Seriously...I thought I'd lost that darned thing in a fat roll twice!!! Thank God mine came with an extra little clippy thing and strap...so I'm strappin!!! I'm double clipped and takin' names!
So I strapped the thing on at about 11 am and now it's almost 9 pm...Let's see what this baby says.. 3673...that's all??? What?..Oh my goodness. Talk about sedentary lifestyle..I'm living the life of a SNAIL! ..And 10,000 steps is the goal? Oh myyyy!!!
Okay...when in doubt..go to plan B...Plan B...what IS my plan B??? Well, I won't think about that now...I'll think about it tomorrow....After all, ...tomorrow IS another day! (as Scarlett would say!) Frankly my dear.... I'm saying good night!
Yesterday I did sooo great! It's a good start but I know I have to find BALANCE! I usually go great gangbusters and then burn myself out. I know I'm high maintenance so I have to balance Me!!! Today I'm going to use my new pedometer to get an idea of how many steps I take in a normal day's activitiy. Then, I can set a realistic goal for increasing my steps! In the past, I've pushed myself wayyy over the limit wayyy to fast and paid with pain for it later.
..Trying to lose some weight here, not be in traction for 3 days because of my "Go Get Em" attitude. LOL This time I'm going to work smarter! I'm going to be thankful for my "little victories" that I know will eventually add up to BIG VICTORIES!
Balance... that's going to be my focus for today! And I'm also going to remember that on this journey, I'm not walking a tightrope...but rather a nice path in the woods...enjoying the scenery with room enough to walk and time enough to get there.
Balance.... today is all about thinking about and finding my BALANCE.
"She's eating VEGETABLES????" "What IS going on here?"
"She's consuming FRUITS...FRUITS?...REAL FRUITS????" " You've GOT to be KIDDING me!!!"
"NO..NO..I do NOT BELIEVE IT!!!" "What the HECK does she think SHE'S doing now?????!?"
"OHHH NOOO...She's NOT.. She IS NOT.... Say it ain't soooo...She's NOT ... EXERSIZING????!!!!"
"NOOOOOOOOO....... WE're DOOMED!!!! DOOMED, I SAY!!!!" " I think I'm gonna be SICK!"
"IF she crams ONE MORE gram of PROTEIN down my throat...I'm gonna throw up!!!!"
"Do something will ya?!!!!" "My muscles are twitching from 30 grueling minutes of some silly aerobic WORKOUT!!!" "And there's this stupid smile on her face...I can't STAND it!!!"
"Well, ...If she keeps this up...I don't want ANYTHING to do with her..and I MEAN it!!!!" "I'm serious... I'm OUTA' HERE!!!!"
"What?...Who's that? The mailman...He brought her what, today?...A WHAT? A PEDOMETER???? "I can't take much more of this!!!"
"Who does SHE think she is!!!" "Ohhhh...look...she's smiling again...ughhh."
"I give up for today...Okay...okay..she wins...but there's always tomorrow...I'll be back!"
My response to that is.... "Get used to it dahhhhling...get used to it!" "And...if you don't my rules.. just leave!" LOL
Okay...so I'm trying to measure myself..and I'm swinging this tape measure ...under my leg and trying to catch it with my other hand... I'm visualizing an elephant's trunk swinging back and forth...back and forth...and then I get this mind picture of those old western movies where the guy is locked up in jail and he gets a hold of the jail guard's belt and he starts swinging it at the wall, where the ring of keys is hanging...haha..trying to get out of jail...
JAIL BREAK!!!!....and then the next thought is...Hey..won't it cool to remember this when I'm thin? I HAVE to remember this moment..haaaaa...grunting and puffing and turning 3 shades of purple...swinging this cloth tape measure..not once,...not twice..but ohhhh too many times...UGHHHHH!!! But hey...I did it!!! I DID IT !!!!!
What is it about the word: FAT ??? It's hard to say..so we try to masquerade it and cover it and call it things like; heavy and big, etc. Why can't we just say it?!
I'm going to stare my FAT Goliath in the face and take him down! You're goin' down,
Mr. FAT!!! Don't mess me... I... I... I have a tape measure...and I Know How To Use It!!!!!
Onward to my healthy dinner....and, um..Mr. Fat...YOU..ARE NOT invited! There! Told, him, didn't I! Hpwooowhhh..(that's me...blowing off my smokin' measuring tape) LOL
Okay...so I'm logging my nutrition..and let me tell ya'... I'm not getting much nutrition. I am one big carbohydrate!!! Have to get this monkey off my back!!! Who said chocolate chip cookies and sour cream and onion chips is a meal??? LOL Well, I had to eat them...couldn't just throw them in the trash..NOOOOO...not me....can't waste food... YIKES!
The best thing about logging my food is that it helps me to see exactly what I'm eating.. I can figure out the WHY, later... because the WHY is just as important to me as the WHAT !
So today..I come prepared with shopping list in hand...ready to hit that grocery store running!
I am armed and dangerous with list of healthy foods and Hurricane Haley (5 yr old grand-daughter) in tow! Execpt today..she'll have to keep up with Gramma Mickey!!! LoL
I'm on a mission and my mission is to find healthy substitutes for those things that "Go Crunch in the Night"...those damnable potato chips that call out to me like a long lost friend...
Instead of eating chips.. I had found some wonderful sour cream and onion Kroger brand rice crisps. They helped to satisfy the crunch and flavor thing..but then...OHHH..and I'm stil mad about this... Kroger pulled them completely off the shelf and I looked up and what do I see but a humungous display of Quaker rice snacks!! It's a conspiracy I tell ya...a conspiracy!!! How dare they get rid of my rice snacks...how dare they!!! I should write them a letter...yeah...that's what I'll do!!
Okay...I'm over it. (((( Sigh )))) I feel better now...much better. I am drinking a 24 oz jug of water with Lipton Green Tea w/honey and lemon... good girl.. good girl.
But seriously...what's up with these stores? It seems like as soon as I find something that I like..and that helps me... they take it away from me!!!! I doesn't make sense!
Okay...guess I wasn't as over it as I thought I was..haaaaaaaaaa
It'll be okay...like I said... I'm armed and dangerous and I have my list!
Preparation is key! Good intentions are nice but ACTION is where success begins! Hey...I like that line... Action is where success begins..hmmm..or where success LIVES... yeah... that's good... I like that.