Saturday, August 11, 2012
It only took 5 days and 18 miles to get rid of that 5 lbs that I picked up while on vacation. Good riddance!
I managed to walk a 6 mile trail 3 times this week so I am sure that helped a lot. Now I am back on track and working on the next 5. Two Twenty-ville, here I come!
Monday, August 06, 2012
Just got back from vacation last night and hated to face the scale this morning. 5 days of R&R, no exercise, no restraint on my food intake. No, it wasn't pretty!
I won't mention how much weight I managed to gain in a week because the number is depressing. (Ok, ok.......I never was good at keeping secrets. I gained 5lbs!!)
But I hit the ground running this morning! As soon as I got off the scale, I got dressed and headed to the park for a 6 mile walk. My body fussed every step of the way but I did it!
I hope I remember how miserable I felt when I woke up this morning, how disappointed I was with myself when I weighed in, and how bad my legs burned after not walking for a week. Maybe then I'll remember that living healthy is a 24 hour a day, 7 day per week thing!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I am loving the low carb lifestyle and I know this way of life is the only way I am going to reach my goal. But I have also learned that if I don't have a "cheat day" I will sometimes feel deprived and give in to random cravings. (my random cravings are the ones induced by friends, commercials, events, etc)
I used to have "cheat days" once per week (don't judge me! lol!) but since doing low carb, I find that I don't need them that often. In fact, it had been over a month since my last cheat meal at Red Lobster! So yesterday I decided that I was due.
Hubby was all excited because he thought we were going to go out and have a killer meal at a favorite restaurant. Imagine the look on his face when I told him I had decided to have an apple, Organic peanut butter and a bowl Steel Cut Oats for dinner.
Yep, not quite what he was anticipating, but to me it was the best cheat meal I have had in ages! And it totally wiped out my carb craving.
Today, I am looking forward to my 30 carbs (my usual daily intake) with no regrets about yesterdays feast! I think I have finally reached a new level of maturity when it comes to making healthy choices.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Yesterday I weighed 234 lbs. I cannot remember weighing less than 235. It had to be at least 18 years ago!
So I am down 20 lbs, actually 62 lbs from my all time high of 296 and this is the point where is gets exciting! Like I said, I don't remember weighing less than 235, so I am excited to see how my body will look, excited to be able to fit in smaller clothes, excited to see how much more active I can be and very excited to see the expression on my old friends faces when I move back to TX next month. (they have not seen me since my 296 days.)
This is exciting! So exciting that I just CAN NOT TURN BACK NOW!!
Note to self: don't screw up now! You can do this!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Low carb has been working very well for me for the last 2 1/2 weeks. Why I felt led to pick up the bottle of carb blocker pills at Wal-Mart yesterday, I don't know. Maybe because I knew we were going out to dinner last night at TGIF? I didn't plan to eat a carb filled meal and I didn't. Just wanted to guard myself against any hidden carbs.
So I popped 2 pills, ordered a bun-less burger and wedge salad, gave the fries to hubby and came out of the restaurant patting myself on the back because I was satisfied without over indulging. (did have ONE small bite of his Salted Caramel cake...and it was delish!) By the time we got to our car, my stomach was pre-warning me of things to come. "Oh, it's just a little gas!" I thought.
Let me tell you, by the time I got home (less than a 10 minute drive) I didn't know whether to go to the bathroom or just lay down and die! It was horrible!!
Lesson learned? Block carbs with my lips, not with pills!
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