Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Being home sure has made a difference in my quest to lose weight. I'd gained 6 pounds on our trip!!! But since we've been home (last Saturday), I've lost 3 of them. We're going out to dinner tonight to my favorite restaurant, Romano's Macaroni Grill, and I've decided to NOT order my favorite dish, Penne Rustica. Just google and take a look at all the calories and fat, etc! Ugh. I'm planning to order the Simple Salmon dinner, which comes with asparagus. Much healthier choice.
I spent 40 min on the treadmill this a.m., and am trying to talk myself into some strength exercises. I know all the reasons FOR doing it, but am basically lazy. sigh. Ok, on to the exercises.
I reminded my husband this morning that when I lose enuf weight, I'm going to need new clothes. I only saved my old size 16's and that's what I'm wearing now. I do have a size 14 swimsuit, which will feel like a 'new' one when I start wearing it.
Remember (as I have to remind myself) to think positively, no matter the circumstances; take it one step, one meal, one day at a time. We WILL get to our goals!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Ok, so none of the pounds I gained on our trip were water weight. No big surprise. I am, however, determined to re-lose them, and to resume losing another bunch as well, so will shortly get on the treadmill. It's already too hot out to walk outside, and besides, while my hip is much better than it was, I do still get twinges in it when I sit too long, so I'm going to avoid inclines awhile longer. (My neighborhood has lots of them)
I got a good night's sleep, and in spite of my scale not moving the way I want it to, I'm in good spirits, with positive thoughts about doing better. I started off w/a slice of whole wheat toast, less than 2 tbs of reduced fat PB, and some marmalade, along w/a cuppa coffee. I'll eat a little something more after I treadmill.
Later this a.m., I have a hair appt, and then will spend some time going thru the mail that collected while we were gone.
Instead of knitting last night, I crocheted. As I've mentioned before, I get 'tennis elbow' if I knit too much - I should probably call it 'knitter's elbow' - but I do want to work some more on the cotton top I'm making. I know I need to be kind to myself, so may just crochet some more for a few more days.
Y'all have a GREAT day. I'm off to the treadmill!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
We made it home safely, and in good time yesterday afternoon. I'm so pleased to be back home. I weighed myself this morning, but refuse to enter it in SP - I gained a few pounds, then a few more.......... I'm hoping some of it is water weight, and after I weigh tomorrow morning, I'll go ahead and bite the bullet and post it.
I did better today until my DH suggested a trip to a favorite ice cream stand, and I said yes. Then, I didn't eat something less un-healthy - my bad. BUT, I did spend 48 min on the treadmill today, and have plans to: 1. treadmill tomorrow, 2. eat better tomorrow (I'm thru for tonight), and 3. maybe do some strength exercises.....I certainly need to do them, and when I build muscle, I'll burn more calories. I'm still determined to lose about 30 pounds. It's just that I'm too often weak-willed. sigh. I know many of you know just what I mean.
Meanwhile, it's one tiny step at a time: today's good - mostly good eating and using the treadmill. I'm focusing on the positive today.
My 'tennis elbow' (guess I should call it 'knitter's elbow') is kicking up, so I may have to lay aside the new cotton top I've started and just crochet awhile. Trouble is, I've promised my dau that I'll knit a vest for my grandson and a cardigan for his sister. I deliberately did NOT tell the kids! Hey! I'm not stupid.
Also, I'm trying to decide whether to sew another dress for Katie before our Nov trip to see them again. Maybe it's a good time to get her used to the idea that Grandma doesn't have to make a new dress everytime I see her. Part of me thinks like that, and part of me acknowledges that I WILL sew another dress for her......one of these years I won't be able to any more, and it gives me great pleasure to do it. Grandma's a softee.
It rained today, but cleared up in time for my 10 yr old grandson's baptisimal service, which was held in a pond on a church member's property. It was a really neat service, and I'm glad to see him following the Lord in obedience. Josh accepted Christ as his savior several months ago. As soon as the service was over, the rains came again and everyone had to scramble to avoid getting soaked.
Katie has also accepted Jesus' substitutionary death and resurrection (been born again), and I'm praying for their brothers. I know the Bible teaches that we will recognize people in heaven, but that there won't be any marriages, etc. Am eager to learn first hand just how all that will work.
Have any of you read Joel Rosenberg's books: The Last Jihad, The Last Days, The Ezekiel Option, The Copper Scroll, and the final in the series, Dead Heat?? He's an amazing writer, and blends prophecy into an up-to-date story line. I highly recommend these books, but suggest you read them in order. I'm now going to get (and read) his non-fiction book.....sorry, the title escapes me, but it's about prophecy and the Middle East. If you've read the "Left Behind" series, you'll enjoy these five books. And if you haven't read the Left Behind series, I recommend them, too.
Ok, enuf for tonight. I want to check some yarn in my stash and make my knitting plans.
Y'all have a great night, and each of us: tomorrow is another day.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Ok, I may not be great w/dreaming up nifty titles, but hey, I never claimed I was! Haha!
This is our last planned night on the road and I'm eager to get home. We're going to sleep in tomorrow - until about 6:30 a.m. I normally don't mind getting up early to (drive) get somewhere, but this will be our 4th day in a row, and I'm ready for a later getting up time. (sorry if I sound like I'm grumbling)
I'm thankful for SP and my SP friends and others who post on SP. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You're encouraging, enlightening, and I always feel better after I've been on SP.
As I mentioned last night, I had to take out all the rows of my newest knit top. I haven't done much on it since, but probably will in the car tomorrow. I did get about 8 rows done (over 193 stitches - I think that's what I have on the needle). I'm working the front and back in one piece, but w/a seam down the left side. Maybe I could just go ahead and work it in the round. Or maybe no. Haha
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Had a good visit w/our grandchildren (the grown-up kids had too much to do!) It was fun and I'm glad we went. They live about 1,000 miles from us. The trip since then hasn't been so great, but I'm bearing up. God's grace IS sufficient.
On the trip as a whole, I've made some good choices (food and exercise) and some not-good choices. I'm afraid I've gained a few pounds, but we'll see when I do my usual weigh-in on Sunday morning.
I'm looking forward to being home where I can use my exercise equipment and eat better. Some of the motels where we've stayed have exercise rooms, and some don't. I confess I only walked outside one time when the motel didn't have an exercise room; and even tho' there's a nice one where we are tonight, I'm bushed. Yeah, yeah I know: exercise would probably be a best idea, but I'm going to bed soon instead.
I finished my 1st knit cotton top and bought some more cotton yarn. I started a second top, but the yarn isn't EXACTLY the same thickness as in the 1st top, and I had to take out what I'd done and start over. Ho-hum. Still, I'm eager to finish it and begin wearing the second top. I am still toying w/the idea of making it sleeveless instead of short sleeved. We'll see.
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