Monday, May 24, 2010


This weekend was just ok. On Friday night, I worked out for 45 minutes and ate well.

On Saturday, we decided to go to the beach overnight, which we haven’t done in awhile. So I had some oatmeal in the morning, and then on the way out, we stopped to get some snacks. We got PopChips, some tiny peanut butter cookies, and a 4 pack of fig newtons. Of which I had one serving of each, even going so far as counting them out. Then we stopped at Starbucks and I discovered they have an 8 oz. cup you can ask for, they just don’t advertise it, so I had my kid sized  chai latte while he drank his 18 oz coffee, and it shows how slow I drink it, we finished at the very same time. I guess the point is that I racked up 2309 calories for the day, staying within portion sizes on everything. I just had too many things. As a side note, I did track every single thing I ate, so I consider that a positive. And even though I went over on my calories, I didn’t go over the amount of calories that my body burns each day, so that’s also a positive. And for something that makes me “obsessive” according to my husband, I completely forgot to bring my weights or a video with us. So when we went to the beach, I found two rocks of like weight and size, to hold in my hands and brought them back up to our room. He watched TV, while I worked out with my rocks. I thought that for me, this is a real change. Used to be if I didn’t have what I needed, I’d just not work out. Now, I use rocks for weights, and if I want to walk, I watch TV and walk, making sure that my steps are between 145 and 170 steps per minute. What a change!

Then on Sunday, I didn’t eat any snacks, but we did go out for breakfast, then got pizza when we got home. I have to say, the pizza wasn’t as good as I remember it being. It seemed really greasy, and even tasted like oil, not the cheese. I ate my dinner, but I didn’t think it was really not worth the calories that it cost me. And I ended the day at 2403, still below the amount I burn daily, but closer than I like. So last night, I walked for 45 minutes while watching TV, and at one point weighed myself, and my weight was about a pound higher. Not too bad, but I’m back on schedule today.

Now for the fun part; last night, I couldn’t find the swimsuit I’ve been using for my class, so I pulled a different one out of my drawer. I don’t know where it came from, but it’s been with me for years, and lingered through 9 different moves, and although I’ve had it for several years I have never worn it. It’s a really cute chocolate brown, halter dress kind of thing that goes to midthigh. Anyways, I’ve pulled it on before and it was a real struggle. I’d get my legs in, and then wiggle and hop and kick my legs out and stick out my butt, straining, just to get it over my thighs and up to my waist. And then, the top, in the back would never go all the way up. (Therein lies the reason I’ve never worn it.) However, last night, I got my legs in, and bent down and pulled it all the way up to my upper back, with hardly any effort at all! It even pulls in certain places, like my tummy, and smooths out the bumps a little. I couldn’t believe it! So I’m going to wear it for the first time to my class tonight!

And for the annoying part, Jeff and I have been noticing lately that when it comes to my sisters and cousins (who all have kids), we are always the ones who have to change our plans because it’s inconvenient for them. For example; we get together sometimes with my Sister and her family for dinner and a movie. And we always do it at their house. When we mentioned doing it at our house, my BIL made a comment that since they have kids, it’s easiest to do it at their house so the kids can go to bed on time, ets. I understand that kids need to go to bed on time, but I’ve even offered to do dinner earlier so we can get the movie done and they can take off in time to get the kids to bed. It’s just small things like this, but I find them really frustrating, because it’s as if those with kids get this special citizenship, and we’re low on the totem pole because we don’t have any.

Ok, rant is done.

Hope you all had a nice weekend!

1 comment:

  1. What a weekend! The beach is definitely a place to be on a beautiful day. Glad to see you were good about calories and portioning. I find it difficult at times to control the portions, but it is getting easier.
    Way to go with the swimsuit. Sounds like you had the same exciting moment I had with the belt and pants falling off. LOL
    Curious to know your progress so far.