Sunday, November 25, 2012

No great loss.

Over the past couple days, the scale has read 210.8, or 211.02... always in that range, and it's been there for the last 4-5 days.  This morning, I woke up to a solid 211.  No ounces.  ;-)

  Last night I took my son and his new girlfriend to dinner.  TGIFriday's... her choice.  I had Brochetta Pasta, which was basically angel hair with a light pomodoro and grilled chicken.  Nice. We also ordered fried green beans, and salads.  It was a good meal.

 During the day, when I'm working, (and I'm usually on the clock between 10-12 hours), I try to get a quick protein in the morning. I'll have either a little yogurt or a couple microwaved eggs, and always at around 6:30.  By the time I get my mail ready to go out, (USPS, remember?) it's 9:30 or 10, and I'll have a quick 100 calorie Clif bar on my way out.
  By 1:30, I'm ready for lunch.  I've been bringing a whole wheat "wrap" in my lunch.  I'll put mustard and cheese and whatever meat is in the house on the wrap, roll it up, and call it GOOD!  And it IS!  Friday, I had turkey and swiss.  Yum.
  I always also throw in yogurt, and something crunchy.  Either a couple of Newton Fruit Wafers, or ginger snaps.  :-) 
  Not exactly how the "low cal" plan started, but I'm not over doing it, and the exercise I'm getting daily is burning off whatever I eat during the day.  I just have to watch my dinners.  Usually, I'm too tired to have more than a salad anyway, and some nights I'm too tired to build one, so I settle for a glass of wine and some frozen veggies.  Haha!
  I really should be balancing my meals better... but once I've had that glass of wine, I can barely balance myself!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hello, Little Plaid Skirt. Long time no see...

Today, I went to my boyfriend's house for Thanksgiving.  Having lost 18 lbs, I was able to grab a skirt I haven't worn in a while, and feel like it was new again!  Okay, fine.  So maybe this style should have stayed buried in the closet.  But it's plaid, and plaid is cute, right??   ;-)
  I ate a plate of small portions, and then went back for more turkey.  I had two glasses of wine, and two different desserts.  No worries...   tomorrow's walking at work will burn off those calories, and then some.  I just might wake up to 211 in the morning on the scale.  But heck!  Thanksgiving only comes once a year!  And, for the most part, I was good.  It's actually hard NOT to be good.  When you're full, you're full.  And I was full after one plate, so it was easy.   I remember a time when I'd go back for a second plate, with full portions of everything.  Times have changed.
  Here's a photo of me today.  My son took this.  He had to take three, since he said in the first two, my face looked funny.   Haha!   Geez...  I can't help how my face looks!  I was born with this one!  ;-)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's a wrap! ...or is it?

   It's been months and months, (maybe over a year?) since I last posted.  My weight got back up to 228.  And I was unmotivated.  But ya know, all it takes to motivate me is seeing the scale go DOWN a pound or two, rather than UP, and I'm back on track. 
  So as I was beginning my downward spiral, (haha) I suddenly had a big change happen in my life.  The boyfriend and I parted ways, happily, and I found myself needing to go back to work full time to support myself and my son on a new single income.  For years I had been working part-time as a city carrier for the USPS, but now, the decision was made to go back to full-time.  Full time mail carrier is tough work, and you almost don't have time to eat, and you work (and WALK) hours and hours a day!
  When I started full-time again, I was back up to an unhealthy weight.  In the last 2 months, by just being busy again, and working and walking tons, I've dropped so far 18 lbs.  Weighed in at 210 this morning.  I think at some point, my body will just get used to all this exercise, and the weight will stop coming off.  Hopefully, not until I get back down to 170.  :-)
  Anyway, I thought about this blog today, and I wondered if it hadn't just disappeared into cyber space.  But it's still here!  And I thought about printing it, and calling it good, but really, my story isn't over.  Is it ever over when it comes to our health? 
  I think I'll post a few more times.  Let's see if I can keep doing this until I'm back to 170, and then I'll print the whole thing, and put it to bed.