Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Having nothing to do with the title, I am having a pretty good day!
I have been asked by so many people, "what do you weigh now?" And then the general comment is, "I don't even weigh that!"
I don't know what the proper response to that is but I say that I am hearing that a lot these days and then I go on to tell people how short I am.
DH was asked by a few people, "what does Linda weigh now?" followed closely by, "well how heavy was she?"
Is it time for me to answer these people with, "well what do you weigh?"
I think I am dealing with the insecurities of other people here so I am going to just continue to be polite and answer the questions honestly and without sarcasm.
What do you think?
Friday, February 20, 2009
It looks like Ray will be another week at the hospital. It's difficult to explain but here they have the hospital and a therapy unit attached. So Ray was 3 days in hospital after his surgery and then went to the therapy unit.
I miss him being here by my side but he is doing very well with his physical therapy and the knee is not causing him undue pain.
Dad now has almost 2 weeks of Dialysis under his belt and he noticed yesterday that he is feeling stronger! He had decided the treatments are well worth his time and effort. He even feels like baking again! Cheesecake is his specialty.
I decided that it is time for a cellphone so I am in the process of picking out a phone and a plan. The flat tire on Sunday pushed me over the edge and I now realize that I can really get stuck out on the road and with 2 seniors dependent on me it just isn't fair to worry them so.
So far I am staying on track with my program and even lost a little this week! I broke 135 and today was 134.2! Yahoo!!
Monday, February 16, 2009
... so I am up 5/10 = 1/2 pound from yesterday! No problem!! Today is another day.
I write this for others struggling to lose a pound. I am human and I make poor choices sometimes. But I cannot live without food and temptations are going to be coming at me for the rest of my life. The Vegetable Sticks are similar to Fish Sticks in that they might be fried, or baked, but there was obviously something holding them together and that was fattening, lol. But oh so tasty! And as my spark-buddies on my last blog pointed out, it was veggies, heheheh. I chose them because I knew the Tilapia is so low in calories!
I looked in the mirror this morning after weighing and you know what? I am still 15 lbs lower than I ever hoped to be.
Yes, I still have loose skin but as DH pointed out (wanted to slap and hug him at the same time) it didn't look any better when the skin was full of fat!
Another day dawns...
(I didn't want to post it but those Vegetable Sticks might have been over 800 calories! But they still tasted good.)
For Gini, these are not in my house. They were an option in the hospital cafeteria and really shouldn't be on the dinner bar. Believe me, I had no idea each stick would be 100-125 calories and never more will they grace my plate. But now you know why I was berating myself a bit. Still ok, we are allowed to make poor choices once in a while.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Last night I decided that I have worked too hard this past 10.5 months to chuck it all while DH is in the hospital.
So, I cooked up 2 packages of frozen veggies and ate a portion of each and put the rest in the fridge.
This morning before I left I cooked up yet another package but put the whole thing into the fridge.
Tonight I came home and had 3 portions of veggies, already cooked, with 3 oz chicken, also cooked! This is going to work! I even had some calories left for a portion of Souped Up Minute-Rice, yes, it too was a cooked leftover!
I was *too tempted* at the hospital and ate some of DH's dessert but I came home and looked up what I believe the equivalent is and charged myself for a full serving of the cheesecake! Still in range! Hallelujah!! On the bright side I had Tilapia, carrots and string beans for lunch. Oops, and vegetable sticks - gotta go figure them in! Not still in range. But I am human and I did eat a lot of veggies today!
That was my worst slip in 9 months!!
The good news is I ate 4 fruits and 6 veggie portions today!! WooHoo!!
Pineapple, Strawberries, Grapes, Peach, Carrots, Green Beans, Vegetable Sticks (not as healthy but oh so good), Brussels Sprouts, Mixed Vegetables, Mixed Greens!
**edit: I cannot locate vegetable sticks so I was definitely over on my day! Rats!! But I am pretty sure I have burned enough calories today to save the day.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I do not eat onions!! I have never liked them.
But with Ray's knee shot I had to help him plant his onions. 100+ of them, Vidalia Onions!
Bend down and shove an onion in the ground, straighten up, take one step; bend down and shove an onion in the ground, straighten up, take one step; repeat 100 times!
Next day I was sore in several new places! The *wings* of the thighs (outer/upper thigh) and behind and above the knee.
So now I have decided to plant 100 onions daily! But now it is touch toes, touch shoulders, reach for the sky; touch toes, touch shoulders, reach for the sky; repeat 100 times.
I am only up to 50 at a time but I do them twice! And so far I still feel stiff the next day so I am still working a few new muscles!
The old exercises we did as kids in school really did do something good for us!
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