- heart disease
- slower reaction times
- slurred speech
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Well, I Won!!! I am so excited I just can't believe it. Lyn is so sweet! With all that girl has going on in her world everyday and yet she takes the time to handle a give-a-way! Love ya, Lyn!
If you haven't read her blog or haven't been reading her blog lately, you need to get on over there! She's a special treat!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
I got on the scale this morning (not that I haven't been getting on it all week~lol) and I've lost 2.6 lbs since last Friday!! Yep, I did the happy dance! I was afraid last nights meal might have made a difference since we had pasta. I think this is the first time I've had pasta for dinner and not shown a gain the next morning. Hmm. I was mindful of how much I ate last night and I didn't overeat. And, I was very satisfied!
Here's what my dear mother cooked for us last night (all from the Clean Eating Mag Jan/Feb 2009 issue):
- Baked Penne (p. 52)
- Roasted Zucchini Fries (p. 53)
- Apple-Cranberry Crumble (p. 57)
I'm telling you this meal was so delicious! The pasta was excellent. I loved the asparagus in it. The zucchini fries had the consistency of butter! Melt in your mouth goodness! The crumble was just the right ending for such a great meal. My mom did substitute cherries for the cranberries. I think she used unsweetened cherries from a can so they may not have been ultra-clean, but still healthier than what we usually have on a birthday! I figure any step towards healthy is still a step well taken. Anyway, here are a few pics from the evening. I somehow forgot to take a pic of the pasta dish but it looked just like the one in the magazine!
And me - happy after my 5.5 mile bike ride!!
Have a great Friday! Eat your veggies and have some fun!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I gained, duh! You can't eat like I did and not gain. Six pounds. I gained six pounds back. I feel an Oprah moment coming on...I can't believe I let the fat win. I got really mad at myself. Then Karen at Fitcetera started a 6 week challenge - be strict and do your plan of choice and workout - with no excuses! Woo Hoo! Just what I needed to get me back on track. Thanks, Karen and all of you that offered words of encouragement. I mean it from the heart!
I haven't had a chance to check in on everybody that signed up for the Challenge but I'm sure we are kickin' butt! I really think that all the sharing and caring is going to get us to our goal! I know this for sure - at Christmas next year I will be thinner, healthier, and I will make better choices for holiday noshing!
Have a great weekend everyone! I'll be trying to catch up reading blogs in between riding my bike. Although, Saturday our lovely 72 degree weather is supposed to take a dip to 50. I know, it's nothing to you guys that are having 24 and snow but it's what we here in Texas call - Chili weather!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Katschi suggested we show off our workout sweat. You other good sports that posted your sweaty-ness - Awesome!
For those of you that are knee deep in snow, I'd love to have at least one winter like you're having. Stay warm and thanks for all the great comments!! Get your bikes tuned and ready! Things will thaw out soon enough. Love knowing we're working our butts off!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
I feel like this is a science experiment. A measure of this and a measure of that could lead to the expected outcome. Or kablooey, when you combine the wrong things. Maybe now that I'm back at work I'll be on a better schedule and can regulate my meals.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Today was a good stay at home day. I kept to my eating plan mostly but have felt very tired. I think I'm still getting over the nasty sinus/bronchial thing cause I'm still coughing. That makes me tired and gives me a headache.
Monday will be here before I know it and work will be chaotic at first since we've been off for two weeks. Such is life. I've got to make a plan for foods to take to work so I don't fall prey to bad eating. Working and dieting is a lot of work, don't you find that to be true? But that is just something we have to do for the sake of getting thin and fine in 2009!!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
10 reasons to lose 10 plus pounds (for some...Another 10 lbs!)
List the 10 reasons why you are losing weight
Tag 5 others
Be sure to post these rules on your post
Be sure to link the blog that tagged you
See, simple, right?
My Top Ten:
1. I want to wear cute, tight, biking outfits while riding my bike outdoors.
2. Learn to dance Salsa.
3. Be able to fit into a seat on the airplane and not have my butt touching the person sitting next to me. God, I hate that!! (sorta got this idea from someone else's list) :)
4. Wear SEXY shoes again!
5. Shop at regular size stores and not have to try something on before buying it. I want to just know "it will fit."
6. Walk into a restaurant with my head held high and not feel like people are staring because I'm fat.
7. Learn to Kayak. (hoping I'm better at it than Mizfit! Read this!!)
8. I want to get thin this year so in the future, when my son gets married, I'll be ready!
9. Go hiking and camping and be able to squat in the woods!!
10. To look like I feel -- a lot younger than my driver's license says.
Sending this out to (Click their names for their blogs!):
360 Degrees of DC
A Mountain of Weight to Lose
Weight by the Seashore
Cara's Weight Loss Journey
edited to add: Also, has anyone heard about a new reality show that's starting on Lifetime channel on Jan. 5th? It's called DietTribe. It looks like they will be eating clean so I'm thinking of checking it out. Just wanted to pass it on.
Here is a poem I've written tonight about the new year we have coming our way. I hope we all achieve our dreams and make our goals. I thank you all for being here. It means a lot to know you're there, sharing, caring, and helping pick each other up!
A fresh new year
brings light into view.
See it with new eyes
and let it guide you.
Do this all year to be
the you the world
longs to see.
Do this and
I hope everyone has a safe and happy new year's!!