SLENDERELLA61   155,260
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
SLENDERELLA61's Recent Blog Entries

Powerful Positive

Monday, August 26, 2013

Eating:
Doing pretty well. Was hungry last eve and deviated from my plan and had a little extra cottage cheese and cantaloupe. Don't think that hurt much and I believe my body was saying I needed it. Have seen a middle "2" on the scale two days in a row now. Hope it is here to stay!! I'm adding a few more servings of fruits and veggies to the food plan. For the past week I've just been doing 5 a day. I'm going to aim for 8-10 and try not to go back to my routine of 12-16 servings. Also, going to try to stay around 100 grams of protein, not the 120-160 of the Curves plan, but not my usual 60 grams either. Joyinky says it helps reduce her hunger and I think it may work that way for me, too.

Enjoyed my 54th monthly free life time weigh in at Weight Watchers this week. That is 4.5 years of normal weight after 5 decades of obesity. My leader called me up front and had me walk on a red carpet. I was one of three strutting their stuff while the whole group clapped and cheered. You know, I don't think I need the positive strokes as desperately as I did at the beginning of maintenance, but I don't mind it a bit!! : )

Running:
I've had 2 active days since my Saturday run, but I'm planning to run Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday this week. Yesterday I had the kids (2 and 6 year old granddaughters) for 8+ hours and hardly sat down all day. Today I've been active cleaning house, but plan to do some low impact aerobics this eve while TV watching.

FlyLady Housecleaning:
I did my second Weekly Home Blessing today, this time without the prompting of the podcast. Setting the timer for 10 minutes per task really helps me stay focused and on task. My house is getting more livable every day. Hubby has even taken an interest, without me doing anything but being happy cleaning house, and done several "honey-do" items I've been wanting for months including putting in a towel rack under the kitchen sink and mounting the bracket for the dust buster in the utility room. I do believe I actually saw him wiping a counter for the first time in our 34 years of marriage! I feel so much happier focused on the positive things I am doing to bless the house and family than focused on the dirt and failures. I can't believe how an attitude that held me down for 40 years has totally changed in two weeks!

Wishing you all the blessings of powerful positive thoughts!!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NEW-CAZ 8/27/2013 2:40AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon have a great day emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PMFISH 8/26/2013 11:54PM

    The mind is a powerful thing!!! emoticon on all your accomplishments and you have every right to be proud as you walk down the red carpet. To look at your beautiful smile it is hard to think negative thinking ever entered your mind. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 8/26/2013 11:36PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TXPATRIOT 8/26/2013 10:52PM

    Lots of great things there! Congrats!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BESTSUSIEYET 8/26/2013 9:54PM

    Hooray! Sounds like you are really getting a good pattern going!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 8/26/2013 9:48PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 8/26/2013 9:24PM

    Wonderful!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNNERRACHEL 8/26/2013 9:21PM

    Great to hear! You're doing so well! Congrats on your success and seeing so many positives! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLUESKY_321 8/26/2013 8:44PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONEKIDSMOM 8/26/2013 8:41PM

    You know, I think just you showing your hubby that you LOVE your home, by example, seems to have had an uplifting influence, don't you think? Happy Mama = Happy Home! If it's true that if mama ain't happy ain't nobody happy, is the reverse true?

Report Inappropriate Comment
_LINDA 8/26/2013 8:11PM

    Just so wonderful to read this uplifting, inspiring blog! You absolutely have it -attitude is everything!
Now if only I could get off my rear and get it moving like you are doing :P (looking at a large pile of handwashing needing to be done from my trip)
Keep up the fantabulous work!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLIMLILA 8/26/2013 7:49PM

    Awesome.. red carpet and 54 free WW meetings.... and this is the 2nd time today I heard about this flylady.net....I really must get over and check that out.

