Thursday, June 16, 2011
Yesterday was a day to get caught up on cleaning the house, running errands, etc and I only had a few hours of sleep so put off working out.
I DID eat within my Calorie range!
I DID drink at least 64 oz water!
I DID make a good weight chart/fat percentage chart for my bathroom wall. I think seeing it will help.
I DID work in my vegetable garden. Growing good food is important. The hail storm we had while I was gone only did minor damage.
I DID register for the Father's Day 5K in Old Town Fort Collins.
I've got irises! Not many but they sure are fancy flowers.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
So let's see, yesterday was Tuesday and my last day in Maine. R had to work and I felt lousy (maybe some bad seafood?) so I mostly packed and ran errands and got ready to come home. Flight left Maine at 9, got into Denver at 11 local time, then I had to drive home. Got here finally about 1:15 am, which was like 3 am to me, still being on east coast time.
So, positives from yesterday. Oh! R and I went to Panera Bread for lunch and instead of getting that high calorie bread bowl with the cream of broccoli soup, I got a regular bowl of tomato soup. I had packed a couple of protein bars and bought a banana for the flight instead of the usual candy. So, I think those are positives.
I do realize that I seriously need to get it together if I am ever going to lose more weight and that eating like I did on this trip just packs those pounds I worked so hard to lose right back on. I am afraid to get on the scale tomorrow but must face the damage done. I just get lazy and crazy when away from home and with R and we just kind of go nuts and don't even care about what we're eating or doing, it's all about having a good time (and for the record, a good time was had!). I know now that I am just not to be trusted to explore new places and try new restaurants, I love rich and fattening food! I love wine and beer and cocktails! So, that's the last visit I am making. He'll be starting to come home some within a month or so and we'll just have to do without each other till then. I intend to focus on Spark in the meantime and get back to the basics of taking it one day at a time. Doing the food tracking, getting the strength training done, doing TONS of cardio and burning more calories each week. I am going to reset my weight tracker with whatever the scale says tomorrow and take it from there.
Picture time! R's job is in Scarborough Maine, outside of Portland. He does not get any days off when I visit so I have lots of time on my hands, which I do use mostly to explore the walking/running paths and get tons of cardio. I also like to explore the coast. On the weekend, we went up to Belfast Maine, which is a coastal town, has a harbor, rented a cabin on the water, went sailing, got reacquainted with each other, etc.
This is a group that might be Mennonites visiting the rocky coast at Cape Elizabeth. there's a lighthouse here but I figure you know what that looks like.
Mackworth Island is about 20 mins away and has a nice path around the perimeter, 1.25 miles. I did 5 laps, mostly running. Here's how nice the path was.
On this island is a school for the deaf. They have a fairy woods where you are welcome to build a fairy house using the natural materials found there. Here's an example. There were dozens of them, from tiny and simple to large and complex.
We went sailing, something R's been trying to get me to do for ages.
it's so picturesque in Maine, now I want to live there, but it'd have to be right on the coast.
And special for THETURTLEBEAR, this is the view from our lanai. Ok, porch.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Yesterday, June whatever, and this is how I get when I'm not at home, can't even remember what day it is, my positives were-
Took a good long walk, first on the Eastern Promenade in downtown Portland. And then around Peaks Island for a total of about 6 miles of brisk walking.
And, that's it, one positive the whole day. And since I promised I would not say anything negative or snarky, that's the end of this post!
I come home late, late tonight and hope I am not too tired tomorrow to run another 5K.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
So, yesterday, June 7th, my positives were-
-I did my strength training routine, am doing a Coach Nicole video and then adding some abs to it. It felt good and was challenging.
-Burned over 500 calories on the Elliptical. Watched Scrubs, am starting with season 1 as I've never seen that show before. Funny.
-Participated on Spark. Was thinking this was our 6 month anniversary but per THETURTLEBEAR I reminded that it's only 5 months. Happy Anniversary to all who joined that first week in January!
I am leaving again for Maine today, just can't stay away from that man. Since the last time I was there (11 days ago! ha) he's gotten himself in gear about exercising and eating better so hopefully this time we'll do better at not pigging out. Am going to track it all, even the ugly, as I did find that helps.
Here's some pics of a bike ride I took last week to Watson Lake. I think it's an 18 mile ride from my house and back. All on the bike path so a really nice ride.
This is a farm on the way, I sooo want to buy this place! And those horses.
Here's the lake. There's picnic tables under ramadas lining one side. Nice place to eat an apple and soak up the beauty.
My trusty stead, Trixie. She and I are unstoppable.
The river the bike path follows. Cache La Poudre is it's name. It's pretty high right now due to snow melt in the Rockies.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Ate within my calorie range
Ate healthy foods
Ran an entire 5K, no walking! Been trying to do this since I did a 5K event in early May and ran the whole thing. Now I know I can do it! I am a runner now.
Biked out to Spring Creek park after dinner.
Burned over 1000 cardio calories
Blogged and participated on SparkPeople
Every blog should have a pic! This is in my front garden.
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