Wednesday, December 08, 2010
If the picture works...you'll see that I am up and down and up and down and up and down.
What does it all mean? Does it mean anything? Really, the conclusion I came to is those ups and downs are surrounding the red "goal" line and that's good enough for me.
The eating plan isn't the easiest thing, but it's sure not the hardest thing either, and I feel good, which is a nice change. I'm also figuring out that my body takes about a week to show change...and a week ago I was doing no exercise cuz I was sick as a dog. So the real truth will be next weeks numbers, I think.
Maybe. Cuz it's all up and down.
Today is my last final, finished the other one early...and three blessed weeks off of school. I can't express how much I need it...I'm getting really cranky. Just ask my family, sigh.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Tuesday's Gratitude: I'm able to build my health. it may not be where I want it to, but that's changeable.
I was disappointed to find I'd lost almost all the stamina I'd worked for from being sick. By the end of the class I taught, then the "bootcamp" dance workout I was sore, exhausted and I hadn't made it nearly as far as the last time I'd done the class. Hard to build up...easy to lose apparently. But, I did it once - I'll do it again.
Food was good yesterday, right on track. I felt vaguely dissatisfied after dinner, I was full - but I wanted more, you know? I made it through and didn't over eat. Made me realize yet again how I have comforted myself with food.
Math final tomorrow, Lit final due thursday. Better use the rest of my a.m. time for study!
Monday, December 06, 2010
Um, no truthfully I'm not that excited it's monday, but fake it till you make it, eh?
Today's Gratitude: that I have a good job to go to that provides well for my family and is usually pretty tolerable.
Yesterday I had a big "ah ha" moment. Jodie and I were out shopping and needed to get a bite to eat. I thought, you know, i've been doing great on this diet for two weeks, there's no reason i can't have one meal off plan every once in awhile...so we stopped at Jack in the Box. I ate most of a burger and fries. it was good, not fantastic as one might think when you'd not had bread or potatoes for two weeks, LOL, but pretty good.
We then went to WalMart. After walking around for 20 minutes, i began to not feel so well..I started to sweat and my stomach started feeling a lil queasy and soon I had to run to find the ladies room... Can I just say, Jack wasn't worth it? It really, really wasn't worth it. I tallked to Jodie later that night about it, and she said what I described is exactly what happens to her (a diabetic) when she over does it...and I thought....
If you know you are going to feel THAT bad, what food on earth is worth that?I'm telling you, not to me. No no no.
Lesson learned. I've no desire to repeat feeling that gross again.
Still fighting my cold, coughing but when I take mucinex it's bearable...
The LC starts a new challenge today, so i'll be doing two! Woo hoo, how's that for motivation!
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Today's gratitude: There are other people, other women, just like me. The same age group, the same amount of weight to lose, the same struggles and the same victories. I'm grateful there are others to share the journey!
My 5% challenge is off to a slightly less than auspicious start. I'm still trying to get well...still coughing my head off and getting no exercise....saving it for tomorrow when hopefully I'll be able to get through 3 hours of dance classes without coughing up a lung, lol. Other than that, 7 glasses of 8 of water - not bad for a non-water drinker! Food was very clean yesterday and that's something to be proud of, considering it's the weekend ...and Jodie is home.
Jodie is from The South - The Land Of Fried Everything. In the 10 weeks she was in louisiana, she gained 20 pounds on fried meat pies, fried boudan (?sp), fried shrimp, fried green beans. Jodie LOVES to eat out and since we partnered in 2005, I packed on about 45 pounds. No, she didn't hold the fork to my mouth, LOL, but we ate out a lot more than I ever had in my life, and wow is she a good cook...
So following my diet plan with Jodie in tow? Um.....yeah. Could she use a food plan, yes, but you can't force someone to be healthy. All i can do is hope she will be inspired by my progress. She felt so bad last night that everyone else was having homemade mac n cheese and fresh bread..and I was having broccoli and chicken. I said "I don't feel bad jodie! I'm fine with it! It's what I have to do and really, I'm fine". but SHE wasn't fine. She hates, absolutely hates, anything to do with "eating healthy" - and in her eyes, I was suffering, even if I didn't think i was.
Will this be a journey for both of us? yes I imagine it will be...
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Today's gratitude: My partner is home after 10 weeks of caring for her mom going through chemo. Also grateful her mom's tumor has shrunken, means the chemo is working!
Today is the start of the 5% winter challenge and I'm STOKED! This challenge is all new to me, but it's fun and inspiring and i'm sure i'll figure it all out as we go.
My goal is to go from 244 to 232 in 8 weeks. that's about 1.5 pounds a week, and I feel optimistic!
The diet from the doctor is going great, I lost 5 pounds last week! I'm noticing it's much harder to follow it on days off tho - eating when I should and being able to eat what I should requires some forethought, for sure! Thank goodness for Whole Foods, if I don't get my lunch packed or can't go home, i can go there and get protein and veggies for lunch easily.
I got a cold last weekend. It was pretty gnarly...but I thought by Thursday I was doing well enough to teach my dance class and then the private student I had. Ahem, wrong. by the time the night was over, I was sweating buckets (not in a good way) and literally trembling on my feet and the next day i could tell I was right back where I was earlier in the week - a lil relapse. That's never really happened to me before, now I guess I know it's possible. I'm thinking i'm going to take it easy this weekend and save exercise for Monday's scheduled classes. I don't want to go backward on getting over this cold again!
headed into finals week...can't say I feel terribly prepared. but I will do my best and it will all work out. I'm going into it with an A in literature and a high B in math, can't end up too bad!
have a great weekend!
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