Friday, April 20, 2012
Remember I mentioned climbing Taylor Street to visit Nob Hill... Well the Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness has arrived! 10,000 steps will be particularly trying tonight - but I'm worth it...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I flew cross country today... interesting. I normally fly up and down the east coast, but something about the time zone changes and not being on my usual carrier, made me think about how different my flying experience is now vs before I started the lifestyle change/weight loss.
First, I don't have to stress or strain to get the seatbelt on. Even in coach class. I guess they must have installed longer seat belts (???)...
Second, there appear to be "new" seats too. I had a middle seat for 2 of the 4 legs of the flights - and I was very comfortable and didn't feel I was being squished nor that I was squishing my neighbors at the window or aisle seat. Couldn't be just my weight loss?
Finally, I didn't get hungry (no food cravings) while in the air. That's a lucky thing - because the options at 30K feet are not exactly friendly to my my new lifestyle and diet. Of course I had an appropriately friendly snack in my carry-on - nuts, seeds, etc. -- but I'm now able to manage my hunger, meals, etc., and have gotten very good at finding lifestyle appropriate food in almost any situation!
Again, these are just a few Non-Scale Victories... but they are just as sweet (as a bowl of Paleo friendly berries)!
What was your latest Non-Scale Victory?
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Beautiful city and great weather today.
In meetings today - when we met for dinner in the hotel lobby, I had only achieved 277 steps for the day. That's not a typo!
So we climbed the street to Knob Hill - the views were incredible, and we had an opportunity to see the bay bridge, Alcataz, and the Warf. Not only were the views amazing, but I was able to get in my steps and a healthy dinner.
Hope you had a great day too! Tomorrow... Off to VA!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The time has come for yet another corporate relocation... probably back to Charlotte NC, but I'll look at other areas as well (let me know if you've got a recommendation for where a mid-40 single looking to spend quality time with a nice guy interested in living a healthy lifestyle might want to consider living). I've lived in Charlotte before, but was trying to continue a long-distance relationship with a New Yorker, so not sure I had the full Charlotte experience!
My regular travel route will be from Columbia SC - Raleigh NC - Richmond VA and VA Beach, Baltimore MD, and DC. But any given day could find me in DC or anywhere within the other 4 states. I've joined all the teams, so if I can, I'd like to join any Spark team events going on within my geographic travel area!
So the question to be answered: Am I moving North to live in the South? Florida is certainly geographically south of the above mentioned states, but living in a metro Florida city can hardly be considered living in the South! So back to having four season, avoiding "Sweet Tea" at every meal, and time to learn a new set of restaurants and stores to support my dietary needs.
Best News - I will not be derailed! If I've made it the past 8 months, then I know I can survive something as minor as another corporate relocation!
PS - I'll always be Tink - and TampaTink67 on Spark, but in life I will now be a Tampa-Tinker-Southern-belle
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Yup - it's official: -80 lbs... so far!
Also, I've signed up to participate in the next round of The Spark Biggest Loser Challenge - it looks a little time intensive, but I'm gonna give it a shot! Here are my realistic, attainable goals for the 12 week program:
- Lose at least 20 lbs (since I average 10 a month, that should be attainable even if weigt loss slows.) This will have me within One-derland and officially out of the "obesity" category and into "overweight"...
- Re-engage in recording all food intake at least 6 days a week
- Maintain at least 8 glasses of water / day and fitness goal of 10,000 steps / day
- Fully participate in weekend challenges (and as many daily challenges as possible).
- Weight in weekly on assigned day.
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