Tuesday, May 18, 2010
YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOURSELF!
Day 143, that's my husband's lucky #. Don't know why, it just is. One evening many years ago, we were looking through his "treasure" box, things he keeps, and found a race card with the number 143 and he launched into how that was his lucky # etc. I said, we should get a lottery ticket. Well we didn't and guess what, 143 came up and we would have won $5000 or so. Oh, well.
I settled back into the routine yesterday and managed to pee away a few pounds. Amazing how that works. My friend Pat called last night and wanted to walk so I sauntered out with her. Just took a relaxing walk around the block, 2.5 miles about in 45 minutes. It wasn't too hot. Tonight is the 6:00 walk downtown that I participated in when I was in the 5K battle so we will probably go for that as well. I stumbled onto a team yesterday that advocated 30 min walk a day. I could do that. Panda goes for her summer shave today so with all of her hair gone, maybe she will want to walk. She has been panting too much with all that hair.
This morning's WEEKLY SPARK E-mail had a message about how fast can you walk. I can walk a mile in 15 min if I set my mind to it so that puts me in the excellent category. I wish it felt better though and my legs wouldn't scream at me. I need to keep up the walking now that I have a routine. There is a 24 hour fitness club down the street from me and they have a 3 month special of $75. I ought to go and check it out. You get an entry key and you can go in at 2:00 in the morning if you want to. Not likely that I would do that. And Curves is around the corner as well. I didn't like that so much. Got really boring. I have lots of excuses.
THE WEEKLY SPARK also included a spinach strawberry salad. Since I have both in the fridge, I printed it off to try for lunch, if I can make it through an appmt and a stop at a client's house without starving. Have to take an apple with me to hold me over.
Got to get going. Later.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOURSELF
I'm back from 10 days of vacation/conference/fun/time away, etc. I had a wonderful time with both venues, family in D.C. and Decorating Den conference in New Orleans. I've owned my Decorating Den franchise for 26 years this months and going to a conference is like a family reunion. Some of these people I've known and been friends with for years. And I make new friends everytime I go. And I learn a lot and see new suppliers and fabrics, furniture, etc. Love it, love it, love it.!
Of course I didn't worry about what went in my mouth but I will say, I didn't always finish the meal, left some on the plate. The first night of conference was our opening party and it being in New Orleans, the them was a mask party. Well, hubby and I aren't ones to be wall flowers so he wore his 3 piece white tail suit decked out in mardi gras colors and I wore my Maid Marian, Renaissance Queen dress made out of drapery fabrics. We won a prize of course for our costumes. Midway through the party, a high school band showed up playing jazzy music and we all got up and paraded around Bourbon Street. All the tourists were taking pictures and some fellow even joined in and tried to pick up one of my friends. I wasn't wearing walking shoes and my feet got sore but it was at least a mile of walking.
One of the things we did was go to Mardi Gras World where they make, refurbish and store all the parade floats from one year to the next. I took a picture of Queen Elizabeth I for Kaseycoff and all my Brit friends but I can't locate the plug to hook up my camera to the computer. I've got a lot of sorting out to do.
So I'm back and already started in with a protein shake and toast with peanut butter. We've got some serious grocery shopping to do. I don't plan on getting on the scale until Monday, my usual day so hopefully things aren't' too bad. I managed to log in everyday to keep my perfect attendance. I am really coveting an I-Pad. I'll have to look into it soon. Tomorrow.
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