Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Pigging Out without guilt

We were out of town most of yesterday - I had my regular breakfast which is about 200 calories and then didn't eat again until we got back to Ada at 3 in the afternoon. We stopped at Golden Corral, by then we were all starving, so, of course, I way overate - I added it up it after I got home and I ate 800 calories in one sitting.
It didn't put me over my daily limit and most of it was vegetables, the mashed potatoes and gravy is what added up the calories (but, oh, they were soooooo good).

I was full the rest of the night, only having a small cup of cereal before bed.

It was kind of interesting how it worked out. I wouldn't recommend it for every day because that much in one sitting is hard for me to digest, but, it was fun.

Friday, January 26, 2007

I did such a bad, bad thing today....

I didn't just buy one bag of Valentines candy, I bought 2 bags (although only one of them is chocolate and the Air Heads don't tempt me at all) of Valentines candy and a pretty pink box of chocolate truffles for Emily (she collects boxes)wrapped in a shiny pink ribbon.

I love, love, love Valentines "stuff" .. all the pink and red and pretty pretties.

I just couldn't resist.

I know.. Bad, Bad, Bad Aola

My only salvation is that Seth, Levi, and Mark eat chocolate like ... well like candy .. and it won't last but a day or two.

Forgive me Our Lady of Weight Loss for I have sinned..................
- 10
+ 3
- 2

That has been what the scales have told me over the last few weeks.

I have been keeping my calories in check, 1500 or below (except for one day when I think I pretty much ate everything in the kitchen).
I've been working out on the weight bench 3 days a week, doing leg work and some curls, no bench presses. I need to be sitting up so I can work with Seth. The bench is right beside his computer, so I lift while he does school.

I am actually enjoying keeping my food journal since I followed Our Lady's advice and turned it into an art project.

I am so looking forward to springtime and working outside again. I'm planning on growing a fairly large garden this year and maybe even doing some canning.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Dear Scale,

I hate you. Please go away and don't ever show your sorry little numbers again. I don't believe you at all. According to you, 30 minutes on the elliptical five times a week, three weight training sessions a week, and an hour of yoga each week equals zero weight loss. I think you must be broken and so I'm not going to listen to you anymore! And yes, I understand the whole muscle weighs more than fat thing, but really this is ridiculous. Half a pound would have given me some hope to cling to, but instead you give me the frustration of no change at all.


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I didn't want to finish 30 minutes on the elliptical last night. I started and told myself "10 minutes. That's all I'm going to do." I came to the ten minute mark and thought, " I can do 5 more minutes." Five minutes came and went and by the time I made it though half of the work out, I thought I might as well do the entire thing. So, I did, and it felt great. I know I can push myself when I need to. I was watching a show once and one of the people said "It can be difficult to live up to your potential." I think about that when I don't want to push myself. I think about how easy it can be to quit. It's not easy to push myself, but it's what is needed.

Monday, January 22, 2007

I've forgiven myself of my past diet offences and am moving on. It's Monday and that means 30 minutes on the ever exciting elliptical and weight training. My short term goal is to drop 10 lbs before my step-sisters wedding in March. David has been fairly on track with his diet and exercise. I wish he were a bit more enthusiastic about cardio, but that is probably asking too much.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

health question

I had a really weird thing happen to me this morning.

I was following along with the namaste yoga show on Fit TV and, of course, I don't know all the poses so I'm having to try to look back and forth at the TV and do the poses. We were doing the downward dog pose when all of a sudden I felt violently ill. I thought I was going to vomit, the room started spinning, I kind of crawled to the sofa and lay down. It took a while for it to pass and I still don't feel right.

I've done that pose before and others where my head has to be down like that so I don't know if maybe it is my ever present sinus trouble that caused the nausea or what.....

I had a pretty good week as far as my eating went, not too many slip-ups anyway. Exercising is still pretty sporadic, I just can't seem to get in a groove with any kind of routine. But, I keep telling myself - doing something is better than doing nothing.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Oh ladies, I really screwed up today. I had an ice cream cone and some blackberry cobbler! I feel icky! I was feeling sleepy all day and I tend to want to eat thinking it will boost my energy, which it does for a little while, but what I really should have done is take a nap. Also I had a really busy day at the office and I didn't have lunch until 3pm. That never ends well.
I'm not going to let this slip up bring me down. Shit happens. Tomorrow will be better.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I loved these yoga videos.
or do you like this one better?

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

these jeans and
this jacket with maybe a lacy cami or a bright colored tank underneath.

but, I'm still looking. Spiegel has some nice jackets, too.
Ok, I've been drooling over the new Spiegel catalogs... ahhh, to be 6' and 110 pounds...

But, I'm thinking about the new outfit that will inspire me to lose 20 more pounds by March.

