Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Yesterday after lunch, we took the dog and the boat and went to the Lake.Sorry I forgot my camera). It has been soo hot here and my A/C unit is struggling to keep up. It was 85 in my house! GAH! (A/C guy coming today)
So when we got there, I immediatly walked into the Lake. The water was perfect, not too cold and very refreshing.
While Frank and Stitchy went for a boat ride, I swam. Did a few laps and I was trying to figure out why it seemed so hard and then I realized.
I have to actually SWIM now. I used to be very floaty! In fact, I used to joke about it and make everyone laugh because I could just stand in the water (not touching the bottom)and I would float with my head and shoulders above water. If I took a deep breathe, I would bob up about 6". Great fat girl party trick.
I have to tread water now. I mean, feet and arms moving so I dont sink! I was trying to remember how long it has been since I swam and it had to be like last summer so at least 30 pounds ago and I dont know how much fat percentage but alot apparantly! Enough so that I had to swim not to sink.
That was so weird to me because it was so unexpected. I never thought about it.
It was obviously easier to swim before I lost 70 pounds. It is a strange thing that when you lose weight some things are harder, isnt it? But that is a good thing. I will swim, I will not sink. I will keep going and it will get harder to swim but it will be more proof that I am closer to a healthier body and a smaller size. I'll take it.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
It all started with my new granddog, Cortez, coming home. He is an 8 week old bulldog but he will not be living here. He lives with his dad (my daughters boyfriend) but he came for lots of visits this weekend. He is paralyzing because when he comes in, all we can do is stop and watch him and freak out whenever he does something! IE: OMG! he just sneezed! He is the most adorable thing!! SQUEEEEEE!~ or look at him with that chew toy! He is adorable! SQUEEEE!
Then at midnight, my sister came from Los Angeles with my 20 year old neice and her boyfriend so I was up till 1 or so talking. We had a BBQ planned on saturday at my house so family came and we just visited and hung out and played some board games. Then we had an amazing dinner of Tritip, pasta salad, garlic bread and fresh corn. I gotta tell you, I am a great cook! lol. We watched the MMA fight and were in bed by 11. Not too bad. The only thing is, it has been over 100 for the last 4 days so it makes it hard to sleep when it is so muggy and doesnt cool off well at night.
We got up in the morning and Frank said we should take Stich for a walk cause it will be hot later and we will be busy. I didnt want to go but I did and sweat was pouring off me! But I was glad I did it. Then I drove my 16 year old nephew an hour away to go home. He had gone with Kady to work at a big a concert in San Jose. He was tired in a way only 16 year old boys can be! When I got back, we loaded up to go to our freinds BBQ.... .
I made sweet and sour meatballs to take cause they are kind of my specialty and always requested. There was a lot of fruit so I did great and my friends made turkey burgers (in my honor) and it surprised me how many people wanted those instead of the regular beef ones. Where did I get in trouble? A little drink called "skip and go nakeds" which I havent had in years. It is beer, vodka and lemonade and sounds terrible but it is delicious and sooo refreshing when it is hot. Yea. I had 3 in an hour and Frank looked at me and just started laughing. He goes, "Oh yea. You are lit up! " So we had lots of fun, tossing people in the pool, catching up with old freinds, meeting new people etc. I did great foodwise but alchol wise? eh. I didnt even track it cause I was thinking " lost cause" lol.Here is a picture of my neices, JC, (daughter Kelly), Jamie and Sarah. Arent they gorgeous! Poor Kady had to work so she missed it.
My sister drove us home and everyone in the car wanted in and out burgers!! OH NO!! I was proud of myself and only had 5 french fries but they are the best smelling burgers in the universe so it took iron will!
