Monday, June 15, 2009
when you've just decided to eat better? At least I do. My calorie range is down since my weight range is up. My meal plan gave me plenty of food, spaced nicely so I always had food when I got hungry. So, what did I want? Lots and lots of whatever food I didn't have. Chocolate chip cookies sounded particularly good. And what did DH bring home from work? Yep, chocolate chip cookies. Yeah, I ate five of them.
The good news is that I did go to the gym. I did day 1, week 3 of the HPC and day 1, week 3 of the squats challenge plus cardio. I am starting again (right now!). My calories look good for tomorrow and I will work out. I will lose this extra five pounds and be able to go back to maintaining. Or die trying! LOL!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Okay, it's not the scale lying, it's me lying to myself. I set my range to be between 130 and 135. I have consistently been over the 135 for the last two weeks. Not much over, just 1 - 2 pounds, but that's enough. I'm going back to my weight-loss mode for the next couple of weeks so I can get back into my range.
Of course, today wasn't the best start. Had breakfast at Carl Jr.'s (600+ calories). Made a plan that could still keep me in my range, but halfway through the afternoon my blood sugar started to drop. Needed to have some sugar to get it back up. So, I bought some old fashioned donuts. Yeah, I ate three. Didn't need that many, but they tasted good! Starting again right.....NOW!
On a positive note, my daughter actually asked to go to the gym today. Her Seventeen magazine came with a little pullout with 16 different exercises and she wanted to do them. So, we did! She had some problems with some of the moves and her shoulders hurt (we were working shoulders!), but she stuck with it. Hope to get her to keep doing them.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I do! Yesterday, I get a phone call from a number that I don't recognize. I usually don't answer if I don't know who it is, but it was a local number and I thought it might be my kids calling. It was. My son was on the line and almost in tears.
We don't have a land line. We all have cell phones (well, the kids share one). My son had accidentally left the cell phone in the freezer and he was calling to tell me what he had done. I'm laughing (without him knowing, of course) because he is so worried and I know all you have to do is let it thaw and dry and it'll be fine. Then he tells me the next part.
When you have something that is frozen and you want to eat it right away, you nuke it. Shouldn't it work that way for phones too? Apparently not. He swears it was in the microwave for only five seconds, but I think it was longer than that. The SIM card is fried, there are melt marks on the case. In short, he killed the phone. It was funny and it was sad, but mostly it was funny.
Since he told the truth, my son did not get in trouble for the great phone incident. He did, however, learn a very valuable lesson. I also let him know that it is always best to admit a mistake rather than trying to cover it up. Because sometimes, the cover-up makes things worse.
BTW, the new phone is due in on Monday and cost us $50 to replace. The microwave was unharmed and no noxious odors were released. All in all, a fairly inexpensive (though priceless) lesson.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
So, I started the 200 squats challenge today. According to the chart, if I could do more than 31 (for my age group) I ranked "excellent". I did 70. That's excellent even for the young whipper snappers (under 30)! Woo Hoo! So, I'm starting on week three for that challenge. Tomorrow, my legs will probably tell me that I'm an idiot for doing so many, but tonight I'm basking!
Tonight was also the progress test for the hundred push up challenges. In my initial test I did 23 pushups. Tonight, I did 30. I'm getting better! And, I get to stay on the third column! Tee hee!!
I'm still not starting the 200 sit up challenge until I finish these...or at least get to the last week. I don't really want to kill myself. Plus, softball starts in just under two weeks. That will use some muscles that aren't used to seeing action!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Okay, dinner first. DH made tacos. Yum! Even if he made stuff I hate (like Sour Patch Kids), I would have still said THANK YOU and eaten it.
On to challenges. I just finished week 2, day 3 of the hundred push up challenge (HPC). Tomorrow I will do the progress test to see where I am on the chart for week 3. Planning to stay in the third column! The same website has two other challenges. One is the two hundred sit ups and the other is 200 squats. I've decided I'm going to do all three challenges. Not all at the same time, though! I think I'll start the 200 squats challenge tomorrow with the initial test. I think I will be able to do quite a few. Of course, I thought that with the pushups too. Boy was I disappointed by that test!!
I'll let you all know how I do on both tests. The sit up challenge will have to come in a couple of weeks. All three at once would probably kill me!
Oh, here's the link in case you're interested.
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