Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Didn't get much activity in with the heat plus I had a few cocktails so that is the reason for the low deficit. I made it through the dentist appt. I did tear up with the Novocaine shot but did okay otherwise. Helped that I had my Ipod with me. Note to self: Do not schedule dental appointments for Monday at 8:00 a.m. What was I thinking?? Until next time...
Sunday, June 28, 2009
I took off the bugg when we did the pottery and when we walked down to the pool so I did burn more calories then what is shown. Today it got to 108 degrees! I didn't work on the closet and went to my friends bar which was a cool 70 degrees. I have a dentist appt. in the morning to get a filling. I have never had a cavity like this before. I am a little apprehensive but it should be fine. Until next time...
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Well I did okay throughout the day but last night I ended up eating a small bite of brownie, a small bite of coffee cake and 5 graham crackers (10 squares) and therefore the low deficit. The good news is at least the graham crackers were lowfat - hahaha. I decided not to weigh myself this week. I am not adding insult to injury. I have not been active at all and with my birthday last weekend I am just going to wait until next Friday. I did add some progress pics for June. Not too much of a difference from the last ones but I do want to add them monthly. Here is a picture of Titan. It was about 6:05 a.m. morning and he was yawning when I took the pic.
I will be staying there tonight and half the day tomorrow and then back to my place. It is goingto be odd being there by myself but I am sure I will adjust to it quickly. Until next time...
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Nothing to exciting to report about yesterday. Steps: 5,203 and 20 mins of activity.
I have been super emotional this week. The good news is I am not binging. This morning I dropped off my "friend" Dave at the Salvation Army. He is finally getting the help that he needs and even though I know it is a good thing it was hard for me to say goodbye. (Have I mentioned that I am a crybaby?!?) He will be in the program for 6 months and the first month there is no contact except for letters. After the first 30 days, they can make phone calls and have some visitation privileges. Our relationship has been tumultuous and has had more downs then ups but I am still sad. Even though I posted in April that things were over, we eventually made peace AGAIN and he had been staying at my place until today. I just have to keep reminding myself it is a good thing for him AND for me. Until next time...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Had a great birthday! I gave myself the day off as far as watching calories. I am just thankful that I even had a deficit. I didn't go overboard but I did have a few cocktails so the calories added up quickly! I also had Strawberry Shortcake for desert. My friend bought a single size piece and we shared it. Last year I would have eaten it by myself so that is major progress in my book. My goal is to reach my ideal weight by my next birthday and to be off all the medications I am taking now. Until next time...
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Did well yesterday. I love 4 digit deficits! It was a normal day of running around but it all added up. I had 6,259 steps and 37 mins. of activity. Tonight is a graduation for my "unofficial" Goddaughter, Lesley Anne. I am going to attend the ceremony and then her mother is hosting a dinner at Buca di Beppo which is a Family style Italian restaurant. I should do fine with the food. The bread is super yummy so I will have to be careful about that and desert if served. I won't drink because I will be doing lots of driving. Until next time...
P.S. Do you guys like the bigger screen shots? Does it make a difference?
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Well I never made it to the gym last night. Grr... There was a big accident that had the freeway at a standstill. The truth is I could have done surface streets but it seemed like a big effort and it is my usual M.O. on Monday nights to be lazy. I am trying to retrain my brain on that one but obviously I failed. Last night I had the Whole Wheat pasta for the first time and I liked it. It had a good flavor and at least some nutritive value. I also tried some canned Salmon. I had never tried it before either. I put 3 oz. on a salad with some Thousand Island. It was delish! It was a little salty but I am a salty fan so it didn't bother me. Nicole told me this morning that there are going to be Biggest Loser tryouts at the new gym. It is on Saturday, June 27th. I would LOVE to go on the show but my only concern would be the world would see my NLD. Otherwise I think it would be the opportunity of a lifetime! Stay tuned for more details! Tonight I am going to Fish Market with my Mom. I am going to a graduation tomorrow so I had to reschedule our usual Wednesday visit. Until next time...
