Sunday, October 07, 2012
Weekly blogging is difficult to keep up between work and school, so I thought I might pop-in monthly to keep a record of maintenance.
Maintenance. I have stayed within a few pounds of 132 since May. That is crazy- I have bounced between 155-175 for the last ten years, so 132 is pretty freaking remarkable. I still tell people about SP all the time.
I think I wanted to post here today because my sister-in-law posted a few very unflattering pictures of me today. This is a common tale, I know, but it bummed me out. I should look at the pictures like "Wow- super duper, I've come a long way," but I just feel embarrassed by them. They aren't terrible, but bad enough to remove a few tags, lol. Ugh. So I'm going to combat my crappy feelings by posting pictures that I am proud of.
In September, I turned 28:
I thought I'd be "fat" forever, but I'm healthier this birthday than last, which makes me very happy.
I went to a luau and felt pretty in a bright orange dress:
My old "favorite" color was black because it "hid" all my imperfections.
I went to Waimea Bay with my sister-in-law, and actually allowed Mike to take a picture:
This has to be the only year on this planet I have allowed such a thing.
In October, I'm going to keep all this up. It's hard to cook healthy or take a walk after working for 10-12 hours and looking forward to reading a few articles or writing a paper for school, but the alternative- fast food, namely- results in poor health, black clothing, and hiding from cameras again. No thanks.
Love and luck to you all this month (and forevah!),
Thursday, September 06, 2012
So I don't make myself a crazy (crazier) person, I think I'm going to weigh myself every-other week from now on. I have weighed myself three days this week- 132.4 on Tuesday, 133.8(!) yesterday, and 131.8 today. It's making me nuts, I'm over analyzing everything I put into my mouth, which is making me feel bad! When I look at the last couple of MONTHS, I have stayed within a pound or two- this is great... If it were my Sparkfriend, I would commend them for keeping up maintenance.
Here are some of this weeks pictures:
I worked insanely long hours this past week, so one day, I treated myself to a bento lunch at a park:
Here's the bento- I thought it was fish, but it was...
Unagi= eel! Lol, it was really good, though- I ate the whole thing!
Mike and I made hamburgers on Sunday with grilled pineapple (Hawaiian style!):
Lastly, a picture from just outside of the library I work at- what a view!
The tents were set up for a big "College Bash" event for students...
I wish you all love and luck in this and next week (it's already Thursday, after all!)... And sanity, too!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Lost a pound!
This feels GREAT! Since June, I've stayed at 132 with little exception, and I know it's silly, but I started to think I couldn't lose any more... It's coming off. I tried to stay to the lower end of my calories and took one nice hike (I have been hiking 2x a week, but I woke up with a stiff neck this weekend, so I only got one hike in this week). With school and work in full swing, it is pretty impossible to take the daily walks I like so much, but I run around a lot at work, park far away, always take the stairs (and all of those other little things Yahoo Health or whoever recommends!), etc.
I am happy. Here's what I'm eating...
Bun! It's basically a steak (or whatever) salad with cold rice noodles and a vinegary/salty/garlicky sauce:
Garlic shrimp (and I used butter), with brown rice and a green salad:
Grilled ribeye steak (I used the leftovers for the bun), corn on the cob, and a cucumber/tomato salad:
Salmon with pesto (bought at a farmer's market here- made with sea asparagus!) over dinosaur kale:
My neck still hurts, but I'm feeling good about how my brain is managing the stresses of life (c'mon body, follow suit!). Things are intense, but so so good.
I hope all is well with you, Sparkfriends! Please have a good week!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
I was too busy to blog last week, and so busy again this week that I forgot to even WEIGH-IN yesterday!! Things are crazy here!
Monday was the first day of fall semester at work, and last night I started classes myself- I'm about halfway through a master's program in library science. I can barely keep a thought in my head as I type this.
Last week was rough diet-wise, but great exercise-wise- lots of hikes, running around at work and around town for fun, swimming and body surfing on weekends, but MAN I was huuuuuungry! Yes, Sherlock's it is my TOM (ugh), but usually I'll have a hungry day or two- this lasted over a week! And all the shame and fear that comes with having a week of pushing above my normal calorie limit was awful. I'm starting to feel like a regular person again (like, today), so I imagine my next weigh-in will be a happy one.
Here's a rainbow at our favorite beach:
And here's my first Portuguese Man O' War encounter (it got Mike!):
We did not heed the warnings:
Hiking, surrounded by strawberry guava:
View from my desk:
And lastly, my dinner tonight- mostly egg white omelet with veg, a piece of wheat toast, a Greek yogurt & frozen berry cup, and a big handful of fresh cherries (Mike is on the Big Island for work this week, so I didn't make the bed today and ate an omelet for dinner! Born to be wild!):
Love to you all,
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
I forgot about this mornings atrocious weigh-in with the business of today, so I haven't come up with anything to write.
Honestly, I did not expect to lose, but I did nothing to gain. I tracked my food, swam, and took a crazy hike on Sunday. Rather than stressing or over-thinking this, I'm going to share some pics of the last week and hope for a better weigh-in next Tuesday. Exhaaaaaaale.
Here's the hike- three hours of peaceful solitude (but there were two of us- duotude?). We ate strawberry guava off of trees and saw a private rainbow in the middle of a valley. It was enchanting:
Here are a couple food pics, because... You know, why not? A bunless hotdog (do it) and our "super" chiles:
And a pic I posted on my Sparkpage, but I just love it- in our parking lot at the end of a double rainbow in my cute minty colored dress:
Love to you all!
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