Thursday, December 13, 2012
~ but I did something REALLY dumb.
I was clipping the bottom of my hair, which is only a half an inch long, and took the clip off to clean it out ~ BUT forgot to put it back on. Sooooo, I have a track from my ear to my forehead with NO hair. I am SO smart, it baffles the brain. Good news is that half an inch doesn't take long to grow ~ bad news is that it will grow in brown, and I bleach my hair blonde.
This, of course, has kept me from going swimming all week. Which, of course, has made me feel very guilty. I am going to go tomorrow, however, because my son told me that when my hair is wet it shouldn't show plus I'm going to wear a hair band. Duh?
Today, however, I am going to do some dancing to try to get back with the program and make myself feel better. I "know" there are things that I could be doing but just don't "feel" like doing. And it's my feelings that got me into this bloated, over-weight mess. So, I have to do what is necessary, regardless of how I feel. I, am embarrassed to say that I, also, have a treadmill that just sits there ~ that I swore I would use when I bought it.
Thankfully, this has not stopped my weight-loss. I have lost 10 lbs and am very happy about that. Definite incentive to go further.
I, also, FINALLY, found some SP recipes that I will make. I have a VERY difficult time finding things to make that appeal to me and are low-cal ~ especially for dinner. Last night, I didn't really have dinner, I just kinda grazed, which didn't make me very happy. I have to try a lot harder to find things that I can make.
Any ideas for dinners, would be greatly appreciated. Btw, is in America in general, or just SP, that has this on-going love affair with sausage? (No, I don't like sausage.)
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. ~Author Unknown
Friday, December 07, 2012
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. ~ Gandhi
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
We had an amazing vacation. It was only 4 days but it was a full 4 days. Shopped, swam and yes, ate.
I know that I don't like mountains, at the best of times, but I had forgotten HOW MUCH I don't like mountains. The second day, we drove 180 miles to go to a Cracker Barrel, my favorite restaurant ever. I haven't been to one in about 15 years because they didn't have any in Montana, at one time. So, it was worth every minute, to eat there and to shop in the gift store But, it involved driving in the snowy, foggy, slippery mountains, which made me seriously remember how very much I dislike them. I am, totally, an 'ocean' gal. :)
We ate at some very good restaurants ~ and I denied myself NOTHING ~ BUT I divided all my meals in half. The only really 'bad' thing I did have was, not one, but 2 ice cream cones. PUMPKIN. We don't have pumpkin ice cream in my part of Canada and they were SOOOO good. Pumpkin ice cream is my favorite, and I haven't had it in about 20 years, so I can't regret one single bit of it. hehehe Other than that, even though I wasn't tracking, I tried to stay to my SP plan.
The pool wasn't as big as I'd have liked but I did do laps for 3 hours the 4 days we were there which was awesome. I, also, bought myself a new, and smaller, bathing suit.
One of my favorite purchases was a new bathroom scale. It is digital and has big numbers and, also, has 'other' measurements. These may, or may not, be helpful. The one that I think 'may' be helpful is the water percentage which may be able to tell if I'm retaining water. I hope so because then I won't get angry when my weight is up, if it's just water. I'm sure many of you have scales like this and could tell me if those things are useful or not ~ I've never owned one before.
The most incredibly amazing news is that, according to this scale, I have LOST 4 lbs. That just boggles my brain. How on earth is that possible? I thought, for sure, that being 'away' would make me gain weight. I know the scale is not wrong because my son weighed both on the scale at home and the new scale and his weight was the same on both. I do NOT understand it ~ but I sure WILL take it.
I am aware that I could have a slight weight gain later to account for some of the foods that I ate ~ and I will deal with it, if it happens. I'm just over the moon that the scale is moving again. Plus, I am TOTALLY back on track today.
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