Sunday, September 04, 2011
Seriously, last week messed me up! I don't know whether it was being at the races (bored, too many hours, snacking, late eating, drinking) or the entire drive from hell to Vegas (inactivity, drinking, late night cheeseburger) but I am really having a hard time getting back on track!
I'm tired, have only walked once this week and it was a third of what I normally do, have done no stregth training, am struggling to get the water in, fruits and veggies are minimal, I am craving sugar really bad and I am hungry all the time, even after I just ate an adequate meal.
I actually said in my head last night "F*** it, I don't care." And then I ate a peice of cake.
Uh, yea. This scares me. I cannot afford to start down that slope! I have come too far and I have a long way to go.
So I am open to some drive by cheerleading, advice, butt kicking or other words of wisdom.
Obstacles for this month:
12-16 -Mexico cruise: food and drinking!
Solutions: dancing, the gym, having lots of salad and fruits FIRST before a meal and water during the day!
28: my 50th birthday
Solutions: Plan for the dinner by eating accordingly during the day and enjoy it without guilt cause I am gonna be 50, people!!
29-October 2 16th annual racing event which I run and feed 300 people for 3 days as well as sell T shirts, raffle etc. It is 9 am to 2 am (or later) for 3 long days. It is exhausting but fun. Drinking is involved and encouraged. lol. Late night eating since we serve dinner about 10-11 pm.
Solution: eat a good protein packed breakfast, bring snacks that are healthy (fruit, yogurt, almonds, cheese sticks and healthy crackers) for the endless hours, go for walks to de-stress and that way I can visit everyone anyway. It is a physically demanding weekend so at least I will be active.
Here is a picture from last year's event...
Ok guys, give it to me... Help me out!!
Thursday, September 01, 2011
What a whirlwind!!!!! Last Friday, Frank and I went to a race for 2 days (stayed in a teeny little country motel) then went with our Utah friends and our local friends camping and riding our Razors in the mountains below Reno and stayed in our buddy's RV. We did some fishing and riding...
Prosser Lake in the morning.. that little spot in the sky on the left? A hot air balloon. How fun would that be??
Frank and I....
Then we saw the creepiest thing! This little water snake was eating a fish from the tail first! He actually caught it and drug it into the rocks.. Pretty wild to see that in the wild!
Then Weds. am, the girls drove up and met me and we headed to Vegas.
We went on a road I had never been on. In the desert. In the dark. SCARY!!! We got to Vegas a little after 2 am, got a free upgrade to a beautiful mini suite at the Flamino and the girls wanted to go out cause, come on, we are in VEGAS! So at 3, off we went downstairs and had a drink. I guess I should say a shot. And we were off. They both got sooo much attention, it was embarrasing and ridiculous.
This old guy LOVED Kady... I mean, I was gonna have to get tough with him at one point but we escaped...
One guy stopped on the street, openly staring and gawking and I told him off... The girls were laughing at me but then told me I should be careful cause it was 5 am in Las Vegas and the guy was a big as a tree. WE stopped and got a big fat Johnny Rocket's cheeseburger and crashed! Here is our room...
and the view...
The girls being silly... lol.
ANd this was us at the end of the night...
Got up at 9 am and went to breakfast, gambled a bit and had to meet the guy I was buying the trailer from. We got a toyhauler (which is a camp trailer but the back opens so we can take our toys with us!), had to get new tires etc. So by the time we left Vegas for our 9 hour drive home, it was 110 degrees and 4:30 in the afternoon. Another 2 am arrival was in my future. We stopped in Baker (home of the world's tallest thermometer) and went into the Alien Jerky store... It was a riot. And yea, we bought some Jerky...
Thank God for music and 5 hour energy drinks! It really saved my ass.
On the nutrional side, it was just shy of a disaster. I didnt track (except in my head which was a good test because I think I did very well estimating what I was at). My problem was I think that I kinda felt unaccountable and did go over every single day. I drank every day (not a lot every day but still). I did go for walks but I am up 5 pounds today and is what I expected. I know it will come off but it has been quite a challenge this summer.
I feel like I have learned a lot, that I will be able to maintain my weight loss once I am done but I am not done yet and I need to continue to lose the remaining weight so it feels good to be home and back eating the way I normally do and walking my dog and doing my ST in the morning.
I will catch up with blogs later and see what is up with all of you. I hope you are all well and I didnt miss too much!! Hugs, Jan
Friday, August 26, 2011
SO Kady's birthday was last night. My baby is 21!!! WE had a fabulous time and she looked adorable! we sang, dranked and danced and had so much fun... (Natural woman by Aretha. Oh yea, Karaoke happened!)
