Friday, June 18, 2010
Usually I stay pretty much in range with occasional upward spikes. I've been noticing lately that, while this still happens, I'm also having a lot more downward spikes. I'm actually having difficulty getting my minimum calories with greater frequency. At first I thought this was just an aberration. Now I'm starting to wonder.
I'm eating the same foods and it hasn't been really hot, so my water intake is the same. I'm not exercising more, although business has started picking up a little, so I am getting in some extra steps.
Friday, June 11, 2010
It's been one of those weeks that make me dread weigh-in tomorrow. As usual, I had my weekly over-indulgance. Can't seem to shake those as much as I try. Most of the week I only went over by a few calories which doesn't generally bother me, but I think I went over just about everyday this week. That can't be good. I'm trying not to go over anymore than I already have today. So, of course, I went to the grocery store. The cats ran out of food and have been complaining all day...loudly. I bypassed the cookie/candy area, resisted the macaroni and cheese. Just barely got past the pizza and burritos. Almost lost it in the ice cream. Oh, the things we do for those we love. I made it to checkout with just a bag of cat food and a pouch of kitty treats. Those crunchy Pounce bites were starting to look good. Naturally, the only checkout open has a lovely display of Air Head candy and Wonka bars. As I'm trying to focus on anything else, I see a pack of Hubba Bubba declaring a new flavor; Sweet & Sassy Cherry. Yum! As I write this half the pack is gone, but at least I'm not wallowing in a pint of Haagen Daz.
Hubba Bubba is okay. Reminds me a little of a Starburst candy. Good flavor, but I actually like Dubble Bubble better. I can get a large bag of assorted fruit flavored Dubble Bubble at Walmart for under $2. I throw a few pieces in my purse and keep the rest in the glove compartment.
Monday, June 07, 2010
I spent most of the last 2 days at a friends house while she and her husband went to a motorcycle rally. They both work hard and don't get away very often, so they were really looking forward to this event.
As much as she was looking forward to getting away, Donna was equally nervous about leaving her animals. Her 3 cats, Lily, Sarah and Momma Cat, are up there in years, but still in good health. Donna also has 2 Bullmastiffs, Bruno and Olivia, and it's leaving Bruno that has had Donna stressed most. He's only 2, but has had 4 surgeries in the last year. The last 2 were emergencies for bloat which can kill if they don't get to a vet quickly enough. Luckily, as a professional petsitter, I have dealt with emergencies before.
I told Donna to take a deep breath and enjoy the weekend. I have both their phone numbers and know my way to the ER vet if necessary.
I stayed at their house to moniter everything better and was told to help myself to whatever I wanted. Since my friend is vegetarian and drinks diet drinks (which I won't touch), I figured temptation should be minimal. Didn't really think there would be anything in the house I would be inclined to eat. Forgot about her husbands taste in snacks. I open the pantry to get a can of food for the dogs and find myself face to face with bags of chips and packages of chocolate chip cookies. There was a time when they would have returned to find empty shelves. I'm very pleased with myself though. I only ate 3 cookies the entire time I was there. I'm feeling really good. I've been staying in my calorie range and my pants waistband is hanging on my hips. I hope, make that I expect to make, or break, my goal of reaching 230 by the end of the month.
Friday, June 04, 2010
Tomorrow is the first weigh-in of the month. The moment of truth. Did I lose or regain a pound? Of course, you know what this means? My brother absolutely had to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies. I'm staying strong though. No cookies until tomorrow. Hmmm...tomorrow is in 29 minutes.
6/4/10. I usually have a midnight snack anyway. I budget my daily calories to allow for it. By the time I get mother cleaned up for the night I've worked up a little hunger. A light snack keeps me from going totally overboard and wrecking a good day. I finished yesterday with 195 calories to spare. My after-midnight snack was 177 calories. So I could have actually had the cookies yesterday, but I chose not to.
I ended last month at 234.4. My weigh-in today was...drum roll...234.0 for a loss of .4. Okay, not huge, but going in the right direction. It also brings me to a total of 8# down from my all time high weight. Yay!
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