Saturday, June 14, 2008
Whew! I am totally exhausted. I am so proud of myself. I started at 7:00, I finished at 2:30. I walked to the public market from the top of the hill, where all the hospital's are and on my way down, wherever there was a building with steps, I went up them. Yep, and there are a LOT of buildings in Seattle with LOTS of STEPS. I walked the market...forgot to count the steps up but that is ok. I took the biggest hill back to the car. I walked around the block a couple of times, had lunch break with my husband, walked to his job site, walked to the library, did the stairs in the library, left the library and JOGGED UP MADISON a long block...and very steep...thought my legs were going to die...I rested on the bench at the Rennisance Hotel. I got up, walked down the block, back up, crossed the street and jogged another block. I walked the rest of the way. Just before lunch, I got to the car 30 min before hubby's break. I pulled my dumbells out, did exercises in the parking lot, lateral flies, curls, waist twists, crunches, and of course, there were construction workers working...needless to say, they stopped and watched, but I just ignored them and kept on exercising. The parking attendant was checking to make sure everyone paid and gave me a thumbs up. I did a total of 525 steps. I really surprised myself today. One of the workers said to me, like your shirt. Wow, you are going to be in great shape by the end of summer. Great work! John, who works with my hubby, asked Dan if I was walking Seattle again. Dan said, "Yep. Hey, she has lost 20 pounds since she has started." I had my hardest workout today since I started. My calories are way down and I've burned a ton of calories. I will be eating what I cook tonight. Don't worry, I ate healthy and will be eating healthy tonight! I didn't get on scale today. I will wait until tomorrow, my weigh in day.
Friday, June 13, 2008
I was really excited. I went to go take my shower, I got on my scale...finally got rid of the horrid feeling from last night, and to my surprise, I lost a pound. Woo Hoo...that makes 4 pounds this week! My husband was really surprised too! Positive thoughts, physic ourselves thin!
I ate pretty light today and lots of liquid....believe me, that was a real effort because I was not hungry. If you look at my tracker, you will see I did healthy liquids to get my protein, fiber, and carbs all in, pretty close to range. Still have some water to go.
I am walking Seattle tomorrow. It is suppose to be sunny out...at least no rain...so it should be an awesome day! I've had a positive day. I made a couple of people smile by just smiling at them. Also, I let a young guy out in heavy traffic and he gave me a big smile and wave. I made my daughter happy by not having her do summer school. She managed to get herself to 7th grade and she managed to pass the test. She barely passed the Wassel Test, but she did it. I told her if she did those two things, she would be excused (given a break) and not have to do summer school. Although, it would have benefitted her to go, but I wanted to keep my part of the agreement.
I gave my husband a smile. David helped me cook dinner tonight. We did chicken fried rice. I only ate 1/3 cup...just enough to taste it. I've maintained a positive attitude....I've had a good day eating, I am a pound down! Today was Shy's last day of school. I get to walk Seattle, what more can I ask for....and my husband said I could get my hair done if I want!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Well, I did so good yesterday, until that evening, I still did great, but we had an opportunity to go out and OMGosh...even with me eating light and doing well and exercising, I am still full.
One thing I have learned, my digestive system, it doesn't handle much with a lot of food, particularly any more. Even when I eat a very small portion of something of the past, like small piece of pizza, I am full and full for a very long time. I think???this is a good thing?? I finally went to bathroom, and things are passing through my system this morning so I feel a little better. It just doesn't sit well (like a big rock). Almost like feeling pregnant. My husband even noticed how little I ate and couldn't believe I felt so full. I said, yeah, two hours later, I felt stuffed, even after walking and exercise. I said, "good thing we don't do this often." I've had my Chai Tea today (this morning). I have really cut back on the chai tea, even though it is fat free milk, the cost and health, it is better to just cut it out.
The evil little troll inside of me, he didn't like me yesterday either, even when we went out, he just stammered inside. He was wishing I would really go overboard and pick other bad stuff, but I didn't...and he was tired and slept...too many tantrums. Plus he new I was going for a walk and once my husband says he will walk with me, that is the end to all tantrums....He just goes to sleep.
I've learned that I just don't feel as good either going out and eating, it is weird, but I feel yucky. I may feel good for doing well with my eating, but I feel yucky inside, like I want to get sick almost. ..and then think, why didn't I just do a slim fast or dinner at home. The plus side, was an evening out with my hubby and no kids. David was in class and Shyanne was at the movies with her friend. The sun was out and it was so pretty out. I just loved it!