This pretty much tells the story of the night.. lol.
This morning we are leaving to go to some races about 3 hours away in the mountains and then we are going riding on Sunday through Tuesday and the best part....
Kelly and Kady are going to meet me below RENO then we are driving to Las Vegas to pick up a trailer Weds. am.Frank has to come home to work...... SO that means. my girls and I. In Las Vegas. For one night.... SQUUUUEEEEEEEEEE! SO excited. It will be so much fun!!!
Then we come home late weds so this will be a whirlwind of activities.
What is your plan, Jan? You must be asking yourselves becuase that sounds like an alcohol, bad eating, no excercise next 5 or 6 days!
Limit the booze to one or two days (Captain Morgan and diet pepsi)
Dance when the option comes up and walk the rest of the time. I can ALWAYS go for a walk!
Make the best choices I can for food and keep the sodium down!
Just because I am going to be away from home does not mean I can go crazy!
I am also thinking of my East Coast friends and praying for your safety for yourselves, family, pets,friends and home...
Be safe and be good and I will spark when I can. Otherwise, see ya Thursday with all my news! Love ya!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I am very proud of us.
We are here to change our bodies and our lives.
We are not quitters and we are not giving up.
We may struggle but we persevere
We may get knocked down but we get back up
We may fall victim to temptations but we keep going
We are willing to face the truth, even if it's scary.
We may go up but we don't stop trying to get back down
We try new things, we go with what works, we support each other.
We are all success stories RIGHT NOW because no matter how far you have to go, how much you want to lose, how fast or far you want to run, you have ALREADY accomplished something!
Even if this is your first day and this is the first blog you have ever read, you have made a decision and that will propel you forward to get what you want.
We all started this way. Every one of us clicked and filled out the profile and were scared and doubtful. We all began and that was everything we needed.
We have learned and will learn, ways to be good to ourselves, accept that we are worth this and battle some demons. It will be hard sometimes but it will always be worth it.
And the whole time, I will be cheering for you. I will be listening to you. I will be laughing and crying with you. I will be stunned, overcome, hopeful, amazed, hysterical, jealous and proud. Every day. By every one of you.
We are all going to the same place. Our happy, healthy place. And we will know it when we get there.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I would like to suggest a new item for the Nutritional Tracker.
Let's just call it .....
We could have an additional button such as
"Began with a salad"
" Skipped the desert's"
"Has learned a lot and didn't go crazy"
"Just get a trough"
"Went completly insane"
"Good intentions went out the window at the *asian section or *italian section or *desert section or the *fried whatever section"
"Need a wheelchair to leave the place"
"Stayed in control but still had a few bites of everything that I wanted but could not possibly track every 2 or 3 bites I had of all the different things"
So what inspired this blog, you may ask?
Yesterday, we went to a RV show and headed to the races to watch our buddy's race. You know, how we roll. Anyway, we were early and didnt want to get there too soon so we stopped at this new casino because we have never been there. It was beautiful. Wide open, fun games, a few bars, live music. And a buffet. (Keeping in mind that I had made a fabulous healthy, turkey sandwich to eat later at the races so we didnt have to eat track food. A large Dutch Crunch loaf of bread, fresh sliced turkey, thin slices of Muenster cheese, fresh pickles and Romaine Lettuce leaves with a light spread of Light Mayo). I figured we would have a slice and then share what was left.
So we went to the Buffet. It was gorgeous. The food was beautiful and FRESH. I started with a healthy salad so I wouldn't freak out, had a reasonable amount of food, with 2-4 bites of the stuff I wanted such as tempura chicken, bbq pork, a small slice of pineapple and ham pizza, a taquito.
And then headed to the desert carousel.
OMG... my choices were carrot cake (had 3 bites of the end that has the walnuts on it, had a 2 bite lemon tart (fabulous!) some sort of sugar cookie with rasberry stuff in the middle (gonna attempt to make them for my christmas cookie extravaganza I do every year), a sugar free brownie which was about 2 bites and one of those chocolate chip-coconut-graham cracker-walnut cookie bars).
ALL in all, it was not a complete disaster but really, how would you possibly track all that? If Spark had the above mentioned button, I could select the bottom line and be content. Instead, I am not putting anything for dinner and just made a note that I ate at a buffet. Realistically, I probably had a 1000 calorie meal with a whole bunch of fat.
So, Jan, what happened to that fantastic sounding sandwich? I cut it up and walked around and gave it to the drivers after the races. They were so happy cause 1. They are guys 2. They are always hungry 3. They were happy that I was so thoughtful to them (teehee, I let 'em think it!)
And just out of randomness and because I know you want to see it, here is a recent picture of my granddog, Cortez....
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