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17 degree weather? Yeah, we conquered that.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

For the first time in several weeks, The Buddy and I were finally able to go to the park and walk. In 17 degree weather, with the windchill near zero. But, that's what cold weather accessories are for, and other than my face nearly freezing off, the rest of me was fine. We walked 25 minutes. I had hoped to do a full lap which would have taken around 35, but I was dragging. It has been a couple weeks since I walked, and I definitely felt it this morning. I figured better to cut it shorter and not overdo it than to push too far and end up injured. I'm terribly injury prone, anyway. But man... when I got back in the car afterwards, did I ever feel GREAT! I was so happy we finally got to walk, and that we burned off a few calories.

But.................... when I got home, I curled up under a fluffy blanket and went right back to sleep. I only slept a couple hours, though. I woke up around 12:30 wide awake and ready to get up, so I did. And I was remarkably refreshed. Sometimes I feel crappy after I come back home and nap, but it was all good today.

I've stayed on track with food today. I had 400 cal McD's breakfast, then I had a frozen meal with green beans for lunch, and YUMMY soup for dinner. It was Beef Florentine. I made up the recipe as I went along and it turned out really good. I also had a small baked potato with salsa and a dollop of reduced fat sour cream. Then snack was some berries with cottage cheese and toast. I got in about 4 servings of veggies and 1 serving of fruit, so I hit the at-least-5-per-day goal. I was pleased with that. Lots of water today, too.

And the best part about today's soup? There's leftover soup for tomorrow! I love when I end up getting 2 meals out of one. Not only do I not have to cook, but it will save the food I would have made tomorrow for eating another day. Less groceries to buy! Dh is gonna have a sandwich with his soup and I'm gonna have a salad with mine. Also breakfast is gonna be a snap. I made 4 days worth of steel cut oatmeal this evening so that all I gotta do is measure out my serving and heat it up. I LOVE steel cut oatmeal but I'm entirely too impatient to cook it in the mornings.

And... tomorrow is the day. The day I weigh in for the first time since starting the new med that's supposed to help with weight loss. I am REALLY hoping the 2.4 lb loss I was showing yesterday is still there tomorrow. I won't lie, I'd love to see a 3.1 lb loss, cause that would put me at 259.9, but I'm not holding my breath on it. As long as I can say I lost weight last week, I will be happy, no matter how little it is.

Now comes the hard part of the day -- making it from now until I fall asleep without having to eat. Which means hopefully falling asleep before 1 am. Or at least not too much after it. Fingers crossed!

Hope everyone has had a lovely Sunday!

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PROUDNM1987 11/25/2013 7:54PM

    My goodness!! I do not know how you walked through that cold!!! Ugh!! lol..but sounds like you are doing fantastic!!!!!! Woohoo!!! Hope your weigh in went well but if you didn't get what you were expecting that is ok!!! Don't ever be disappointed in a loss no matter how little it may be!! emoticon

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HOLLYM48 11/25/2013 6:00PM

    Great job Cat! Small steps lead to bigger steps.
Hope the weigh in went well and you got the results that you were hoping for.
Keep on going, you can do it!

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MOTHEPRO 11/25/2013 10:51AM

    Great job with your walk! I'm glad you had a nice nap. I hope you were able to fall asleep on time.

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WINDSONG26 11/25/2013 9:11AM

    Good luck with your weigh in!

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IOEINC 11/24/2013 10:50PM

    I have to agree!! It sounds like you had a great day!! It was really cold here in Philadelphia too but not as cold. Upper 20s and I had to go grocery shopping with a bum knee. Luckily hubby went along with me. I did good today too with diet if not with exercise. I control my DM with diet and exercise so hopefully my knee will fix itself so I can get back to my exercise. If not I may actually have to break down and go see my orthopedist. I hope not!!

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JO88BAKO 11/24/2013 10:19PM

    Great day!! That is wonderful you walked even tho it was cold. You did a great job with your food too. Best of luck on your weigh in tomorrow!!

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