Monday, June 30, 2008

Finally the scale moves again!

After sticking to my SB diet all last week I've lost some more weight! I knew if I did Phase I, my appetite would get control of itself. And even while I visited my mom I didn't stray from the Beach.

My mom, 74 yrs old next month (July), decided it would be fun to go pick blueberries. There is a great place in Plantersville, TX, called The King's Orchard. They have fruit and veggies you pick yourself and then they charge you by the pound. We were only interested in the blueberries. I am not eating them right now so I will freeze mine.

Anyway, were out in the heat of the day and my mom wasn't drinking her water and, well, you guessed it, she sorta fainted on me. She didn't totally pass out but it was close. She was way too hot! The owners of the orchard came out and helped get her inside. As soon as she cooled off, she was fine. Back to her chatty self. We both laughed about it on the way back to her house. If the day had not ended on a good note, I would never want to look at another blueberry!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wow, Thanks!! And Cool Air Rules!

I was just reading all the comments left from the other day welcoming me to the HY Challenge. Thanks guys! I am really looking forward to getting to know you all. I've stayed carb-free since Monday and I feel better already. I cooked chicken tonight using a recipe I found on Kaylyn's Kitchen. It's called Chicken Picatta with Fried Capers. Yummmm! I love the capers and the lemon flavor in the sauce. Hardly feels like I'm dieting.

My AC is fixed!! It had to totally be replaced but I had the extended warranty so I only had to pay a deductible. I feel really blessed; and cooler!

I took this week off from work as vacation. Not going anywhere, just needed some time off! Running around, watching movies, riding my bike. Love it!

Pedal Power Can Set You Free

I love to ride my bike. Walking just does not cut it here in Texas where the temp at 8 PM is still near 90. I have always loved to ride and I guess I always will. I love the wind in my face and soaring around corners. I sound like a true bike geek. Anyway, I keep trying to come up with a nickname for my bike but I can't seem to pick one.

Today I had jury duty at the municipal court house. I didn't get picked, but it was close. I spent the whole day waiting, and waiting...I did read a lot. I'm reading another weight-loss memoir, Passing for Thin by Frances Kuffel. I love this book. I can really relate and it makes me feel like there is still hope for me yet. I, too, can be thin!

I'm doing Phase I of South Beach this week. Had a headache this morning and I'm sure it's from sugar withdrawal cause I have really binged on crap lately. I know this works, I just have to stick with it...

Monday, June 16, 2008

How much sweat equals a pound?

I was on my way to visit my mom on Friday driving on the freeway in Houston when it happened. The cool air I was enjoying while listening to Sheryl Crow became less than cool. The temp outside of course is near 90 but my A/C usually freezes my fanny off. What the crap is going on? I still had an hour to drive before I could get some nice cool air and a glass of peach tea.
Well maybe if I sweat a lot, I'll lose a pound.

Tuesday Morning has some really cool stuff but you can spend a day in there and still feel like you must be missing a real find. It is kind of like being at a garage sale, only more organized. Not my favorite thing to do, shop endlessly on a Saturday, but mom liked it so that was okay with me.

This week I am sticking to the South Beach way of eating. I lost a pound over two weeks and really need to lose a little faster than that this summer. It is too freakin hot here in Texas. You would think as a native I'd be able to deal with it. But I never, never, never will.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Obsessive Scale Jumping

Do you ever get on and off the scale when you weigh yourself? I think I am hoping that by some miracle, I will lose a pound just by getting on and off several times. I hate that I get obsessed with the thing. It calls to me in the morning as soon as my alarm goes off. I strip off my gown (thank heavens no one can see that!) and get on the scale...ever so gently. Like I'm sneaking up on it. But it lets me know I'm there...every ounce of me.

And when the numbers do not meet with my approval, I shrug and say "I'll get you tomorrow." I used to get depressed if I didn't lose everyday. I'm 51 now and I think I've finally realized that as long as I'm making positive changes everyday, it will pay off. I just have to stick with it...and try to stay off the scale.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Summer 2008

It is time. Time I was honest to myself. I need to lose this weight for the last time. I am sick of always being on a diet. I can maintain fat. That is nooo problem. But I'm sick of looking in the mirror and seeing someone besides me. Who is that fat girl? Where did she come from? Who the crap does she think she is?

Well it's over, chick. A new thinner me is about to take over!

I've been reading Half of Me, Jennette Fulda's blog. And, I've been reading her book "Half-Assed: A Weight Loss Memoir" and I must say she has really motivated me. I will be sad when I finish the book but at least I can read her hilariously entertaining blog! If you want to see what I mean, check her out by watching this video.