So on Monday morning, I was pretty done with parties and people and family. and Frank said we should take stitchy again. I said, I can't I have to go to the store. He goes, "get dressed. I will take you to the store after". What a slave driver!!! Again, pouring sweat. So when we got back, I just really wanted to jump in the shower but my sister was leaving that day and she was dawdling about but finally, they left and I got a shower and the house was suddenly quiet and still. Frank and I both fell asleep in our chairs for half an hour and it was soo nice and refreshing. I had another BBQ planned becuase a few family members couldnt be there for any other events and Kady was excited to have a thing so we did.
So my niece from other side of the family came with her little girl who is 5 and her boyfriend.Doesnt this just say it all?
WE had so much fun. We played Dance Battle on xbox kinect for like 4 hours. It was hilarious. My nephew and his wife came and some of the kids freinds.WE had a great dinner of slow cooked ribs, pasta salad, macaroni salad (with fat free mayo), corn, beans, garlic bread. We just played and stuff until fireworks time.
I was soo glad to go to bed and get back to a normal existance. No alcohol, no extra snacking, decent meals. I am tired! lol.. I am also glad my hubby kept me moving even when I didnt want to and I ate pretty well. But the drinking? Uh, no.
Frank is getting off work early today and I think we are going to a local lake with the kids this afternoon (still over 100 degrees today) and take Stitchy for some boat rides. Her favorite!! I will take pictures.
Sunday, July 03, 2011
He lives with his daddy, Art, but he comes to visit his Mommy(Kelly) and the rest of the family, too. He is very calm, sweet and sooo funny. I mean, there isnt much more adorable, I dont think.
Here is a link for a lot more pix of the baby, Cortez. He is soooo stinking cute I could just die! www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.20
Friday, July 01, 2011
Frank and I finished up a job in Santa Cruz yesterday and got to spend the day over there. It was nice to get away, just the two of us.
The morning started out at Mcdonalds (Egg mcmuffin, no meat) and it was really yummy. Hashbrowns went flying out the window (score 1 for Jan). Then we went down to Capitola
And saw some Pelican's
and some California grown weirdo's
Then we went down the road to Santa Cruz and had lunch on the wharf and it was sooo delicious!
And had a gorgeous view and fantastic service
Then we walked along the wharf
And we saw these sea lions. The big old boy was working hard to get the ladies attention!
And we saw a couple of otters
And this was dinner!
Even with what I ate yesterday, I still stayed within range, drank all my water and walked around a lot! No harm done.
Great way to wind down from the last few weeks and get ready for a busy weekend of friends, family and BBQ. I will have a house full with 16 year old nephew spending weekend, My sister from L. A. coming today with her 20 year old daughter and her boyfriend, various drop ins, Rose stealing adventure tomorrow, BBQ at a friends house on sunday and BBQ at my house on Monday with fireworks etc... I will take pix and I hope you guys have a fabulous long weekend. Remember, this is not an excuse to eat, it is a reason to celebrate! That is different!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I went to my dr. today for a check up. He wants blood work done etc. and MAYBE I will be getting off metformin for being diabetic! WOOHOOOOO! Will let you know on that one. Anyway, he was telling me good job, I had lost 14 pounds since last time (dec. 2010) and I told him I have lost 70 pounds. He was impressed and went back through my chart when I told him I started at 291. He said, " You are wrong. Your weight was not 291". I said "Um, yes it was. I weighed when I started in March of 2010 and my NEW scale (the one I still use and trust) said 291." He goes, " Um, you actually weighed 304 at one point".
I couldnt beleive it. I dont know if I blocked it out or what. I have gained and lost 20-30 pounds so many times. I guess I had already lost 13 when I began spark! So that would mean I have lost 83 pounds!
Now, this is where I am in a quandry.
I still feel like I need to count the same pounds as I always have. That when I get to 75 or 80 or (hallelujah!) 100, I want it to be legit. Or do I preface it by saying, IN total I have lost 83 but on spark I have lost 70? It confuses and annoys me beause I do not remember going over the 300 mark but there it was in black and white.
I am leaning towards just continuing on with my spark weight as the yardstick and in the back of my head, I can add 13 pounds to it, if I want.
What would you do?
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