Monday, December 09, 2013
I am exhausted. I am not, however, overly sleepy. I walked 3 miles (in bits) today, and have been cleaning/ moving things for about 2 hours. I am WAY UNDER calories after all that activity. However, it is the low end of my normal range, so I'm okay with that.
Tomorrow will be another lot of walking day. We have a free day at the Museum of Science & Industry. I'm looking forward to that! Warm place to get my steps in, fun stuff to learn about. Hard to match that! Though I need to get some st in, I have been forgetting the last couple of days.
It's nice to see that although I may have slipped on the good habits, I haven't forgotten how to do them!
My son is trying to walk! He has figured out how to pull up on Mommy, mostly cause Mommy's the one on the floor with him, but he's trying other things too. This is ALLL he wants to do! Tomorrow will be interesting; maybe I'll put his shoes on him and let him toddle around the museum. He's not fully walking yet, but he could handle it if we hold his hands, at least for short bits.
Monday, December 02, 2013
I saw a picture today of an alligator that had a blue muzzle on it. I couldn't help but thinking the poor animal would starve like that. It couldn't eat, and there were probably a lot of other things it couldn't do like that.
Which made me think. In a way, we muzzle ourselves, so slowly we don't even notice at first. Sure we eat (often that's at least part of how!) But by gaining the weight, we limit what we can do. We might have trouble lifting things or walking. It also seems that we loose our voices in some ways. How many of us have been the victims of other people's snide comments, snickers, or stares? Yet we so often say nothing. I know I don't usually say anything, no matter how much it hurts.
As I've been sloooowly taking off the weight, I am finding my voice again. I can do more. I WANT to do more. I am fighting with the straps that keep me restrained. And I am winning. I want the muzzle GONE!!!
Sunday, December 01, 2013
The end of the year. The holiday season. Lots of big meals, leftovers, and sweet treats.
My final push of the year to give myself something to celebrate about the progress I have made so far. So far, looking at the last year, I started at 219. I am currently at 212. This is only a drop of 7 lb. However, those numbers don't include when I jumped up to 237,at the end of my pregnancy. After the baby was born, I had a brief visit to Onderland, and have been climbing with a few dips since then. I'm resting at 212 right now. So this month I WILL drop back down. I have 4 weeks. So if I average 2 lbs a week, I should be down to 204 by the new year.
So that's my goal. 204 by New Year's Eve.
How will I accomplish this?
Breakfast - even if it's only a slice of bread with jelly.
MOVING! As in EXERCISE!!
Still MORE water!
Eating out no more than 2 times this month!
Lots of TEA!
All habits my husband and I know to do, and haven't been. Time to get back to it.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
This is my son's first Thanksgiving. He is 7 months old now. So we decided to take him to the State Street Parade. We were there from 8 -11. During that time, while we watched the parade, I got my St in! Squats, calve raises, and lots of marching in place. It was great!
Then, I Finally got to go ice skating. I figured I'd be out there for at least an hour. Oh boy. I lasted one circle around the ice, and it took me 20 minutes!! My back aches, me feet hurt...I so need lessons! Which the city does, every day before the rink officially opens, for FREE!! So I think I'll go on Monday Maybe if my MILESTONE can eat h the baby or Chris feels like staying up with him. I don't imagine I'll last much past the class, anyway. At least for now!
So, new activity - ice skating! Maybe I'll try roller blading come spring!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
I have a pretty good day. My calories are over, but I got an hour of exercise in, which puts me over my 500 minutes. I'm a bit disappointed in myself on that end thought, I have averaged 1000 minutes every month for about 2 years now except the month my son was born. But I am proud of the 500 mark, cause I haven't gotten off my butt too well this month.
I have also felt fairly pretty today. I've been drinking my water, and I'm starting to come to terms with the bits I'm not too happy with. I am working on improving them, but it's not such a place of anger and frustration anymore.
The first place I have trouble with is my belly. I gained my weight in my belly first. and it drives me crazy. From the time I started gaining weight, people started asking if I was pregnant. I've managed to loose weight in my rear end. But I can't loose it in my tummy. Which is also driving me crazy, It's really hard to buy pants when they fall off my butt but I can't get a smaller size because of my belly! I'm starting to be okay with it. I'm working hard to loose the muffin top.
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