I get to walk Seattle, and I am looking forward to that tomorrow, in the sun. Positive thoughts, physic ourselves thin!
p.s. my tape, even at 11:00 pm going to bed, my hubby said, get the tape ready and play. It is my weightloss hypnosis/relaxation tape. I couldn't believe it. I put it on...don't remember anything after that...I was out cold asleep sometime from the beginning of the tape.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Ok, I ate fairly light today. I made it to the store to get my diet food...slim fast, protein powder mix, my flush, etc. We got home, stuff put away, it was time to leave again to run David to class. It was so warm and sunny out, and both hungry. We decided to go to Greek to You. We finally made it to their buffet night. Pizza, pasta, soup, salad, garlic bread sticks and brownies.
Ok, I had the fettechini alfredo, but I took only about 3 small bites. The pizza was tiny pieces (smallest I've seen at any buffet). I had two. One had meat on it, the other had all veggies. I had a bowl of the garlic tomato basil soup. OMGosh, it was yummy. I took plain lettuce with greek dressing. However, the dressing tasted like oil, so I tried to wipe it off, so needless to say, I didn't eat much of it. I took a garlic bread stick but it got soggy with the dressing so I didn't get to eat it. I took a brownie that was so tiny, It looked like a crumb (size of crouton). I had two, but actually left part of the second crouton sized one on my plate. I drank a huge glass of ice tea, plus 1/2 glass of ice tea. I was so full and as it has been digesting, we drove to the boardwalk and we walked the boardwalk...got some cardio in. After the walk, we walked to the other side of Salty's to the beach, found a log and sat on to watch the sun as it was setting. We then left to go pick up David. We got to his class early, I did 100 crunches and did some exercises with the dumbells.
I AM STUFFED! One thing I realized, is that, from the past to now, I sure can't put much in anymore compared to what I use to be able to eat. I forgot, I ate catelope too. I figured it was better than any thing else and healthy and give me some additional fruit. I realized that I just can't eat, I know the bites add up, but if you saw me eat, you would go WOW, you hardly ate anything. Now on the other hand, my husband, he can put it away. Yep, he can. Anyways, I was pretty proud, for going to a buffet, I ate very mildly, the Tomato Garlic Basil Soup filled me up...so that helped with not being able to eat a lot of much else.
I got home, I took shower, got on scale...I was not up nor down...this is a good sign...meaning on a full tummy, no gain....
I feel I was very successful today! Even my hubby would say to ya that I did really good. I eat 1/4 of what I could before....and it isn't worth the money for buffet. We had been wanting to try for over a year so we did. They only have certain nights, and any time we've gone, it hasn't been one of those nights and I would just have a small greek salad.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Positive thoughts from now, through Friday, and all weekend long! Jump for joy (5 min.), Dance for Happiness (15 min.), , Eat our fruit , don't forget the veggies . Give someone a smile and make their day. Walk it is what god gave us our legs and feet for..to walk. Drink our water, , be healthy. Encourage someone or challenge someone to do something healthy and positive. Let's move our 's downward ! WE CAN DO IT! WE CAN DO IT!
"NO MATTER WHAT"
"REFUSE TO LOSE"
WE CAN DO IT! Phsych ourselves THIN, create a positive image of yourself from now through Sunday. I challenge all to do the above between now and Sunday, I bet on Monday, we all be feeling great and proud and have great reason to cheer. Think about it, if you look at yourself in a positive way, you do the above simple steps, just 3 days, I can pretty much guarantee that you will feel great and feel proud. You might even be surprised at your scale...It will set such a great start to a brand new week!
This is my plan, this is my challenge to myself, and to all of my spark friends. I know we can all do it!
Something just came into my mind, a vision, and I can visualize each everyone of us doing the above. I can vision God smiling down on us, I can vision the angels flying in delight, I can vision the laughter, I can vision the happiness we gave someone for just our smile. I can vision how, inside, everyone feeling so wonderful, so happy, they did it. It is a single step to our goals. YOU CAN DO IT! I CAN DO IT! WE CAN DO IT! Together! You realize, this causes a trickle affect. You realize the example it sets for those around us. Just think how wonderful you will feel...and the person next to you to feel. Don't let anyone or anything get in your way of this.
I am pretty curious too, of how many, will actually take me up on this little challenge, and report back on Monday on how it goes.
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