I am up early this morning. I've been having trouble getting a full night's sleep since getting my newest dog. We've had Daisy Mae for over a year now and she wakes me up before 5. I got her kennel-trained, finally, which helped a lot. But I have trouble fallling asleep before 11. We've fallen into a grove where I let her out of the kennel and get her breakfast then I go back to bed for a couple hours. That's only going to work until school starts, but I suppose I can get breakfast made in the morning for the boys and get them out of bed before I go back to bed.
Lack of sleep is my kryptonite.
So I finally weighed myself this week. Down 4 lbs. I love how I lose weight when I'm using the IF. I have lunch with my sister and mother later today, so I really don't care to eat till then. We're going to a new nutrition place that serves grass-fed beef and pastured chicken. I've already spied out their menu and I'm having a streak salad. Once I get back in town I have to go back to work, then I'm running a tour of tonight's farmers market. I won't be home again till 9. I might snack on a bit of cheese if I have to, but I really don't intend to eat again till tomorrow at lunch, after my fasted double workout in the morning. Hoping to drop two more pounds by the weekend.
Good morning. I've been very lax about posting this week......but looks like I'm not alone!
Cincorn!!!!!! Good for you. There's something about hitting those mini-goals that give another push to keep going. So happy for you -- keep inspiring us!
Geoblewis -- Sounds like a FULL couple of days coming up for you. IF is what has finally done the trick for me as it lets me eat in a manner that is more natural for my body.
I'd love to get another 2 pounds off by next Monday so that I'll be half way to my 10 pounds/month goal for this month with two weeks still to go. Yoga continues to amaze me with how much more easily I'm moving around. I realize some of it is losing enough that I'm not waddling from side to side any more, but the yoga seems to really be giving me the flexibility needed to walk more naturally as well. I'm going to start walking outside each day in addition to the treadmill at the gym.
I've been doing really well with food choices and exercise, and I've lost a bit more weight. But after a big tough workout this morning, I was ravenous! There were other contributing factors, like two glasses of wine while watching a matinee. And I also got some Dibs, something I've never done before. I'd had a good lunch (hot pastrami lettuce wrap) and that's always been enough for me till an afternoon snack later on. But I really think the wine messed me up. I don't drink much, but I went to the movies with a good friend and she brought a good bottle of wine to share.
Since I got home, I've been relieving the refrigerator of its contents. I even got a burger at one point. Bottomless appetite finally stopped at 9:30. And I went over my RMR by 125 calories. Yes, I'm sure I had exercised those calories away in the morning and my liver had been depleated of its glycogen stores. But I really wanted to be done with hunger about 500 calories earlier.
Georgia. It happens. And you're accepting it and moving on. I love the part about taking a bottle of wine to share at the movies......obviously your movie theaters are a lot more upscale than ours! I'd go to the movies every day!
Hello, I am a new member, just joined a few minutes ago. I have a great deal of weight to lose and have some physical limitations to boot. I hope I can find like-minded people here to share this journey with. I find my need to lose this amount of weight a bit overwhelming. I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalga that will limit the exercise that I am able to do. I need to go from 291 down to 160 ish and the ripe old age of 50!
I just started on this forum. So glad to find all this support. I am only on IP since June 24th. I have a trip we won coming in August and everything is pre planned for us. I am concerned about how I can keep on track when I have no choices of where we will be eating. If anyone has any ideas of what I should pack for food I would appreciate it. Thanks
I have had a full weekend, and the fun is not over yet. By the way, Betsy, it wasn't an upscale theater. My girlfriend brought a BIG handbag to conceal the wine and glasses. And we're talking screw-top bottle. Although she has been known to bring a wine opener for a bottle with a cork!
Tonight a group a friends is going to see Spank, a musical parody of 50 Shades of Gray. I didn't read the book, but I'm just going along to have a good laugh. I'm bringing an appetizer to a pre-theater party, a chard and bacon torta, and I'm planning to have only one alcoholic beverage. ONLY ONE!
