Thursday, March 01, 2012
Well, happy March everyone! This year needs to put on the brakes and just slow down a little, please?? I think we're in for an early spring, which is only making things go all the more faster--where was my snow this year? A disappointing winter, I have to say...I look out back and I see daffodils bravely poking through pawprint packed muddy earth. Silly flowers...it's too soon and Tucker will surely trample them before they even have a chance to bloom. Sad...but not...Wondering what our new yard will be like? Will I have a flower bed safe from crushing, digging puppy feet? I was glad that I had decided not to go ahead and plant asparagus last year--it'd only be destroyed by my bouncing Boxer as he's completely torn down the entire garden fence and chewed up the posts, and I won't be here to reap any sort of harvest that might manage to survive Tucker in later years anyway. There's a reason for everything...
Okay, I'm hemhawing. This morning was my first weigh in and I'm not liking my scale at all. I might just have to leave it here when we move, the rotten, disagreeable piece of junk...It said I gained half a pound...really??? Sigh...Okay, MyFitnessPal may not be the program for me. Once you log in all your meals for the day and your exercise minutes, it tells you how many calories you have left for the day and how many more you've 'earned' from your fitness. So, in the back of my head, I have this little voice rationalizing that I can graze here and there--I have these calories left, it's fine, I'm good...Yeah, apparently it's not fine or good. Then the stupid Girl Scout cookies I ordered at bowling arrived last Saturday...fortunately they're almost gone. Ugh...next week I must do better.
I started physical therapy yesterday after a mild panic attack that morning--I didn't want to go. The older I get, I am seriously becoming more agoraphobic and anthropophobic (fear of people--I want to call that homophobia but in the context of homo sapiens, not homosexuals...it's easier to say than anthropophobia, easier to spell too...) Or maybe it's neophobia...being afraid of new situations, places, or things. I am literally terrified of new situations and meeting new people. I had to take an Ativan to settle myself down as my husband and my friend, Missy, tried to talk some sense into me. Once medicated, I sucked it up and went. Miraculously I survived. No one killed me--whew! This is good since I have to go back today...
But, I'm not beating myself up over my lack of weight loss success this week since I'm still not able to exercise to my full potential. Okay, I don't need to eat every last calorie I have coming to me--that I can get under control...once those vile and evil Thin Mints are out of the house...And in a few more weeks I can start running again...patiently, patiently...I know I'll get there. It's all good. Stupid scale.
Friday, June 12, 2009
I don't know what it is today...my head's just been fuzzy and out of sorts since I woke up. I did fine food and exercise wise--stayed well in my calorie range, I've had 13 glasses of water, did over 30 min ST this morning and another 45 on the elliptical after lunch. Still I feel like I'm in a daze for some reason and I can't seem to shake it. Tomorrow we are headed to Dollywood for the day--we've never been there before so I'm totally excited! I know our little boy will just love it! So, will have to get up early to get my yoga in before we have to hit the road...gotta get a good night's sleep in!! I hope all my Blue Teamies have had a great day! I know I've been quiet on the board today but I'm just out in my zone somewheres...I'll catch up with everyone over the weekend!!
Monday, June 08, 2009
I'm sitting here with my new MP3 player that I bought for myself yesterday as a special reward. I've lost over 20lbs, over 10% of my body weight and have passed my halfway to goal point. So Girlie went a-shopping!! And I LOVE IT!!! I loaded up a bunch of my favorite songs off our CD's here and have been jamming and dancing and singing ever since! I wore it through my strength sets this morning and really rocked it out--I think I've found a great new boost for my workouts!! I can burn even more calories dancing through my days--yeah!! It feels so good to have come this far and I'm definitely looking forward to the rest of the journey. More rewards--I get to buy a new song for every pound lost through this second half--thought that was a great motivation to keep on shakin' it! Thank you Spark People for helping my on my journey--this site is absolutely the BEST!!!!
Saturday, June 06, 2009
I've had a couple low energy days yesterday and the day before, then I looked at my nutrition tracking page and saw my calories for a couple days were barely hovering around 1200. So, I went a little high yesterday--avocados always get the best of me, worse than chocolate anymore! Haha, but at least they're way more nutritious!! Today I'm gonna punch it up a little more again, trying a new dinner recipe for Southwest Rubbed Pork Chops, with my Spicy Black Beans and Corn, and a couple corn muffins on the side. I finally figured out a great trick when the day's menu plan called for corn bread, but then I was stuck with 3/4 of a loaf that never got eaten....Instead, I whipped up a batch of corn muffins, had one in place of a serving of corn bread, and I froze the rest of the batch. Popped out one or two when they showed back up on the meal plan, warmed 'em up in the oven--oh yummy!! And no more waste. Love it!
So, hoping all my teamies and Spark Buddies are having a fantastic weekend!! It's gonna be a beauty here in TN--warm and sunny, high 80's....pool's a-callin'! Keep those water bottles filled and those fannies a-movin'!! And, Team Blue--my name is Rocky Balboa!!! Seein' Red!!! Grrrrr!!!
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
It's crunch time. I'm down to less than a month before vacation and I still have a good way to go on this journey. I know I'm not gonna lose that next twenty pounds all in this month, but I'd like to do half! So, I've jumped on board a couple different challenge teams to help boost my fitness levels and what a day yesterday was! I started off quite daunted by my Blue Team's strength regime and that set me in a mood for the morning, but I am determined to do this, so I wrote out the sets and started tackling them one at a time. It took me most of the afternoon to get them all done, but I did it and it felt SO GOOD!! Then...when I checked in later on the team's message board, I read that the strength sets given were actually to be split up into three days--not all for yesterday!! LOL!! But, it's okay--I made it through, and I know I can do it again, so I just may be repeating the week's worth of sets on my Wednesday and Friday!! Why not?? I did say this was crunch time and I need that extra umph! C'mon Team Blue--kick some Red tail!!! My Name Is Rocky Balboa!!!
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