Thursday, July 31, 2008

Oops! Jennette Fulda was on The Early Show today!

My bad, I said she was on the Today show but that was not today. Sorry if I led anyone astray! :)

I do hate to sweat!

It has been so hot here in H town. In the summer I get off work at 3 pm. THE hottest time of day! I can remember when noon used to be the hottest time of day. What's up with that? Has the world tilted or something. Mr. Sun you are too close for comfort.

I missed the Today Show today. I meant to record it since I had to leave for work. Jennette Fulda from Half of Me was being interviewed. I just love her. She is very inspiring. Hope it went well for her!

I am going to try to make myself ride my bike today. I should not have to talk myself into it but I hate to sweat. Maybe if I ride fast enough I won't notice it?!

Monday, July 28, 2008

When I am Thinner...

I keep a mental list going in my head about what I want to do when I'm thinner. I'm sure we all do it. You know, to keep hope alive! :)

Anyway, here are some things that are on my list lately:

1. Look cute again (although since I'm 51 now, not sure how cute will look on me)
2. Wear heels and a dress (not too high but at least 2.5 in.)
3. Go to dinner and not focus on what NOT to eat
4. Flirt
5. Take kayak lessons and if I like it, buy a small kayak
6. Ride in the MS150 again from Houston to Austin
7. Ride my bike on a tour...anywhere
8. Wear jewelry that's flashy
9. Join a yoga class
10. Flirt, oh, I said that already :)

Have a good week all!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Two Weeks Later

I didn't realize I had not posted for two weeks! Not much has been going on, just the usual hot summer nonsense. I have strayed from my eating plan a little but have not taken a dive off to the deep end, if you know what I mean. As a result the scale shows a gain of 3 lbs. Not bad really for me. I can gain from just looking at bread. I don't even have to smell it.

Since the NYC trip got cancelled, I went to visit my mom for her b-day. We had a nice visit, went out to eat, went shopping, etc. We split a burger and I even had some home style fries but the rest of that day, I ate like a thin person...I feel like something in me is changing. I don't obsess about food anymore. Notice I did not say I don't think about food anymore, just not like someone who is desperate for food. And even when I think I might want to pig-out, I talk myself out of it. Who am I and what have I done with myself? I'm liking this new me-way-of-thinking, though.

Any hoo, I hope all of you out there in blogland are having a good week and a good weekend!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Life Happens

My trip to NYC is off. I was going next week with my mom and my son but my mom is having some health issues and travel at this time is not what she needs. I am a little disappointed, of course, but am also concerned about her health. We were going there for her b-day, she will be 74 this month. Normally, she runs circles around me but this has really got her down.

This weekend I came across a snack that I probably should not have discovered. You know the kind that makes it hard to stick to one serving? Any hoo, my new snack find is called Oogie's Gormet Popcorn. Yummm! A little higher in fat than I'd like to see but such a burst of flavor. I tried the Smoked Gouda flavor. Very good.

I think I took out some of my frustration on that bag of popcorn this weekend. I really wanted to do something fun this summer. My life seems to be stuck in a rut. Oh, well, things could always be worse...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Afraid to Dine Out

I've lost 2 more lbs so far this week! I think my motivation is coming from knowing I will be in NYC soon. I wish I didn't need to have a motivating reason as big as that, but for now, whatever works. It's keeping my head focused on the right things to eat.

I was invited to dinner tonight with some co-workers to celebrate a birthday. To a Mexican Food restaurant, no less. My mega favorite food to eat. I could feel myself losing control just thinking about eating there! I hate that! Being the superstitious dieter that I am, I told them I would not be able to join them. That sounds weak and ridiculous but I know me and I know how easy it would be for me to be tempted to indulge.

Maybe someday I will have a better grip on myself. After I've lost a more significant amount of weight. Right now I just don't want to break my losing streak! Do you ever feel superstitious about your diet? It sounds crazy but it never took much to throw me off my game. This time I'm playing to win. I know in the real world I will not always be able to avoid food situations, but today I can, and I will.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Gainage Gone - HYC Check-In

Well, you were right, Katschi, those 3 lbs were an illusion! (I love how you phrased that, it made me feel less threatened!) I've lost those 3 plus one more, yay! I've almost lost 20 lbs. C'mon body, you can do it!

Lately, I've been craving lemons. I made some Crystal Light Lemonade the other day, but I added some real lemon juice and a dash of salt in my glass. It reminded me of all the summers my friend, Sharon, and I would eat lemons with salt! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Of course, it helped wear down the enamel on my teeth but we didn't know any better back then.

I think I'll make some lemon chicken tonight. Yummmm!

Friday, July 4, 2008

This is what happens when a fat woman falls!

So yesterday I took a big mailing for work to the post office. Eight buckets to be exact. I knew we needed some empty buckets since we used up all the buckets for this mailing so I walked up the two little steps of the post office dock, grabbed a stack of empty buckets, turned to go down the two little steps and--slipping on the last little step--fell on my ankle first then my wrist and finally my big butt!

Oh, the pain! All I could think was "I'm going to NYC in a few weeks-please don't let anything break!" Several hours later the doc said nothing was broken, just a sprained ankle and bruised wrist (and I already knew I had a bruised butt so I didn't even mention that to him). I am really glad that is all the damage I did. This is the second time I have fallen in the last 6 months. Is this some kind of new trend for me? In the past I have always been able to catch myself and trip gracefully, but never fall. My core really needs work!

After I left the docs office I stopped by a BBQ place and hobbled in to get some chopped beef and sliced links. I was really craving fatty beef I guess. Anyway, when I got home I scarfed down some of both along with 2 slices of light whole wheat bread. Later I soothed myself with 2 (count 'em) Slim-a-Bear fudge pops. I think I got a little out of control. This morning I weighed 3 lbs heavier than yesterday. Now I know I didn't eat that much BBQ so I'm guessing that is water gain. It still sucks though!

So today I'm back on the Beach and sticking to Phase I! Hope everyone is well and enjoying their 4th! Eat well and be safe!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tempting Templates

I am trying out new looks for my blog. It may look different from day to day till I get bored with trying to be creative. ;) I am still a newbie about how to gussy up stuff on the web but I'm learning. I am so impressed with some of the blogs out there! How do you learn how to do that stuff?! Are there classes?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

HYC Check-in

Well, after a strict first week on Phase I of SBD I've made a major jump in the weight-loss game. Seven pounds! I know better than to get my hopes up for another week like that but it sure gets me motivated to keep at it. I retain a lot of fluids all the time when I eat breads and grains so I'm guessing a lot of my loss is water, but hey, it's gone now and I don't care whether it was fat or water!

I've been riding my bike and think that was key for losing this week, too. My neighborhood is a nice place to ride. I don't know a lot of my neighbors but we always wave and speak. A couple a few blocks over are expecting their second baby but I wouldn't have known it if I didn't ride past them while they were walking their dogs. Most of the time everybody is busy coming and going but in the evening it's like social hour for the walkers, joggers, and bikers.

This weekend I plan on making some deviled eggs and coleslaw with Kaylyn's dressing to go with some kind of meat. Maybe hamburgers without the bun. Hope everyone is well and happy -- no matter what the scale says!