Friday, July 08, 2011
Today, July 8th, marks two years that the Mr has lived in the states. We decided to celebrate this occasion by going to a water park for an entire day and just play like kids.
I decided a few days ago that I just couldn't go to a water park in my "going to the pool" bathing suit. I HAD to have board shorts. Okay, not really but we toured Sears and Target to take a look see. At Sears I found the board shorts, as did the Mr, and they were on sale. We had a gift card so they cost us nothing! Then we headed to Target where I found the tankini top that match perfectly. I was a happy woman at the water park in my put together water wear.
I also stopped and bought new sunscreen because I did NOT want another burn, thank you very much. The Mr sprayed me down so well throughout the day that the sun did not stand a chance this time around.
The day begins ...
Armed with new sunblock and the Mr applying it often I was all shinning but never burnt.
Lunch wasn't an issue for my healthy eating lifestyle either. Amongst the junk food options I found a fresh green salad with chicken and as always ate it without the dressing. My biggest concern was caving in and having a soda but I opted for a lemonade and then water for the balance of the day. It was all good!
We giggled as we took turns on this one.
This was right before I went down a slight water fall backwards. *GIGGLES*
The Mr was all smiles on this one too.
I love these photos!
The wave pool ... one of my favorite locations of the day.
We took a short break to relax in the shade and cool off with some water and ice cream. Delicious!
Look Ma, 5.5 hours in the sun at a water park, no burn!
It's fun acting like a kid and having no worries for a few hours. Live Life!
Saturday, July 02, 2011
It seems the universe and my body did not get the memo that I wanted, wished, predicted, and/or demanded that I weigh 229.5 today. Instead, I weigh 232. If you think I'm disappointed in that think again. I did a little wiggle, smiled at myself and walked on. You see, I went shopping last night for nothing special and found, in the dressing room, something priceless! Size 16 jean shorts that fit like a glove. I was in heaven as I strutted my stuff around the store. Ya, my butt looked good! The sun dress in size 14 equally flattered my curves. I didn't walk out of that store, I floated out on cloud number 9.
I may not weigh 229.5 today but I'm found my bliss anyway.
Note to universe and body: 229.5 will be mine next Saturday! Yes, it will happen, without fail.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
My action plan is in place when it comes to the food and drink part of my life and itís off to a blazing start!
The Plan: Iím experimenting with food and keeping it simple. Iím slowing weaning my way off of processed foods, anything other than water and the little granules of sugar that have found their way back in. This time around my body wonít go into shock at the change so Iím having an easier go of it. My body loves protein and veggies so thatís what it will get!
What I am fighting now is mental hunger and I donít like it.
The clock strikes 10:00 a.m. and my mind thinks itís snack time. My body protests and rejects every food thought my mind can come up with. I quickly find something to occupy my brain so it stops obsessing. Then the clock strikes 3:00 p.m. and my mind, again, thinks itís snack time. My body protests and rejects every food thought my mind can come up with yet again. I busy myself to stop the obsessive thoughts of food.
Since my eating plan has changed, Iím not experiencing any Ďrealí craving during my day. Itís a freeing experience. I even have more energy and no foggy brain at any point of the day. Iím on a strict no-soda diet as well.
My body is responding - I only feed it when itís hungry - and I love it. Now I need my mind to catch up and stop clock watching! I guess after years of programing: 7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 10:00 a.m. snack, 12:30 p.m. lunch, 3:00/3:30 p.m. snack time, 7:30 p.m. dinner - my brain is having a difficult time with change. I shall continue with the reprogramming!
As a side note, Iím currently at 233 lbs. and I want to be at 229 or 229.5 on Saturday morning. I have been visualizing this number all week. As I drift off to sleep, I am thinking of 229 and what it will take to get there. I visualize those numbers as I mentally step on the scale. I talk about it out loud and I write it down . . . a lot. I want to make sure the universe hears me and that we are clear. After this goal is accomplished - ON SATURDAY - the universe and I will, again, discuss the next step DOWN the scale.
Monday, June 27, 2011
It will be a few days before I stop feeling like a boiled lobster and more like KT again.
FEEL. THE. BURN.
After much urging from the Mr yesterday I went over to the club where he lifeguards. Not only did I hang out at the pool but I swam laps. I love water and I love to swim - always have. I loved the lap swimming!
I checked at the front desk when leaving to see if there is a limit on how many times I can pay to be a guest of the club. I understand now that the Mr is able to list me as a guest so I can pay $7.50 for a day pass whenever I want. Before I was against spending this little bit of money due to the fact that I already belong to a gym in another part of town. However, I have now convinced myself that spending a mere $7.50 on myself once a week is worth it! Also, the day pass allows me to use the entire club for the day and take a class if there is one in session while Iím there. So my great plan for when I do go is to get my monies worth and use their gym equipment first, then the hot tub and then lap swimming.
It went well to be pool side while the Mr was working and we even got to chat while he was on break. I even struck up a few conversations with members. The atmosphere was completely relaxed.
Now, to recover from my burn so I can go back next Sunday. Although, next time Iíll be in shaded area, put my coverup on and only be in the sun while swimming. And, yes, I burn even with the strongest SPF. It usually turns to a tan but this one will peel when itís all said and done. I try not to think of the damage I just did on this one outing. My legs got the worst of it - OUCH!
As a side note, the pool was closed shortly after I finished my lap swimming. Itís all fun and games until someone pooís in the pool. HA! Eeeeeeewwww
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