The Road to One-derland!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pizza Overload

I just haven't felt like cooking much.  The hubs has been gone, the start of school was postponed, chaotic emotional week.....well I participated in family pizza night last night.  Actually, you could even say I medaled in it. DANG, I ate 5 pieces of pizza (5/8 of a medium pizza) and some of the cheesy bread.  It tasted gooood, but damn I wish I had some self control.  I checked out the calorie info on MFP and tracked it.  GASP it was over 1k calories.  I hate, hate, hate to be over my caloric goal, so I headed to the bike.  First, I rode for 15 min.  I had to test and was nervous what my blood sugar would be after pizza, but it ended up being within the correct range for 2 hrs post meal.  A bit later, I went back to do a marathon ride...50+ additional minutes.  I had to erase my overage.  LOL  I was a mega sweatball after that.  Oh and you might ask, what did I do with the leftover pizza??? I wrapped it in foiled and bagged it up for the freezer.  I know the hubs will like it upon return. It was our fave, black olive with jalapeno, Mmmmm   In the future,  I guess I need to stick to the uber thin De Lite pizza from Papa Murphy's instead of the thick cheesy goodness I had yesterday.

The end of hectic week and weigh in day....

I am so glad this week is over.  It was quite emotion and anxiety filled.  It started with a trek out of town to attend a funeral for a dear family friend.  Then, we prepared for the first day of school that was to be mid-week. Well, school was put on hold due to an emergency in my town.  We were evacuated for two days while emergency personnel worked to put out a propane tanker fire.  I am an anxious person and, while me and my family were safe, it was unsettling to know so many of our friends were still in the area.  Thankfully things ended with out any catastrophic damage.  Ahhhh, exhale.

Eating this week was a bit of a challenge.  I ate at a buffet for the first time and attempted to make good choices.  The unfortunate thing is I didn't really know what I was eating (joys of a potluck).  I got this great idea after the fact that I should take a picture of my plate....to help me remember what I ate and serving size.  The rest of the week, I was just so anxious I didn't have much hunger.  I'm not a stress eater....so I guess that's a good thing.  Being diabetic, I know I MUST eat, so I ate cheese and triscut thins in the car.  Not weighed, measured or counted.  SCARY!!!  Thankfully, in normal circumstances, I am more organized about my on-the-road foods....and also thankful that it was only 2+ days.

A positive for the week, even with all the chaos, I was still able to exercise all but one day.  While out of town, I took a great walk with my sister through the streets of our home town.  It was lovely.  When back in town during the evacuation, I took a similar walk with a friend.  I really do feel best when I get my work out in.  I like that it has become a part of my EVERY DAY life (unless extenuating circumstances come up, of course).

So....today was weigh in.  After all that went on this week, I am thrilled to report a loss of .9 .  That brings my total loss to 34.2 pounds down since mid-January.    I am very very close to my largest amount of loss ever...35 lbs. And also inching my way to 41 by 41 (my birthday next month).  Lots to celebrate around here!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Between sizes

Well, I guess I'm between sizes. My size 20 shorts slip on and off without unfastening the button and zipper.  My 18's....well I look like a sausage.  I know I have a tub of other clothes, but haven't had time to sort thru them.  I wish I could predict what size I will be by next February when we go on our cruise, so I could get some summery clothes right now on sale.  I've never been good at that (hence all my new, with tags clothes in my closet currently waiting for me).

Friday, August 19, 2011

Scale love

Yahoo! I've had a loss this week.... 1.9 pounds gone forever!!!  This brings me to a total of 33.3 since January.   I'm stoked!!! (can you tell???)

One thing I find odd....only my hubs and my sister have said anything about my weight loss.   Now don't get me wrong, I'm not doing this for comments from others...it actually makes me feel uncomfortable a bit to get attention.  I just think it's odd that I've lost over 30 lbs and none of my friends have said anything. Was I a recluse at my top weight?  Maybe they didn't see me???  I know it was winter and I was hiding under layers of clothes, but my fat face was/is always visible.  

