Saturday, May 5, 2012

WTH? Oh well, I'll take it!

According to the dr's office I've lost 15lbs!  According to the scale at work I've lost 8.  But my clothes fit like 15lbs are gone, so I think it's closer to that.

Rain rain rain every day has halted my walking.

Today I put my chocolate biscotti recipe into Weight Watcher's recipe builder, and was happy to learn they were only 3pts each.  Next time I'll make them smaller.  Perfect to dunk in hot coffee on yet another rainy day.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thwarted Walking

My walking regimen has been thwarted of late.
Seems everything needs to be done NOW!
The kids need rides NOW!
Financial Aid offices at far away colleges need to be visited NOW!
The groceries need to be bought NOW!
Work starts NOW!
I get sick with a cold NOW!

But NOW I also need to lose weight, and the walking is instrumental.  I promise myself I won't let this go on.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hanging in there!

The seminar, and the prom brunches, and the weekend cocktails aside . . . I'm still down 11 pounds!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Not my choice.

Attending a 2-day training seminar for work, and the food choices made it impossible to stay on my plan.  Today's choice was alfredo pasta, a small salad, and dessert.  Yep - that's all.  So I had a tiny serving of the pasta but ate everything else.  It was that or be miserably hungry.  And I'm sure it'll be the same tomorrow.

Sometimes life just does that.   Talk about a monkey wrench in the works.  Here I am, down 11lbs, and I'm probably put 2 more back on with this seminar.

And my stomach hurts to boot.

Monday, April 16, 2012

These boots were made for walkin

So my doctor says to slow down my walking.  This is to lessen the pain in my legs and ankles.  I absolutely  hate to admit it but she was right.  I'd rather think I can take 45 minutes of power walking and that I'm a total exercise bad ass.  Instead I've had to slow it down and mosey along.  Strangely it works my butt and thigh muscles rather well.  So not a total loss.  But it makes me feel old.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Put the lime in the coconut

Had a check up today.  Blood work is all fine, even my cholesterol.  However one level is just a bit off, and it COULD be a sign that diabetes in creeping up on me.  One more reason to keep up the weight loss and exercise.  According to the doctor I'd lost 13 pounds since my last visit.  According to the scale at work I've only lost 8.  Go figure.
Stopped for coffee with a friend after work.  This coffee shop carries a coconut cake that is one of my weaknesses.  In a moment of insanity, I bought a piece to go.  Ran into the house with it and made my kids cut away a small portion for me and quickly eat the rest.  Success!!

One reason I saw the doctor was extreme pain in my ankles, feet, and knees.  For the last 2 months I've been power walking most nights for about 45 minutes.  She told me to slow down because I'm getting older and I need to ease into exercise.  I hated that diagnosis.  So tonight I walked slower.  I think she's right.  Grrrrrrr . . . . . 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Ate out at Applebees tonight.  Thought I was making a good choice by ordering the half-size spinach and shrimp salad, hold the bacon AND the almonds please.  When I got home I checked the nutritional value on their website.  WTF?!!  What could they possibly have put in that little tiny salad to give it nearly 40 grams of fat?!  Did they fry the shrimp in beef lard?  Was the tiny little cup of dressing actually pure bacon grease?  Was the spinach grown in butter?  Seriously folks.  How can a salad be THAT dangerous?