I was just reading about the 5 common walking and running injuries, and worried myself as I did 13 km of walking today... have kind of given up on the running idea as I certainly don't want any injuries.... How did you get started running? I checked around here on SP and none of the plans seems to fit for me, as I am now walking usually 2 hrs. or more a day.... any suggestions....
Take care, Marsha...
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GABY1948 8/26/2013 4:40PM

    Just think of how you are such an inspiration to both Spark and WW! That has to inspire those ladies there like it does me that it CAN be done and maybe, JUST MAYBE I can do it too! emoticon

The housecleaning thing is GREAT...I have always been a fanatic of those things, clutter even makes me NERVOUS and I have been blessed with a hubby that feels the same way! You are doing SO well!

Have a GREAT evening...you deserve it, Marsha!

Report Inappropriate Comment
IFDEEVARUNS2 8/26/2013 4:24PM

    Sounds awesome! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MIRAGE727 8/26/2013 4:07PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 8/26/2013 3:50PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MANDELOVICH 8/26/2013 3:38PM

    Amazing - 4.5 years at goal!!! You are a super star!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Good Speed Day

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Eating:
I'm in my 4th day of following my meal plan without problem. The plan I'm on this week has me slightly over my SP range of protein and slightly under my SP range of carbs. Next week I'll be within range for both programs. Should you be wondering, I'm following the Curves Member Guide. This week I'm doing the Higher Protein option and next week I'll switch to the Higher Carbohydrate option. My kidneys and pocketbook do better on the latter. Using that plan when I weighed in the 180's really worked well. It was the first time I lost weight on 6 meals a day with virtually no hunger.

Running:
Did my first Galloway speed training today which included four half-mile repeats and a total of about 5 miles. Today I was the slowest person in the fastest HM training group. It was a challenge. First, the five of us in our pace group ran with the last person coming to the front repeatedly (an Indian run, I think they called it). Once I honestly thought I couldn't, but I did. We also did "gliders" where we started out running and our leader would say "pick it up" and we'd go faster, and then 20 steps or so later say "pick it up again", and we'd go faster, and then he'd say "glide" and we'd permit our body to slow to a walk. The last half mile repeat I did in 4:22. My best ever time for a mile is 8:47, so I was just a hair faster than that. All in all I felt good about my workout. Next week is a 9 mile run and then the following week is six half-mile repeats. We build to 17 miles and twelve half-mile repeats. I am hopeful that I can keep up.

Flylady Housekeeping:
Made my bed, emptied the dishwasher, and did my morning Flylady routine before going to my 6 am run. My house is looking better and better and I'm liking it.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

_LINDA 8/26/2013 8:37PM

    emoticon emoticon Way to wrok it on your speed run!!
Good on you getting it done in the housework department!!
When ever I want my daily dose of how to get things done and uplift your spirits, I just have to come on over here for some inspiration!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNNERRACHEL 8/26/2013 5:27AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TXPATRIOT 8/26/2013 12:33AM

    emoticon You did great!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 8/25/2013 10:51AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
AQUAGIRL08 8/25/2013 8:52AM

    You are doing an awesome job, Marsha! I hope to see you this week at the Y!

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 8/25/2013 12:06AM

    Wonderful!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 8/24/2013 10:34PM

    emoticon day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLUESKY_321 8/24/2013 9:55PM

    Congrats on your great run times!
I hate running sprints by myself. I bet running with a group is inspiring! I may have to see if there is one in my area ... though I doubt it; we don't have much up this way!

:)

Report Inappropriate Comment
WATERMELLEN 8/24/2013 6:52PM

    Your running group sounds so inspiring . . . and I'm impressed with your homemaking adventures too!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIVE2RUN4LIFE 8/24/2013 6:20PM

    Good job!

Did you have a target pace for your intervals? You should to get the best training effect. MM pace isn't what Jeff recommends, for what it is worth. He says 30 seconds faster than race pace (divided by two, of course). You want to be able to hold that pace on each interval, not faster at first so that you have to slow down on later ones. You may not notice it with four repeats, but as the number increases you will if you run the early ones too fast. Running them at the right pace for you is key to avoiding injury. Trying to keep up with faster runners or trying to please the ego by running as fast as you can has gotten many runners into trouble.
emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/24/2013 6:33:06 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONMYMEDS 8/24/2013 3:30PM

    Great job.

