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Slow and steady wins the race...when will I ever learn this?!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Rationally, I realize that a head cold takes some time to brew in the body. But I also know that I was pushing it yesterday, first day out of bed in two days from a nasty stomach bug, to go to the gym and work out. I know that. And the message is sent loud and clear with this wretched head cold I now have.

Again, I know the cold was brewing while I was sick with the stomach bug. I know that. But I also realize that I was really pushing it to go back to the gym so soon after being so sick. I'm getting impatient. The closer to goal I am, the slower the weight is coming off. I do know this is the way it's supposed to be, but I never seem to remember it when I step on the scale.

So I'm taking these back to back illnesses as a reminder to slow down, listen to my body and take care of myself. This is not a race. It's a lifestyle change that will ultimately get me to better health and fitness. Not some number on a scale.

I may need reminding, from time to time, of this blog post! ;)

  
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DCFKAF 12/3/2010 3:49PM

    Thanks, Jeanine! You're absolutely right! :D

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QUEENJEANINE11 12/3/2010 3:29PM

    At any moment just realize you will do the best with what you can work with. If you have a cold you may not be able to exercise but you can eat healthy foods, drink lots of water and stay in your calorie range! Take the time to relax and take it easy. You will be back to the gym in no time!

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DCFKAF 12/3/2010 1:20PM

    You're so right...funny how we know it's right but yet we worry all the same, huh?!

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BUELLRIDER 12/3/2010 12:16PM

    I've been stuck on 146 for over a month now. So I guess my body is resetting it's maintaining point. Hopefully the body won't think it's in starvation mode. I don't want to gain. Keep eating healthy and exercise when you can. That's all you have to do. LOL emoticon

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DCFKAF 12/3/2010 10:37AM

    Oh, I like that idea!!!

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JAMARIGOLD 12/3/2010 9:31AM

    I'm very far from my goal, but I suffer the same impatience. It's great that you realize it's a lifestyle change and takes time, but sometimes that's hard to remember when staring at the numbers. Maybe you could find a turtle picture to post up and remind you of slow and steady. emoticon (Sometimes I think MY mascot is a cactus! Standing still and prickly...)

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I'm back...I think...

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Heading back to work today, after being home sick for two days. I kept down some mashed potatoes and peas last night, with minor nausea, last night. And so far, have kept down scrambled eggs this morning. I've got about 45 minutes before I'm to go to work, so if anything's going to happen, let it happen here at home!

But I feel much better. Slept better last night and woke feeling well rested. I really do think I'm on the mend.

I plan to work out today. But not a hard, long, grueling work out. Just the elliptical, maybe. I feel like I need to do something. My muscles feel like jello from lying around for 2 days! Will take it easy and see how I feel at the end of the work day. May have to re evaluate the plan as the day goes on.

  
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DCFKAF 12/3/2010 6:51AM

    Here's the crazy thing: Better from the stomach bug...now have a head cold! Slept poorly but took some day time cold pills and am feeling a little better. Trying not to get frustrated or sabotage myself here...need to start listening to my body again! Stop being impatient and allow myself some down time, I think. I worked out yesterday, first day back out of bed from a 2-day nasty stomach bug. Perhaps that was a bit soon.

Anyway, I'll survive this. It's just a little head cold. And today is Friday. Not working out today. Drinking lots and lots of fluids and taking it easy. Just need to remember to listen to my body!!!

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UUCEEJAY 12/3/2010 6:47AM

    Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. Hope you get your groove back quickly! emoticon

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Day Two of stomach bug

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

:( Yesterday consisted of warm diet ginger ale and saltine crackers. Tried some oatmeal for dinner. Today I've only managed the ginger ale. :(

  
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DCFKAF 12/2/2010 7:24AM

    Thank you, Michele. I'm feeling much better today. Going back to work, even! Kept dinner (mashed potatoes and peas...wanted to start gentle) down last night and so far, scrambled eggs today.

