Ok First some venting. I am so aggravated at myself for my screw up last night. After supper I had more calories left over than ever.So I was feeling pretty good. I more than enough for the soup I love at night and something extra like sliced tomatoes. I was sitting pretty.Then not long before bedtime i lost it and had a cup of stove top dressing and then a few chex mix.So I went from actually too low to having to add another 500 calories. It helped a little to see that one of my buddies had done the same thing. But I still wished I hadn't done it. So instead of being low in calories I was on end of my top count. And it wasn't because I hadn't eaten enough thru the day. I don't starve myself. So even with my dumb action I still beat my food demon by a small margin.
I have been making some changes here and there. I still eat a lot of soup but I have stopped adding extra chicken broth when I eat it. I now add water and some tomato paste and use fresh lemon to give it some tang. No added salt either.
I am doing my exercises every morning and then do zookinesis again in the evening.
Eating slower is also going good.In fact I am now eating lunch as I write this.Yes I know you are suppose to sit and eat.Ok I am sitting.But I am also stretching out how long I eat instead of wolfing it down.
So I am doing great so far.The fluid is still a problem but thats not going away.So I will have to deal with it.
Brianna is coming this afternoon and staying until tomorrow. I guess we will be testing the air mattress we got. Or she will have to make a bed on floor.
We are having another chilly day.Bill called and said it was cold in the wind.That is one thing about Florida temps that is different.It is a damp coldness that goes thru you like nothing.
My new back scratchers came yesterday and I am happy about that.I am so easy to please. My back seems to itch a lot at times so I love a back scratcher.The one I have had for years finely broke. These things are much longer than I expected but they sure work good.
Well thats all my excitement for now.
Here are my goals that I am working on each day. I just felt the need to write them out.I am going to keep a copy on this desk too.
1.Control my night eating
2 Stay in my calorie range by eating healthy most of the time.
3 Exercise every day even if it is only 5 minutes.But try to get at least 30 even if it is 10 minutes at a time
4 Track everything I eat.No guessing at calorie count
5 Drink more water ( or green tea/cranberry juice)and less caffeine free diet coke.
6..Write at least 3 things I am grateful for in my gratitude journal
7.Try to be a better Sparker to my friends
8 .Be kind to myself when I don't do any of the above.
Have a wonderful day my most precious friends.We can do this together.
Ok I know it doesn't compare to most of you but it is chilly here in Florida. It was suppose to maybe freeze last night but it didn't where I live.Bill brought all my plants in or covered others.Something he hates doing. So now have to decide when to take them back outside. Just stuck my head out the door and it is chilly.But I am nice and warm here in the house. I do not do cold weather well.
I beat again and it does feel good. Thats two down and about a million more to go.
Once again I did a dumb thing. I told you how the DVD started working so I don't need the extra player in there.Well!!!!!!!!!!!! I went back to do my other zookinesis tape after supper and the container was empty.So my bright brain tells me it must be in the DVD player we could not get to even open. I tried for 30 minutes and then unplug it and took it to Bill.I told him to take that sucker apart and get me my dvd.So he does. And guess what?? It is empty. I was flabergasted. So I go back in room to search all the drawers etc. Then as an after thought I decide to look at Bills little table. Guess what was under all his crap.My DVD. Oh well. I have my DVD and I am happy.
I got all my morning trio's done for a total of 55 mimutes. After supper I will do a stretching one. So exercising is going good.I know I am doing all easy stuff but thats all I can do and that is better than nothing.
I am also making every meal last a min. of 20 minutes.Easy you say.Maybe for you but not me.I make sure I chew 20 times and count to 20 between each bite. They (whoever that is ) say it works.
We finished our domino game which takes two evenings and Bill beat me by 19 point on last two games. I was ahead the whole time but then got caught with a lot of points.Too many to recover but it was fun.
Ok Thats enough for today.I have a few things to get done.Have a wonderful day my friends.2010 will be our year
I finally stayed well within my calorie range yesterday and I am thrilled. Take that Food Demon.I beat your butt yesterday.
I have the exercise room for Bill and I to do our own thing.I plan on going something every morning and again sometime in late afternoon.. I did 10 minutes of Richard,10 of Sit and be Fit and 10 minutes of zookinesis for 30 minutes of moving.As most of you know I have a bad heart and very bad knees so anything I do is sitting and low impact and not overly strenuous. Richard has a wonderful sitting tape that is suited for people like me. Sit and Be fit as a variety of sitting plus some weight episodes. I am so glad I taped a bunch of the shows as it is now off the air here.It is on a paid program that I am not subscribed to. But I have plenty of them.My zookinesis is mostly stretching taichi type sitting exercises. So with what I have I can do all I need to do.
