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!

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hit The Wall

I am not a runner and never will be.  But I've heard the term many times of Hitting the Wall.  A good runner just digs deeper and runs through it.

I hit my wall.  Thursday and Friday were hard days.  I was finished.  I was so tired of tracking every little thing that goes in my mouth.  I could careless if I ever exercised again.  Even though I was losing weight and feeling better, I was so done!!!!

In the past when I hit the wall I do stop.  I told myself that I just had to work through it.  I did exercise Thursday even though I didn't want to.  Yesterday I rode the bike but didn't get in the pool.  Last night I had a good old fashion "Binge." was all O.K.  One thing I learned in Vermont was that if your binge is a conscious decision, you do it and move on, that it's O.K.  Of course you can't let it happen all the time.  I was so proud of myself for recording everything that I ate.

Today.......I'm feeling much better.  I know that I can keep going just a little bit longer.  I guess it's true about "Eating an Elephant one bite at a time."  If I can just make it through today.....then I can worry about tomorrow.  I think I too often get lost in my big goal.  So......big goal.......50 lbs gone by surgery. (By the way.... I'm just a couple of pounds away from half way.)  Medium hard and eat healthy this week.  Small goal......make it through today!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Going Good

It is late and I need to get to bed.  Just want to say that things are going good.  I'm feeling better (Well maybe not right now. I gave into to eating chips and salsa.  I think I ate to much.)   I was actually quite proud of myself today.  Yesterday at the store I was in the mood for icecream.  So I bought a small container.  I opened it today.  After a couple of spoonfuls I thought, "this isn't all that great.  Why are you wasting calories on it."  So I threw it away.

Lost 10 pounds in January!!!!  :-)