I would love to find a running group like yours. I like the sound of those running routines you are doing. Keep up the great work!!

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEW-CAZ 8/24/2013 3:14PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
2WHEELEDSHARON 8/24/2013 1:59PM

    Wow, you're doing emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 8/24/2013 1:50PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONEKIDSMOM 8/24/2013 1:28PM

    Funny how a tidier environment just kind of lifts your spirits. And of course, there is that element of keeping a promise to yourself, very empowering.

Congrats on your great run times, by the way.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Patience, Planning, and SparkFriends' Input Needed

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Little more patience needed. I was just sure I'd have that middle 2 on the scale today, but I was still 130.0. Oh, well. I'll get there. Stuck to my eating plan perfectly yesterday. Good today so far, too, and feeling very satisfied.

Did a 75 minute treadmill workout, run-walk 3 min:1 min for 55 minutes, with a 10 minute warm up and a 10 minute cool down. I actually lost track of time and went 10 minutes more than scheduled. Don't think it is a problem.

I like having my whole week's meal plan done and sitting in front of me. About the only thing that has bothered me is the fruit. Hubby bought some really ripe good-looking peaches that are sitting on the counter and there are no peaches in my plan this week. Gwen ate about 3/4 of one and usually I would have finished it, but since I'm really trying to follow my plan, I didn't. I could swap out another fruit for peaches, but there is no fruit in my meal plan today. Hubby also bought mangos that are not in my plan, but I think they will probably be okay next week. When they are ripe I'll put them in the refrig. I've been eating bananas almost every day for the past couple years and this week I'm only scheduled to eat half of one. I'm sure we have too many bananas, but I can freeze ripe ones for smoothies later. Also, my plan calls for one cup of watermelon, and I'll have way, way too much. Most of the veggies will come out right, I think. May the zucchini I'll need to cook and freeze as no one else around here likes it except me.

I have been threatening for years to get a one month menu plan with grocery lists. I'm really going to try to do it this time. If I use the same plan repeatedly I suspect I'll get better at estimating amounts of everything including fruit. Perhaps I should plan 6 days and leave one day for leftovers. Figure I could always skip a day here and there when we eat out or have guests.

Do you have menu plans or wing it? Any tips on making it all come out right, maximizing nutrition and minimizing waste? If you stick to menu plans do you have trouble with other household members eating what you had planned to eat? Any tips for avoiding that issue?? Thanks.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

_LINDA 8/26/2013 8:33PM

    I don't follow any specific meal plans, but usually stick to the same basics regularly. I too, always have a banana every day and that's because it helps makes the smoothest fruit shake. I also always have blueberries every day in my shake. The other fruit depends on what is in season/and or what is freshest from the store, usually strawberries, mango or pineapple. I think some of my problem is eating too much freggies as well, as I was getting that 10-13 servings a day too. I am trying to dial it back, but its hard when everything is coming out so fresh right now. I need to cut back though to lessen the over the top fiber I am getting and maybe then that will help solve my GI issues.
Sorry to say I have no solution for others of your household wanting your servings of fruit. Its not a problem in my Mom's place -her husband doesn't eat them. Its actually great your family will take an interest in them.
Knowing how well you stick to your plans, I am sure you will find a solution.

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 8/23/2013 1:05AM

    Wonderful!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PHEBESS 8/23/2013 12:00AM

    I've lived on islands for the past 26 years - you never know what you'll find at the market, so I learned not to plan. Salads have become a combination of greens and fruit, since tomatoes don't always look decent. (And I love a huge salad with greens, peach slices, a little bit of pine nuts or almonds, and a bit of crumbled goat cheese - just a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, and it's wonderful! If you want to turn that into a meal, add some grilled chicken. OH MY delish!)