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I got a decent deficit yesterday so I am happy with that. My mom decided she did not want to work on the office and wanted to go see a movie instead. She said she wanted to see The Hangover and I was a little shocked. She is fairly hip for being in her 70s though. I had heard mixed reviews and she usually looks at the reviews in the newspaper so I figured it was safe. Well... I thought it was totally funny but the language, sexual content and drug references were not something I expected my mom to handle very well. Surprisingly she thought it was funny too and did admit that she didn't understand some of the things that were said. I told the gal next to me that I was with my mom and she said her 81 year old Aunt had suggested that she and her hubby see it! Next Saturday we are going to see UP in 3D so that will be cool. Until next time...
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Didn't get my target deficit for two reasons: Wine and Chili's. I had Chicken tacos so I did not go overboard. Good news is that I even had a deficit. Today is going to be a busy day. I am going over to the brand new 24hr fitness near my house to add it to my membership. I have an All Club membership but apparently you need to pay more to use this facility. The good news is it is only $10 more per month because they are running a special. The last time I called they wanted $50/mo. more so this is a good deal! Hope you all have a great day! Until next time...
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Well I have entered a new decade! I am down another 1.5 lbs which brings me to 278.5 or 36.5 lbs total. I have not been at this weight in over three years. Yay!!! I am so close to my short term goal of 40 lbs. and it is super motivating!
Last night I was able to get through an entire Cardio workout on the Leslie Sansome Walking DVD. I was not in the mood to do it but she kept saying "You can do it!" and I did =)
It amazes me that I have 72 followers! Before I started blogging, I had heard of blogs but never knew there was a whole community of bloggers. I feel so blessed that you guys care to read what I have to say and take the time to encourage, support and root me on. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You guys rock!
Should be a nice weekend and hopefully I will get in lots of activity. I am going to help my mom with her home office. Her doctor told her she needs to increase her exercise. She is not overweight but is anemic and has had heart surgery. She is not sedentary but does need to incorporate some cardio into her day. I am going to look for a workout DVD for Seniors for her birthday.
Until next time...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I had a good day yesterday. I had dinner with Danielle (included 2 glasses of wine) and still managed to achieve my target deficit so I am okay with that. I did not get any activity in but should be able to tonight or for sure tomorrow.
At the beginning of May, I wrote a letter to my Property Management company asking if I could sign a lease and reduce my rent. Well, I got home yesterday and there was a note on the door saying "Reduced rent for those who are interested in signing a new lease!" When I originally wrote the letter I was thinking... the worse they could say was "No" right? She even mentioned that she appreciated the fact that I have been cleaning up after the other tenants in the laundry room. I will be calling her a little later this morning to lock in the reduced rent. Yay for me!!!! Until next time...
P.S. For some reason, the Workout calendar isn't showing my workouts! I will work on it tonight but I didn't want anyone to think I haven't done anything since Saturday.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Yesterday was the Annual Can't Say Golf Tournament. It ended up being in the 80s which was just awesome. Last year it was 102! I was the official photographer this year so I ended up getting 9811 steps! I met some new people and had a great dinner afterwards. I also did really well on food. They had T-bone steaks, green salad, corn on the cob, scalloped potatoes, fruit salad and dinner rolls. I skipped the potatoes and the fruit salad (allergic to pineapple) and had a huge plate of mixed green salad. I didn't eat the whole steak either. My stomach is just not used to red meat anymore. I am sore this a.m. for sure but it was a wonderful day!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I had Nicole take some pics of me but I am not happy with them (go figure!) but this one is tolerable. Looking forward to a time where I won't mind getting my picture taken *sigh* I peeked at the scale this morning and it said I was down 2 lbs! I almost changed my weigh day to today but figured I might jinx it so I will keep it official and wait until tomorrow.