I started out the day with a nice 2.5 mile walk with Pat. We kind of mozied alone, not busting out or anything but it was pleasant. We talked about weight loss and how a friend of hers is in a similar situation to me in that she doesn't lose easily and she is about to give up. I told her to go to Sparkpeople. You Sparkers are the ones who have kept me going. I would have dropped out long ago if I was some where I had to pay and the leaders fussed at me. She wondered why I thought I had lost a lb this week and I said it was because I kept returning to the program of healthy eating and making better choices. I hope the lb stays gone for a while. So I've lost about a lb a month since I started in January.
I was watching a short video on prevention.com yesterday and it said that when you eat a hamburger, you should have some frozen yogurt right afterward because it helps take the fat away. Okay, I'll buy that. I might as well get in a load of WW popsicles because I really crave that ice cream after dinner. Maybe I think I'm washing away the fat.
I have a big installation today, some very large draperies and a bedroom. I will take pics and I'm determined to get them posted on here. I downloaded the Nikon program yesterday so maybe I can get it going. I have two quilt blocks to go on my quilt. Last night I took that block I was working on apart at least 3 times. I've decided I don't like the blocks where I have to cut out little triangles and sew them together. I prefer larger pieces. I only have two more classes to go and then I will be sad as I've really enjoyed the class. I'll have to find another one to do. I'm also determined to finish the quilts I have going before I start another. The instructor said she has about 14 finished tops that need to be quilted. The store doesn't charge very much to finish a quilt for you so I may go that route. Or try it on my sewing machine. I have found out that this is an expensive hobby. I thought in the old days quilts were cheap because they were made out of scraps and old clothing. Not now. Everytime I go to the fabric store, I spend $50.
I have sat at my little sewing machine more in the past weeks than I have in 25 years. I will definitely post the photos or bust.
I had my facial yesterday and it was wonderful! She said my skin was very healthy and only had some minor break-outs. Can't wait to go back.
Thanks for everything you Sparkers! I appreciate you!
P.S. The last weigh-in for me was July 23, 2010 when I weighed in at 180. Now it is 9/2/2010 and I weigh 179. Took that long to lose 1 lb.
After griping about my no weight loss situation yesterday, I got on the scale this morning and it read 179! I got off and on 3 more times and it still read 179! WHAT! What happened! Now I am afraid to eat at all for fear it will go back up.
I did go back and track the last two days on WW. I was into flex on Monday about 6 and yesterday, about even. The trouble is, I am not eating fruits and veggies. Got really off the track with those. I had one veggie yesterday and no fruit. What's that all about? I know I have to get back to those veggies today if I want to keep that pound off. So today's healthy article from Spark is about 30 days of eating more fruits and veggies. Timely for sure. I will make a concentrated effort to do that this month and keep tracking. Thanks everyone for your support. I needed that. Later.
I'm just going to vent. I'm still at 180 and watching others around me lose. This is typical of my weight loss patterns. I stall big time and then get so discouraged, I figure why bother. Then I start veering off the path and eating peanuts at night, after 100 calorie cookes and a WW fudge bar. Stopped tracking too. Just don't lose no matter what. This has always been a complaint of mine and that is why I go so far in weight loss and then give up.
A couple of years ago I lost 18 lbs on the Sonoma Diet, 10 lbs in the first week. I had started after a vacation and probably a lot of water and short gain. Then it took about 6 months to lose the next 8. Then I got discouraged, bored with it, went on my own and slowly gained it back. Now I've lost 8lbs since January. Nothing happens. Nothing happens. Nothing happens.
Okay, I will probably maintain 180 for a while more. I'm not going to gain it back. I just want a little progress. I might even still be 180 at Christmas. My son now weighs less than me at 178. My hubby weighs the same as me. My next step might be to join an actual WW meeting. I'm just not geared up to do that. I might join curves. Maybe that will motivate me to get out and move. This morning my alarm didn't go off and I didn't get up to walk with Pat. I think subconsciouly I deliberately did not set it because I didn't want to go. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Part of my downness is due to 2 difficult clients I have at the moment. Sometimes they are so wearing on me. And I have to smile and be nice. This too shall pass. I'll be walking on Saturday as we go to the first FSU football game and it is a several mile walk to the stadium and up and down several flights of stairs. Probably be hot as the dickens too. As long as it isn't raining. Yesterday I was in and out of the van several times carting in big handles of fabrics, in and out to no avail. Then this morning I had to move stuff around again and put some other things in the van. I have deliveries this week and a big install so I'll be carting stuff again. Isn't that a form of exercise?
Every month this year I have earned perfect attendance and 500 participation points. This morning I still need a little more than 100 points for participation and only 2 days left. So when the wheel was spinning around I kept saying 10 points, 10 points, and it stopped on 10 points! Wow, maybe I can get those 100 points! I wish they had points for quilting as I have rekindled my love of sewing and I have to credit Spark People Quilting groups for the motivation. I haven't sat down at a sewing machine for any length of time in years and now I am. My quilt is coming along and looking reallly cute. I need to figure out what I have done wrong to my computer and get some sort of program on here that will let me transfer pictures. I've screwed it up somehow so I guess I need to reload Kodak Easy Share or some other program.
I went to hubby's computer yesterday to load my celebrity pics but I don't want to keep doing that. My weight is still at 180 this morning. How many weeks now? 5 is it? I'm happy that I've arrived at that level and I'm wondering if it will ever move south again. At least it is not going up. I've not been realy strict with any diet but I'm plugging along. Maybe if I really tried this week, who knows.
Fall is shaping up to be a busy time of year for us. First FSU football game is on Saturday and we'll be driving over to Tallahassee. Hopefully it won't be raining as it has been for the last few days. And I mean it has poured. Later.
Thought you would like to see our photos from Armed Forces Appreciation Day! First is my hubby and Kimberly Locke, second runner-up in season 2 of American Idol. She was delightfully nice!
The second is me and Taylor Hicks, winner of American Idol season 7. Look very very closely at Taylor Hicks. Does he look stiff?
The concerts were fabulous. Unfortunately the rain showed up and it was a downpour. The limited crowds were still wowed but it was not a moneymaker for the chamber unfortunately. The best band was 1964 which is a Beatles look alike band. And they were fabulous!!! Paul McCartney even played a left hand guitar and John Lennon looked like himself. FAB Four for sure! Enjoy!