Saturday, April 3, 2010

Results and challenges..

Easter candy….Yum!!!! Naughty but yummy. Darn I’m glad that the candy is off to my little ones houses. You know what’s really bad, I didn’t even get the kind I really like figuring I’d just ignore it because it’s not my favorite but WRONG, it didn’t matter. What was in the bowl on the table for the kids was also for me. Okay, I can say I’m mad at myself and all but it won’t do any good, none at all so I’ll just be glad that the candy is gone and today is a new day. Another naughty thing, daycare of 15 hours a day making it impossible for me to have enough energy at the end of the day to go for my walk. I bet this past week I have walked twice. I mean my power walks because we are always walking in the woods, going to see grandma and grandpa and those kinds and in my everyday walking with the pedometer I walk anywhere from 3-5 miles a day, but I try to get a power walk in there to get the numbers up and to get my cardio in there. Oh well, another I can wish. Next week things go back to normal there too so I should be able to get my butt moving. Mike is going to get my bike down and ready to roll this week which mean my cardio will be off the charts. Biking isn’t easy out here, there are two-three huge hills before there’s any big flat riding and then the flat riding really isn’t either but at least not huge hills.

So let’s see, riding my bike, a power walk or three, no blasted candy, more water, keep up on the food intake and by the end of April I should hit a mile stone. Right now the big things is, I think I weigh less then Jim. It’s has never happened, me weighing less then Jim . If it’s not yet it’s really close and by our 30th anniversary I should make it. That’s a goal in itself, to weigh less then Jim.

So what you’ve been waiting for.

Weight, 4 more pounds gone. A total of 15 so far.

Another 6” loss so a total of 27 1/2” so far. I didn’t lose any on my hips again, and this time my biceps stayed the same. Now that could be because I’m building some muscles there but those bat wings are still hanging around. It’s time for them to fly away.

All in all, I’m not depressed about any of it. I could go and wish for more but really it’s me, I just have to work harder and get going a bit more. But as long as I’m losing that is the main thing. Right? Right!!'

So it’s 27 days days to my next weigh in. I am wondering if I should do a two week weigh in so that I can keep myself on better track but I don’t think that’s for me. I don’t want to see a pound loss, I like the 4-5 lbs at a time. I just have to keep at it. What do you think?

Oh I almost forgot, I went to the Chiropractor on Wednesday, I had put my middle back out cleaning out the garden and all the spring raking and I didn’t say anything when I went into the office. I’m still fat, I’m still like Jell-O in spots so figured maybe when I see him again in June or so then he’ll notice. Boy was I wrong. He didn’t say anything at first, adjusted my neck and then had me lay down and he said “this is so nice”, I didn’t understand I figured maybe because I took my shoes off and had clean socks on but he said it again and I said “huh?” He said I look so nice, was easier to adjust and says I will feel so much better. He noticed! He then felt me up and down, he’s a chiropractor, hands on is okay. And said he feels muscle, a waist and I look good. It felt so nice to hear that. Really. Other then Mike no one says to much but they see me all the time, you can’t see an inch here or inch there or even a few pounds but since he hadn’t seen me since before Christmas he could tell. It felt wonderful, to have someone notice. Just think because I plan on keeping this up, by time I go and see my everyday doctor in June he’ll notice something too. Maybe I won’t get that weight lecture. I could really handle that one.

So a new recipe anyone? I could use something healthy with chicken in it. We have so much chicken we can cluck by the end of the week. Between clucking and my rabbit tail from eating so much lettuce I wonder if I’ll lay an egg with fluff on it or have babies with feathers.

I’m off to exercise, shower and start my day. I have no kids today, NONE!!! Well sorta really. We have an Eagle Project to go work to this afternoon but they are big kids, only need support not physical help or watching over. I love it.

Take care and I’ll be back to tell you how my first bike ride goes and how I feel the next day. I hope it isn’t like when I jogged for the first time in 20 years, that took me 3 days to get over. I’m getting old, not to old yet but not a baby chick anymore.

Have a great and blessed Easter.


Aphrodite's Mortal Friend (ME) said...

First of all- if you have already lost 15 pounds that is an AMAZING feat! Crongrats and keep it up- it's worth the struggle ;-) Anyway, I have to follow you now becuase I love hearing inspiring stories ;-) Happy belated Friday Follow- stop by my place when you can!

Angela said...

Woooo hooooo! 4 lbs is great!! Even greater when the Dr. says something. 15 pounds is a lot, and while you may feel like you are still far from where you want to be celebrate what you have done! Not to mention how inspiring you are to others! I know how evil valentines day, easter, everyday candy is. I have been eating jelly beans waaaayyy too much. I am seriously addicted. No one to blame but me though really I did buy the bag!
Keep it up!You are doing so well!

Mari said...

Julie, Way to go really are killing it! I am going very slowly, but hopefully doing it this way it will stay off.
I had to laugh, because I too go to the chiro, and he has yet to say anything to me. So, maybe next time. You are the blessed one that yours noticed. Yeah. I am happy for you.
I will try to send you a chicken enchillada can make it low fat or very fattening depending on what version of ingredients you use. (low fat vs. regular). Happy Easter!

Xenia said...

Wow, that's great! I would LOVE to lose 15 pounds! It's definitely hard around the holidays (I know the Easter candy has been calling me already) but you're doing a wonderful job and it's really paying off!

Happy Easter!

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Fun blog! Found you on follow me Friday. Hope you'll follow back.

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Fun blog! Found you on follow me Friday. Hope you'll follow back.

Jodi said...

I think you are doing great!! 4 pounds is great. 1 to 2 pounds a week is the healthy way to lose it. Julie...just think of it this will be done in about 6 months or so..that is fantastic. Plus you will be able to keep it off because you did it the healthy way. I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!! xoxoxox

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