Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Nothing exciting to report about yesterday. Glad to see a nice deficit. I am still getting back in the swing of things. I still haven't even brought in my suitcase from my trunk because I haven't been home other then to sleep and shower. Can we say slacker?!? I was shooting for going to the gym tonight but I don't see that happening. I will probably do a workout video at home and just focus on laundry. Does anyone want the book Half Assed by Jennette Fulda? It is about a young woman who loses over 200 lbs. It is a quick and enjoyable read for sure. Until next time...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I will post more soon but until next time...
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Had a good deficit yesterday. I think that is the first time since setting up my new mini-goal that I achieved the target calorie burn. I didn't work out but just a lot of walking around I guess. I went to Fish Market with mom last night because the Rosary is tonight. Tomorrow I will pick Dave up at 10:00 a.m. and then he has to be back at 4:00 p.m. It will be good to see him but not under these circumstances. Once I come back from my trip, he will be able to get outside passes and attend church and meetings. I think friends and family members can go there and have a meal with them also. He says the food is not bad... could be jail food so I guess that's something.
I am getting super excited about Alaska in light of everything... Only 3 more days!!! I am going to see if I can blog from my phone. I did it a long time ago but need to refresh my memory. I won't be able to upload my data but will be able to track my calories burned and activity through the digital display watch. Hopefully I can post pictures of our various shore excursions. Here is our itinerary:
7/19: Leave Seattle
7/25: Victoria B.C.
7/26: Arrive in Seattle
I wanted to also thank everyone who commented yesterday about my quitting smoking. I took all of your comments to heart. I may chain smoke like a mad dog until Saturday but hopefully it will be the last time ever. Until next time...
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Good deficit yesterday. I was able to start packing and got two loads of laundry done and put away so that was a big accomplishment for a Monday night.
I am a smoker. I haven't talked about it here in a long time but I wanted to make a list like my "Reasons to lose Weight" list. I am not a heavy smoker. I usually smoke about 5-7 per day. I also only do it at night unless I am super stressed at work which only happens once in a blue moon. I smoke the most when I am drinking and on the weekends. When I travel with my mom, I don't smoke. That means I will be 8 days without a cigarette. In the past, I would come home and resume smoking right away... This time I am entertaining the the thought of quitting... here are the reasons why:
- To be healthier
- Have better lung capacity
- Save money - $1,200 per year! (approx.)
- Whiter teeth
- Fresher breath
- Food tasting better
- Not smelling like an ashtray
- To add years to my life
- Not being socially ostracized for smoking (banned in parks, beaches, downtown area)
- To avoid deadly diseases like Cancer and Emphysema
Those are some pretty darn good reasons. I have never seriously thought of quitting before so this is a good sign. I also have some friends that recently quit and they were heavy smokers. My best friend Debby and Larry want to quit too so there would be support there. Thoughts to ponder for sure. Until next time...
Monday, July 13, 2009
1. To be healthy
2. To stop taking medications for Blood pressure, Cholesesterol, etc.
3. To no longer do insulin shots
4. To no longer have to wear a CPAP machine for Sleep Apnea
5. To feel good in my own skin
6. To have better self-esteem
7. To put my actual weight on my Driver's License
8. To no longer have to wear 3x or never ever be over 300 lbs. again
9. To not be ostracized in public due to my weight again
10. To not have to worry about if I will fit in a booth at a restaurant
11. To not have to worry about breaking a chair or toilet seat if I sit on it
12. To no longer be considered MORBIDLY OBESE
13. To tackle the emotional reasons why I became obese
14. To be physically strong and flexible
15. To be able to tell others that I achieved my goal and they can too
16. To be able to enjoy more in life
17. To be able to do a 5K walk for charity
18. To be with my friends and do active things like hiking and biking
19. To no longer feel like a prisoner in my own body
20. To be the woman I want to be inside and out!
Did not quite reach my goal deficit on Satuday but close. Yesterday I was just a little over. I have a feeling this week is going to be a whirlwind. It is going to be busy at work since I will be out next week. I still have loads of laundry (FYI - Dave used to do all my laundry!) I need to pack which will be different because it is almost like packing for Fall/Winter. Then the services...
