Really late check in tonight. Was going to get up early and try and make it to the gym before workat ten but this pay week has been so busy and tonight I knew I wouldn't get home until after 8 PM.
Nutrition had been very good and weight is holding steady. Tomorrow I will go to the Podiatrist and them volunteer for another adventure run. Shouldn't be a problem getting my 10K steps at least. That'll make 8 days in a row. Maybe once I get these orthotics I'll be able to stay trying to run again. Say a prayer!
"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
current weight: 28.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (30,152) Posts: 8,905 8/21/13 9:26 P
I had a very unhealthy lunch today. I took my Mom to a Dr. appt. that lasted 2 1/2 hours and pushed me way past my lunch time. I will do better tomorrow.
TONI - glad you having a great vacation.
KELLI - I know exactly what you mean about needing your workout. I just don't feel good if I skip my exercise.
PAM C - people who have never had to deal with weight just don't understand what we've been through. We do.
THOMASINA - my DH is like your Mom. He is the most unhealthy eater I know. I have to live with it. Darn it!
MOONCHILD - my heart goes out to you. As my grandma progressed we had the same issues. If you ever need someone to talk with who's been there, feel free to contact me. POOHSCOUT - Hmmmmm. I want some too.
Marathon of jam making today, both blueberry and rubarb/strawberry double batches of each. Then made a big batch of pea soup. Did a 45 min low impact aerobic class this morning with the seniors from the Y. Thats been my day.
MOVING AND MAINTAINING. Yesterday is gone, let it go, tomorrow hasn't happened, don't long for it. Today is the present .........enjoy it
Hi All, I brought Mom to her Adult day program today. I was able to workout for 45 minutes today. I walked the dogs six times so far. I wish my mom was eating more. She is only eating half of what I give her and some times less. She is losing weight and has lost six pounds since this spring. It is so hard to fight Alzheimer's disease. I think I am losing the battle. Best wishes for a great day. Linda from bean town
Linda from bean town EST
current weight: 125.0
Fitness Minutes: (127,561) Posts: 829 8/21/13 11:41 A
My elderly Mom arrived with a big box of junk food.. she loves it and I never have any in the house.. she's 89 and has eaten this stuff all her life! I'm glad I'm off gluten as it makes it easier to refuse the junk food.. Mom's here for 5 days and it amazes me how much she can eat for an elderly person.. What I love though is how watching how much she enjoys her food.. that's great for such an elderly person.
We are going out shopping for the afternoon.. that shall be fun..
Checking in! After a busy few weeks I figure I needed to check in and share my lack of progress. I am UP to 126 after an all time low of 119. I want to stay between 120 to 125. I ate up a little to keep from losing too much, but now need to regroup and curb the extra's to keep from adding anymore weight. This is unnerving! I am concerned about letting go too much and giving in. Now, I need to level off and STAY where I am. Just cautious about losing control . . .
Had a new experience yesterday!!! An old high school friend from out of state was visiting me and we ran into another old high school friend that she knew better than me. He couldn't remember me and we were describing how I looked back then (40 years ago), my maiden name, etc. "Back then" I weighed between 135 and 150. Anyway, my friend (?) stood behind me and did the 'big arm' and 'waddling' gestures, indicating (behind my back) that I was big-fat-huge--whatever. I turned because he was looking at her and caught her making the gestures. She put her arms down, stopped the 'baby Hughie' moves and had that 'caught in the head lights' look. I was a bit hurt and embarrassed that she would be emphasizing that I was so big when he didn't even know me during the 'fat' years.
I choose not to let it get me down--but am disappointed that a grown, adult, friend (or not) would be so childish and callus. It felt, to me like all those years when I was actually fat and publicly ridiculed or judged for being fat. It is harder to accept when it comes from a friend or family member. Now, that I am no longer fat, someone (a friend, no less) has to make a big deal over how fat I was and to someone who didn't even know I was "that" fat.
Well, have a great day everyone and ignore the stupid people!!!!
Update! NO MORE Wiggle room on my weight! Still figuring out how to keep balance and stay in charge. Staying active but could step it up again.
SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6" GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140) CW: WAS 124.7 NOW: 143.5 My focus is health AND fitness! And LOSING 10 lbs. again! (I'm STILL getting there . . . )
current weight: -9.9 under
Fitness Minutes: (24,530) Posts: 565 8/21/13 8:42 A
Happy Happy girl here. I FOUND my ActiveLink! And weighed in at the WW meeting to discover that I'm smack on my weight goal, even after a slugfest Sunday of zero activity and a weekend full of travel and wedding food.
Waiting for the sun to come up! I am up before the house full of others this morning. Having a great time at the beach. So easy to be active and so far our vacation food has been healthy. Feeling relaxed.
Good morning, to all of you!
Toni Go slow to go fast. Maintaining since September 15, 2012
current weight: 153.0
Fitness Minutes: (89,133) Posts: 2,168 8/21/13 5:23 A
Good morning! Only 6.5 hrs of sleep after a mentally exhausting day yesterday. I nearly ran out of fuel too when I missed my 10:30 snack and lunch was delayed until nearly 1:00. Interesting when you have less fat reserves to draw upon.
I got an extra brisk walk in after dinner with DH. His attitude toward exercise seems to have gone from excitement as his weight plummeted to a touch of resentment as he has hit a plateau. He hasn't lost his determination though--just seems burned out. We need a relaxing weekend. And that's on the schedule for this weekend!!
It's 30 min elliptical and 60 min RIPPED class at the gym this morning. Weight holding steady under goal.
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