Sunday, October 17, 2010
Woo Hoo!!!! After six months (or more!) of being within five pounds of my 128 pound goal, the scale finally rewarded me with that magical number!
So what did I do? I ate my way through the next two days! LOL! Okay, so I already had planned on not meeting calorie range either of those two days, so no big deal that I did exactly that. Today was much better.
I was at my goal weight about seven years ago. I maintained very well for a few months. Then, I decided that I knew what I was doing and I gave myself permission to eat whatever I wanted through the holiday season. Now, seven years later, I finally lost that 20 pounds! LOL! (No, I didn't gain all 20 in two months, but close!)
That tells me that I need to watch what I eat all of the time. I can still take some "cheat" days, but most of my days have to be filled with healthy choices. So...life as usual but with just a few more calories!
Maintenance is my friend and I plan to hang with my new friend for years to come!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I am taking tomorrow (today if you're reading this on Friday!) off from work. I am going to use the day to go shopping for at least one pair of dress pants, one pair of comfy wedge dressy heels (yes, I hear those do exist), possibly a pair of cute boots and then whatever else catches my eye. I recently received a bonus from work and I'm using part of that to fund my shopping spree.
And, I'm starting all of this by getting up at 4:15, my normal time, to go work out. I'm meeting my two "homies" (tee hee) at the gym at 4:45. I'll get my cardio in followed by some weight lifting. Then home to get ready for the day. Then off to breakfast (probably Subway, yum!), shopping, lunch, shopping and....oh yeah, shopping!
Maybe I'll have time to come home and take a nap.
Friday, October 08, 2010
Or really obsessive? LOL!
I'm leaving for Taiwan...in a little over a month. I have been checking websites for information on Taiwan, including weather, culture, geographic location, sights to see, etc.
I'm making lists of the things I need to get before I go. Another pair of dress pants. Some "dressier" tops. Wedge heel, comfortable shoes. A converter. Travel containers for my fluids. Quart bag to make sure the fluids all fit.
Making lists of what to pack. Trying to figure out what days/nights I'll be able to fit in a workout and pack accordingly. Requesting a laptop to take with me. Getting tips from coworkers on how to pack, what to see when I'm there (I do have one free day!), how to travel.
I even plan to pack everything into my carry-on (after I check the TSA website for size restrictions) to make sure I can fit everything I need into one bag. I'll do that as soon as I have everything...or maybe sooner! LOL!
So, am I just a very organized planner or slightly overly excited and obsessed wannabe world traveler who might be getting a little ahead of herself? My vote? A little bit of both!
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
If you've read my blog in the last couple of days, you'll know that I got a new Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) on Sunday. Monday, I couldn't seem to push the buttons correctly to make it work. I'm blaming it on lack of caffeine and sunshine. No one should have to think at 4:30 in the morning!! LOL!
This morning was much more successful I pushed the button...twice! And then, to make sure I did it right, I pushed the "back" button once to make sure it paused like it was supposed to. It did! And then I started it back up. All told, about two seconds of pause time.
And in that two seconds, I burned 155 calories!!! I know, I was shocked too! How do I know that I burned so many? Easy! That is the difference between what the machine said I burned and what the HRM showed.
OR...my HRM is defective. 155 calories difference??? I could understand it if the machine under-reported my calories. Everyone knows that they are highly unreliable. Except when they report more calories burned than the HRM! LOL!
Or...I really only burned 331 calories in 45 minutes. I'm going with this option. Not cos it's my favorite, but cos it's the most correct. Dagnabit! The good news is that I am now motivated to shake up my exercise routine so I can boost that calorie burn. And I'll have a more accurate assessment of what I really burned to compare with what I actually ate and can get these last two pounds off!
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