Medieval Times is an indoor horse show,Reneissance style, so, I'm thinking a pair of nice jeans and a cool looking jacket (it will most likely be fairly warm by the end of March)and boots... what do you think? I almost bought a pair of jeans and a fitted jean jacket(it is Texas, you know) on Coldwater Creek last night but when I got to the check out and saw $148.00 for one pair of jeans and one lightweight denim jacket, I chickened out and emptied my basket. Especially since the one night in Dallas has already cost us almost $500.00.

I wish one of you would slap my hand next time I reach for a macadamia nut cookie... perhaps I should just throw the rest of them away.
Yesterday I tried to stick to my eating plan. I did splurge a little. I had some blackberry cobbler and vanilla ice cream for desert. I have since frozen the rest of the cobbler so it won't be as much of a temptation.
I did 30 minutes on the elliptical using a pre-set program that rotates from level 2 resistance to level 8. It's quite a workout!
I also lifted.

bench press 3 sets at 65 lbs
dumbbell curls 3 sets 10 lbs alternating arms
lateral raises 3 sets 10lbs alternating arms

I can't remember the name of the other exercise I did. I didn't do any leg exercises because the elliptical felt like enough of a workout for my lower body.

Monday, January 15, 2007

National Body Challenge

Discovery Health has a National Body Challenge going on that looks neat. You can register for free, and they provide over a 1000 different recipes. That's what I want. There is also a personal fitness tracker, and everytime you update you have a chance at a million dollars. Anyone interested?
Me, too, Sandy. Coming here helps me stay on track.

I ate horribly this weekend, cooking was difficult since we were without electricity for most of the weekend. Mostly we snacked and nibbled and it made me feel yucky.

The sun is shining today, so maybe things will get back to normal soon.

Friday was my weigh day, I had lost 10 pounds Friday morning. It's weird. I can lose 10 - 15 pounds, no problem, and then I level out and never get past that point, seemingly no matter what I do.

We did walk every day even with the ice and freezing temps. My calves are sore this morning from yesterdays' walk on the ice. I guess trying to keep from slipping made me use muscles I don't normally have to use.

My goal is March. We are going to Dallas in March and I want to be able to buy myself something really cool to wear and look good in it!!

I wrote this across the top of my food journal this morning:

Eat Healthy Stay Healthy Look Hot

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Tomorrow I will start my food journal. I'm going to try to check in here at Skinny every day. I need something to help keep me on track. I'm also going to start using SparkPeople again. My friend attends OA meetings on Sunday mornings, and I'm thinking about going with her. It couldn't hurt.
The elliptical has become my new best friend. It's less stressful on my knees which were giving me all kinds of trouble when I was running. Maybe once I lose some weight running won't be as painful.
My sister-in-law wants to go on a cruise to Mexico in September. I'd love for a bikini to be an option even though I know it's an option I wouldn't chose.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I doubled my workout this morning and did fine. That's a little better. I've been walking the dogs every other morning, Seth and I take turns. It's the getting up early that hard for me, not the walking.

Doing fine on my eating.

It's funny how much better I feel about myself just doing this much.

I keep visualizing myself with a figure again and daydreaming about going shopping for some cool clothes.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

30 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I'm feeling rather proud of myself.

Monday, January 08, 2007


Geez oh man .. am I out of shape!!
Becky told me once that it only takes 10 days for a woman to lose her fitness level - that sucks.

Our workout equipment is in Seth's room, upstairs. We do school together up there 3 days a week. Part of my new resolve is to work out while he is working on the computer. This morning I did 25 leg lifts with 25 pounds and thought I was going to die... what a wimp. I also did some curls. I will try to work up to a better workout pretty quickly, I don't like being such a wimp.

Doing pretty good on my calorie count, staying in the 1500 range. I need to get my eating a little cleaner, you really notice the mistakes when you start writing it all down.

Like that slice of pumpkin pie I had today...
My new diet is off to a rather rocky start. We played poker this weekend. I made taco lasagna and chocolate zucchini cake. I threw away what was left of the cake yesterday and will do the same with the taco lasagna today. I'm going to the grocery store to re-stock the fridge with all things healthy. Hopefully this will be a better week. We bought an elliptical trainer which I love. I've been working out to re -runs of America's Next Top Model. This week I am adding in weight training. Next week I will start a food journal. David is working out with me and watching what he eats. It does make it a little easier with him involved.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

It took all my willpower but I did it; I took a half full gallon ziplock baggie of macadamia nut cookies and dumped them in the trash.


I started a food journal this morning. I added some doodle art and colored it, I plan on adding some photos (of myself) and poetry throughout to make it more interesting.

Next time I am in I will order myself a pedometer.

I am starting slow and working my way back to where I left off. I haven't settled on any specific exercise plan yet - so far,it's kind of hit and miss but I will get better as I go along.