Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Chinese stir fry. Thanks for all the ideas. I am gonna make a bunch of chicken next week and use all your ideas for the whole week!
I had leftover rice so I chopped up carrots, broccoli, onion, mushrooms, celery and added the chicken with a little bit of slivered almonds and soy sauce. It was fabulous. I bought some spring rolls at the grocery store for frank and I ended up eating one too but it wasnt even that bad calorie wise.
Frank has lunch for work tomorrow, the girls had dinner and even Stitchy had a little bit.
Thanks again for all the ideas! Fajitas are definatly on my list and I decided to do a taco calzone that I used to make all the time with the premade pizza dough, chicken, black beans, corn and salsa and a little bit of cheese. Also the chicken and pesto with some veggies will make an appearance. Thanks everyone!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I have quite a bit of leftover chicken from last night. What should I make with it? (I had breaded it with flour and about a half cup of those crispy onion thingy's all ground up and cooked in a pan with a bit of olive oil).
Lay it on me (cant be red sauce- hubby's acid reflux says NO).
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
When I was 291 (or 304 depending on which scale was used), I always said I was happy with myself. I Lied. I was simply in denial. Proof of that is the devastation I would feel when I saw a picture of myself. The mirror was no help because I only saw what I wanted to see. Or I saw how my clothes hid my body not how I actually looked.
I didn't hide in shame or anything because I always felt good about myself (I have a healthy ego) but I just didn't really "see" myself for what I actually looked like. When something happened to throw my obesity in my face, it always shocked me. Like at my dr. appts or being kicked off a roller coaster in front of thousands of people because the ride bar wouldn't close or being told I was fat by a kid (that happened after I had LOST 50 pounds!!!)
When I said I was the "healthiest fat person I know", I Lied. I wasn't healthy. My cholesterol was heading skyward along with my triglicerides and my blood sugar. I could barely walk, took handfuls of prescription meds just to get through the day. Now, most of my medications is vitamins and suppliments. While I still have pain and do take pain medication, I have been tapering down my meds left and right and am taking the minimum to get by, not taking them just so I could function. When I broke into a sweat walking to the car or couldn't get a breath after the smallest amount of walking, I Lied and told myself it was hot or that everybody was like that.
I am no longer diabetic. So when I told people, including other health care providers, that I was "pre-diabetic", I Lied. I was diabetic. Period.
When I said to myself that I couldn't walk, couldn't excercise, couldn't do anything about my body, I Lied. To myself and to everyone else. Because when I tried, when I decided, I found out I really could do it. And I have.
When I tell people I am so much happier now, I feel fantastic, I am still going to lose 40 (or more) pounds, that you don't have to suffer to lose weight, I have never been more true.
The truth really will set you free. Free to live your best life, be the best you, find out things about yourself you never knew or would have imagined. There is so much freedom now.
The Lies held me back and kept me fat. That is over now and the truth is I have never been happier. Or healthier.What is your truth? What did you lie about?
Monday, July 25, 2011
Hey Peeps! I missed you! Trying to catch up with everyone but will take a few days. I have pictures posted of the weekend on my facebook. Here is a link.
Had a fabulous weekend. Drove to Medford, Oregon early thursday am (6 hours away) and met up with our friends who flew in from Utah and headed to the race track. The weather was gorgeous (about 87 degreees). Saw lots of friends and had a few drinks and a fairly early night.
The next morning we went on a Jet Boat ride through Hellgate canyon on the Rogue River which was awesome!! We were served a great lunch in a beautiful place then went back to the track for a night of racing and more drinking. Still made it into bed by 1 am.
The next day was HOT. Almost 100 and this was the final night of racing. One of the guys who has raced in our group died a few weeks ago (suicide) and his brother was there with the race car. They did a memorial lap which was very touching and emotional and on to the racing which was fun and very exciting.
MORE drinks (and yes, I was the VIP of silliness that night. I know. You are shocked!) Hit the bed about 2:30 and got up sunday, had breakfast and headed home.
Things that went right:
I walked a fair amount
I sweated a lot
I got lots of compliments, bordering on embarrasing
I drank alot of water
Things that went wrong:
I ate like crap
Too much sodium (chips, nuts,hot dogs,bacon)
Late night eating
Cookies and cake daily
I am up 8 pounds ( I know it will come off fast but still, kinda shocking)
My back hurts
I'm starving this morning
SO I guess when I look at it, was it worth it? Yes cause I was living my life BUT I could have done a LOT better (and I usually do but not this time).
It made me realize how much better I like how I live NOW (cause that was the way I used to live and I cant do it anymore).
I am happy to be home, cooking my own food, walking with my dog, having a routine and being more in control of my self and my environment.
Back to reality. But I am happy to be here.
Hope you all had a good weekend.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sometimes this is just a frustrating deal. You dont make the progress you want, you are stuck in the same range for a really long time, you dont feel like you are getting anywhere! So what do you do?
You go to your reports and you see how far you have come since January 1.
You take your measurements and you compare where you were a month, a quarter, a year ago.
You look back and remember when you couldn't even walk a mile or run for 5 minutes or do 1 push up or sit up and you think about where you are now.
You read some blogs and you see how other people are dealing with it and then you try something new.
You take a day off and eat what you want and don't excercise and go back to the way you used to be. And that feels terrible because you aren't the same person anymore so the next day, you get up and keep trying.
You try a new recipe from Sparkrecipes or from one of your friends.
You try a new fitness video and you spend 5 minutes getting into your body and out of your head.
You write a blog or post on the message board and ask for help, ideas, support. And you get it.
When you are down, you do the following excercises:
Lift yourself up
Knock the chip off your shoulder
Run through your options
Kick your own butt
Pull yourself up
Jump into something new
Take a Leap of faith
Reach for help
Stretch your boundaries
And then you go. And keep going.
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