Friday, July 22, 2011
Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt 1,260
The Cheesecake Factory Farmhouse Cheeseburger 1,530 (1,900 with fries)
IHOP Bacon ’N Beef Cheeseburger 1,250 (plus 620 for onion rings)
Cold Stone Creamery PB&C Shake 2,010
Applebee’s Provolone-Stuffed Meatballs With Fettuccine 1,520
The Cheesecake Factory Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake 1,540
The Steakhouse (Morton’s) Porterhouse Steak and mash 1,390 for the steak; 850 for the mash
Great Steak extra large King Fries 1,500
I have to say.... none of these were on my list of things to eat; my weakness was mostly homemade goodies. When I found out my (favorite with the family) apple dumplings were 1640 calories each, I quit making them. WOW!!!! No wonder we felt stuffed after eating them.
I'm highly resistant to watching everything that goes into my mouth. I really do think it's better to not constantly be worried about what we eat. My goal for myself is to get the focus off of food and onto enjoyable activities and building constant growth (except in size! Ha!) into my life. However, because my husband and myself grew up in families where the focus was on food, we have many learned habits for which to provide healthier substitutes. Both our families were farmers, and relatively poor, so their focus on food was for entirely different reasons, and had different consequences, than are ours. They ate "three squares" a day, and didn't worry about occasional sweets, which were (at least in my family) always homemade.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
That's a line in a church hymn, and it just popped into my head when I thought about my new high calorie burn in Curves workout today. I think the gain came from Spark People's 28-day Boot camp Challenge I just participated in. My body is stronger. Sure feels good.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
and it helps me lose weight. The main factor is staying on my feet more instead of sitting here at the computer, though when my husband and I are working, that's necessary. Our latest job was officially ended Sunday, when we e-mailed the invoice in. Whew! Yesterday was spent getting ready for a board meeting here. Our club has to either increase dues 70% or find a new place to meet. Tough decisions ahead of us.
Today, after finding a recipe in our city's "town magazine," I'm getting the ingredients and making an Asian cole slaw with ginger dressing. Doesn't that sound good?
Below see some fennel we grow just for the butterflies to lay their eggs. We've had as many as 22 caterpillars devouring these plants.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
after being gone about 12 days. I came home with a cold and feeling tired, but am anxious to get back on the exercise track. Walked when I could, took the stairs up and down six hotel flights, ate what I wanted. No weight gain, which is great!
It's so nice to be in my own bed again and back to normal routine.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
To write a blog. I have a new meeting place to find for my herb club, we're leaving in two days to visit my daughter, and my husband is outside carefully scraping off all the mulch I've been adding to the patio beds in back. He does have a good reason.... drainage away from our house, but it's killing me to see that carefully prepared soil being loaded into a wheel barrow. I really am, at heart, a farmer.... and soil is everything.
I've been exercising more since the SP bootcamp in May, but still not strength training every day. The gardening I've been doing lately has my body more sore, but I'm discovering my normal 15 minutes of yoga in the morning really helps it. Today my weight shot up 1.8 lbs., and I'm trying to not let it bother me, knowing I had more carbs than normal yesterday, even though I didn't go over the calorie limit. That's the down side of weighing every day, but the good thing about that is that I'll watch more carefully the types of food I eat today. I am what my dad, a true farmer, called an "easy keeper." In other words, not much food is required to make me gain weight, despite the increase in exercise.
Weekly weighins just make me crazy; I have too strong a tendency to drastically alter my eating the day before. The general tendency of my weight is downward; I have to be content with that, slow though it may be.
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