Anyway, so no, I wing it with what looks good at the market.

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNNERRACHEL 8/22/2013 11:51PM

    I understand! Hate having fruit or food go bad and it's tough when you're sticking to a strict plan. I've followed a meal plan or recipes but its always difficult when it calls for a small portion of something...it takes planning and using fruits/fresh foods for different things and then freezing the rest if possible.

Sorry you didn't see a middle 2 yet...you'll get there! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNNERKDB 8/22/2013 10:09PM

    I stay in my calorie range and try to make healthy choices for the most part although I do have some sweets every day. I would rather be doing intuitive eating but I find that I just have to track calories or I over do it...so I sort of combine the two. I know my calorie range and I track it but I do little to no pre-planning and I try to ask myself what do I really want and practice intuitive eating within the framework of knowing I do have to stay in my calorie range. My breakfasts vary among a variety of things and my lunches are either left overs from dinner or a sandwich and some fruit and veggies. I usually have a few healthy snacks at my office to eat when I get really hungry between either breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner. Again, these all need to stay in my calorie range. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLUESKY_321 8/22/2013 9:34PM

    I do plan ahead - to varying degrees with each meal.
I don't plan breakfasts because I find that I wake up with strong opinions about what I can stomach first thing in the morning. But it's always a choice from the same options and ingredients that are always on hand.
Lunch is usually something that I make or buy in a batch to have for multiple days in a row. So I may make a big batch of soup or chili. Or cook up some type of protein and chop veggies for salad. It's the same thing for a few days in a row but then I move on to something different so I don't get bored.
Dinner is planned. Often in my plan will say: green veggie or orange veggie so that I know there is a vegetable but have flexibility to pick what looks best at the market.
Same with fruit - I plan on having fruit, but leave it open to get the best of what's available. Most fruits & veggies have *about* the same amount of calories per serving - or you can adjust the serving size to make it fit your caloric needs.
The other thing that I plan on (because there are 2 teenage athletes in the house) is a mid week trip back to the grocery store to restock on milk, bread, eggs, and fruit - I just don't have the capacity to hold enough food to last a week anymore! Once a week (usually the night before the midweek shopping) we have an open night to use up leftovers and odds and ends.
Hope that helps!


Report Inappropriate Comment
WATERMELLEN 8/22/2013 9:26PM

    Part of the reason that I've never liked other people's meal plans is that they always seem to result in left overs/waste (when you have to buy a certain quantity of something) or shortfalls (when somebody else eats a food I was counting on) or temptation (better eat up the extra before it's wasted or someone else eats it!!).

My Saturday supper soup-making routine is effective in using up the left over vegetables before I go to the grocery store.

My lunch time salads are small quantities of many different fruits and veggies - whatever looked freshest and most seasonal. I wouldn't want to postpone eating excellent in season fresh peaches this week because they weren't in the "plan": the plan IS what's best right now . . .

And I just don't mind eating the same thing day after day . . .

Sorry I don't have any really good ideas to help -- but you will make your plan work for YOU!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
AQUAGIRL08 8/22/2013 8:56PM

    Your pre planning is very impressive! You go girl!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLIMLILA 8/22/2013 8:24PM

    I am a bargain hunter and I want to be able to use the food I find on sale, and sometimes - though I have used menus occasionally - having menus preplanned messes with the sales.....
but like you said, you can freeze a lot of fruit for smoothies and deserts.... Have you made up your own menu, or are you trying to follow SP?

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONEKIDSMOM 8/22/2013 7:43PM

    I do plan, and sometimes deviate / substitute. Putting the food on auto-pilot works well for me, and since I have no other household members (of the human variety) I no longer have to deal with others eating my planned serving of something. Back in the day when I did... sometimes I could just substitute, and sometimes I behaved badly!

