Saturday, May 15, 2010
Today is the big day. I was up at 5:00 am. I don’t know why. Usually I’m up between 6:30 and 7:00 am. It is raining. That is okay. It usually doesn’t rain very long here. We get about 7” a year. Check in time is from 7:30 to 8:30. The race/walk starts at 9:00 so it has plenty of time to stop raining before the race starts.
DH got up at 6:30. We had breakfast. Probably shouldn’t say what I had, but it was toast, Brummels and Brown margarine, banana, coffee. It is what I have almost every day. We were ready to go by 7:10. It only takes 10 minutes to get there so we were there 10 minutes before they even started the check-in. Crazy weather!!! It is still raining and the temperature is in the high 40’s. Great day for a walk. Oh well, it still has time to stop before the race. We checked in and went back to the car to stay out of the rain and cold. DS and family got there a little after 8. The kids got in our car while mom and dad went to check-in.
It is getting close to start time and it is still raining. We got out of the car and headed over to the start line. We lined up at the back so as not to be in anyone’s way. When the starter said go, I took off with 2 GD’s. When things settled down there were about 5 gals in front of us and I decided that I was going to keep pace with them. The rest of the family figured I would slow down soon. We walked by the back of DS and families home at about the 1/2-mile mark. DIL stopped there with the two and four year olds. DH, DS, AND GS soon caught up and let me set the pace. It rained during the whole race, not hard, just enough to keep us wet. Anyway to make a long story short, I finished the 3.1 miles in 53 minutes. Not too bad for a 71 year young chick. WooHoo.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Had a very active day today. Cleaned my desk off this morning. Only took 2000 steps to get it done LOL. I used every excuse I could think of to take things to other rooms. Wanted to get my steps over 7000 today.
Went to lunch with a friend and then shopping. So far I’m over 9500 steps. Should reach 10,000 steps today. Having a very good day. Tired but satisfied.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
When I joined SP in February I weighed 177 lbs. I lost 4 pounds that first month and was down to 173 lbs. That is a good amount of weight for me to loose in a month. I am not interested in a crash diet. I want to make lifestyle changes that I can live with the rest of my life. I changed the way I was eating. I replaced most of the sweets I ate with fruits and vegetables. I “knew” that I couldn’t eat 5 F/V a day LOL, so I set my goal at three. It was work to go from one a day to three, but I did it.
I upped my daily steps from 5,000 to 7,000. At 70 years young, I thought that was a good accomplishment. I felt good and was gung-ho. Man, this is going to be a piece of cake. Yeah, right!!!
Here I am three months after joining and down 3 more pounds. Dropped from four pounds a month to 1 1/2 pounds a month. Something is wrong here. Too many pieces of cake!!! I have found out that I am going to have to go back and do what I did the first month. I am not going to assume that just because I am logging every bite that I eat that I will loose weight. I need to go back to one small treat a day. I have increased my F/V to 4-5 servings a day – yes it can be done.
I have increased my steps to 8,000 a day and have started riding my bike. I ride my bike a couple of miles a day. My goal is to reach 5 miles a day by the end of the month. I have signed onto a challenge to loose 5 lbs. by the end of May. I intend to do it.
By the way, I had a birthday in there and am now 71 years young and going strong. WooHoo!!!
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