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!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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.
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.
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!!
Monday, August 19, 2013
Yesterday I ran at the resort. Both treadmills were busy, so I ran two miles outside with my Garmin first. Around 7:15 it was starting to get hot and a TM was available, so I did 5.5 more in the A/C. My HM training is on schedule! This next Saturday is group speed work -- half mile repeats. Following Saturday is 9 mile group run. In between I'll get 2 other runs per week for 45 minutes each. My next HM is Nov. 9th.
Got home around 3pm yesterday. Dog was happy to see us and neighbor kids happy to get paid for caring for her. They fed and walked her for the full week, although Dear Daughter stopped by to supervise for the first 4 days. Fish all survived and the two smallest ones had grown and developed more color.
It was great to come home to beds made, floor mopped, counters clean, etc. Also, while we were gone I had DD go through and take care of boxes and boxes we've been keeping for her since she went to college in 1999. I now have more room for our stuff so that makes organizing easier!! Still have a lot of kids' toys, but we still need them.
Now it is time to get back to Flylady and continuing to improve this house. Also, need new carpet and living room furniture. Soon.
Not that I quit Sparkin' on vacation, but it is time to recommit to the healthiest lifestyle I can achieve. Definitely haven't done as well eating as I have running, but it is not terrible. SparkFriends may be tired of reading about me and my middle 3 (weight in the 130's) blues and my middle 2 successes. Well, it's middle 3 today, up 2 pounds from when I left for vacation. (Thank heavens that middle 4 that shocked me at the science museum was just wonky. I kind of knew it anyway, since it showed Gwen as 44 pounds when she's more like 32 and it weighed both girls at 66 pounds when they are closer to 86. The point of the display was to show how people weigh differently on different planets -- not an accurate weight.) I will have a middle two within one week I predict, but if not, I'll keep working on it until I do. May not make it to 126, but definitely will get to 129.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Yesterday we spent the day at the Orlando Science Museum. The Clifford the Big Red Dog exhibit was a hit, as was the Dino Diggs, and Dr. Seuss's story of the planets projected in 360 degrees on a 6' ball from the ceiling. Probably the favorite thing of our 2 grandkids was the water play. They could build dams, create whirlpools, and float boats on a pile of rocks waterfall and on a table. I did take some pictures, but haven't downloaded them yet. We went swimming after supper and went to bed late, but the girls were up early anyway.
We went swimming again first thing this morning and then it was 17 holes of miniature golf here at the resort. We played the first 8 holes twice and then finished on hole 9 that keeps your ball. Natalie got the only hole in one!! I had the camera with me, but forgot to take pictures. Oh, well.
I got on a scale yesterday that scared me, but hubby said he weighed 10 pounds heavy on it. Guess I'll just have to get home to see how bad it is. Am trying to be sensible, but for some reason my head isn't quite in the right place for proper maintenance restraint. Hoping it's not as bad as I fear. Whatever, I'm not giving up and I know I will succeed, even withoccasional slips. Having kept off 80 pounds for over 4 years now, some think it should come easy to me now. It doesn't. It's hard, but it is do-able, and it is worth it!
My daughter and son-in-law will be here in just a couple hours and be with us through Sunday. We've never taken a vacation an hour from home before, but it really has worked out well for people coming back and forth. The tooth fairy will come tonight. There is a second loose tooth and it may be 2 for 1 if we don't hurry!! We'll be going to Universal Studios theme park tomorrow for sure and maybe Saturday, too, depending. Natalie starts first grade on Monday. Summer is going fast! Come to think of it, time is going fast and they are just growing so fast. What a blessing that we get to enjoy so many of their days!!
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