Sunday, February 14, 2010
Yes I am one of those people who does not believe that we should be defined by the scale, but by our actions. Still it is nice to see when the actions result in movement on the scale. I have been stuck at 282 for 6 months --- well not really stuck there, my weight has gone up from there --- as high as 290 in the last 6 months, but not down from there. Friday night, I got in 10 glasses of water and finally got 8 hours of sleep. When I woke up on Saturday morning, I was down to 280. WooHoo. It made me happy. Yesterday, I got in 10 glasses of water, slept more than 8 hours and woke and weighed 279. I have not seen below 280 in several years. I am on a roll!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I have an old dog. Her name is Spanky - she is beautiful. She is a red lab and chow mix with amber eyes. I have had her since I was single. She was a great watch dog while she felt like she was responsible for the safety of our little pack, but since I have gotten married, she recognizes Ian as the pack leader and has abdicated her watch dog role to him.
Any way, she loves to go for walks. While my bonus daughter was here, she took her on walks twice a day. And Spanky was ecstatic. She LOVES walks. So, while Ian has been out of town, I have been taking her for walks. As soon as she sees me come in from work, she is ready to go for her walk and she wants it RIGHT THEN. Well it is snowing today in Texas. It happens a day or two most years as a light sprinkle. Today we have snow!!! It has been snowing since early this morning. A solid cover and it has been heavy enough that tree limbs are breaking. We do not normally have this kind of snow. I am not prepared for this kind of snow. I do not own boots. I don't have a water repellant warm coat. I am just not ready for a walk outside in snow that is about 6-8 inches deep.
My dog does not understand that I cannot take her for a walk. She keeps on coming and getting me and leading me to where her leash hangs. I tell her "NO." Which she does not hear because she is deaf. I go and sit back down. And a few minutes later, she does it again.
She wants her walk. She thinks that I do not understand that she wants her walk so she keeps on telling me loudly and clearly SHE WANTS HER WALK.
The good news is that she has been able to talk me into taking her for a walk even when I do not feel like walking for me, I feel like walking for her. And that is a good thing.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I managed to hit the correct calorie range 2 days in a row! I got the right amount of all of my nutrients except for B12 and protein (just a few grams short).
It is a real stuggle for me to get all of the nutrients I track in the correct range. Usually if I hit the calorie range, I am short on fat. It is unusual for me to hit the calorie range and be low on protein. I ate lots of plants today and some of them - yummy avocado - were high in fat. So that helped. I also had olive oil in my salad dressing today.
A good day over all. Hope your day went well for you, too.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Yesterday, I did something that I have rarely done lately. I did not feel like cooking dinner and I had the leftovers that I still had in the fridge for lunch (yeah, I know, but you know what I mean). So I ate exactly what I felt like. 10 stalks of celery with peanut butter (5 tablespoons), soy milk heated up with hershey's syrup. I had a healthy lunch - my home made vegetable soup, homemade pinto beans and homemade bread (am I a domestic goddess or what :-). Breakfast had been the bread toasted. Anyway, not feeling like cooking what I had on hand (the refrigerator is getting quite bare - celery, carrots, fresh oregano and cabbage) I decided to eat it RAW! RAW is easy. Peanut butter is almost always here because it is not normally one of my favorites. But celery and peanut butter for dinner with hot soy milk with Hershey's syrup. And where did I end up nutritionally? My best day ever!!! Perfectly in my target range on every indicator I track except I was over on fiber (almost every day) and on B12 (where I am perpetually low). I am thrilled! Thrilled I tell you! I met my goals on calories, protein, carbs, fats (another perpetually low spot) - what a day! WooHoo for me!
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