Sunday, May 31, 2009
Well I was super lazy yesterday. I never did go on a bike ride. I did keep the calories lower so I was able to achieve a good deficit. Time is flying by and I just can't believe it is the last day of May! June is a fresh slate and with that I joined the Get Fit After 40 Summer Challenge. It will be a great motivator to increase my activity and get to my mini goal of 40 lbs. gone by July 19th. I will be turning 43 in three weeks (Father's Day) so that will help keep me focused as well. That reminds me that I need to make some new goals for June. I was able to get to 6,000 steps most days. I didn't get to the gym weekly and my water consumption is better but still needs lots of work. I WILL be going to the GYM today though. Hope you are having a good weekend! Until next time...
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Good numbers yesterday. I went to my friend's bar that is called Blinky's Can't Say and sang karaoke last night. I am actually a good singer. I used to sing every week but now I do it like once a month if that. I have been drinking red wine (mostly Cab) and drink it with a big glass of water and lemon. Oh how I miss my Coronas! Well I drank 5 - 4 oz. glasses which was approx. 500 cals. It was over the course of about 5-6 hours. I feeling a little crunchy today - just a little bit tired :-) I am thinking a nap and then a bike ride are the plan for the rest of the day. It is 80 degrees and sunny out so it is perfect for a ride. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Until next time...
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Had a good day yesterday. I had 6,984 steps which I haven't seen in at least a week. I did exceed my normal cals consumed but was still able to maintain an okay deficit.
My mom watched a story on Good Morning America about three gals that lost over 100 lbs. and were featured in the latest People magazine. Each of them did it in a different way but they were all successful. They showed their before pics and then their current pics in bikinis! I found it to be very inspiring! I am a firm believer in the power of positive thinking. The more I read about people succeeding the more motivated I am. I follow blogs of people that are in all stages of this journey and they inspire me. People giving me support and encouragement inspires me. This is no cake walk I know. I am not looking at it from rose colored glasses but focusing on others successes and the positive aspects of this endeavor seem to be helping me. Thanks for ALL your help! Until next time...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Had a decent day yesterday. Ended up have a snack kinda late so had a deficit of 723. I had a Caesar salad with Crab for dinner. Yummers! We picked out the shore excursions for our trip which was fun! It is going to be here before we know it. I need to get cracking! Until next time...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Feels like a Monday doesn't it? Well I estimated calories burned yesterday. I stayed home and worked on the closet and cleaned the kitchen. Tried to keep the calories consumed lower due to the low activity. For the first time my battery ran out in the bugg. They last about a week or so but I didn't have any AAA batteries at home. I should throw one in my purse just in case. My foot is healing well and I have normal shoes on today. Tonight I am going to my mom's to pick out which shore excursions we want to go on in Alaska :-) We will most likely go out to eat at the Fish Market which is always good and healthy. Until next time...
Sunday, May 24, 2009
It felt like Saturday today! Did not have much of a deficit yesterday. I didn't wear the bugg until the afternoon so the calorie burn is estimated. I did fine at lunch with Danielle. I got grilled shrimp skewers and loaded up on Spinach salad. It was delish! I was lazy for the rest of the day. My foot is healing well so I can get more activity in tomorrow. I want to do some filing and organizing around my apt. and I will probably go to Deb and Larry's in the afternoon. By the way, I am not moving. I decided it was better to stay where I am at. I did ask for a reduction in rent so we shall see what they say. Worse they could say is no right? Until next time...
P.S. I posted some progress pics. How often do you think I should update them?
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Decent deficit but not enough steps. If you are squeamish please do not read any further. Around 9:45 p.m. last night I decided I was going to clean up the kitchen a little bit. I wanted to put my bugg back on because I wanted it to count the calories I was going to burn (every little bit helps!) While walking over to my desk, I stepped on the edge of my Swiffer Wet Jet and took a chunk out of the ball of my foot. I ran across the room in pain and then asked my friend if it was bad and he said "Oh ya!" It took a little while to stop bleeding and then I was able to get up and get it cleaned and bandaged. Needless to say I am not wearing normal "work" shoes today. This certainly throws a wrench in the exercise routine. I will not backslide! I will not let this hinder my progress! Hopefully it will heal quickly. I can still ride my bike - it is the walking that is more affected. *Big sigh* Until next time...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I had a craving for a Salami sandwich for quite awhile. So yesterday I decided to have one. I figured I could account for the calories in my "budget" and I would still have a decent deficit. Well needless to say I was wrong! There are 1080 calories in the sandwich!!! Plus, there is 58 grams of fat!!! It will be at least a year before I have another one. May goal update: I went to the gym last week, I am still struggling with water and did 6,000 steps most days. Why is it so hard to drink water??? Until next time...
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
It is 100 degrees today! It will be hotter tomorrow and then cool down again next week to the 80s which is more like the season normal then 100! Just trying to stay cool today. Planning on going to the gym tomorrow. I am going to go swimming!
I have a skin disease called Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum ("NLD") It is a rash that occurs on the lower legs. It is more common in women, and there are usually several spots. They are slightly raised shiny red-brown patches. The centers are often yellowish and may develop open sores that are slow to heal. I had an ulceration on one of the spots that took 6 months to heal! I can't tell you how frustrating it is to have to deal with bandaging your leg everyday for 6 months!! I have had it for 15 years and never had a problem with ulcerations until recent years.
In addition to looking bad in a bathing suit due to the weight, I have the added apprehension because of the spots. Don't relish the thought of having people stare or ask me what happened to my legs. When I went to the Caribbean on a Cruise 2 years ago, I thought that I could wear a swim suit thinking "I won't see these people again" but I just couldn't get myself to do it. One of my health care providers said I should tell people that something happened like a hang gliding accident or a burn from my boyfriend's Harley!! By the way, I have never gone hang gliding or have never had a bf with a Harley :)
Hope you are all having a good weekend! Until next time...
Friday, May 15, 2009
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Monday, May 4, 2009
First of all you'll need to remember your initial weight. Secondly, you'll need your actual weight at this point. Now, the formula goes like this: ((IW-AW)/IW) * 100= weight loss percentage In this formula IW is your initial weight and AW is your actual weight at this point. It's not as complicated as it initially seems: practically all you do is subtract the actual weight from the initial weight and divide the number obtained by your initial weight. Multiply the result with 100 and you'll get the exact percent. To date I have lost 8.57%. Until next time...
I skipped lunch yesterday so hence the lower caloric intake. I like to eat a late breakfast and early dinner on the weekends. I know it is better to eat smaller meals but it just works out that way on the weekends sometimes. I wasn't active yesterday so I didn't even meet my calories burned target but still a decent deficit. Until next time...
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Side note: I was browsing some blogs and found www.mapmyrun.com You can put in your starting address and your route street by street and it will determine the distance. It doesn't have to be running - I chose the ride my bike option and determined that it was .48 miles one way for one of my destinations. It is quite detailed and even computes calories burned during the different activities. Pretty cool stuff! Check it out if you have a chance. Until next time...