Friday, May 28, 2010

Pressing On

30 min. workout video - 5 days in a row

Vitamins all day

Ate correctly all day - writing everything down

Except for dinner - ate late - fixed Kraft Mac n Cheese spiral with 2 turkey hotdogs after I had had crackers and swiss cheese - didn't have ice cream and got to bed early - the night before I made a Smart Ones Ziti dinner but made extra ziti and added it to it because I was soooooo hungry - what was I thinking of???? I'm not planning my evening meals and I'm not eating enough fruit. I need to write it down here - it seems to keep me more honest. I ate a whole grapefruit yesterday and need to buy more. My youngest daughter and her boyfriend are arriving tonight from DC at about 1 a.m. so I am busy getting ready for them. She is working out and is trying to eat correctly so I am planning healthy meals - and snacks.


30 min workout video and Quiet Time

2 scrambled eggs w/cheese
2 slices of bacon
I'm on my third bottle of water and it is just lunch time.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I Hate Exercising!

When my children were at home they were never allowed to say the word "hate." Intensely dislike was the phrase we used - but I'm just saying that I really hate exercising. Yesterday I put it off all day and then had a long phone call from a dear friend and when we got off the phone - after midnight - I knew I still had to do my exercises and I did them - unwillingly. This morning I got up - dragging - but determined to do them and get them over with and I have.

Food Intake for May 25th:
Peanut butter sandwich on diet rounds
whole grapefruit

Cheddar Cheese
7 Crackers
Diet Green Tea

Spaghetti at my sister & mom's - no second helpings-miracle!
1/2 glass wine
lowfat ice cream
THEN: 8 Manzanilla Olives, crackers, cheese - I know the salt is bad too

5 bottles of water!!!


Exercise - CHECK!!!

2 scrambled eggs w/ grated cheese
2 bacon strips
1 bottle of water

Quiet Time - check

Forward and onward!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 5


Did not exercise - got in my clothes to do the video at night - never did.
Party at Liberty for my daughter:
Ate 1/2 giant soft pretzel - they were right in front of me - I stopped at half
Unsweet ice tea
Ordered grilled chicken salad
Ate avocado when I got home and no exercise

Today - New Week!!!

PB on diet bread
2% milk

Sandwich on diet rounds - sliced turkey - diet mayo - lettuce - 1 T Lingonberry jam
1/2 grapefruit
green tea

Dinner (had Bible study to go to)
2 Scrambled eggs, grated cheese, crumbled slice of bacon
2 diet green teas
Ate this after I came home from class:
1 cup lowfat vanilla ice cream
5 Kalmata olives
10 crackers
4 slices of muenster cheese

Ate 3 cookies at Bible study (forgot I was not suppose to!!!!!)

What I'm most proud of today: Exercised to video tape!!!!!! Hated it but I did it

4 bottles of water today
Vitamins at every meal
Going to bed - 11:50 pm

What I learned today:
Get up early so you can get your exercise over with and your Quiet Time done with before your day starts - plan to succeed

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day 4

Weight loss: 2 lbs.!!!!! I'm happy

Breakfast: 2 Tbsp peanut butter on multi grain diet rounds
1 Grapefruit
1 1/2 bottles of water

Lunch: Sliced egg, bacon, Muenster cheese on multi grain
5 Olives
Diet Green Tea
1 Apple
1 Bottle of water

Haven't exercised yet - didn't have time to do it this morning with getting ready for church. I'll do it tonight before going to bed.

Writing this down seems to make me really want to do the right thing. Yesterday I did NOT want to exercise but I wanted to be able to write it down so I really forced myself to do it. When I exercise tomorrow it will be 5 days in a row (I started to write "If" and changed it to "when") and I don't think I've ever exercised 5 days in a row.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day 3 Contd.

Exercise - check

Vitamins - only once

Food - 5 crackers & cheddar cheese - diet green tea
2 scrambled eggs, 2 slices of bacon, one cup of tea.

11:35 pm - going to bed

The exercise was a killer but I did it.

Only 2 bottles of water today but 3 diet green tea.

New day tomorrow.

Day 3

Yesterday I did really well - until - I went to my daughter's for dinner. I did take two turkey hotdogs with me and ate them and I made a large salad over there - but - I ate about a cup of her wonderful cheesy ziti - didn't eat any salad - didn't drink the wine - but did have two squares of the homemade peach cobbler I made and brought over for dessert. The good thing is is that I left the 9 x 13 cobbler at their house. When I came home (midnight) I realized I hadn't had the last of my vitamins so I fixed a cup of decaf tea and ate half of a banana and had my gigantic vitamin pills.

This morning I didn't wake up until 8 am and I had a friend coming at 9 am to help with carpentry work - she was on time - I had one cup of coffee and then we got to work - no exercise - no quiet time - no breakfast - no vitamins - how quickly it can all fall apart!!!

