Thursday, August 28, 2014
You know my co-worker brings treats all the time, but today her sister brought us some goodies that I couldn't say no to. Scotcheroos. I'm sure you understand.
So I indulged a little bit, I enjoyed 2 bars and every delicious calorie. I will have to just trim back my evening meal and definitely go for a walk. Just the walk alone should burn off most of the calories from the treats.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
We are finally getting a break from the heat today! I can't wait to get off work so I can go home and mow. The yard is looking pretty scraggly at the moment.
I am also working on a wheelchair for one of my bunnies. Big Brown is handicapped in his right hind leg and drags on his hip wherever he goes. It just breaks your heart. We found a couple of videos online and got the frame built out of PVC last night. I just need to rig up a harness for him and make some adjustments to the frame so it fits him better.
In other news, the scale went down again. This was a happy surprise since I have been laying low due to the heat. I don't do hot weather, so I have skipped my walk for the last few days. I have compensated by being active around the house and carefully tracking my calories. I weighed in today at 238, another low since I started the program.
That being said, I want to say that if I can do this, anybody can do it. Losing weight is no joke, and it takes some effort and commitment, but it can be done. I had totally given up on myself and resigned to a life of fatness and eventual disability due to my weight. I am starting to feel really empowered and hopeful about the future. I still have some bouts with depression, but I am managing that better as well.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
So. It's ten thousand degrees outside. Waaaay to dang hot for my cold blooded nature. A day like today is perfect basement cleaning weather because it's always extra cool down there!
I have half of my basement set up as an animal paradise. My rabbits are down there and two of our cats live in there as well. I have lots of climbers, and beds, toys, and litter boxes, kennels, etc. all for my babies. I spent several hours cleaning their things today. I shampooed the carpeted climbers, swept and mopped the floor, washed bedding. I did get outside a little bit, I hosed down the kennel and some storage containers and litter boxes out in the backyard.
I also bathed both of my rabbits hind ends. They spend a lot of time outside when the weather permits, and they were both dirty little boys. Also, rabbits have funky scent glands in the rear that need cleaned occasionally so I handled that bit of business as well.
I sorted through a couple of boxes of clothes and decided to wash some things that I might be able to fit into pretty soon. I also made the decision to recycle quite a few empty boxes that I was saving just in case I might need them again. Tomorrow is our garbage/recycling day so there is a couple of extra items out by the curb as well.
I didn't do a bona-fide workout today, unless you count my morning yoga session. It felt fantastic to sleep in, then get up at my leisure and do some light body work. I did however, go up and down the basement stairs at least a dozen times. Days like today rock so hard!
I also had the most magnificent afternoon snack, a Sparkpeople recipe that I modified just a tish. Its easy- 1 frozen banana, 1/2c skim milk, 1/4c of my dry homemade cocoa mix, and 1 T peanut butter. It makes a KILLER smoothie, and I enjoyed that as much as any ice cream treat.
To end the day, my boyfriend made steaks, fresh sweet corn and salad for supper.
Overall, today was amazing.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
It's my weekend to work, and true to form, my co-worker has brought a tray of treats.
She is a very nice, grandmotherly gal. She works two jobs and goes a thousand miles an hour. She barely sleeps and gets up at the crack of dawn to bake treats. Cookies, brownies, banana bars, pies, you name it, this woman bakes it. I swear she is trying to fatten us up for slaughter.
You should see the way my co-workers hog down these treats with wild abandon. Yesterday, one of the guys ate 4 bars that I know of! I shouldn't judge, but I can't help but think how many calories is in these goodies and how can these people afford to indulge in such gluttony. I feel kind of like a hypocrite because it wasn't all that long ago that I would have been right there at the feeding trough, snarfing down all that sugary goodness.
Not anymore. I think of my calories like money in the bank, and I have to spend them on foods that aren't so rich and calorie dense. I did find the smallest cookie in the bag the other day, just a little morsel of about two bites to treat myself with. It actually gave me a sticky feeling in my throat and I probably won't have one again for quite a while. It wasn't as good as I thought it would be.
I avoid the table where the treats are. Out of sight, out of mind as they say. I am feeling really good about how much weight I have lost so far and it makes me eager to keep losing more. I am working too hard to backslide now.
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