Good luck. I think you can make this work, Marsha.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 8/22/2013 7:09PM

    No, I don't use a plan and I'm preparing for one person so I'm really not any help. I try not to focus on food a lot and just stock my kitchen with healthy choices. I have to be flexible. Admittedly I eat too much fruit, it's just so handy. One thing that I did change that helped me lower my goal a couple of pounds is that I found maintaining easier when I upped my protein grams from 60+ to 100+. I find I'm more satisified with less food. Be well.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GABY1948 8/22/2013 6:27PM

    I can't help much...I eat like my dad...have the same thing over and over and over until tired of it...always have and always will...it is working for me...and dh is totally different so we usually eat together, but different things.... emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOM1014 8/22/2013 2:56PM

    I pretty much plan for a week, but allow myself leeway to switch (sensibly) if something comes up. You are such an inspiration, so I would say allow yourself to be less rigid within reason. I can see you've done a great job of losing..a peach doesn't mean you will go off track. Just a switch.
Thanks for the blog because where I am willing to switch it also reminds me that structure is important too. Good blog and food (peaches?) for thought.
Hugs,
Lee

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEAJESS 8/22/2013 2:50PM

    Right now, I'm like you... realizing how much easier it would be to have a plan for the week (month is too big for me) and not doing it. That funny thing about planning time to plan. It's more time up front but it saves all those "little" bits of time tracking and calculating that add up to a huge amount of time over a week... or month. Time I could have used for some easy, no-equipment 10 minute upper body strength training workouts that I found on Spark today.

If you put out a Challenge for planning a week of menus (or whatever you had in mind specifically), I'll join you. 'Cause one thing is certain, as a team

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITCOFFEEMOM357 8/22/2013 2:48PM

    I try to plan when I go fod shopping. However, there seems to always be a day where things go wrong for my house. I do not worry too much about dh eating my food....he eat healthy would be a MIRACLE. As for the kids I would, and I have, let them eat my last fruit, one veggie, any thing healthy. It is more important to me for them to eat well. I will recover.

Know we are in different stages of life is hard.If you have left over peaches or too many cut them and freeze them for smoothies. Watermelon I can not help you...,I would just eat, graze, on it all week. Watermelon is mostly water.

Sorry I am not much help, but I do have eat out of fridge Wednesdays and we normally treat the kids to pizza Fridays.

Good luck

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 8/22/2013 2:19PM

    The only meal my husband and I eat together during the week is dinner so I ask him for feedback as to what he'd like to have. Breakfast and lunch we are on our own. We usually eat out for dinner on weekends.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 8/22/2013 2:18PM

    I have been winging it for 38 years and it doesn't
seem to be a problem. I keep the basics in mind
and a good mental image in how the day has
progressed. It is totally beyond DH's scope of
understanding but it works for me.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LEWILL1982 8/22/2013 2:14PM

    I don't have a plan, I just plan ahead of time what I want for the week and what I'm going to cook and buy it. I buy 3-4 fruits (always bananas and apples, usually a berry for my oatmeal/yogurt and then a "wildcard") I buy plenty of veggies.... Do I need a plan??? Maybe that's my problem. I freeze bananas when they start to turn because I dont like them with spots :-) What kind of plan? I'm curious. Do you write out what you are going to consume each day for the entire week? That takes alot of planning...

Report Inappropriate Comment


A Little Patience is Paying Off

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Good day : good run, good housekeeping, and good eating.

Glad I didn't let the scale discourage me like I have so many times in the past. Yesterday I was only down .2 pounds from vacation (after a very healthy low sodium eating day when I thought I should be down more) and I could have gotten discouraged. But today it was much more than that. Didn't quite get to a middle two, but almost (130.0) as of this morning.

I changed my ticker here on SparkPeople to reflect a maintenance weight of 129 instead of 126. Somehow I was just too happy to have "over 4.0" on my ticker, when I am feeling that I am almost there. I changed the icon to a dove rather than the exuberant looking person, since I am still 1.0 pound over my compromise goal and I'm in the process of making peace with my final goal weight. I am still celebrating 4+ years of 80+ pound weight loss maintenance. I may later try to get down to 126, but for now I'll be happy with a middle two and plenty of energy for running and life!!

