Saturday, April 13, 2013

Thanks Sis!

My dear sweet little sister sent me this today.  It made my day!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Good Feeling

Tonight I saw a friend that I havn't seen for awhile.  She looked at me and said, "Wow, your melting!"   That made me feel so good!   It helps give me the motivation to keep going.

Friday, March 8, 2013


Went shopping today.
Cooking for one and counting calories can sometimes be a problem when everything you buy is packaged for families.  So I spent some time and portioned some of what I bought.
I put spaghetti sauce in half-cup containers and marked how many calories.  I then wrapped some angel hair pasta into serving with the calories.  I hope this will help.

I also put 4 crockpot chicken meals in the freezer. . . . Hawaiian Chicken.  I have decide to try each week to put a couple of crockpot meals in the freezer for this summer when maybe I won't feel like cooking.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


I'm sitting here watching TV.  Just put the crochetting down.  Thinking about how it's about time for a snack.  And then thinking, serious. . . your not hungry.  Why do I need an evening snack if I'm not hungry.  I  think I'm been so use to feeling FULL that I'm struggle with feelings of not so full and hungry.  I'm getting better at determining when I'm truly hungry.

I have now lost 30 pounds!!!!!! :-)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Body or Mind

I had to put this to the test today.  20 minutes on the bike is pretty much my limit.  I've tried to push myself to go longer but it just doesn't happen.  So with this saying in mind I watch 2 episodes on Netflix instead of one.  Amazing. . . . 40 minutes felt no different then with 20.  O.K.  My back hurts, but that's just because my bike seat is horrible.  But for my knee and the rest of me. . . . 40 minutes was doable. 
I'll have to see how first thing Saturday morning compares to after working all day.  I'll give it a try Monday and let you know how it goes.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Calorie Burn

I've been sitting and crocheting for the last couple of hours.  I just had a thought.  Does crocheting benifit me more than just sitting?  So I looked it up.  Just sitting and watching TV for an hour burns 120 calories.  Crocheting for an hour burns 185 calories.  So no more feeling guilty sitting at nights crocheting.
P.S.  Can I just say how nice it is to be able to crochet again without pain in my hands!! Yeah!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Yuck and Double Yuck!

Why.........Why do I do stupid things?
I have worked so hard at improving my health.  I have been feeling great!  I'm a firm believer that in order for a happy success health program (I'm trying not to think of it as weight loss program.  It's got to be a new way of life.) that you need a free day once a week.  Sunday's are those days for me.  I was really in the mood for cookies tonight.  I tried for a while to talk myself out of it but decided it was O.K to make a small batch.  Oh they tasted so good.  Yes, they!  I couldn't stop with just one.  Right now my whole digestive system is yelling and screaming.  I feel yuck.  Maybe that is why research says it is good to have a free day.  Soon you don't want them because of how they make you feel.

Oh well, it's done and over with.  Tomorrow a new healthier day!

P.S.  Over half way to accomplishing my big goal!!!!  This week's mini goal.  More fruit and more biking!