Monday, November 07, 2011
I'm not turning the invitations down anymore. With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years looming, I figure I have to learn to plan carefully what I will eat and imbibe and not trip out when I gain the invitable small amount anyway.
I looked up the calorie counts of various drinks, subtracted the calories from my daily allowance, danced off a few more and was not surprised I STILL showed a 1/2 lb gain--in fact I expected a full lb gain (and knowing my body, that may still come tomorrow).
But I really enjoyed hanging with my friends--and I looked good in a dress I haven't EVER worn (I always planned to "get down to it.") It's the little things....
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I feel like a knight in King Arthur's court who just fought his way past all the conquered foes into the oppressor's castle. Now it's MINE to occupy forever!
It was a hard-won fight with running shoes and hurt knees, challenging intervals on the elliptical, exercise bands snapping back to leave bruises on my behind--but I'm the victor. Oh, I know at 139.5 I barely crossed the castle threshold, but I'm IN and I'm going to take over every room of this castle one by one until I'm comfortable in it. Make it mine.
Thanks to all my fellow knights who cheered me on through every victory and helped be back onto my horse after every set-back. Don't leave me now. In fact, you're all welcome to inhabit my castle with me--even as we all pursue our ultimate goal--maintenance--the most important chore for guarding one's castle.
Let's swing our swords in the air! Victory will be ours!
Friday, October 28, 2011
For weeks I've been putting off a friend who loves to invite me to dinner. Why, because I'm trying to stay on my plan and he's the type that pushes food at you and acts hurt if you politely try to refuse seconds, etc. So tonite, I relented--gave myself the pep talks about staying with the healthful choices. I took a bottle of white wine to leave for him, but what did he do? Met me at the door with the sweetest mixed drink I've ever tasted (probably because it's been months since I've had a drink), and the evening went down from there. Oh, I enjoyed his company and the food was good, too good.
Should have stayed home.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
At my job, as part of a wellness program, we get a check-up every 6 months. My numbers were so good, the nurse asked me what I was doing. She knew about SparkPeople and applauded my consistent efforts. Sure I was glad that my weight was down 6 lbs. from my last visit (what she didn't know was that I'd actually gained 10 more last summer), but the bonus benefit of all these exercise challenges and food tracking were my other heart-health numbers.
Cholesterol 197 (Good HDL 96 !!!)
Body Fat 33%
Oxygen Uptake 40 (an indicator of fitness--off the charts for my age group)
You will hear no more complaining from me about the slow weight loss.
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