Sunday, March 03, 2013
Mostly it's a matter of understanding that changing is going to make me feel better, walk faster, breathe easily and my knees won't hurt as much. I need to get a grip on this and start losing because baby David should be walking sooon and I need to be able to keep up with him.
Common sense, baby steps.......and I've done it before, I just need to do it better and more consistently
Saturday, March 02, 2013
I grew up with 4 siblings and we fought over the biggest piece of cake...
I need to realize that taking a small piece can be even more satisfying.
I have a problem with snacks....can't stop if I start eating from the big bag....
I need to either buy individual portions or count the chips/pretzels/dried mango slices/etc and put the rest away with a tight clip on it.
I've gotten out of the habit of walking on breaks and we know I'm too tired after work......
either get of my butt at lunch time or set that alarm for a morning walk.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The last five weekends have been wonderful. I have been to a friend's cottage on the lake, where we rubberstamped and ate, then Labor Day weekend I went to Girl Scout camp, where we crafted and ate. The following weekend was spent with friends, stamping and eating. Then I had a stamping workshop with some of my favorite ladies and guess what: we ate yummy homemade quiche. Then last weekend I went away for some rubberstamping classes and since eating was mostly fast food, again it wasn't the healthiest, although I did make some good choices.
After losing 90 pounds, I have managed to regain 25. It didn't all happen in the last 5 weeks, but the scale going over 190 was a wake up call. At my lowest I was 165. I wasn't there for long. Today I was back to 188. I had maintained in the 182-185 range for over a year. When I lost the weight, I had gone from a high of 256 and size 26, down to size 10's. I have to wear 12's right now and I never bought 14's on the way down. ALL my fat clothes have been donated, so I need to get serious again.
My biggest problem is grazing. When I get together with friends and good food, it's like I take a vacation from healthy eating. I know I shouldn't, but after 50+ years of bad habits, I still revert to the old me. I'm going to start the Fall 5% challenge next week. I need some accountability. I need to get back to my healthy habits. I'm gonna go make something healthy right now to take to work tomorrow. (I'm working the next 2 weekends......payback for having had those weekends off). Maybe I'll hit more than one Zumba class next week too.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Weeks ago I was playing with my goals and fitness and I set a modest goal to burn 1500 calories a week. Most of my exercise to lose the weight I have lost so far, is just plain walking and IF I walk 2-3 miles a day, I can easily burn that many. HOWEVER, I have not been good for the past month. I hadn't reached 1500 calories very many times since I set it. I have been close, but not getting there.
Well this week is different. I just got home from my second Zumba class of the week and it put me over my goal. I can't wait for Saturday's 5% weigh in....this week is gonna be better!
I also spent part of my day off making Black Bean and Corn Salsa (which I eat like salad), and Chicken Salad made with chicken, apples, grapes, celery and greek yogurt instead of mayo. I also made a triple batch of Asparagus and Cheese Frittata for breakfast, so I have quick breakfasts for the next 2 days. I am working a double shift tomorrow, so I need healthy food and a quick lunch for Saturday, since I will be getting up late ;^D 4 shifts in the next 3 days. Wish me luck!
Saturday, July 07, 2012
It hasn't been the best of months. I turned 61, had to put a 13 yr old dog to sleep, worked too many doubles (yes the $$ is great, but it tired me out). The boss has been a b!#@# and it's hot outside. I've regained over 10 lbs that I worked hard to lose. I haven't done well on the 5% challenge either.
So here are the reasons I should be happier: my darling grandson is 4 months old and rolling around like a champ, smiling , cooing and quite pleased with himself. Alexis and I had a great shopping trip the other day and she miraculously had just enough money for the treasures she wanted (thanks Tom of Tom's Coffee, Cards and Gifts). My Aunts are in town from Ireland, South Dakota, and Tennessee so I'm going to have some qualty family time this weekend. My DH admitted that even though he hadn't originally wanted a dog, he did miss her and maybe in a little while we should consider getting another. I have a hobby (rubberstamping) with gives me friends and an opportunity to earn some $$ to support that habit ;^D I'm still active as a Girl Scout leader and people don't believe I'm really 61 (or so they tell me!)
So, I'm going to restart July on a positive note and get moving and hit the 170's again, because I'm NOT buying bigger pants and the size 12's are feeling snug. I could start by walking to Julyfest instead of driving
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