up at midnight for the first time, working the night shift (daytime in sweden where clients are). sunday was a good one - weight is finally back to 103.6, the excess from the trip (water or whatever) is gone. we ran for the first time since getting back, fun to have my border collie running partner again. and made really successful veggie burgers from pinto beans and millet, wrapped in collard leaves with the usual trimmings (tomato slices and pickles). DH enjoyed.
and now to make it through the first looooong day that begins early in the wee hours...
live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life! "i run because i can" coach nicole! "I AM A RUNNER because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far." john bingham "Right here, right now, right choice" cannie50!
susan WA state PNW time zone +3 hours difference from EST
SW march 25: 123 GOAL met may 15: 111.0 GOAL met june 11: 108 GOAL met august 13, 2012: 103 maintenance goal: 105
Weight back to good point after a couple days up (think it was the fajitas on Th/Fri - these seemed greaser than usual, and I'm guessing sodium was up, too). went to church picnic and didn't eat lots, but think I made one bad choice (a tamale - and it wasn't even as tasty as I'd hoped). Going very light for dinner with leftover salad & a small serving of "perfectly healthy pasta". I made the salad by doing julienne strips of zucchini, yellow squash, red pepper, and a little red onion, all amrinated in lite balsamic vinaigrette. It was really tasty & last night's dinner guests commented on how much they liked it (and ate seconds). It's nice because it keeps well for several days in the fridge. Making sugar-free peach jam now, and plan a walk after dinner. Am taking friends for an easy hike tomorrow morning. Fall schedule is in force now, with Bible study on Thursdays, so I will have to plan my workouts so they don't get shoved to the back of the to-do list!
"Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress." I Timothy 4:15
1 Cor. 10:23 "Everything is permissable, but not everything is beneficial." (NIV)
current weight: 4.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (114,817) Posts: 8,367 9/9/12 5:21 P
LOGOULD -so sorry for your friend losing her young son, how tragic:(( Good for you with dealing with fair food and congrats on the 9 lb loss -that is awesome! It must be contagious -I woke up with a sore stomach (never heard of gut bomb lol) and it had to have been the stuff I ate yesterday (ginger beef and steamed rice) off my usual food. I was actually so stuffed from lunch I couldn't eat much at the club BBQ -just a tiny amount of salad, some baked beans and a slice of cheese. I passed on the veggie burger (200 calories), hot dog or hamburger. Today, I have been eating ultra light and have another BBQ to go to but really don't feel like eating it :( I am not much of a BBQ fan. I had to go to the club one as manager and because I was running the bridge game, but this one in my building was free for tenants and I didn't really have to sign up. I just do so little socializing in my building as I am out and about with my fitness classes in the morning and evening and then at the club I don't tke part in activities with my fellow tenants -its a senior high rise and I only just turned 50, so not in their interest group really. I hope to feel well enough later to get some exercise in.
When one door closes, I simply kick down another one!! Never Give up! Stand Tall, Walk Proud -Dani W, Fitness Instructor Do or do not. There is no try- Yoda Rock bottom became the solid foundation of my life -J.K. Rowling
198 Maintenance Weeks
Fitness Minutes: (37,426) Posts: 4,491 9/9/12 4:50 P
Hope everything is okay with your Aunt, ONEWEIGH - and that the rest of you all are enjoying your weekend. I survived the fair (and the fair food), made wise choices and for the month (since 8/7) am down 9 pounds! WOOHOO!!! Seeing inches dropping too - thank goodness! Would like to drop another 9 this month, which is doable, but I'll have to work extra hard and faithfully get in the fitness. Made it to the gym this morning before church for a 55 min group strength class that kept my heart rate high enough through all but 7 mins to count as cardio (70% of max). Now I'm cooking up dinner and making a big salad to eat from for the next couple days. Needing to make extra for the freezer as my friend lost her 18 year old son this weekend and since she's flooded with food from church right now, I'll start setting aside extra meals for when the support starts fading.
"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)
"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin
Doing okay - eating close to range, keeping the food fun but reasonable, keeping the exercising fun but reasonable - all while visiting family and friends as we slowly make our way across the country.
We're currently in NJ - I'm in the hotel, catching up and planning an hour of dance to the iPod - DH went to his (grown) godson's b'day, and I knew it would be a food and drink fest so I'm in an airport hotel with nowhere to walk outside (hiway) and a small gym inside. So I'm thinking Bruce Springsteen dance-athon in the room.
"Dance as if no one is watching."
Pounds lost: 45.0
Fitness Minutes: (162,010) Posts: 63,569 9/9/12 2:17 P
Celia, I hope you are feeling better. I had a gut-bomb Mexican something the last day of a trip in July, and it took a ton of antacids and a few days to feel normal again. And I was riding a motorcycle, not the most fun day of riding.
My weight is back to normal after the week of Club Med food. I loved it, ate the vacation version of sparingly, and now that I'm home I no longer think of the food I didn't eat.
Nell Reston, Virginia
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.
Total SparkPoints: 227,802
SparkPoints Level 22
Fitness Minutes: (56,879) Posts: 17,150 9/9/12 2:00 P
Got word this morning that my aunt is gravely ill, so my plans for the next few days may change abruptly as I would need to take my mom (older sister) across the state to see her sister. If things are OK there, I'll be attending a church choir barbecue this afternoon. Was able to post a slightly reduced weight to the maintenance challenge today, so that's a plus. I hope to improve on that this week in spite of a couple of food bonanza events--the barbecue and a dinner out with my sisters-in-law on Thursday. Working for a good week!
current weight: 128.0
Fitness Minutes: (97,421) Posts: 11,289 9/9/12 12:40 P
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