She left about 1 pm and I made a sliced egg with two slices of Monterey Jack cheese on diet bread - diet green tea - and my vitamins. I was so hungry!!! My daughter called and wanted me to meet her at the beach with her friend and the friend's two daughters who are visiting her. Got in my bathing suit went to the beach with iced coffee in a thermo mug (along with my Splenda I added a leeeetle bit of Hershey's chocolate syrup). I actually went in swimminng - the water was beautiful!!!

My daughter's friend challenged me last night to exercise 40 days in a row - and I laughed - but - you know I know she's right - it could be a real turning point for me. So here I am at day 3 - 4:30 pm in the afternoon - sitting here at my laptop in a wet bathing suit on saying that I am going to go throw on a t-shirt and shorts on my salty sandyish body and do my exercise tape and then take a shower and finish the day correctly!!! I asked her at the beach if all the work I did this morning counted as exercise and she said "No" not it you were going to do it anyway - I needed to put this in writing. The last thing I want to do right now is 30 minutes of exercise.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Beginning Day Two

Exercised - check

Ate breakfast: 1 hardboiled egg, 1 leftover slice of bacon, 2 slcs. of multi grain
diet bread, little bit of butter on bread and coffee

Vitamins - check

1 bottle of water finished

2 cups of coffee

Forward and onward! The thrill of just minor successes is great!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

End of First Day - almost

Lunch went well - fixed the tuna sandwich - did put chopped red onion on top of it and had 4 Kalamata olives. Dinner I had chicken, green beans, beets - I did put butter on the veggies and ate my apple but haven't had my ice cream yet. Doing that next and hope to be in bed by 10:30 p.m. - another improvement I want to make.
Just remembered that I ate 8 green olives while fixing dinner - need to write that down.

One breakthrough - I did take all my vitamins today - took the fish oil and the glucosamine chondroitin 3X plus a B-12 once. Drank 3 bottles of water and 2 bottles of diet green tea.

Tomorrow's Menu:
1 hardboiled egg
1/2 banana
2 sl of diet bread rounds

1 Cup cottage cheese
5 Saltine crackers

2 turkey hotdogs
1 cup broccoli
1/2 cup carrots
1/2 banana
1/2 cup lowfat vanilla icecream

Day One

Weighed myself this morning and I have only gained two lbs. since the last time I weighed myself a month ago. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

I am following my favorite 3 Day Diet and the plan for today is:

1/2 Grapefruit (had the best grapefruit today!!!)
2 slices of diet bread (multi grain rounds)
2 Tbsp of peanut butter

1/2 cup of tuna (Today I'm using Starkist Albacore Creations - Tomato Pesto - I do mix a little bit of Miracle Whip in with it otherwise I gag)
2 slices of diet bread (see above)
bottle of diet green tea

1 cup string beans
1 cup of sliced beets
1 small apple
1 cup of lowfat vanilla ice cream (my favorite part of this diet)

It is 11:45 a.m. and I did Leslie Sansone's 30 min. 2 mile Walk Away the Pounds Express video with the stretchie band for the arms. Right now it is all I can manage.

To be totally honest about this - I believe that this is not just a physical battle but also a spiritual battle for me and so I am spending time in prayer for myself and others that I know are battling this same problem.

I think I will report at the end of the day - before I go to bed how I did today.

Verse for the next few days:

Hebrews 12:11 "For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later, it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it."

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

How to Change My Life

I'm going to use the blog to make some changes in my life the following way:

1. Weigh myself once a week in the morning and record the loss.
2. Write down what I eat every day - that should slow me down.
3. Exercise 5 days a week and record every time I do.
4. Keep a record of taking my vitamins every day.

This should get me started. Might as well make the blog work for me. I have 70 lbs. to lose and I am sick and tired of the constant failure to do this. Going to start tomorrow - with the real official weigh-in starting on Monday.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May 8th - Alex's Birthday

From "A City of Bells" by Elizabeth Goudge

"The human race is divided into the proppers and the propped. The propped have an easier time, of course, but they do not live so deeply or so excitingly and they get very bored."

Felicity drew gratefully closer to him in the dark street. If their two lives ran together, as she wanted them to, and this man beside her became her husband she knew just how the propping would be divided. On the surface it would be all hers, he would rely on her to charm away his depression, to light his imagination, to reassure his self-distrust and to lighten his fears and she would sometimes perhaps, as life went on get rather weary of doing it, yet deep down he had something that she had not got, some sober quality of level headness and caution, together with and unchangeable endurance in love and work upon which in her bad times she would be able to rest her whole weight.

I love the above quote and could see some of the relationship Alex and I had in the quote and how it all worked out. Sometimes I was the propper and he the proppee and vice versa - but then isn't that what makes a sustaining marriage?