And while I am talking about my tapes I have to tell you about the player. I have a VCR/DVD player in that room that has been there forever.I could never get the dvd to work.I mean never. So I put a seperate DVD as I do have a sitting dvd I use. I went to show Bill how to watch his DVD and I couldn't get it to work.I was ready to toss it out the window.Then just for the heck of it I tried the dvd part that has never worked.I repeat.Has never worked. It worked. I almost fell out of my chair. I could not believe it.It works great. I have spent hours trying to get that stupid thing to work and out of the blue it works.Life is strange.
I redid some of the intro on my spark page and listed my goals for this year.I am hoping to do much better this year.In fact I know I will do better.
So keep on pushing me to do my best.I can't do this without my friends. You guys are the best.
Stay warm my friends.We are cold here but nothing like you guys.Us Florida people are wimps.
Gotta go.Have a wonderful day.
I think I am ready for Bill to go back to work.I am getting up too early and getting too much done.
We had a hall closet that was packed from top to bottom with you name it.Sheets,blankets table cloths etc.Some we never use. We got rid of 50% or more. Some go in box for few freeze night we get for my plants.Some stuff in garbage . Some to local thrift store.One bag for Angel and one for Ben. We can actually see what is in there and there is room for vacuum cleaner.
I also finished the exercise room. I have so many Richard Simmons tapes that I can't do and I don't know what to do with them.I put them all in a drawer.I have 2 sitting ones that I will be using a lot and they are on top of dresser along with my sit and be fit tapes and my zookinesis DVD's. Under the dresser I have my weights and paper and pencil to keep track and my timer. Bill's stuff in on other side. I even got 20 minutes of exercise and weights done 10 minutes at a time.
Here is my side. I am sitting in my chair I use
Bill's side of the room
I just hit wrong button and now I have to edit to finish.UGH
I got 50 sparkgoodies on wheel 2 days in a row.Maybe my luck is changing. Or not.
I had a 5# weight gain.I know most of it is the fluid that is giving me a fit. It may be time to switch to a different diuretic. My eating is very good during the day and better at night except for last night. Today is a new day and I will try again on the night eating.If it wasn't for the night habit I would be losing great. That is my number one objective.To get the night eating under control.I know it can be done and if you guys can do it then so can I.Eventually.
Bill just said he is finished doing projects .He is resting til he goes back to work on Monday.
I beat him at a game of Upwords last night which I always enjoy. He rarely beats me at the words game.Once in awhile he gets lucky. He left card table up so that means he will play some dominos with me tonight. He wins more of them.
I am trying to do some of things I was doing before I fell off track. Eating slowly is one.Trying to lay utensil down and count to twenty before taking another bite is one.
Ok I think I am going to go take a nap. I wanted to straighten out my fridge freezer and small freezer in back room but I think I will save that for another day.
It is in the high 50's and is suppose to get cold tonight.But our cold is a heat wave to some of you. I would not survive where some of you live. I would never leave the house that is for sure. I hate being cold much more than being hot.
So far it has been a good day. I had a decent night until around 6 and then arms kept falling a asleep.But joint pain was much better.
I did not do as good as I wanted last night on eating but better than I have in months.So I am ok with it.
So far I am doing good today.Heidi,Scott and Landon came by on their way home to Orlando.Bill got subs at subway and chips. I had a small sub with just green stuff on it and tomatoes with spicy mustard. I weighed and measured my chips.All leftover chips are now in Orlando.Got them out of the house.
I fixed myself some black eyed peas in crock pot with a few bacon strips.Opened a can of collard greens to go with it and that is my supper.Bill is doing his thing.
I straighten out the exercise room and Bill's stuff is on one side and mine on the other side. I even did 13 minutes of Richard. I can't do any strenuous stuff but very easy stuff I can.So I will do my easy Richard sitting tapes and my other sitting stuff.
Bill and his future coat rack. I say future as he is using now
I started my gratitude journal that I got today but wish it had more lines. I almost like the journal I was using better but will have to write small or in short sentences
I am looking forward to a good year.I have been off track too long and my Food Demon has been tearing me up.
I have several things I would like to get done this year but I have one very big goal I want to achieve.That is to get complete control of night eating.It can be done and I will do it.
i have some of small stuff put up and Brianna will come Tuesday and put up the rest of the Christmas stuff.
I know there were a few things I wanted to share but this old brain can't remember. Oh well .
I posted all my party pics on facebook today.
Here is one I like a lot.
Thank you for all the WHOTD comments and all the great goodies you sent me. I am not as good as I want to be about sending you guys goodies and I am sorry for that. I love your comments and I love reading your blogs. I want to do better at being a spark friend.
Ok I am going to finish a few things and then go aggravate Bill a litttle.