I'm here! I'm here!
Haven't felt very... conversational today, but I've been around.
Tulip--Prevention magazine says that mowing the lawn burns 228 calories per half hour for a 150-pound woman. I mowed part of our lawn today too, with the new mower. Man, is that thing heavy! It's self-propelled, and I guess that means they make it as heavy as they possibly can, but I didn't have the propulsion engaged because it was the first time this year we've mown that part of the lawn and it was a JUNGLE! I knew the propulsion would be too fast. But, at least we burned lots of calories, right?
Kerri--It took my body a while to adjust to losing weight too. I didn't lose anything for almost a whole month. Granted, I started out slowly, to ease my way into it, but at the end of that month I was sick of working my butt off with no results, so I kicked my exercise up a notch and dropped my calorie intake a bit, and ZOOM! there went those first few pounds. I need to do that again.
I had a nice day out in the sun. Mowed the lower 40, went for a nature walk, laid in the sun for a while, did some cleaning, lounged around a bit. I was hungry all day though, and I'm hungry again now. Not as in munchies, but actual stomach-growling hungry. My breakfast and lunch had pretty low calorie counts, so I accepted that, but I had a big dinner with PLENTY of calories, and now I'm hungry again. But I'm at my calorie limit for the day, so I R-E-F-U-S-E to eat anything else (even though leftovers are calling my name). I think I'm going to finish up here and just go to bed. Can't eat when you're asleep!
Oh, and one other thing... I made my mom take the scale back downstairs to her bathroom. I'm sick of obsessing over one little number. I'd much rather see an actual change in my body. I don't know how well this is going to work, but I'm going to try not to weigh myself again until the end of the month. I'll probably go crazy before then though. The thing is, I know that if I exercise and watch my calories I will lose, without a doubt. And I know that if I get the visible results I am seeking then the number on the scale will follow suit. The number isn't what matter anyway, right? What matters is feeling comfortable in my own skin, feeling good about myself and about how I look. What matters is not cringing when I look in the mirror.
Wish me luck on that one.
Ok, have a good night, chickies!