Today is a cross-training day. I did two SportsSkool sessions from the cable TV, one pilates and one cardio. Neither one was my favorite, but it is good to try new things.

I also went back to the grocery store and got all the rest of the items and ingredients I need for my week's menu plan. Although it was far more expensive to shop that way, I think I'll have a lot of things left over for next week and it won't work out too bad.

I talked to granddaughter Natalie on the phone last night. Sounds like the visit from the Tooth Fairy was very exciting and that first grade is off to a great start. Tomorrow morning her daddy will be back to work and I'll be taking her to and picking her up from school. I'll have Gwen all day, and unless something unexpected comes up, I'll take Gwen with me to the Y so she can play with other kids while I run.

All in all, things are good here!! Hope your day is going well, too!



  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JANEWATKINS 8/24/2013 10:38AM

    You are such an inspiration to me. I did take your advice and asserted patience with the scale. After at least three weeks of bouncing between 236 and 237, I finally hit 235 and the next day 234. Who would have thought!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BESTSUSIEYET 8/22/2013 9:35PM

    Hooray for faithfulness in your goals, for trying new ways to plan for success, and for peace in today! Well done!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/22/2013 12:18AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 8/22/2013 12:00AM

    Wonderful!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 8/21/2013 11:52PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TXPATRIOT 8/21/2013 11:46PM

    emoticon

Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
AQUAGIRL08 8/21/2013 10:06PM

    Good job! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONEKIDSMOM 8/21/2013 9:25PM

    You have a lovely life, Marsha. May that dove and the "making peace" keep you home on the weight range. Sometimes that scale just doesn't seem to give us the results we think it should, does it?

I've been super active, eating at my maintenance range... and it isn't giving up the pounds like it did last year in running season. HOWEVER, and this is huge, even though the scale seems to have settled with 125 as center instead of 122... the waist measure is the same as last year... the pants are fitting again the way they did a year ago... so I have to say at least SOME of those few pounds have to be muscle, right?

Making peace with the body's "natural" weight, not trying to force it. That's my theme right now. Not to "let it slide" but to be content when I know my behavior is solid.

Spark on, my friend!

Report Inappropriate Comment
OHMEMEME 8/21/2013 7:57PM

    emoticon
Love the update! I always need to here maintainers think out loud.
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEXGAL1 8/21/2013 7:54PM

    wonderful!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GABY1948 8/21/2013 6:55PM

    You are such a busy lady and that in itself is healthy! You inspire so many of ut! Thank you, Marsha! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
XFITSTRONG 8/21/2013 5:26PM

    You are really an inspiration to me! LOVE reading your blog!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MIRAGE727 8/21/2013 3:59PM

    You know how I embrace patience, Marsha! Stay strong, listen to your body, and see when it feels good!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MNNICE 8/21/2013 2:41PM

    My maintenance weight has been creeping upward and it's time to get back to weight loss mode! You are doing so well with your running and exercise - something I struggle with and need to talk myself into. Maybe when I'm retired and have more time I'll enjoy it more when it's not just something I have to try to fit into the schedule! You are doing well -- Keep it up!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNNERRACHEL 8/21/2013 2:12PM

    emoticon I am in the same maintenance range and weigh about the same now. My past weight goal was 125 but I am happy now with a middle 2, like you.

Weight went up a bit in the summer but on track to get it back down. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PMFISH 8/21/2013 1:13PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLUESKY_321 8/21/2013 12:12PM

    Love the dove and what it symbolizes for you. You are an inspiration!


Report Inappropriate Comment
TRAVELGRRL 8/21/2013 11:43AM

    I love the idea of the dove indicating you are at "peace" with your weight. Geez, how many decades does THAT take us???

