Thursday, January 20, 2011

Not that you care . . .


In case you do:

I mentioned that I am "Lightening the Load!" through my gym.  I'm day 4 into an 8 week journey of healthy eating and more focused exercising.  Frankly, I already exercise.  I didn't really need a kick in the butt for that; however, I also already eat.  A lot.  I eat a lot of yummy food, generally rich in delicious fat and calories.  Half of my brain thinks, "Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die."  The other half thinks, "I sure wish my belly wouldn't hang over the top of my jeans."  (gross.)  This has led me to the place that I decided I needed a little accountability to lose my nasty rolls and move into a place of moderation.

(Here's an awesome picture of me last month before the Turkey Trot, a 4 mile run,
a good indicator of where I'm starting from.) 
 (And here I am with my running partner & great friend, Danielle)

So, thanks to Oakway Fitness, my picture, along with my weight and fat percentage, is displayed ON THE WALL for all to see.  Lovely.  They did measurements on my thighs, calves, waist, and other places, but I guess they kept them in my file.  I will have to use the skills I've learned watching Psych (and other sneaky shows) to find my file and copy the information.

Here's what I know:  I weighed 138.9 on Sunday.  Granted, on Tuesday, I weighed like 142!  What?!  I'm going with 138.9.

I have been a really good girl, eating very healthily. 

Here are how 2 of my meals this week have turned out:

Here's the Beef & Bean Verde Chili (although I used ground turkey): 
307 calories (plus the RF sour cream) & herb salad w/ orange
 Here's a leftover salmon cake on a lean pita with tomato, lettuce, and a dill sauce:  
275 calories

I have found that I am actually not starving to death.  I can eat less, eat healthier, and be energetic.  I should know that's how it works, but cookies make me so happy that I wasn't sure I could do this.  I won't lie:  I'm looking forward to making cookies again, but I'm taking a little break until I can bring my body back into balance again. That's not to say that I'm depriving myself of all sweets, but rather, I'm enjoying them in very, very low quantities. 

Okay, I'll try to make my next post more exciting.


  1. Um, I would love to be 139. Or even 142. Blarg. I suppose I should removed the M & Ms from my desk to achieve that.

  2. I care and your food looks yummy.