This morning I woke up to a 2-lb gain since Friday morning. Blech! Today, before the party and theater, I'm eating enough vegetables, protein and fat to keep me from getting hungry later. Since the play starts at 6, I don't intend to eat or drink (except water) after that, and I won't eat again till tomorrow at 1, four hours before my next workout. That's a 19-hour fast. I can do this!
I have not posted in awhile. It's great to see everyone doing so well. Congratulations Cincorn especially! Way to go!
I just keep losing motivation and focus. I have never been too successful during summer. Not sure why, but I think it is because our routine changes a lot in summer as we are gone almost every weekend. or, I am just making more excuses
Anyway, its Monday morning, so my motivation is once again up. I have also been stressed over an insanely long interview process- going on 5 weeks now!!!
I should find out this week finally if I got the job. It's been so long I am not even sure if I still want it
So welcome newbies, and keep up the good work everyone. Maybe some of it will rub off on me!
Good morning. It's absolutely gorgeous here today so it's hard to be in a bad mood in spite of a weight gain over the weekend!
RhondaMarie -- welcome and hope you enjoy this thread. But I agree with Annik -- 50 isn't old!!!
Georgia -- It does sound like you've had a great weekend. I laughed about sneaking in a bottle of wine to a movie. Hope the play was good -- can't imagine a comedy based on 50 Shades of Grey, but sounds interesting. Also sounded like you had a good drink/food plan -- hope you enjoyed the play.
Beckaroo -- Wow, winning a vacation sounds really neat. No suggestions for what food to pack, but most restaurants will let you substitute a veggie for the starch (potato or pasta), skip the bread/roll, and don't order dessert. That should help as long as the entrée isn't supersized and doesn't have a lot of fattening sauces poured over it.
Jollyjude -- Welcome and good plan on taking it one day at a time. And congratulations on stopping smoking -- that alone will make you a lot healthier!
Today is Monday so it's yoga day. This is the Yoga for Inflexible People class that I'm taking. I'm the youngest at 63 so you can imagine what this class is like. But, hey, I figure we're all out there trying. I've also started walking around the neighborhood which is very hilly. Just a half mile so far, but I want to work up to walking about 5 miles every day -- will get to the point where I walk to and from the gym instead of driving and will skip the treadmill. Right now I'm at a snail's pace, but at least I'm able to walk again. My side-to-side waddle was so bad that walking really hurt and caused the arthritis in my hips to hurt. Just ordered three trails books from Amazon as I'm determined to go hiking again and want to have a destination trail to work towards.
Better get it in gear. Today is a 600 calorie day -- need to get me back in the saddle instead of all the cheating I've been doing!
Resisted temptation yesterday, I was baking cinnamon buns. I love to bake - I practically grew up in a bakery because my dad owned one. Because we have had such a wet summer so far and haven't been able to work a lot in the garden, I have been doing a lot of baking to keep myself busy, but am now taking it in to work, or sending it to work with my sons - they and their co-workers love it.
I think I should find another activity, I feel like I am playing with fire!
Betsy - Interesting that you brought up hiking. I am coming down to Washington the end of August to the Olympic Peninsula, and my goal is to do some decent hikes through the rain forests.
I am feeling really positive today, so lots of positive thoughts to everyone!
Jollyjude -- you bake and resist??? I'm in awe. Especially if cinnamon buns were involved. I've never hiked in the Olympics, but have walked through the rain forest and it is gorgeous over there. If you get a chance to go along the coast highway, that's pretty as well with lots of great places to stop and have picnics.
I went out and did my walk yesterday -- only at half a mile, but it's half a mile farther than I used to go. I want to work up to 5 miles a day eventually. Anyway, I also want to get back to hiking and my books are due to arrive tomorrow -- Hiking for Creaky Knees and Hiking with Children. Looking forward to getting back to this as I used to love doing it before walking more than 20 feet became a challenge!
Off to the gym. I had yoga class yesterday and I have to admit I'm a little sore today. Of course, it could also be from hoeing the garden for a couple of hours yesterday as well!