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Monday, July 07, 2014

Last night was a looooooong night. For some reason I couldn't sleep. It took me forever to fall asleep, and then I kept waking up and not being able to doze off again. I probably only got a handful of hours of sleep before I gave up and got up when dh got home from work at 8:45 this morning. That's almost 4 hours earlier than I'm used to getting up. But I was tired of rolling around and struggling to sleep and decided I'd rather be awake and tired than to lay there any longer.

That sucked, but I did not let it derail me! Normally I would have said... welp, didn't sleep, can't go workout!... but instead I said... welp, didn't sleep, better go workout to give me some energy!... and did just that. I went to the community center about 2 hours earlier than I've ever been there before, and it was crazy busy! It was around 11 and I wasn't expecting that to be a particularly busy time, but apparently it is. When I first got there and started walking, all the recumbent bikes were in use, but by the time I was ready to ride one, there was one that had freed up. I made my workout a full 30 minutes today. 24 minutes walking and 6 minutes on the recumbent bike. I was happy to make it to the 30 minute mark. I had a little extra pep in my step cause the playlist I was listening to on Spotify was awesome. Amazing how much some good music can help a workout!

I was super concerned that I would end up overeating today because I was up almost 4 hours early, but so far so good. I had eggs and a thin bagel with a smear of cream cheese after I woke up. Then a few hours later I had some watermelon and a 100 cal pack of almonds. Surprisingly that was enough to get me through until my normal lunchtime. Lunch was a lowfat tuna noodle casserole made with whole wheat egg noodles, some broccoli and cauliflower and a salad. Really good, probably because I was pretty darn hungry by then. Dinner was some chicken, brown rice and stir fry veggies with a low cal garlic sauce. I haven't decided what snack will be, but it will include either some berries or a pear, some protein, and probably something else. We'll see.

And while I'm on a roll of good news in this blog -- 258.6, baby! I am under 260 lbs! I was so excited when I saw that on the scale this morning. I weigh less now than I have in quite some time. I had made it as low as 259 in the last year, but not below. And I fully intend to keep right on going. My next goal is 255, that will make 5% of my body weight since I recommitted. I know it's not all about the scale, and I'm trying not to think too much about it, but... it feels GOOD to see it going the right way for a change!

Despite the lack of sleep and early wake up, today has been pretty good. I've had to resort to some hot tea and some iced coffee to caffeinate myself enough to get through the day, but otherwise things have been good. I even managed to clean the kitchen today!

Tomorrow I am planning on hitting the community center again for another workout, and cooking dinner of course. I'm hoping I wake up earlier than normal... but maybe not quite as early as today! It's supposed to be stormy and nasty tomorrow, so fingers crossed I can get to the gym and back without getting caught in anything too rough.

For tonight, it is time to relax, wind down, and cross my fingers that I'm able to fall asleep early and sleep well tonight. And of course, time to read.

Hope everyone had a great Monday!

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  • JO88BAKO
    Cat that is so awesome! I am so very proud of you! !! You are on fire and kicking it girlfriend! ! Hope you got a good night sleep. emoticon
    1322 days ago
  • PICKIE98

    I just grinned from ear to ear and gave you high five through the monitor!!!!!!! I am so proud of you , I am smug!
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  • LISAN0415
    How exciting to be down another "decade" in weight! Now that you see what the healthy habits are doing, it will be easier to continue with the good habits!

    Keep up the great work!

    1322 days ago
    Yay to scale victory! emoticon
    1322 days ago
    You are doing AWESOME!!!
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  • HOLLYM48
    Way to go Cat! I am so proud of you! So happy and excited for you to see the weight going down and so proud of you for going to the community center and working out for 30 mins. That is absolutely awesome! Keep up the good work. You are doing exactly what you should to be the best that you can be! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hope you get a much better sleep in tonight!
    1322 days ago
    emoticon And I mean that totally emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    So great about the weight loss!! You have set a really great next weight loss goal. Not too much to be overwhelming!! emoticon

    You are doing so great!!! A positive attitude makes all the difference and you certainly have that!! Glad you made it to the gym today and got in a really good workout!! I did the treadmill this morning but it seems like that is a losing waste of time (no pun intended) Walk and walk for almost an hour and only burn 200 calories. Either my calorie counter on my treadmill is damaged or something is not right. I know that you burn more calories walking outside but with the heat can't do that right now. hence I need to get to the gym!!!

    I had a lunch with a friend today and I made a good choice too. Grilled chicken with fire roasted veggies and melted provolone cheese and a side salad. And the salad was big enough for a meal so did not eat all of it. No bread for the grilled chicken.

    I did not get much sleep last night either but for a different reason. Kind of funny now but not so funny last night. I worked until almost 1 and since it was so late did not want to go upstairs and possibly wake up hubby so I went to sleep on the sofa in my office. He comes Indy at 2 AM dancing, barking and whining so my first thought was doggie dementia (of which he does have some signs) so I tried to get him to get up on the sofa with me. He kept at it so then I thought maybe he had to go out to do his doggie business but he had been out just before I went to sleep. Then I heard the source of his distress. The carbon monoxide batteries were dying so it was chirping. Every chirp sent him into a frenzy!! So I took the batteries out and then took Indy upstairs so we could go to bed and darn if we didn't wake hubby up. So back to sleep we all went when I was awakened at 4 AM by hubby telling Indy, who was dancing all around again just like before whining and then barking to go lay down. Then we heard the chirping again. This time was the smoke detector batteries dying. emoticon Batteries out and everyone calmed down and back asleep. I usually am awake, up and dressed by 6 AM but today I slept until almost 7:30. What a night and hopefully not repeated any night soon or ever!!!

    Honestly though every time I don't think I could be more proud of you, you always manage to surpass it and make me even more proud of you. You are really working hard!!!! emoticon and many, many emoticon

    YOU ROCK!!!

    Have a really good emoticon tonight!!

    1322 days ago
    You are on FIRE, Cat!!! Keep it up, baby! emoticon
    1322 days ago
    emoticon Seeing that 258.6 was fantastic! Now you are ahead of last year at this time, wonderful! I am proud of you your determination to go to the community center even though you did not get a lot of sleep! And when you arrived finding it crazy busy you hit plan B and walked for 24 minutes, then when the chance to ride the recumbent bike you pushed for the whole 6 minutes! Congrats on 30 minutes of cardio exercise! I too am grateful for my ipod for music while I work out. I am glad your Spotify worked the way you hoped it would! The nutrition today was great too!

    Feel proud of your accomplishments!!! Yeah sleep tonight would be a bonus!
    1322 days ago
    Well, good that despite the sleep deprivation you went to the gym and held the line on the eating. Good job!!!
    1322 days ago
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