min walk with the dog before dinner last night. He loved it.
So yesterday was for me and it will continue for the next 3 days. By Monday maybe I'll be reconnected to life.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Yesterday was quite a day. I was all dressed ready to leave for the gym when my phone rang. It was the nurse saying that my MIL was unresponsive and her blood sugar was over 200. Dropped everything and hubby and I quickly got dressed to go there. We thought surely this was it but when we got to the nursing home, she was up, dressed and in her wheelchair waiting to go to breakfast. What??? Guess this is going to be our life for a while. She has lost 11 pounds in 2 weeks. She has lost interest in eating so they are taking her to the dining room to encourage her to eat rather than letting her eat in her room.
My nephew went to see her on Monday and she didn't know him. My son and granddaughter went yesterday and they acknowledged that she was loopy, rambling in her words, mumbling. This is maybe the last time they will see her.
My husband is now sick and last night we went to a Jimmy Buffet concert in Pensacola, Fl. It was fabulous but by the time we left, before the last song, his head was splitting. As we walked out, we heard Margaritaville through the building and into the parking lot so we didn't miss anything. Today my 3 year old grandosn is coming as he is sick as well. So our day is rearranged again.
I got a call from my new personal trainer at around 5:00. My previous trainer took another job so now I have to start over. Maybe he will be better and help me get restarted as The Biggest Loser is a Slow one right now. There are only 8 weeks left and I'm still hovering at 5 lbs lost. Just can't seem to get motivated due to being sick and MIL. And now hubby being sick.
My clients are clammering to see me. I have to go out this morning and rearrange one due to grandson's coming over but I'll manage. Yesterday, when I thought MIL was passing, I just cried warm tears. I think I need that release. Something. Thanks for listening. I know you are out there and I appreciate the encouragement. Thanks.
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