Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A week and a day later...

I figured out that the migraine marathon was a reaction to the high proteins/low carbs and "supplements". The headache finally went away by Sunday morning (2 days later). I decided that the jumpstart wasn't worth it, and Weight Watchers was standing by ready to be my key to success. By the way, I did lose 4 pounds over the first 3 days of the "Program", but I learned that I don't have to be senseless about all of this. Weight Watchers helps me keep a balance, and that's what I need. So...

I weighed in at Weight Watchers last (Monday) night and set my short term goals. I have started logging everything I eat, and I am running around with kids at church from 10:30 - 12:00 for music camp. I didn't walk last night because of a headache and tonight was handbells and it is storming. Excuses? Could be, but I don't think so. I may be wearing a wedding dress in September, so there ARE NO good excuses.

Thanks for reading this and following up with me, Darlene! I never knew just how much support I would need at this point in my life.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 4 (Happy birthday Papa!)

Reality bites, but it does not conquer. I walked this morning, ate my 6 boiled eggwhites and 1/2 apple on the way to my standing counceling appointment. It's always good to sit on Aunt Bonnie's couch :). I stopped by Publix on the way home with a goal in mind - rotiss chicken, potatoes, tomatoes, an onion, eggs, Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray, and Michelob Ultra. I bought everything on the list BUT beer. Wow...it wasn't even an issue. Hmmmm.

I am still in a pissy mood but less pissy than yesterday. I started back on my Welbutrin, (just got lazy and out of the routine. NOT a good idea when you are already on an emotional roller coaster with your significant other AND you choose to drastically change your emotional eating habits!!!!) but it will take a few days to kick back in. I am attributing my slight elevation in mood to coming closer to grips with reality. We still don't know anything as far as wedding plans, and our living situation when Bill returns is still questionable. I am not at all excited about the possibility of living apart again for a year (I would stay here; he would stay in KS.), but the more we discuss it, the more sensible it becomes.

Oh, yeah...I stepped on the scale this morning - down 4 pounds! Woo Hoo!!!! I am excited, but being 1/2 realist doesn't allow me to celebrate all too enthusiastically. We all know this is a quick-start, so to keep it off I must commmit to doing things the 'right' way. And, I will. So, yay for me and we've only just begun....lol.

For two nights now I have skipped the evening walk. THAT MUST CHANGE! I am also not eating all that I should. I am not intentionally skipping meals; I am just getting tired of the suggestions in the literature. I should branch out...I just want this to work and I am scared of screwing it up. I also didn't drink enough water today. There you have it...my own little reflection that led to a plan! 1) Walk morning AND evening, 2) eat, eat, eat 3) DRINK, DRINK, DRINK!!!!

Enough for now, I think. Night night.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 3 (I just realized I set the blog to post the date and day...lol.)

I am in a pissy mood, but I am sticking to the program. Lisa and I had a good walk this morning, and I have gotten some stuff done around the house. I have been craving salt really bad today. I am guessing that's because I nixed it for 48 hours, and I have drunk a gallon of water on Day 1 and Day 2. Old habits die hard, I am afraid. A dash of cajun seasoning on the egg whites this morning, a 1/2 T of low-sodium Dale's on my chicken breast at lunch, and a sprinkle of table salt on the cucumber and tomato slices cured the craving. I should be restricting sodium intake this week, not avoiding it all-together. I think moderation has been practiced.

So, not much to report today.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 2 - Tuesday, June 8 (Happy Birthday Sarah!)

Update: 10:44 pm

Today turned out pretty good. I stuck to the program...but I am still not eating all four meals. I started feeling it late this afternoon. I am not eating enough carbs, I think. I will figure it out. Heidi walked me around our neighborhood tonight. She is so awesome to walk with; we had a faster pace than I did this morning...like 3 mins faster. I got to talk to Bill twice, and that always helps my mood. I am off to shower adn then read for a bit before night night; Lisa is coming over at 8:30 to join me for my morning walk. I plan on getting up on time!!!! Third time is the charm, right?

Okay, so there were a few roadbumps today. I had to pick Mom up at 9:00, so I planned (ha!) accordingly and set my alarm for 7:45.

1. I woke up at 7:50 instead of 7:45. Not a problem except for the fact that the Iso-Cleanse was earning its title. 5 minutes knocked off of my 30-min. walk.
2. Dogs needed to be watered and the eggs needed to be started and I can't walk without clothes on. 5 more minutes knocked off my walk. I am resigned to a 20-minute very brisk walk. Not a problem.
3. Open the gargage door on way to said walk only to find that some pesky animals overturned my trash can and littered my ENTIRE driveway with the remnants of their pillage fest. FINE. I will walk for 10 minutes, but DAMNIT, nothing else will stop me. I walked.

I cleaned up the mess, washed the squirming maggots off the driveway, showered, threw my 6 boiled eggs (still shelled mind you) and fresh tomato slices in a bag, grabbed paper towels, S/P shakers (thank goodness Bill stole the miniature ones from the room service tray!) a bottle of water and was on my way to pick Mom up only 7 minutes late!

I sat in the car while she attended to her appointment and peeled my eggs in peace. I made it back home and just finished the remaining 20 minutes of my "morning" walk. No rest for the wicked, though. I have another meal (yes!) to prepare and consume by 12:45.

Oh yeah, after reading the literature for the 80th time last night, I realized that I shorted myself two Iso-Burn pills that should be taken in the afternoon. I guess I will jog with Heidi tonight to help with the insomnia. Who am I kidding???

Monday, June 7, 2010

Day 1 - Monday, June 7

Today is my first day with the "Quick Trim Burn and Cleanse 14-Day Diet Program". Yes, I know that all I need to do is eat right and exercise. However, the older I get, the more difficult it becomes to stick to those simple words. In a nutshell, I need a jumpstart. So, here it goes.

I woke up later than I planned, but it is summertime. I took my "Iso-Burn AM" supplements, walked briskly for 30 minutes, and returned home for a protein packed breakfast of 6 egg whites and 1/3 cup of oatmeal. It wasn't all that bad, and it actually filled me up. I had considered a cup of coffee until I read the fine print on the Iso-Burn bottle, "Caution: This product contains 200mg of caffeine per serving (approximately equal to 2 cups of coffee. Please consult your physician if you are on a caffeine restricted diet." I chugged more water instead.

The plan has me eating 4 small meals a day while exercising in the morning and evening. I am actually going to start the CT5K program for the cardio and see if I can't knock out two birds with one stone.

One exercise session down, one to go. One meal down, THREE to go. This just might work! :)

Update: 10:06 pm

Ijust got home from taking Heidi over to Sue and James's house. The girls went for a 40 minute brisk walk up to the softball complex. Heidi walked me most of the way, which insured that we kept a 'brisk' pace :). I didn't eat all three meals, but dinner was still filling and yummy: grilled cajun catfish, boiled asparagus and fresh yellow bell pepper. I have drunk nearly a gallon of water and gave myself permission to drink 2 Michelob Ultras. I know alcohol = sugar/carbs/sin, but I am keeping within my boundaries as established by the System, and I am not going to do myself any good by depriving myself of all things sacred. All-in-all, it's been a postive first step on a journey of thousands. (Pray for me...I am about to take the Iso-Cleanse pills!) Night Night.