Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday Weigh In

Well, I'm back to 197, the weight from a few weeks ago after being up quite a bit. So I lost 5 pounds this WEEK, but am only down 4 for the whole challenge. My weight and measurements are the same as they were on Oct 17th and that bugs me. But I'm maintaining good habits and still not feeling well. And it is that time of the month, so I guess it's good that I'm still in Onderland! I did make an app't to see the doctor on Monday. So hopefully I can ask him some questions about my "slow to lose weight" body. I've lost about 15 pounds in one YEAR. I know that's a healthy way to do it, but I really want to reach my goal before I turn 50 in 2010! ;-)

Woke up to a white world this morning. About 2 inches of snow. LOVE IT! Last night I was out in the hot tub and it was so clear, I was surprised to see snow this morning. And today is my son's 18th birthday! We no longer have any children in the home, it's all adults. Wow, does that feel WEIRD! If you want to see a pictorial history of him, go to my family blog.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tuesday results - 197.6

Going in the right direction. 197.6 today. Up .6 from weigh in two weeks ago, but down 4 pounds since Saturday! Yay! Still feeling pretty rough with a bad cough.

I may have lost my Palm Pilot on our trip. AUGH!!!! When I was sitting in the back seat, my purse tipped over a couple times, once when I was getting out of the van so maybe it fell out and I didn't notice it. It's like my whole LIFE! Fortunately there's a backup file on my laptop. Sigh. I guess I will have to buy another one on ebay. As long as I get the same model, I can upload the data from my computer.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday Weigh In

Whew! I'm back in Onderland. Texas took a toll on me. I did NOT like seeing that 2 on the scale again. :-P Back into good habits. But I've found a new evil. Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha. Mmmmmmmmmm. Even a tall nonfat probably has 400 calories!

But here's a list of 11 Superfoods for Weight Loss.

And a Nutritionist's Shopping List.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Last day at Sea World

We've had so much fun! Go to my family blog to see more photos. Link is on the right.

Wednesday weigh in

Or is it WAY OFF!? :-P (I flurbert you, scale!) Not just the 90% humidity, lack of bms, but it's Marie Callender's cheddar potato soup, Carino's Apple Skilletini, Sea World popcorn, etc. etc. I ain't checking in until I get back to my mountain. I'm on vacation! ;-)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Gotta love it!

This is one of my all time favorite activities. My daughter and I tend to spend a lot of time here when we go to Sea World San Antonio. Today, for the first time EVER in all the times we've gone here, they had a buy one get one free special for the fish trays to feed the dolphins. (They now cost $5 per tray. 4 or 5 fish per tray.) They've never before even had a coupon for a discount, so we were pretty thrilled. Since it's been so long since we've been here, they didn't remember us like they always have in the past. But this guy still enjoyed a good rub.

I haven't done the treadmill the past couple of days, but I have walked my legs off at Sea World! ;-)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wednesday weigh in - 197

Up a little to 197. But we're in Texas and I used the fitness room scale. I was not happy I forgot my scale, but remembered far down the road. :-P So I don't know if it's the scale difference, weight from traveling, water weight due to higher humidity or what. But I did 40 minutes on the treadmill this morning, had my protein shake, and then did the Gym Bar workout. So I'll try to keep eating healthy, too. Always a challenge when traveling! Fortunately, we are in a suite with a full kitchen, so we can get stuff to fix in the room. Don't have time to visit everyone this week. Hope you all are doing great!

Friday, November 9, 2007

What's the REASON????

With my frustrations over slow or no weight loss, I've been thinking about it quite a bit. I've been following the Abs Diet pretty closely and working out EVERY day. Doing the treadmill every day except Sunday and lifting weights 3 days a week. I really don't eat much AT ALL, so I've been trying to figure out why I couldn't lose 20lbs in 6 weeks as the author of the Abs Diet swore you could do. Well, if I'd have started out with bad eating habits, drinking sodas, not working out, etc, then I probably WOULD have seen that drastic of a change in 6 weeks. But I was ALREADY drinking tons of water, absolutely no sodas, eating healthy and working out regularly. So maybe that's part of it.

I'm also wondering about physiological reasons and/or the medication I take. I also had some breakthrough bleeding, so maybe perimenopause is a factor? I'm considering going to the doctor and consulting with him about it. We're leaving Sunday for Texas and will be gone through Thanksgiving, so I'll look into that when we get back.

Bathroom Scales

Bathroom Scales

Two youngsters were closely examining bathroom scales on
display at the department store.

"Have you ever seen one of these before?" one asked.

"Yeah, my mom and dad have one," the other replied.

"What's it for?" asked the first boy.

"I don't know," the second boy answered. "I think you stand
on it and it makes you mad."

Received from Thomas Ellsworth.

Today's weight is up again. 196.4 I so don't get it! :-P

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Denise Austin's Three Keys to Fitness

Three Keys to Fitness!

If you're not sure how often, hard, or long your aerobic workout should be, let the F.I.T. system be your guide:

F = Frequency: Remember that the more times you work out each week, the better and faster your results will be. Once a week is a good start, two is better, three is terrific, and four is stupendous!

I = Intensity: If you work out too hard, you'll burn muscle instead of fat. If you don't work out hard enough, you won't get results. Aim to exercise in your optimum fat-burning zone. Find it by subtracting your age from 220 to get your maximum heart rate. Multiply that number by .60 for your best fat-burning zone, and by .85 to find the point at which your body will stop burning fat and start burning muscle. Your range will likely be somewhere between 100 and 135 beats per minute.

T = Time: Aim for a minimum of 20 minutes to start, even if you break your workout into two 10-minute sessions. Add minutes as you gain strength. Eventually, you'll be able to sustain a longer workout, which will rev up those fat-burning engines!

Wednesday weigh-in

A little disappointed today after Sunday's low of 194.4. I'm counting yesterday's 195.4 for my official weigh-in. So that is down 1.6 since last week, total 5.6 for the challenge. So I get my 5 lb button. Yay. Measurements are all THE SAME! As hard as I've been working and eating well, that ticks me off a LOT. Changing my workout to bands.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Doin the yo-yo thang

Well, weight has been creeping up, then down. 196.0 yesterday, 195.4 today. Might be because of my irregularity. :-P Still walking every day and did my weight lifting yesterday. I drink tons of water and have been eating the fiber wafers - yuk. Also eating lots of fresh fruit. So it's not like I'm not trying!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Saturday weigh in

Down to a new low - 196.2. Woot! So glad the goodies and indulgences in Estes Park didn't sabotage me too much. ;-)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Weekly weigh in

I'm late posting because we were having too much fun at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park! Tuesday morning before we left home, I weighed 197, which is up .2 from last week, but since I've had my period all week, I'm happy with that!

The kids had a weird event happen in their room, but we didn't see anything out of the ordinary. It seems to be a popular place on Halloween. There were quite a few people staying there and roaming the halls at night. Too much noise for the ghosts to come out! ;-)

We walked downtown Estes Park last night and all of the merchants were at the doors of their shops handing out candy and the cops blocked off the street. So everyone was just walking up and down the main street in their costumes and it was a lot of fun. Most people had their dogs in costumes, too. As many shops as there were, the kids didn't need to go anywhere else. We thought it was a pretty good way to do it. (Actually, we never have done the trick or treat thing, but my kids enjoy handing out candy to the kids in our neighborhood when we're home.)