Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I knew I would gain on my long cruise and disembarked weighing 211; too much rich, delicious European food without the European walking.
I made a plan the second I got off the ship to resume my regular routine.
True to form, living by the beach brings lots of visitors, which is my biggest challenge - feeding people that want to snack and bringing foods into the house I normally wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole. Plus, having other people in your house, even if you love them, brings its own kind of stress.
Mix this in with watching the grands...
who discharged energy in this manner because it rained most of the summer.
I don't do well with rain.
After a brief respite from the rain, we held an open house, the menu consisted of every fattening thing Tastefully Simple has in their catalog.
which I ate the leftovers and couldn't work out because I can't Wii with visitors in the house (at one point, visitors arrived early and caught me wildly dancing to Just Dance 4)
And, I couldn't walk because of the rain. An epic backslide. To make matters worse, one of my cats, Eli, a 14 year companion died of renal failure.
Eli is the one on the right.
Too many excuses, so I decided that I needed to take some control. So as of August 25, I have no more visitors on the calendar. I have been able to dedicate my time to Walk It Out team's Oregon Trail Challenge and other workouts, too. And, I'm adjusting my diet to be more in line with Paleo.
I'm giving myself my own challenge to see how I do. Right now, my weight is 204. My goal is to amaze myself by this time next month.
Meanwhile, happy trails to me and my challenge team. Go Entrepreneurs!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I am not losing a thing and I know why. We are building a house and have to be ready to move at a moment's notice because we are living in our sold house...and if she sells her house...well. Pull up stakes and go to my SIL's. I'm packing like crazy.
I just HATE disorder and living out of boxes is not fun. Demotivating at best. And, stress eating? For sure. But...
I got a wedding invitation the other day and I'm going to make that my goal to knock off 10 lbs. I have another Sparkbuddy that I weigh in with on Monday's (Go CARANN!) . We are going to do this together. If not, I'm afraid I'll look like this at the wedding:
So, what are my barriers to success? Well, I have a hard time exercising with my husband home. This is just stupid, but I when he is home, all I do is watch TV with him or go to the buffet. And I miss my Wii workouts so much, I really do.
I'm going away next spring on a cruise and I really, really want to be in shape again. I have quit Curves because of the move, I stopped Zumba and I have GOT to get motivated..so
I thought if I put it out there that I am publicly going to commit to 10 lbs off by December 15th, I would be motivated to exercise again...so here it is.
Everyone have a safe and healthy Halloween and I hope my next blog I'll sparking my goal to rock my new dress at the wedding!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Worked out on the Wii, Curves Circuit training and tried two new exercises: Country Line Dancing and Leslie Sansone walking DVD 5 miles. I liked the line dancing except I was doing it on carpet and that was a little difficult. Leslie is a good workout and I got to do it with friends. I lost one lb!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
This week our team challenge was to track sodium, calcium and fiber. I have learned that I am horribly deficient in all these nutrients! Way too much salt, not enough calcium and fiber. I learned I need to pay attention to these food qualities, that's for sure!
I wasn't able to track the last 2 days of the challenge as I went away. Best I not track those foods anyway! Mostly processed foods.
I hope to do better for next week's challenge, but I have two birthday dinners coming up, so I'd better be ready.
Thanks to our team leader for setting these challenges up!
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