Tuesday, December 26, 2006
I've crept back up, what with wonderful holiday jollity, enjoying great food and family. But I know I can get below 200, and I shall return! I made my appointment with the doc today, returning to her in April - a year after she told me I'd better lose a pound a week! So, I think she'll be pleased!
Friday, December 22, 2006
I have been maintaining, which is good, considering the temptations at this time of year. Oh, I did indulge in some goodies, but I'm still 198! Yay! And even though I got to bed late last night and anticipated not being up to doing strength today, I got up BEFORE the alarm, and did the workout! Yay! I've burned above my goal calories already - Yay! Maybe next week I can get to 195 or below!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
I have finally broken the 200 barrier, with REALLY concentrating on keeping in my range and adding extra exercise in the form of more weight for strength and more walking for cardio. I had driven around the block to measure the distance on the odometer, and it's about a half mile. So every time around the block is that many more calories burned! Yesterday I took our old mini-poodle Teddy, who walks at a good clip to keep my pace brisk. Maybe today I'll take his son Franky! I'm SO thrilled to have broken through! To think, I once thought I could NEVER do it, but here I am! If I can, YOU can!
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Some foods just smell sooooo good, like microwave popcorn. When DH zapped some last night, i HAD to have some too. And more. Well, I gotta keep these cravings under control! Some habits are just hard to break.
On the positive side, even though the air was permeated with the delicious aroma of bacon cooking at the public market this morning, I did NOT indulge. Some things deliver more on aroma than flavor! (Ha! I think of the movie "ELF" when he sprays the fruit SCENT in his mouth!)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Well, they say to bust plateaus it's good to change something in the exercise. I'm now using a 15-pound weight for my dumbell rows and tricep extensions; I'm strapping all THREE weights to my legs when I do the standing abductions and the seated leg raises. In fact, just this morning Abi commented to me that I have muscle definition in my thighs! "Really???" (wibble wibble) AND to top it off I'm going to TRY to put in an extra half-mile of walking, when I get out of school - going past my house and once more around the block. Of course, the frequency may depend on weather conditions. But I GOTTA get off this plateau - should be easier now that I've FINISHED the Swill Colony Sweets! (oh, but there are still the Spreadables....)
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