Thursday, February 21, 2008

One Year = 98.6 lbs.

That's right! As of Feb 21, I have been on the plan for 1 year. And on weigh in night this Wednesday, the 20th, I tipped the scales at 194.6 a full 3 pounds lighter than last week and just 1.4 lbs short of 100 lbs. imagine 10 sacks of potatos (the ten pound size) all lined up...damn, that's all OFF my body now. No wonder my knees are happier...if only my left leg would get happy again too. Stretching is a good thing, Liz...keep doing it!

The difference this week? I think it was all the walking on date day. I'm thinking a day of movement or two on the weekends during this cold wintry season, are the way to go for me, until the weather improves for my poor cold littler body! :D

Anyone catch the Eclipse last night? I managed to see most of it before the clouds shrouded it from view, but did share the event with my bestest girl friend via long distance telephone. It was a shared eclipse and a good time.

Been a stressful week of computer trouble at work and I've got a pretty constant headache and some minor chest pains from the stress. I'm thinking the chest pains are stress related because when I am stressed to this capacity, I often just simply forget to breathe...deeply. I do breathe, but barely. So I'm breathing deep at the moment and trying to relax. IIIIIIINNNNNNNN and OOOOOOUUUUUUUUTTTT.

It's my date night to plan...we might do something similar to what we did last weekend...but maybe I'll pick a different town. :D

Be well, see ya next week.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

197.6 now...ONEderland

That's up .2 from the week I'm still struggling a little bit this winter with the weight loss. Still not moving much...too busy being COLD!
My sister said she experienced the same thing when she lost bunches of weight. So I went out and bought some sweaters at the Macy's President's day sale. I'm toasty now and no longer wish to curl into a tight little ball of warmth.
Jef and I went on a nice date day this past Saturday, walked all over the "off State Street" streets to see what the off streets of the downtown strip have to offer. It was a fun exploration involving some herbal tea, a folk musical instrument shop, a bead shop I wanted to check out but is now under renovation, a spiritual shop where we saw some really fun greeting cards. That shop was just off the parking garage where we parked the motorcycle so we strolled through on the way to the street.
We also had a wonderful late lunch/early dinner of authentic French crepes here in town. They were almost just like mom used to make. mmmmm mmmm so good. And not too bad in calories as I was careful about what I filled them with.
We walked for at least 3 hours so I definitely got some exercise in that day. I felt like it the next day. :D

Still too dark after work and in the middle of tax season, I don't often break for lunch. I need to do that and WALK.
Gearing up...cheer me on? encourage me? berate me? kick me out the door?
Next post due by 2/23/08