Tamzins Double Dog Dare You Ticker!
My homage to the 14lbs that I lost on Allan’s DDDY Challenges. A watering can for the vast oceans of water that I have learned to drink and love every day.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Down - 1.8lbs
I'm not sad to be seeing the back end of February, that is for sure. I have my goals for March all ready to go, but that is for another post.
Time for a busy Sunday.... ps - today is full of better choices then usual! More on that later too!
Happy Sunday all!
Saturday, February 27, 2010
1. Feb is almost over!
2. I got to do some work and that this "chore" is off the list!
3. It was totally glorious outside today and I enjoyed myself immensely getting some dirt under the old fingernails.
Our driveway is just a leeeetle too narrow. Great for parking on, but not great for stepping out onto. It being Houston, there is not really a lot of natural grass per say (not to mention the fact that the yard has been terribly neglected for a few years..so really not grass), which leaves me to step in the dirt/mud when getting in and out of the car.
Especially when you are a 300lb woman in heels... really is no stopping the heel sinking into all the way into the dirt and getting your shoes ruined....and if you are like me... you love your shoes and know that this is a serious issue!
We went by the Lowes - got some 16x16 cement slabs and filler sand and I got to work! Dug out an 18ft long, 1 inch deep and 18 inch wide trench. Filled and leveled with the sand. Placed the stones. Filled the cracks with more sand. Put the dirt back up against the sides and stamped it firm. Viola!
I did have a little help though..... ain't he cute.
Weigh in tomorrow.... I'm not expecting much - I was horrible with working out this week. Today is the first day my back and hip were feeling good. I ate well most of the week, but Friday at the office... well...lets just say I feel into a dough & sugar vat and ate my way out. Not good, Not good at all.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Actual Activity and REAL POSTS!! Yes, you heard right, real ...live.... posts about things that may (or may not) entertain, frighten and delight the mortal man or woman!!! Step right up, tickets are free..... come on inside....
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Nearing the end of the evening I could FEEL my feet swelling, my arse was sore and I was in general a miserable bunny - giving my hubby the evil eye.
This morning my ankles are like water filled balloons. We went for a 45min walk - but its not negating all the bad that I did to my poor body. However, I did weigh in this morning, and it was a No Change - which I will take as a positive for 2 reasons:
1. I'm swollen like a puffer fish on full alert, and
2. this is Period week so I'm more cranky and bloated than normal
This month is going to be a bit of a wash. February is such a grey/bleck month. Good thing its almost over.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Okay, today's cliff notes:
Food: poor - lots of treats around the office that I indulged in (small quantities - but a few too many of them). Not much in the way of greens.
Exercise: good - 30min walk after work
Water: fair - need to get more in me if I'm going to eat poorly
Sleep: heading there now.
Plan for tomorrow....
Excellent breakfast is planned. Salad and leftover dinner in the fridge for lunch, and gym plans for the evening.
Good Night Blogland!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I'm going to use the Office gym (for the first time in three weeks since I joined) tomorrow at lunch. My plan is 15min warm up and then 15min crunches & push ups.... we will see how many I can get done. :) Good break in the day regardless!
Tomorrow night there is talk of a gym visit. SO I can do a good long session then...
On the positive side: Food today was excellent. :) Tomorrow will be just as good.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Got up this morning and weighed in... but then took off for valentines dim sum and then a lovely day of cruising around with the hubby.
Weight - 294.4lbs
Down 2.6lbs. Its not as much as I was hoping for (which was what I gained last week). But I have also not drank enough water or eaten well enough and exercised much at all.
So - I'll take my -2.6 and be very pleased about it! Hope everyone else out there had a great weekend.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Today was a loooong day behind the desk, thankfully the printer is about 10 steps away and all I did all day was go back and forth. I'm not going to get anything done physically today, and I didn't yesterday either.
I will use this few moments on the computer to remind myself of the evils of shopping while hungry. I stopped to get pita bread for tonight's chickpea chili and .....somehow....
*blink blink* how did this happen.....I ended up in the valentines isle where there were Reese's eggs on 2 for a $1. 2 for $1!!!!! Well...I can't in my right mind turn that down can I. What a deal and I'll take one home for the husband.....
Or I can just sit in the car and eat them both. Yeah... there is the reality of purchasing that kind of thing while tired and hungry. Bad move. It has put me over my calories by 90. I'm not happy. Lots of water and sleep tonight... I hope!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
What was I thinking?? This is asking to fail at my goals. There is no way that I am going to be able to get in two workouts a day at the moment. Currently I'm struggling to get in my one. This shall amend that now to just step class on Mondays. Done.
Today I did meet my goal of getting to and working hard in step class!! I was a sweaty Betty after... although its raining so hard that I was double drenched by the time I got to the car. Weee! Thankfully, I have a handy dandy waterproof backpack, kept my runners dry for class, but didn't help me any getting into the building.
I also ate really well today! Dinner is cooking - roasted cauliflower and chicken thighs. :D Yum. I'm well under calories today, and I'm hungry! Lots of veggies tonight is going to be the order.
Things that I did to help myself... groceries yesterday and the meal plan on the fridge. There are a number of leftovers for lunches and I bought a bunch of those little veggie steamers from Green Giant. So now I have no excuses for not getting in a good lunch.
This afternoon I felt the need to go and buy a pop... but I resisted. I've got some good habits at the office and I don't want to start breaking them. So no pop for me. Okay...home early....I'm off to perv on your blogs!! weeeeeeeeee
Sunday, February 7, 2010
THEN>>>>>>>> we stopped at the grocery store because he wanted something sweet. EVERY fibre of my being said to say no, but I didn't and I had a Reese's peanut butter egg. There is 500 calories that I didn't need at midnight.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Tonight - after dinner the Hubby and I set out for the track around the park to get in a little walk in the evening and jump start ourselves back into exercise. It was one of those misty kind of nights and it was quite nice. I was happy and excited to get out and get moving again.
Until a suburban pulled over on the far side of the street... it was going the wrong way down the one way road. Some kid got out... and went to the back. It looked strange... I was staring at him and he kept glancing at me...
Then I got hit with a raw egg. In the calf. Cheers erupt from the car and another one whizzes by me into the bushes. They jump in the car and take off.
I.WAS.PISSED. VERY VERY VERY VERY ANGRY. SOOOO F*****CKING ANGRY. All over my pants, my leg, my sock and my runners. ANGRY like I want to kick in the door to their car angry.
Then I get in the car and really..... all those old feelings from being a kid come back. They threw eggs at me. Of all the people that were walking there... they pick me. Because I'm fat.
WHY as a grown adult am I feeling like this. I'm pretty much done for today. I'm sullen and crying and the Husband is upset and doesn't know what to do and has no idea whats wrong I'm sure. But I just can't say these words out loud. So I will just put them here instead.
Tomorrow... will be a better day, but right now. Not so good.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I could have gone to the gym, but ....my feet hurt...my back was sore from yesterday..... I didn't want to .... too tired.... wanted to go home..... don't care enough..... was just plain old tuckered out...all of the above.
I came home and had dinner and watched 3 hours of biggest looser.
I'm off to bed now. Tomorrow is a 30min cardio day and I can NOT miss this one.