A couple of resting days...
I really needed a good day or two to rest... My right hip and knee got twisted in my sleep, rather like when you sleep funny on your neck... so I took last night off.. it was apparently the right decision since everything was pretty much back to... Read more
Getting better everyday!
This morning I was down to 176.8#, it's a small bump from last week, but the needle is moving. I have dropped my calorie goal to 1600 this week, I was successful yesterday and only over by 100 today.
I have also (as of tonight) completed a... Read more
I'm going down down down!
I was down to 177# today! It's a slow but steady decline and it feels great. I think I have found my old mojo from 2008. I'm doing lots of journaling and tracking things here and in my bullet journals... yes I have two, one for the focus on what... Read more
Successful week overall!
The scale is my friend this week, but there was been (mostly) consistent work to make it that way as well. I'm down to 177.2, after that crazy bump last week to over 180 (EEP!!). So I'm feeling confident.
My water intake is good, I'm trac... Read more
Finding my footing...
Despite last week and the setbacks I had, I am getting back on it this week and everything seems to be going well. I have managed to do 3 more days on my 10K training program and I have definitely determined that by keeping moving, I hurt less. ... Read more
Well that wasn't such a great week...
I had the super weekend with my friend, but last week was not good for calories (though I DID count everyday but one), exercise, or just feeling that good. I was tired and in pain pretty much all week, between my left knee and achilles tendon, I... Read more
I went to Walla Walla, WA to spend a long weekend with my good friend Susan, we ate too much and had a great time, we tasted wine too. It was fun. We got lots of steps in on Saturday wandering in the downtown area, there was a cool car show and ... Read more
Official weigh in = GREAT results!!
Since I reached my first goal last Friday, I changed my weigh in day to Friday until... Read more
Scouring the soul...
We really have to be learn to be gentle with ourselves. We make mistakes and we will never be perfect. We can try really really hard to always be in control and work to understand what makes us do the things we do, but sometimes we just won't un... Read more
What you feel...
180.2, a number that bugged me for several weeks as I begin the work to lose the weight (mostly) regained over the last 3 1/2 really hard years. Even 2 days after breaking that barrier, my scale gave me that number again, TWICE. I think I have ... Read more
Trying to keep up the blogging and accountability.
This is along a path at Powell Butte Nature Park in Portland, Oregon. I took several hours to go hiking today, and it was a great choice. I got in 3... Read more
Well, wouldn't you know it...
My weight dropped this morning to 180, with clothes on, so it's probably a bit lower than that. So after 2.5 weeks, I have hit goal one officially for me, which was 3#. I am figuring 3# bites will be doable. So Fridays will be my weigh in days u... Read more
A couple of not so great days...
But I honestly recorded the calories and lack of steps. I did hop on the treadmill for a mile this evening, I would've done more, but my left knee was not happy. I am going to work on the theory of keeping moving to avoid rusting into place.
T... Read more
14 days... and counting
I have counted calories for 2 solid weeks now. I am working to stay under 1700 calories daily, and even when I haven't, I have logged it. My movement and exercise have been pretty limited by simply being tired at night lately, esp since it's bee... Read more
8 days straight of tracking... and almost to my first goal in a week...
Well, I have tracked for 8 straight days. I have lost 2.8 lbs. My first goal is 3 lbs, and I have myself 3 weeks to lose it. I figure 33 lbs to lose, I'll take it in 3# chunks and allow 3 weeks for each 3 lbs. This is, of course, adjustable base... Read more