I'm in a new decade....the 240's.  I will never see the  250's AGAIN!!!  I promise myself that

Last week's weigh in

Okay, so I've been a bit negligent in my updating. So sorry.  Between being gone all weekend, sending my little guy to school, and having some company, I just haven't even thought about blogging.

Well....I lost 4.9 last week.  Whoa, I was stunned.  Yahooo!  Also, had a fab time up at this gorgeous log cabin house with 14 babes from my old bunko group.  I didn't drink a drop of alcohol, took my own snacks, and even my food scale.  I enjoyed the group dinners, but fended for myself at breakfast.  (although the french toast and dutch baby looked delightful).

Tuesday I had a follow up with my Dr.  One month since my diabetes diagnosis....I'd lost 13 lbs and my bp was PERFECT.  She was beyond thrilled.  I told her that I wanted to show her I was serious about this.  It's got to be so frustrating as a Dr to tell patients they need to make more healthful changes in their life and they just go right on living dangerously.  Not me! I'm living each day so I can live or many more days.  It is worth it to me.

So, It's the eve of another weigh in.  Not quite sure how it will be this week.  I"ve eaten out a few times with company and that's more salt then I'm normally used to.   I also notice that I have been less satisfied with my foods these days (read: bottomless pit). Perhaps it has to do with some of the restaurant foods....white rice in sushi and rice noodles at my fave Vietnamese noodle shop??? I know I won't be eating like that very often and it was a treat since my niece was in town...but still good to note.

Here we go....heading into another weigh in....heading into the weekend...heading into a 2+ week road trip for my hubby....heading into Back to School.  Lots going on.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Weigh in day approaching

Tomorrow's my weigh in day.  I have to say it's been a GREAT week. I cannot wait to see the magic number tomorrow.
I leave late morning for a girls' weekend with a bunch of friends.  I am packing my own snacks and will not be drinking any booze or snacking with the group.  I just can't do it right now. I'm in a good place meal planning-wise and I just don't think I can do that anymore with diabetes.  Bummer as food and bev always seem to be such a big part of social functions...but they cannot be for me anymore.  We'll see how I do.  I'm hoping to workout before I go so I only have to fit in Saturday's exercise.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

41 by 41???

Just a little over 6 weeks from now I will be turning 41.  I'm 14.5 pounds away.....can I get there??  I truly hope so.
You know in January 2010, I had this idea to lose 40 lbs by the time I turned 40.  I lost a little bit, then lost my way.  Sooooo now I'm back on track and have added a year and a pound on to the challenge.  :)   I have 7 more weigh-ins to go.
OMG I'm excited about the possibility.  That will be the most I've EVER lost.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Doh!!!

Just noticed I forgot to update with my weigh in info for the week.  I am now down 26+ lbs since January!!!  
Looking forward to this week's weigh in....things are still going super well.  Excited to be in a new weight "decade" . 
Thanks for reading!  

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I guess you can call me a little obsessed....

I'm hooked.  I love, love, love My Fitness Pal !!!  I always was really turned off by the idea of counting calories...so tedious, monotonous, limiting, etc.  But not in this age of technology.  OMG between being able to update on their website or with my i-phone....scanning barcodes for nutritional info....logging exercise.....the ginormous nutritional information database of foods (including recipes).  I love it!  I love that I can easily see what are the higher calorie foods I reach for and try to find substitutes (if I want!!!).  I also can easily see how low fat I'm eating....or how many carbs in my day. It's awesome.

I'm also hooked on exercise.  I have this new routine I'm doing.  I start with a moderate bike workout....at least 20 min (and I get to watch one of my netflix shows!!!).  Then I go down to do Just Dance 2 for my daily Just Sweat workout.  I've been doing it late, which has been really pumping me up and energizing me....right at bedtime.  I wish I could do it a bit earlier.  LOL  But, better than nothing.

A special shout out to my friend Kim  She's been exercising like a crazy woman this week.  I'm so proud of her hard work.  I know it's been hot, hot, hot where you live, so what dedication!!!  Keep it  up!!!