That is not a word that would ever obviously used to describe ME.
I'm large. I use to be 5'10" but have apparently lost an inch or so over the years.
I'm big boned. I know, you're rolling your eyes, but it's true.
Take your thumb and forefinger on your left hand, and wrap it around your right wrist.
Do they touch?
Mine don't even come close. Yes, that might change as I release more lbs, but it is what it is.
I'm sturdy. I use to be the "pack mule" for the family, being the largest and therefore obviously the strongest individual (in their opinion, not necessarily mine).
I could easily be called a 'galoot' - a big goofy person. I use that term affectionately with some of the lumbering-type kennel kids we walk.
I have a loud laugh - in fact, when I really get going and it's a "I can't help it" kind of laugh, it has been called hyena-like LOL get me and my sister together and get us laughing deep down inside and it borderlines on frightening LOL
There are parts of me, though, that are delicate despite outward appearances.
Apparently, even though I'm burning beau-coup calories daily, I release lbs better when I eat below my suggested Spark calorie range. I know, it's a suggestion moreso than set in stone mandates.
That is a delicate balance - I need to eat less, but eat enough to fuel my body to do what I want. I need to reduce processed carbs, but eat enough raw carbs (for lack of a better term) to fuel my muscles and body and brain. And believe me I love me some raw carbs!
Ok, that's all I can think of right now, but there.. there's one delicate thing about me!
Wednesday, Feb. 6:
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Optimum Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey Vanilla - 1 scoop, 1 serving 130
Blackberries, fresh, 0.5 cup 37
Blueberries, fresh, 22 berries 17
greek god's greek yogurt traditional plain, 1 serving 130
Raspberries, 20 raspberries 19
Grapes, 20 grape, seedless 39
Roasted vegetables, 1 serving 186
Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 5 ounces 172
Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds (24 almonds), 1 serving 160
Red Ripe Tomatoes, 0.25 cup, chopped or sliced 9
Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla (approx 10" dia) 234
Cheese, Kraft Mexican Style Taco Cheese, 0.25 cup 100
Guacamole, 2 tbsp 85
Chipotle Carnitas, 4 oz 190
Romaine Lettuce (salad), 0.5 cup, shredded 4
Sour Cream, 2 tbsp 51
Cashew Nuts (Raw), 1 oz 155
Daily Total: 1803
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1800 - 2150
This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2550 cals a week to reach 199 by the first week of December, 2013.
Total Burned 2,919
Yep, those calories consumed are creepin' back up again. That's alright, I'm not worried, but I am paying attention. I realized I was munching on cashew pieces last night because I was tired, not because I was really hungry. I allowed myself a few, and then called it good. Improvement!
Ok, those of you who said you have to clean your workspace before you can take pictures of it - you made me giggle! Thanks for that. I cannot imagine it's so bad that you can't take pictures right now, but then again, I'm all about being paperless. I require all forms be submitted electronically because I do not store paper copies of anything. Ever. Everything I do, all work, is electronic, so I'm really clutter-free. I wish the same for you!
Thanks to those who shared their space and their motivational do-dads. I loved it! I'm looking forward to more.