Thursday, May 20, 2010
It's been an interesting week. Yes, I'm up a little but not as much as I thought I would be. I am now so old, with a number so high that when spoken only dogs can hear it!!!
The week started when my brother came by on Monday to celebrate an early birthday with me (it was Tuesday) and to see one of my sons little league games. As a special gift, he brought me a chocolate mousse birthday cake made at one of the best bakeries in the region. Ok, that's the bad news but the good news is, as much as I love chocolate, I really don't like chocolate mousse! Ah! I just had a little bit (although the chocolate ganache on top of the cake was yummy.
The next day my daughter came in from school. She had a few days off between finals and thought it would be a good idea to take home some of her stuff and come and celebrate her mom's birthday.
So, the next night we went out to one of our favorite places called "Ricks". The food is always great but hey, it was my birthday. ok, that's the bad news. The "strange" good news was that for the first time ever, the food was awful (so was the service). It was so bad I sent something back and gave my son my meal (his was inedible). So we just went home and the kids had some cake. I had a taste of the frosting, that was it.
Last night, since my daughter was leaving today to go back to school, we went out for pizza. We went to the place we love and yes, I had a couple of pieces (not big ones). It was great. We came home, the kids had some cake (I didn't) and what was left I threw out.
This morning I was thinking I probably put on about 3 lbs. but it was just 1 1/2. I don't think it's real weight and I am hoping it will be gone by weigh in Sunday. That's the only weight I really count.
So, let's hope it's gone and maybe it will take a friend or two. It's 11 am and I've already taken a 4 mile hike!!!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The scale is not my friend. I just don't understand why I'm not losing weight.
The last time I did this I steadily lost about a lb a week. Sometimes a little more sometimes a little less but almost always progress. Now, it's just not working.
I'm doing everything I did the last time. I'm tracking my food, getting in the exercise, following the same plan but without the same results. I haven't lost any weight this week.
I have been home from the Passover/Easter break for seven weeks. I gained about 7 lbs from those feasts and I still haven't lost them!! It has taken me 6 weeks to lose about 5 lbs. I'm still not where I was before I left town!! arghhhhh
I know this takes time but I really thought I would be much more ahead than I am. I don't get it.
I know, I know, I shouldn't be a slave to the scale. I know eventually it will come off but I can't help but feel frustrated.
The darn scale just ruined my day :(
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I am a horrible sleeper. I have been for most of my adult life. I sometimes don't go to sleep until 1 or 2 am and am usually up by 6:15 to get my son off to school and leave for work by 7.
Thursday is almost always my day off. I have arranged for my son to stay at his dads on Wed. night so I can sleep late the next day. I have been getting more exercise this week (which I know helps me sleep at night) but had a hard time sleeping Wed. night. Unfortunately, on Thursday morning I was awakened early by a phone call. I just have been dragging since then.
Last night I went to bed at 11. I took my allergy meds and some Motrin because my hip was bothering me and I SLEPT!! I didn't get up until just after 9! For me, that amazing.
I feel a lot better today. I will try and walk later, after my sons game. I know the key is exercise so I am going to try and stick with that.
Hope everyone's weekend is just great. It's beautiful weather around here. Perfect for being outdoors!!
Friday, May 14, 2010
I woke up this morning not feeling well. I was a little dizzy and felt exhausted. I thought, "Uh oh, something's not right." I came downstairs to make my coffee and realized I was starving. That's unusual for me because no matter how hard I try, I'm just not much of a morning eater.
After signing on to Spark People I looked at my tracker and realized that I had only eaten about 700 calories yesterday. OMG, that's not good. Somehow, I had forgotten to eat. Now, in my life I have forgotten to go to the bank, forgotten to pick up the dry cleaning but never, NEVER have I forgotten to eat!!
I grabbed some cottage cheese and afterward felt a bit better. I know enough to know that it isn't a good thing to starve oneself. It only makes weight loss slow up!!! I haven't gotten on the scale and might not until Sunday, my weigh in day.
It's so good to track what I eat. It really keeps me focused and on track.
Good luck to everyone this weekend. Here in NY it's going to be beautiful!!
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