Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Yep, Im going out of town again. This time, camping, but I am in charge of the food situation this time.
97% fat free kosher hot dogs, bbq chicken, tri tip, turkey burgers and asada taco's. My sparky sister is bringing the sides and I am doing the main dishes so I know we will be eating well and staying on track. I sent my daughter to get the snacks they would like and I got some baked chips and salsa, and some fresh fruit. There is a killer vegetable stand on the way to the lake and I will stop and get fresh corn on the cob.
I will swim, walk my dog and enjoy the time with friends and family. Food will not be an excuse or my focus, it will be an enhancement to the good time I am planning on having. I am bringing my laptop and will log my food and excercise.
So have a great week and weekend and I will check in when I get back. LOVES!!!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Ok I just heard about a desert at Claim Jumper called the "I declare". It's a custard eclair with a hot fudge sundae on top of it.. uh. yeah. Take a minute. The problem? 2700 calories!!!
But I have to say that I will be eating that one day (or at least a shared portion of it) but who the heck thinks of that stuff??? Like, what, you are eating, an eclair and suddenly you think, hmm if this was a sundae as well, that would be great?
Anyway, feel free to add your wild temptations to this blog.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Just got back from 4 days at a race with friends, food and alcohol. It was in Yreka, California which is about 50 miles north of Hell. It was over 100 degrees every day and we were outside, all day, every day. In the shade, it wasnt too bad and when the sun went down, it was really nice and cool and in fact (since we were up till past 1 am every day), I needed a sweatshirt.
Anyway, in my "summer it trying to derail me" blog, I listed some things I was going to do to stay on track so here is how I did.
I stayed hydrated with water (except for a diet pepsi and vitamin water every day), EVEN THOUGH, I wanted milkshakes, more diet pepsi, and smoothies. I stuck to the deal.
Due to all the drinking of water, I had to use the bathroom alot. So EVEN THOUGH there was a porta potty fairly close, I walked to the nice built in bathrooms instead (1/8 of a mile each way) several times a day.
EVEN THOUGH I didnt have my dog, I walked with my friend and her dog around the fairgrounds (a bit over a mile).
Once I even walked around it by myself, EVEN THOUGH it was 100 degrees and my friends kept trying to give me a ride in their golf carts, etc. I said, No thanks, EVEN THOUGH it would have been nice to ride back to the pits instead of walk in the heat. It also gave me an opportunity to say that I was doing the walk for my health and to tell a few people about SparkPeople.
EVEN THOUGH I have a lot of weight left to lose and most people haven't noticed I have lost 35 pounds, I NOTICED and felt great about the things I was doing to keep on track.
EVEN THOUGH dinner was being served, I got my buddies together and had a great healthy lunch of bbq chicken and fat free hot dogs instead without making it a big deal and everyone was really happy about it.
EVEN THOUGH there was a lot of drinking, I had 2 Captain Morgan and diet pepsi's all weekend, and was the much needed designated driver.
We ate at a Black Bear Diner every morning and EVEN THOUGH they had biscuits and gravy and lots of things I would have ordered before, I ordered the "little breakfast" and added a side of fresh fruit and was really happy with it.
There was a spa and a pool at our hotel and EVEN THOUGH the spa looked great, I chose to swim instead and did some laps.
EVEN THOUGH,I have a long way to go but I am happy I have started, happy about the progress I have made and am excited to be having this journey and will be happier still to hit my goal!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I am up 2 pounds. Normally, that would send me into some type of upset but I understand why. I have been on a very strong hormone for 2 weeks (go back to dr. on monday) and after reading about it last night, I understand whats going on. Not that I wanted to put that number at my weigh in today, but I know I am on track with nutrition and excercise so I am just going to stick to the plan and trust my body to level out. I thought about not changing the number but that is cheating and I told myself I would track on Thursdays (the day I began) no matter what the number, although I also get to put a lower number in the tracker if I hit it before Thursday!
I am going away for 4 days to a race and I have set a plan for myself with food, excercise and hydration. I set a goal to be down 1 pound when I get back but it may be a challenge because of this medication, but am still going for it.
I will not lose sight of my goals no matter what obstacles get in my way. I am on my way to my next goal of 40 pounds lost. I have a visualization. I see myself looking down a road. There are mile markers and there is the destination. The mile markers are in 5 pound increments and the destination is my goal weight. Sometimes, I turn around and look behind me and I have come so far, I cant even see where I started anymore, so I turn back around and keep moving towards that next mile marker. I am walking towards it, even tho I would rather be in a Dodge Challenger speeding my way to where I am going (or maybe a Harley, depending on the day!) but I am still on the road.
I can picture when I am halfway there and when I get there and as I walk this road, I am getting smaller and healthier and smarter and stronger. So today's lesson, kids, is stay on the road and keep going!
(Im dropping fat behind me like a trail of bread crumbs! Kinda gross but I think it pretty much evaporates when it hits the road so I am not messsing up the environment or leaving anything for those following behind me to step in).
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Ok so when I started this little adventure back in March, the "girls" were uncomfortably entrenched in a 48C, wth the 1" extender. You probably dont know this about me but I have a hate-hate relationship with Bra's. When I was 18, I took my bra off, flung it at my husband in a drunken stripper type dance to Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way" song and I didnt put one on again until I was 24 and pregnant.
They never fit right, are always digging in or slipping off the shoulder and are basically my main reason for the end of the day so I can get OUT of wearing the bra. Everyone who knows me understands if you come to my house after 6 or 7 pm, I will be in pajamas and you are gonna probably gonna get an eyeful. I used to take it off at 5 but now that my hubby and I walk in the evenings, I have pushed it back till later in the night and it is often my motivation to walk becuase I cant take it off until I get back from walk.
Ok there is my history with bra's. Yesterday, I put the torturous device on and realized that my underwire was broken. I couldn't find my "spare" so I dug through my drawers and my extras were just not good options so I found a decent, not reveling long tube top shirt and wore it until I could get to Lane Bryant and buy a new one which was 4 in the afternoon. I knew my old bra was getting big but just put it on the smallest hook and was happy that it was not digging into my skin. So I have said all of that to get to this:
42c BABY! Thats right, quite a drop! So that has lead to a new goal for me which is to get into a Victoria Secret bra which goes up to 38c. Not that I think it will be any more comfortable but hey, it will at least look good! (and who knows, Joe Walsh and I may have a repeat performance!)
I promise to post pictures from that little shopping excursion! Progress, not perfection!
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