The grand kids are coming tomorrow. My DH is driving down to Trinidad, CO and their Dad is bringing them up from Amarillo. I can't wait to see them. My DD has finally gotten a job interview and will be interviewing during the time the kids are coming up. I don't know what to be more excited about, so I'll just be excited.
I've been exercising at least 30 minutes a day for a couple of weeks and actually put in a full hour yesterday. It's funny, the more you exercise, the more energetic you feel.
I went 2 days without weighing, wanted to go a week, but couldn't resist today, and I lost 2 pounds.
This morning I started looking at SP recipes for the first time. I am looking for fun, healthy things to make when my 10 and 12 year old grandkids visit next week. I didn't realize how many different recipes there are. I will have to spend more time looking at this part of the site. I am also looking for fun things to do around Denver with kids and have come up with several good ideas. I am enjoying getting ready for their visit almost as much as the visit itself! lol
I did it! My first 10 pounds! I feel good, healthy, optimistic and pleased with my efforts. Slowly I am learning ways to change what I eat and how active I am every day. I feel supported and encouraged and ready to go for the next 10 pounds. Now, if someone will tell me where I can find the "I lost 10 pounds" icon, I will feel satisfied and not feel like I wasted the last half hour looking for it! lol
I came home from my weekend in the mountains tired and a little discourgaged. I thought I planned good meals - even made a penne dish with whole grain penne and measured everything out carefully. However, when I came home and entered my meals on my tracker, I was over by a few hundred calories each day and my sodium is still high. I did really well with the exercise though - I burned 200 to 300 calories each day with my mountain hiking. I'll weigh tomorrow and see how it goes.
I lost a pound last week and so far haven't lost anything this week. I am trying really hard to only weigh once a week, but haven't been able to resist the temptation of daily weighing. I would love to lose faster, but at least I'm losing! I have noticed 2 side benefits of my healthy eating. First, I have lost inches, especially around my middle. Even though I've only lost 9 pounds my body shape has changed and I now have a middle. There is a waist between my breasts and stomach . Second, I gave blood yesterday and when they took my BP my diastolic was down more than 10 points. This new healthy lifestyle has benefits.