Tuesday, March 18, 2008
2" off waist 1" off hips since last measure about 3 weeks ago, I guess I can take that as a positive. Still plenty more to go in that department though, when you think about people's measurements who are 34-24-34 it is really kind of scary....
It is clear that this is going to be a slow, not consistent number down every week trip and it will be necessary to be happy with any loss, not just an over 2 pound loss.
I had bought a new scales that is very electronic and measures water and body mass, etc and I don't think we're going to keep it, it was way too complicated this am to just weigh with it. I think old fashioned is the way to go in that dept.
Friday, March 14, 2008
This is a small woohoo!! I went down a bra band size, but not a cup size, so the good stuff remains the same, and around is all smaller. I'm thrilled! I'm going to get rid of all the old sized bras and start fresh. I'm wearing a bra right now that is so pretty, I had to buy it, even though I couldn't wear it--(why, really, WHY do we do those things!!??) now it fits perfectly. Black and white cotton ginghamwith black lace around the top and a tiny blue bow in the center. Really perfect would be two more sizes down, to an eventual 36 C or D. It might take awhile, but I'm sure it is possible.
Sorry any guys who may read this--the women will all understand how exciting it is.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
End of Month 1 on Sp today and I have lost 11.9 pounds!! I'm thrilled and didn't think I would have done so well in this first month. It is a great motivator for the month to come and I can hardly say I have suffered that much.
It will always be a challenge to try to find time to exercise everyday, and breaking it up into smaller shunks of time seems to be the way I can best manage it, 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there... I have been doing only walking, varying speeds, elliptical, still set on the basic level, all I will be able to manage for a long time, I'm sure, heavy cleaning-- I like this one, the house gets some help and I get some exercise minutes-- and sometimes dancing. I'll need to vary this more as I continue I'm sure. Plus SP suggested strength training three times a week--very minimal though and this can also evolve.
The food takes a lot of planning and organization but it works out. It is also much more expensive, as I wasn't eating enough protein and I allow myself to buy any fruit and veggies I want now, almost without looking at the price.
We got out a lot, and even restaurant going has continued with only minor changes to what I would usually order and looking more closely at portions.
No reason not to continue this experience and looking forward to the months to come!
Sunday, March 09, 2008
The Dr just left. You can still get a Dr to make a house call in France--it cost 52$, most of it reimbursed by the insurance. He left a pile of presciptions, it seems I have an awful high fever and the real flu--the kind that kills old people and babies. Just wonderful. I feel awful, and have for two days now. He even refuses to let me go back to work until Friday of next week because it seems that I'm contagious. This is going to throw all the Spark people stuff for a loop. I'm just trying to eat enough good calories and drink enough water. What a pain it all is!!
Monday, March 03, 2008
My Mother in Law and her 84 year old boyfriend were in town for the weekend for a visit. They live a good distance away, 4 hours by high speed train, so they don't come too often, rather a good thing.
I was concerned that the exercise and calories would suffer during the weekend, but as the MIL has recently found out that she was diabetic, that gave me a good excuse for low calorie desserts, which she loved, and made a huge difference in my numbers not being out of whack at the end of the weekend. I went over by 40 calories on Sat, and under slightly the next day, so I figure that is really good under the circumstances. Not enough fiber or veggies though overall, but I tried my best, could have been much worse.
I learned champagne is almost virtuous as far as alcohol goes, and a glass of Perrier with a lemon slice is perfectly acceptable in any café. Nothing makes me more angry than having to drink calories.
We went out once, yesterday, to a nice place by the beach in Bouzigues and I managed to eat so well that at the ned of the day, when I put in all the numbers, I was so far below calories and fiber that I went and made a bowl of ALl Bran Plus out of guilt at the numbers. It is clear one of the secrets is eating fish.
Lunch was a big bowl of steamed mussels in herbs as an appetizer, almost no calories there, but, conversely, almost no food either. Makes a good appetizer though and lots of hard to get minerals and stuff in mussels, and they produced them right off the beach, so they were super fresh. I also tried sole eggs, yuck I say to fish eggs of any sort, but the waiter was right, they weren't like caviar and a surprising taste that I can't describe, but not bad...
Main course was grilled cuttlefish, a kind of small squid, also comes right out of the sea near us. A little olive oil on it and salt and pepper. All protein and one of the things I try to order around here because it couldn't be nicer. They messed up my dessert order and brought me only a tiny ball of pear sorbet about the size of a golfball, and it was great--I figured it was a sign, so I didn't say anything. You never have to worry about ice cream or sorbet in a restaurant in France, it is one of the safest things to order, a normal scoop is smaller than the size of a golf ball, and if you order more than 3 scoops, people would think you were nuts.
Of the food I cooked here, that was easy to control, the was wild boar and mushroom stew with lo cal mashed potatoes on Sat, homemade very green veggie soup and omelette on Sat night, FF SF pudding based desserts both meals also diabetic, on Sun eve there was the same soup and a plate of cold salmon, smoked salmon and shrimp, all virtuously good to eat and tasty too, just expensive. And I made a FF SF cherry cobbler for dessert, also virtuous and I must put it in the recipe program here.
And there was plenty of champagne all weekend long....
So, I'm very happy, what could have been a disaster for the plan worked out well, and there were walks on the beach too. Both my husband and I are happy that MIL is gone though now......
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