Saturday, October 26, 2013
I just got home from a double birthday party. I ate only what I was supposed to for this high carb day. It was nice to visit with so much family.
I gave away my bigger sized pants to family tonight (3 different females). Some other things too- a dress, a sweater, etcetera. They are glad for them, and I am glad to not keep them around for "just in case". I had actually wanted to "swim" in my clothes to a degree, but fought the urge, saying they could use them more than I could, and I put on the size twelve jeans and saw how nicely they fit. Not tight. I should wear proper size jeans. I've worked at it and can wear proper fitting jeans. I've been noticing my tummy getting smaller. It feels so good to be seeing progress like this. I've a ways to go, but just seeing these results encourages me to keep pressing on for more weight loss. :)
Saturday, October 26, 2013
I think that's pretty good, considering I only did half the exercise I normally do. It was just a crazy busy week.
So I'm just over 15 pounds down from when I started losing weight early last month! Yay:)
Here's to a great next week for all of us!
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The highlight of the day for me was having a new team started for those with a nickel allergy. There wasn't one before. I'm one of the team leaders. Although... I can't seem to locate OURS when I try to find one now...but here is a link to it, in case you know of anyone who could use some support with that allergy.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
It's been about five weeks since I got determined that I would lose the weight and keep it off this time.
I've lost just over 1/4 of the weight I need to make my doctor happy already.
I've found a food and exercise plan that works well for me.
I've discovered what has been causing the skin problems I've had over a year, and they're bettering as I deduct what I can eat and can't. I break out again when I eat something to test it, so far, but I'll get there.
I'm actually kind of thankful for the huge amount of allergies, in a way, because I have such physical consequences if I eat the old way, that I believe I don't have much of a desire at all to ever gain the weight back again through eating wrong. Who wants to deal with sores on their skin? I've scars enough already, and that's not pretty, but especially the sores on my arms, and often upper chest/neck area - not pleasant for others to see. They are clearing up. I'm soooo glad. I'm grateful to know there is the ability to get rid of them, and perhaps lessen outbreaks big time. That's a huge blessing to me.
So I will rejoice in it all!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Wow, what a full day! I made some banana bread and some zucchini bread this morning (wearing gloves so the wheat wouldn't touch my skin), and my daughter and her husband were thrilled to have some (and get sent home with some later). The one loves the one kind and the other loves the other kind. I still have plenty for my hubby's lunches too. :)
Then said daughter and SIL came and took me for a hike. My sweet daughter gave me her camera, saying she is fine with just using her cell phone. She knew we didn't have a camera new enough to work with our computers anymore. I did take pictures on that hike, but when we went to download them to the computer, I did it wrong and lost them all after deleting them from the camera and not actually having them on the computer. We got a bit lost on that hike, but that's okay. It was a very nice long walk. The temperature was perfect.
Then we went to my house where they had some of the aforementioned bread for the first time today. We walked the dogs, and then hubby came home and we all went to see a waterfall he's always wanted to see. Turned out there was a lot more walking we could do, and they said another waterfall. However, when we got there, there was no second waterfall. Must be only in the spring. Here is a picture near there that looked fairly nice though. I'm wearing my size 12 jeans. I'm able to fit into two faded glory 12s now too. yay. I still have other 12s I want to fit better into yet.
We did a lot of hill climbing and dealt with tree roots, stones, rocks, mud (for some reason), and leaves covering water, but it was a great workout. It was a long walk too, and more strenuous than the first walk. On the way back I had hubby take a picture of me so you could see part of the waterfall. You might be able to see some sores on my arm from gluten and nickel yet, but they were feeling better earlier- less itchy. Tonight they are a bit itchy. I think I know what I ate that did it.
So I burned somewhere toward 1600 calories today (from what I was told, but I wouldn't be surprised if I burned more than that!). Therefore, instead of the calorie amount I was to do for the day, being my reward day with the carb cycling plan I'm on, I went with the higher calorie number Spark People said I should have -especially since I really felt a need for that much food after that much calorie burning!
That was a lot of lower body workout today. I had not even originally expected to exercise at all today, lol. I'm glad I did though. It was really nice to do that with family.
Tomorrow I would like to concentrate more on the upper body. :)
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