Friday, February 08, 2013
And I'm back! Back on track, that is!!! WooHoo!!! Down 1.8 lbs this week!
Honestly, I can't say I'm doing anything different, when it comes to my routine. I am doing a spinning class 3X a week now & this past week, I've started back to walking before or after dinner for a half hour. I just like how I feel after a walk & it sets the tone for my evening right nicely! Our instructors tell me that you can burn 800-1000 calories in one hour of spin class! One of the instructors does something called Tabata (not certain about the spelling here). It's a high intensity interval training program that athletes use to increase endurance & aerobic capacity. It's supposed to burn 1000 calories in an hour & phew! It's a great workout!!! So I'm LOVIN' the Spin!!! Anyway, I'm kinda getting tired of the same ol' classes at the Y...so I was lookin' to shake things up! Spin class is doing just that!!! Shaking it up!!!
Saw my doctor for a routine check up & all is well! Labs were perfect, including a Hemaglobin A1C (blood sugar readings over a 3 month period), which was 5.3!!! My doc was very pleased!!! And so was I!!!
Hey, I hope you all are doing well! I'm hearing the weather is pretty nasty for most of the country. I gotta tell ya folks, SW Florida is very crowded right about now! I think we have more visitors than ever! And I understand why! Our weather's been gorgeous! And I wish I could share it all with you!!! So, I'm sending some your way today!!!
EnJOY a healthy & safe weekend all!!! Rose
Friday, February 01, 2013
I am setting the record straight & getting back on track, starting this morning! I hope everyone is doing well & staying warm! Oh, I know most of the country is in the deep freeze, so I won't rub it in that our weather has been beau-ti-ful! Awwww, well it has!
Okay, now for the GOOD!
FYI: he's 14 & doesn't like his picture taken! I could hardly ever get him to pose, let alone smile!
I enJOYed his visit & I learned a lot about my grandson. He's a great kid!
Also GOOD was that I've been exercising everyday! My new passion is SPINNING! It's a great workout & I love how I feel after I take the class!
Now, for the bad!
I purposely didn't go to WW's last week cause we were so busy doing things w/him & we had been eating out & you guessed it! I had been eating things I don't normally eat...
And I did enJOY sharing a milkshake w/him at Steak N Shake after visiting the planetarium in Ft. Myers! And because of these simple indulgences, well, my weight is up...
And well, there's no real ugly! I mean, life happens, right? I didn't really go all hog wild or anything...but I didn't track or drink the water & I wasn't mindful, so...total weight loss w/WW's is now 24.4 lbs. Gotta get myself in gear!!!
So it's back to the basics for me! Today, I'm tracking my foods, staying in caloric range, drinking the water, & moving my body! Today I'm going to meet a bunch of ladies for breakfast to help celebrate a gal's birthday! Just black coffee for me...then heading over to the Y for a DRUMS ALIVE class!
EnJOY a healthy week my friends! And stay safe & warm out there!!!
Friday, January 11, 2013
I hope you're all beginning 2013 in good health & with good intentions!
I'm just getting over what I think was a mild case of the flu! Yes, Yes, I got a flu shot last September! I woke up Tuesday not feeling well, but still planning on going to a spin class...I was so looking forward to it! Well, I didn't even make it out the door! I went directly to bed & pretty much stayed there for 2 days with nausea & vomiting, headache & body aches...not fun. I would attempt to eat, only it was most often a bad idea. Hence, I'm down 2.4 lbs this week! This was so NOT the way I wanted to lose that holiday weight gain! So, I still have 2 lbs of that holiday gain to get rid of...& I'll be working on it this week!
Was it worth it? (the weight gain?) NOPE!
Will I remember this next year? Probably not!
Alright! My plan is to remain on track & get back to TRACKING! I haven't been doing it cause of being sick. Drink more WATER! Stay in caloric range! Eat more VEGGIES & FRUITS!
And MOVE, MOVE, MOVE my body!!!
I hope you all are well out there! Stay healthy & wealthy of mind, body, & soul!!! I'm KAYAKING with some Y ladies this morning! WooHoo!!! I haven't been out in a while & I'm soooooo looking forward to it! Our weather has been absolutely gorgeous here in SW Florida! LOVE the sunshine!!! Our temps have been running about 10 degrees above normal & I couldn't be happier!!! It's summer in January! Who wouldn't be happy!
EnJOY the week my friends! Rose
Friday, January 04, 2013
Happy New Year! I hope all is well in your world!
Well my friends, I'm beginning the new year with a holiday weight gain of....(drum roll, please!))
Yikes! How the heck did that happen?!! Uh, NOT a surprise! I know EXACTLY how it happened! I took my eye off the ball for not 1 week, but 2! The first week my family was here visiting, my focus was on them & not me. I didn't exercise or track or even THINK about watching what I put in my mouth. We went out to eat, & I cooked & baked. Enough said. So what happened after they left? Did I get back on track? Uh, no. Oh, I half heartedly tried, mind you. But my appetite was stuck on "crazy" by then...& it was difficult to rein in! I did get back to my exercise tho, thank goodness! And I'm going full force with it now! It's my saving grace!!!
So, I get on that scale at WW's yesterday & I see a weight gain of 4.4 lbs! Yikes! Okay, so I stay for the meeting & get centered. Ahhhhhh, it did it for me! I was renewed & psyched for the new year! I'm thinking again.....I can DO this!
I'm giving myself 26 weeks to lose 25 lbs. The target date is July 20, 2013. I said it here first! Of course, the plan is...
*Stay in caloric range everyday!
*Focus & mindful eating!
*Move my body!
*MORE fruits & veggies!
Alright! Let's get to it! Shoot for the stars, my friends...the sky's the limit!!! We CAN do it!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Yep! You heard it right, my friends! My weight remains exactly the same as last week's weigh in! Now, what are the changes of that! So, total lost remains at 29.2 lbs! WooHoo!
I'll take it!
With Christmas just a few days away, I know everyone is extremely busy...myself included! My daughter's family is leaving Ohio for Florida tomorrow evening by car, apparently in the midst of a snow storm, no less! Please pray for their safe journey! I'm a tad worried...but can't wait to hug those grandchildren!!! Our weather is going to get a bit cooler beginning tomorrow (by cooler I mean 40's at night & 60's during the day). Now, you all know I'm a big freeze baby & these temps are a bit too chilly for my liking! But we're gonna be back up in the 70's by the time the kids get here...& we'll be back in the 80's by Tuesday! So, it'll be beach weather for the kids to enJOY!
And it'll be fun in the sun for all!!!
I would like to take this moment to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! May you enJOY the special times spent w/family & friends! And if you're unable to be w/those you love, then be with them in spirit! And if you're missing someone who has passed on, then reflect on sweet memories of times gone by, as they are always in your heart! May you be reminded of what's most important this time of year! May you find your JOY in the smallest of things! And may you experience PEACE & LOVE & JOY at every turn! I have much to be grateful for...& I reflect on my blessings each & every day! And amongst them are you, my dear Spark friends! You are loved!
Hugs & love,
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