Watermellen via Judith Beck talks about the "lowest achievable weight" vs. the "lowest SUSTAINABLE weight." Maybe 126 is the lowest achievable vs. 129 being the lowest sustainable? At any rate, 3 pounds is so miniscule, that you must be happy happy happy with either one!

Good job!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAINBOWFALLS 8/21/2013 11:12AM

    Great job!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 8/21/2013 11:10AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 8/21/2013 11:09AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEW-CAZ 8/21/2013 10:59AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROBBIEY 8/21/2013 10:59AM

  Great, keep up the good work. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KRICKET57 8/21/2013 10:57AM

    Keep up the good work!

Report Inappropriate Comment


More Running, House, and Eating Updates

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Running
-----------
Warmed up for 10 minutes, ran-walked in 3:1 ratio for 45 minutes with running speeds from 5.5 mph to 7 mph, and then cooled down for 10 minutes. Felt really good.

House
--------
Did my first Flylady "Weekly Home Blessing" with seven chores to do for 10 minutes each. Six of them went great; the vacuum breaking down was a bummer, though. I was sweeping like mad when I realized said vacuum was depositing as much as it was picking up. May be time for a new one.

I do really, really like living in a cleaner and more orderly house. At one time I thought I had time to exercise OR clean house. NO! I can do them both. I have a little extra time this week to detail clean because son-in-law has some comp. time off work and I have no child care today and tomorrow.

Eating
---------
Doing good so far today and tracking, too. Not as hungry as some times. Just about to fix a good, healthy salmon supper. Went grocery shopping with hubby today and took a week's menus with shopping list to the produce stand and the grocery store. Well, he did his usual thing and was ready to go. I'll need to go back. It's okay. I'm just delighted to have made the commitment to a very healthy week of eating and I'm feeling quite confident I can do it!!

I was hoping to be down a couple pounds from vacation weight, knowing I'd been eating too much sodium. I was down, but only .2 pounds this morning. Oh, well. I truly am not discouraged. The days of letting the scale discourage me are long gone! I'm going to eat healthy and be happy and the scale will catch up!!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AQUAGIRL08 8/21/2013 10:05PM

    I've been having problems with sodium this week too. I'm being very good today and hopefully tomorrow too. I won't weigh in until I get rid of the excess fluid or I know that I'll get discouraged over it. Sounds like you have a good handle on everything. I admit that I'm very impressed with your systematic and organized approach! Kudos to you, Marsha!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GABY1948 8/21/2013 10:42AM

    SUCH a great report! That is the way to be after vacation! Have a wonderful day, Marsha~

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEXGAL1 8/21/2013 9:54AM

    Yes, don't get discouraged for sure. Keep up the good fight.
Sallie

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEW-CAZ 8/21/2013 2:48AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 8/21/2013 12:04AM

    Wonderful!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNNERRACHEL 8/20/2013 11:15PM

    emoticon on your run, house cleaning, and planning healthy meals!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 8/20/2013 10:51PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BESTSUSIEYET 8/20/2013 9:57PM

    Well done! On all fronts! I love your focus! Keep up the good work!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 8/20/2013 9:03PM

    You are on a fantastic roll! WooHoo!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WATERMELLEN 8/20/2013 8:35PM

    Good for you: firing on all cylinders! I just love your confidence and exuberance! That's the real legacy of a great holiday.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRAVELGRRL 8/20/2013 8:17PM

    Super! You are firing on all 8 cylinders! Isn't it wonderful not be ruled by the scale? I will get there!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONEKIDSMOM 8/20/2013 8:08PM

    At least you didn't bring home fresh Wisconsin cheese curds, made daily... LOL... Salmon sounds a lot healthier. I'm eking these out in 1/2 ounce treat portions, over I hope 3 weeks. Or more. But they are good stuff. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FROSTY99 8/20/2013 7:38PM

    Great attitude!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 8/20/2013 7:15PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 Last Page