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I squeaked by with a 779 deficit because of low activity. I got a call from Dave's sister and his mom is not going to be released from the hospital. She has an infection that will not respond to antibiotics and because of her age (84) they won't do surgery. They will basically make her as comfortable as possible until the end. I called and left word for Dave to call home because the prognosis was not good. They will not allow him to visit her but will allow him to attend the funeral. I personally think they should so he could at least say goodbye but what can I do. Until next time...
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I didn't do the Core Rhythms DVD. I tried to find it and it wasn't where I thought it was. It is probably in the trunk of my car with a bazillion other things. I took it easy and only did one load of laundry. I was just super tired for some reason so I didn't push myself. Still achieved a good deficit. On a side note: I am getting a little neurotic about the scale again so I will have to hide it until Friday. Tonight I am going to Fish Market per usual. Until next time...
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Had a good day yesterday. I rode my bike to the Post Office and to my friend Danielle's to help her pack for a trip. I was a little worried about riding at night because I haven't put the headlight on that I got for my birthday and it is illegal not to have one. I did fine though and it felt great! What was super cool was that it was almost a full moon and it was SO bright and beautiful. I tried to take a picture with my phone but it didn't work.
I made a slight adjustment to my program in the bodybugg system. In keeping with my 80 lb. goal by the end of the year I set up a mini-goal of 20 lbs. by October 7th. It made the target deficit 750 cals which is only 100 more then before so I shouldn't have trouble achieving it. I have a TON of laundry to do tonight so I think I will try a new DVD that Nicole gave me called Core Rhythms. Have any of you tried it? At first glance it kinda looks like Zumba so it will probably be good. Until next time...
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
I had a fun 4th of July! We had turkey sausage with a green salad, bbq macaroni salad which was phenom and some grilled peppers and onions with balsamic vinegar and Olive Oil. I didn't have much of a lunch so I had seconds on the veggies and a little more macaroni but overall did great on calories. We got to listen to some great music and I had a Lemon Drop. I haven't had one of those in a longgg time. It was divine! Didn't see any fireworks because most of the towns in the area have banned them and especially up in the mountains where we were. Hope you all had a good one! Until next time...
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Had a good day yesterday. I got in 5,620 steps and drank all my water. I got on the scale this morning and I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had lost the 2 lbs I was up yesterday. Hmmm... I guess I won't question it and just move forward as planned. Hope you all have a safe and Happy 4th of July and please take a moment to remember those who are fighting or have fought for our Independence.
Friday, July 3, 2009
I weighed myself this morning and I am up 2 lbs. It could have been worse... I celebrated a birthday and a few other special occasions and have not been active and therefore the gain. I am not too worried about it because at least I know why and what to do to change it. I went and got the gym tour this morning. I really like it! It is a brand new gym and has a lot of amenities that the other locations don't have. I didn't work out though because I have some cleaning and organizing to do at home and then I am taking my mom to get a pedicure and I am getting a manicure. I don't usually get them but it will help pass the time while my mom is getting her toes done. I plan on going to the gym tomorrow morning. In the afternoon I am going to go to Boulder Creek and BBQ with some friends and then catch a few sets of the band our friend plays in. I am going to be the DD. Hope you all are having a great holiday weekend! Until next time...
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I had this epiphany before I left work yesterday that I didn't have to order a steak at the Outback. (Doh!) After going out to lunch I just didn't want to consume that much food and that many calories. I ended up having an Ahi Tuna appetizer as my entree (yum!) a small Caesar salad, half a sweet potato and a piece of bread. It worked out well and I ended up with a nice deficit. I updated my goals for July. I am still aiming for 6,500 steps per day. I want to get to the gym a minimum of 2x per week and get 64oz of water in daily. No excuses! Tonight I am getting a pedicure (Yay for happy toes!) and tomorrow I plan on FINALLY getting the tour of the new gym. Until next time...