Wednesday, March 03, 2010
I haven't posted for a long time, nor even peeked in at SP, but I have stuff to report today!
New weight! I'm finally down into new weight loss territory again. I got my 40-pound star at WW today, which was my goal for the week. I lost a pound this week and needed to lose .6 to get the star, so total WW loss since May 2000 is 40.4 pounds.
Step Challenge! We had a contest at WW to keep us active during the winter. The challenge was to walk 1 million steps in 100 days. That's 10K steps (approx. 5 miles per day). Except for the first two weeks, back in late November, it hass impossible to walk outside, so this has been especially challenging. I'm learning that watching TV and jogging in place will make those steps add up. Anyway, it took me 109 days, but last night at about 10:45 p.m. I hit 1,000,031 steps. Then, I stopped and went to bed!
We also learned today that our WW leader is resigning 8-(. She's been really wonderful, but is having weight issues of her own and is unable to maintain her goal weight so she can't be a leader anymore. We'll miss her! Makes me worried for how hard maintenance will be if/when I get there myself.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
I'll wait until after my WW meeting at noon today to update my weight ticker, but the number I saw on the scale this morning was VERY encouraging. I think the chocolate cake is now officially history. We won't talk about the two birthdays coming up in my family in the next ten days, however, OK?
I've been experimenting with my meat-free meals lately. I'll probably always want a steak from time to time, but I'm finding out that eating more fruits and veggies is very scale-friendly. Lately we've enjoyed falafal and wraps with hummus and lots of vegetables. Fresh tropical fruits are really good right now, too. Kiwi, mango, pineapple and other types of citrus are getting me through this cold, snowy winter.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
According to Wii Fit, I've gained 3.5 pounds since last Friday. Gulp. OK, I knew that was probably coming. I don't think its all cake, though, since I've got the usual PMS weight gain going on this week, too.
I disposed of the last corner of cake last night, with the baker's blessing. She's trying to watch her weight, too! That temptation is gone now--yippee!
I tried something new last night. I was invited to a woman's Bible study and *I went*! I decided that I really need some more IRL friends. Since my good friend moved away to become a nun, I don't have very many buddies in town. It helped that I knew most of the other women there. We were kind of light on the Bible study, but we had some very enlightening conversations and I really enjoyed it. I found a group that I feel I fit in nicely with. I'm looking forward to joining them again.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday was such a bad day, and I sabotaged myself big time further compounding the horrendous-ness of it all.
Weather got awful, so an important medical appointment had to be postponed, which is causing me some stress, but I'm dealing with it.
Bad weather means many staff can't come to work and I needed a minimum number of people to help me do new student orientation on Tuesday, so I was worried about how to tweak things last minute depending on who came to work.
I got a call at home from my own cell phone, which was weird. A coworker found my phone in the parking lot, frozen to the ground. I guess I slipped and it plopped out of my purse? I'm lucky someone I know found it and saved it for me, but it made me feel stupid. So the phone is back, no harm done.
My daughter's were quite aware of my bad mood and so offered to scoop snow for me. That was wonderful because I'm sick of it! and my shoulder hurts from all the ice removal and hacking at ice I did over the weekend. One daughter wore my snowboots and promptly broke the zipper while putting them on. Do you think you can BUY a pair of snowboots in Iowa in late January? Guess again. I'll be shuffling along in them until I can replace them, next fall. Sigh.
And it occurred to me late in the day that it was the 25th anniversary of the day Ben proposed.
So, the kids were home from school all day and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a freshly baked and frosted chocolate sheet cake? I felt so sorry for myself that I just dived in and ate until I was about sick. Lord, it was GOOD! Of course, then I feel sad and nervous and incompetent AND GUILTY, too.
Yesterday was better. Today, I am recommitting. But I'm not stepping on a scale until Friday.
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