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MICHELEBOISE 12/2/2010 1:30AM

    Get well soon!!!

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DCFKAF 12/1/2010 7:39PM

    Thanks, F...I am!

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FRANCESCANAZ 12/1/2010 4:47PM

    Take good care. emoticon

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DCFKAF 12/1/2010 1:51PM

    Thanks, guys...I'm sure I'll survive...not the easiest/best way to drop those couple of pounds I picked up, huh?!

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1DIANEZA 12/1/2010 8:38AM

  i hope you feel better soon. sorry to hear you are not doing better.
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GREEKGAL1 12/1/2010 8:35AM

  Feel better!

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First "Bounce" up

Monday, November 29, 2010

Okay, so I've been working hard at this weight loss thing since June 1st. And I've experienced my first real bounce back up on the scale. Between traveling, not really working out, eating more food and food not normally in my plan, and drinking a little alcohol, I've put a couple of pounds back on. What a wretched feeling!

I went back to the gym yesterday. And today starts back all my disciplines again. It's only a little bit of weight and will easily be taken back off...and it was actually a good thing to happen...it shows me just how easy it would be to put the weight back on. I need to stay vigilant, aware and on top of this!

I'm photographing my meals to send to Echelle, for her website. So people don't think I eat just salads or cardboard-tasting things. Unfortunately, this morning's breakfast was oatmeal...no amount of good lighting is going to make oatmeal look anything other than what it is! ;)

Time for work...fabulous day to you all!

  
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DCFKAF 11/30/2010 9:53AM

    Hope you're right, UU.

Had an awful stomach bug all night long and I'm seriously nauseous today. Horrible way to drop those couple of pounds, though. Horrible! :(

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UUCEEJAY 11/29/2010 9:02PM

    LOL- Yep, oatmeal just looks like lumpy oatmeal. It is good to notice those few pounds when you go off the routine a bit, but as you say, they come off quickly. When I was trying to lose I found gaining back a lb. or so after a brief rest from my regular eating plan often led to even more movement on the scale in the downward direction.

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1DIANEZA 11/29/2010 7:56AM

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I'm back!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

We got home from New Hampshire last night. AWESOME trip! So much fun! A lot of laughing!

I only exercised once, though, taking their husky, Khaos, for a brisk walk. It was ridiculous! First, it was only 27 degrees and I didn't dress warm enough. Secondly, he's a husky who has very little experience on a leash. I kept telling myself he'd stop pulling after a bit. But after 1.5 miles, I remembered that huskies are bred to pull...he was NEVER going to stop! So we turned back. My arms are still sore from holding him so tightly.

I did ok with the food. Being in someone else's home, it's kind of tough to eat the way I have been eating. Especially during a holiday that sort of revolves around food...and how people prepare it. Of course, I stayed vegetarian, and we brought a lot of my foods with us, but it was still hard. I did have a little bread. And milk in my coffee. And a little wine. And they didn't always eat before 7. I tried not to get too worked up over all of this, knowing that I'd be home again soon and back on track again.

I haven't weighed in as I'm not "regular" yet from traveling. Once I am, I'll see how that number fared. I won't be surprised if there's a bit of a jump, considering how I ate and the fact that I only exercised once since Wednesday. Again, am going to try not to dwell on it and just moved forward from wherever I am.

Today is my family's Thanksgiving at my grandparents' old farm, where my uncle and his family now live. It's kind of hard to go back there, so I'll be conscious of what's going in my mouth....and how much! But this is only 15 minutes away, so I don't have to stay there any longer than I want. And dinner is early...not after 7! It will be fine!

  
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BUELLRIDER 11/28/2010 5:02PM

    Glad to hear you had alot of fun during Thanksgiving. That's what it's all about. It sounds like you really didn't do to bad at eating healthy. And I know what you mean about walking a big dog. emoticon Welcome back

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DCFKAF 11/28/2010 7:59AM

    Forgot to mention...stevia-sweetened pie turned out AWESOME!

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