Sunday, January 06, 2008
The baby shower went well actually. I had a late breakfast and the Baby Shower was at noon. I actually didn't eat anything, I did have a beer though. (This was a co-ed baby shower and because men were there, they only had beer. Kinda strange). Anyhow, I didn't have cake either. We went to PF Chang's that night for dinner and I had a small bowl of brown rice and 2 lettuce wraps. I also played Boxing on the new Nintendo WII and my arms are so sore! In fact, this morning I woke up with a bruise on my inner arm and I think I popped a blood vessel! I was sweaty after about 5 minutes.
On to Belly Dancing. I felt like the biggest dork and my arms felt like they were going to fall off! It was a lot of fun and all of the other participants have been doing it for over 2 years. Obviously, I was not nearly where they were at, but it was fun all the same. The class also went from 6:15p to 7:45pm. My tummy is still a bit sore in strange places.
I have Zumba tomorrow night and I am trying to clean my house right now. We have had a lot of rain today and I have been watching movies while cleaning. Needless to say, I haven't been too productive. I am getting there though! I have to have the house clean tonight because I will have my family over Thursday night because we leave at 6am in the morning on Friday for HAWAII!!! Very excited...it is a surprise trip for one of our family members. I am going to weigh in on Thursday morning instead.
Okay, I think I have caught everything up. Whew! I hope you all are having a great weekend. I got to go out through the rain to the car to get some bottled water. I feel like a desert here! So thirsty! (This will be my 3rd bottle today!).
Friday, January 04, 2008
I am so excited! A loss of 4.2 is amazing and it was New Years, and I ate out! I can do this!
I am taking Belly Dancing classes tonight and then I am watching my favorite show, Ghost Whisperer. Yes, I can be such a dork sometimes, but I love the supernatural stuff. Also, I very rarely go out on Fridays, even when I was 21. I normally set that time aside for me to recoup. This week has not been too hectic so I am glad about that.
Tomorrow, I have an early exercise class and then I have a Baby Shower to go to. I am a bit worried about that because of the food. I am not going to have cake, which has become surprisingly easy to decline now. But, I am not sure what else they are serving. I think that I will just try to stick to the fruits and veggies and go from there. I will let you know how it goes!
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Today is the 2nd day of the year and I think I am doing good thus far. I am about 5 days OP and we even went for a 1 hour walk in the sand yesterday. It was a good feeling! I also got 2 of my friends to commit to doing some 5K's with me this year. We are aiming for one 5K each month. An added benefit is that most of them are for charity so we will be doing something good for someone else as well.
I have had my breakfast and am very satisfied. I need to bring the water up to my apartment from the parking garage because I am so thirsty and I have no water left! I know I am retaining a bit too because my fingers feel swollen.
I am going to stop by the YMCA today to take a tour and will check out the facility. I have a 90-day membership at 24-hour, but their classes are terrible and the instructors are not that great. I have 2 instructors that I do like, but they only teach during the day and that doesn't work for me. I looked at the YMCA, and it looks like they have some great classes - Zumba, Cycling, Kickboxing, Kwando Kick, Belly Dancing, Yoga, Pilates! I was so excited and could not believe that they had more to offer than a commercial gym. Happy surprise to me! It is just as expensive though - $552 for the year. If it will get me healthy, it is worth it!
Have a great day!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
So yesterday went well, despite the fact that my day got side tracked and I had to make a trip out to the office. I stayed OP! That is a huge victory for me right now because it has been (truly) months since I have had a successful day OP. I did have a little bit of a weak moment last night. I had left over Danish Butter Cookies sitting in my house, calling for me. I know that this first week is more about detoxing my body from all the processes and sugared foods, so my craving will be strongest.
It was not a problem though. I had what I wanted and I counted the points. Before I put the first cookie in my mouth, I looked at the label and made a more educated decision. I knew that if I did not eat it right then, allowing for the points, that I may be out of control today.
Happily, I am in full control today. I am awaiting the UPS man and hoping that he comes before 10:30 so I can go to my Turbo Kick Boxing class at 11am. If he does not come by then, I will do laundry (I have to walk down and then up 3 flights of stairs to get to the laundry room). Unfortunately, I am house bound until he gets here.
Here is to another good day!
Friday, December 28, 2007
As you know, I started back at WW today and the scale has given me some. "feedback." I am up about 10 pounds from my lowest weight back in August. In a matter of a mere few months, I have gained half of what I had lost. I know that this is something that I am going to have to focus on daily and I now have proof of the consequences.
So I am back up to 216.2. From a positive perspective, I have kept off about 10 pounds or so. I have a new leader, he is a bit odd but I think that his true intention is to help us get to our goal. He is very focused on helping us and I know that is something that I need. Also, since the meeting is on Friday morning, there are only like 5 people. This may actually be of real value to me because I will have more personalized meetings.
I am excited for this week and I want to do well. I am not going to weigh myself again this week. That is my goal. I have chosen this goal because I tend to judge how my day, my food choices and my attitude will be based upon the number on the scale. So, if I am up a pound, I will do poorly and if I am down a pound I have a tendancy to "reward" myself for being so good.
This year it is really going to be about the emotions driving my eating. I will be in control and I will lose this weight.
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