Think it would count on the 5% challenge if I weigh myself like this on Saturday...I may need to...
No seriously.....I over ate today..not beating myself up or anything but just didn't check calories before I left home this morning..We met my youngest son and wife at Cracker Barrel to eat breakfast...thought I was doing great not getting a big plate...just a small helping of hash brown casserole (which I love), 2 whole wheat sourdough toast without butter, small bowl of the sweet stewed apples, and small sausage patty..it was bigger than my normal breakfast at home but still smaller than I used to eat when I ate out there...For lunch today I ate left over pork loin my hubby had smoked --pulled on cobblestone bun with 1tsp. mustard and 2T. BBQ sauce, small dill pickle spear and 10 Fritos with homemade salsa..this is not an unusual lunch for me..then with 3 mints and my 1 cup of milk for a snack I went over my calorie count by 250 calories...yikes!!!! I had not eaten out in so long and also rarely eat chips and see what happens..
But on the good side..got lots of walking in today and fast walking too..and did my arm exercises..so guess one day of going over won't kill me..I refuse to weigh until my weigh day on Saturday..
On another note..keep my sister in your thoughts and prayers as she is having back sugery tomorrow..not sure I will be around until late here..
My back has been aching today and not sure it is a weather change coming or the way I've been sitting cutting up wool or what. I did manage to get a 20 minute walk in but had to do 10 minute spurts..I used to walk several miles a day until this back issue arose..On days like today I do good getting 15 minutes. I also need to remember to wear my back brace so it will make the walking easier.
My sister was a jogger and runner and was always trying to get me to become one as well. I was a hker then..but jogging always seemed to hurt the back and also the boobs..She doesn't have that problem...but now she is having major back problems to the extent that she is having surgery on Thursday..I do worry about her with this type surgery as have always heard horror stories about any kind of back surgery..
Today has been nice and quiet and mainly cutting the wool I took apart into woolie worms to hook into my rug backing..My bins are becoming full again with my woolie worms.
I'm so glad to have the sparkpeople tracking..and find out how many grams of fat or how much protein I'm eating..It makes it so much easier. If you don't use your nutrition tracking then you really need to check it out..I've discovered alot about my eating patterns there...
We ate bacon this morning for the first time in months maybe even a year and man didn't realize the fat grams in it..so guess that may be a special treat from now on. I do know when we quit eating bacon our cholesterol went down..something to think about.
This was one of the fastest rugs I've every hooked and completely finished even the backing and blocking...made record time and will all the stuff I've had to do this past week as well..So hope you enjoying seeing it..I have another Halloween one ready to start but will put it away to get ready for next year and maybe start a Christmas one instead. But before I start it, I have 4 big bags of wool clothing to take apart and cut into "woolie worms" and also want to work on my quilt top as well.
Diet and exercise note:
Keeping my calories on the low end. Lost one pound this past week..Walking a little more and have added the arm exercises I so need.
This cartoon about says it right..you know it doesn't hurt to eat a little bit of something you like be it sweets or salty snack..just overdoing it is bad.
Been a very very busy day. Got a walk in early. Then drove to nearest town and did a little grocery shopping and to hardware store..then drove over to the DIL to exchange turnip greens and okra from our garden for some sweet potatoes someone had given her..back home and ate a quick lunch and then to other town further away to gallery to paint the hallway floor..in between all that have managed to bath the dog, do a couple loads of laundry, change the bed linens, and hooked on my rug. In fact I am almost finished with the hooking part and then hope to have it backed and blocked to take to the gallery sometime next week..Keeping busy and making sure I get enough protein seems to keep me feeling full and not wanting to snack..along with sugarfree gum..