Monday, November 16, 2009
I'm reading a book right now (since I'm still out of work from my bicycle accident but I think I will be returning on Thursday if all goes well) called "Secrets of a Former Fat Girl" by Lisa Delaney. My sister lent it to me (thanks Ang).
I was going to write a chapter review on the book but I will skip this step right now and go directly to Secret #3, It's Not an Option (abbreviated INO). As many of you know, I was in a bicycle accident and injured myself pretty good. So much so that I haven't been able to do any exercise at all. Well, if that is the case, then I must be sure that I'm following my eating plan to the "T"!
The first thing I did was change my fitness page to indicate that I wasn't exercising at all. This adjusted my recommended calorie intake. The second thing I did was become strict with my eating because INO to go over. Every time I was "bored" because I couldn't do much and wanted to snack on something, I would look at my food plan and calorie intake and repeat to myself that INO.
It seems like it's such an easy concept, I don't know why I hadn't thought of it on my own. It's not "you shouldn't" or "you can't"... I've been telling myself that all my life and it's never worked before. When I told myself INO, it was the final word. Like when your parents gave you that ultimate last NO, the one that said, don't even think of asking again. Next time you are thinking of doing something you know you shouldn't, don't let the argument go through your head back and forth, just put your foot down and say INO and watch how well that works!
So, this week, like I said I couldn't exercise at all (per dr.'s orders). I told myself INO to eat unhealthy, I must stay within my range and eat healthy, filling foods to keep me satisfied. Well, that (combined with the fact that I had been retaining water from some injuries and this week the swelling has gone down immensely) has caused me to lose 10lbs this week! WooHoo!
I did check on my fitness. This isn't all just water weight. The week before my accident, I was 267.5 lbs and now I'm 259.5 lb! So even that is an 8 lb loss!
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
It has been really nasty weather lately and today was beautiful. I decided Subaka and I needed to go for a bicycle ride. About 1/2 mile from the house, at about 12 mph, he decided he wanted to chase a squirrel. He took off after the squirrel and since it had been raining for 2 days, I was on wet leaves and the tires went out from under me and I ended up on the pavement. I should have known better since he was a little crazier than normal (because I wasn't able to take him on rides or walks for about 3 weeks because of injuries). I hit my knee, my elbow and my face.
So I made it home with Subaka (the bike was in pretty good shape with no bends in tires or frame or anything). After I got home, I started to feel light headed, hot, nauseous, and dizzy. Then I started to black out. I fought so hard not to lose consciousness because I live by myself and I thought if I pass out, who will find me and when? And I called 911.
I didn't lose consciousness (thank God)! It was my first ambulance ride. I got to the hospital at around 11am. After a CAT scan of the head and multiple xrays, they think I have a chipped ulna bone in the elbow. My "good" knee (that I fell on 2 weeks ago) took the brunt of the fall again today. It's swollen to twice the size and already turning black and blue. I didn't get too much road rash. A little on my knee, elbow and face. Oh yeah, the face is turning black and blue too.
I'm really mad about this, mostly because it eliminates all the things I wanted to get done this week during my staycation. I go to the orthopedic wednesday to see about the elbow. I know by this time tomorrow I'll be feeling even worse. If I'm not around much, it's because I'm hurting and it's really hard to type one handed!
P.S. I've learned my lesson. Until my dog is better behaved, no more bicycle with him! And he's fine. It took me 5 minutes just to get him to come back from chasing the squirrel!
Monday, November 02, 2009
I'm on "stay"-cation this week. (For those of you that have never heard that term, it means that you are on vacation but you stay home and do things that need to be done around your house.) This week I am cleaning and organizing for the holidays. I'm a packrat so it's a daunting task! In addition, I have my own in home business and it's switching from spring/summer to fall/winter merchandise. I have stuff all over the place!
So, I'm getting a lot done, but there's a lot to do too! And it's only monday so I have all week to procrastinate and not get anything done! The other problem with a staycation is that I'm home. I am around my kitchen all day long... some days that would be a challenge. Ironically, today, I didn't eat all of my calories for the day. It made me mad because I realized at 10pm that I was hungry (and I'm not eating after 9pm). So I ended up eating a yogurt and a kiwi since I was hungry and under my calorie intake by about 500 calories! Tomorrow I will have to concentrate on eating more (I missed my snacks today).
Speaking of food, my recipe for the week is Honey Glazed Pork Chops (from SP Recipes). It is more like a honey mustard glaze. It's really good. I would give it 5 stars. It has ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg in it so it's really "fall" tasting. I would love it with some sweet potatoes and stewed apples. Today I had it with couscous and broccoli with cheese. My sister came over for dinner and she liked it too.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
A lot of my friends have been having reflections on the past (year, month, week, day, goals, etc). That has got me thinking....
I don't really make goals. I don't know why either. I guess when I used to make goals, I never really met them and I kept getting disappointed, so why make them? I don't know... So ANYWAY, I decided to make a couple of goals. (Thanks Ang for the inspiration!)
Goals for November:
**Go for a walk with Subaka at least 10 times
**Plan weekly meals
**Stay within calorie range at least 20 days
**Exercise for 10 minutes at least 15 days
**Do not stop at WaWa more than 4 times
**No eating after 9pm
I think that will be it for this month's goals. I'll re-evaluate them at the end of the month and see how I did.
By the way, I know that the time you eat really has not much to do with weight gain but I tend to eat (A LOT!) late at night. I just need to stop eating late at night PERIOD. I put 9pm because I have rotating shifts at work and sometimes don't even get home from work until 7:30 and don't have a chance to eat dinner before getting home.
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