Sunday, August 14, 2011
I'm finally over whatever it was I had. Man, that thing was brutal. I didn't track my eating very carefully during that time, and I was just plan too wiped out to exercise. But I still lost weight because I was feeling so puny that I wasn't eating much anyway.
But I'm better now and ready to get back to things. I don't want to lose the momentum I had. Plus I have a really big incentive now: we're probably getting my wedding dress later this week! It's an open, floaty design so it can easily be taken in to account for weight loss as I go along. I'm excited. I just hate having to wait on it. If we get it, it'll be coming from eBay, which means we'll have to wait for it to be shipped.
In the meantime, tho, since I'm not sleeping, I just did 4 miles on my stationary bike. I felt good to get back on that thing!
Friday, August 05, 2011
I am sick! I was hoping to head it off. I tried to head it off. But no. I'm sick. Not sure exactly what it is, but my throat feels like a cat scratched all the way down it, my nose is stuffy, and I spent all of yesterday with a pounder of a headache. The headache is gone now, thankfully, so I actually feel better today than I did yesterday.
I lost track of my calorie counting and stuff yesterday, tho. I know I didn't go over my limit; I was at least able to keep track of that. But I didn't get everything written down the way I usually do. And I didn't exercise. Today I feel up to some moderate exercise, perhaps on my stationary bike. I think that might even make me feel a little better.
I have run into a problem, tho. Cough drops have calories. The ones I've been using have 15 each, apparently. DANGIT!!! I don't want extra calories. I'm not eating them because I'm hungry. I'm not mindlessly snacking. I'm sucking on them because my throat hurts and I'm coughing. So, I dunno... I guess I get to eat less during the day than I normally would to make up for it.
I do think I'm gonna try the bike today, tho. Some movement and some music would probably do me some good.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I was all prepared to have a bad day. We now have a gaping hole in the bathroom wall which I have to call the landlords about soon. They'll either send someone out to fix it or they won't. We'll either move or we'll put up with it. Either way, I've just decided I need to learn how to let things flow. I'm not always so good at that. Not always so good at letting things and people go.
But ya know what, that's so stupid! All it does is waste my time and energy and take me away from the things and people that really matter, the ones that bring me joy and lift my spirit. It's ridiculous to dwell on crap that I can't change.
So here's me not caring too much about the hole in the bathroom wall, or about people who have decided I'm not worth their time or effort. Namaste. Whatever will be, will be.
Also, here is me 15 pounds lighter than I used to be (not since starting sparkpeople,but since starting my diet/exercise program). That is only one of many things that make me happy. Another is Glen, who is still sleeping in bed right now. And our nutzoid but awesome cat Cera, and our goldfish, and my friends and family, and music, and books, and the low calorie chocolate I can have on my diet.
So, nah, I'm not having a bad day!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Does anyone know of a good, accurate calorie calculator? Today I did a ton of housework, and soon I'll be doing some more yardwork, and I thought it a shame not to be able to include it in my exercise program. So I went looking for calorie calculators on the internet, but there doesn't seem to be any consistency when I punch in the numbers. One site will give me one thing, another site will give me another. Has anyone found a good, consistently accurate calculator? Or know how to measure the count yourself?
Many great big THANK YOUS!!!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I will work out later today. I WILL! I just gotta get some sleep first. I've only had a couple hours. I tried to sleep but I just couldn't.
Still, church was really good this morning. I attend a Unitarian Universalist church, which is always interesting and informative. I really appreciate learning about different view points and perspectives. The people are incredibly intelligent and wonderful to be around. And the lady playing piano this morning was amazing!
Other good things: I'm down 6 pounds since the last time I weighed myself! Very happy about that. It's work but totally worth it! And RAIN!!! It was storming something fierce when church let out this morning. That's okay because we all need the rain. It's stopped now, but it's wonderfully cool compared to the awful heat of the past week.
Hubby-to-be should be home from work in about an hour and a half, but I'm afraid he's gonna find me sacked out because I've gotta get some sleep. I'm about to fall over. Overall, tho, I'm in a really good mood today. :)
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