Friday, 21 March 2014

Day 2 of Spring Tune Up

I have to say I am really happy with myself right now.  I made it through Day 2 of my Spring Tune Up and I am also posting two days in a row!

The weather is cooperating a little more.  I went out for a brisk walk (next time I add running in).  I had to change up my route a little because there were still quite a few icy patches out there.  I guestimated I walked about 4 to 4.5 km.  When I checked the distance with the car after it was only 3.9 km.  Really!!  Oh well, now I know.  I can't wait to get back to my regular routes again.  One was 4 km and the other was 6 km.

My food intake was excellent today.  It almost felt like a couple of years ago when I was steadily losing weight.  I almost forgot that one of my favourite dinners at that time was homemade turkey burgers.  I used lettuce instead of a bun.  The only thing missing was grilled pineapple.  It was a very satisfying meal. (just being silly, but doesn't the picture almost look like a muppet)

We have been having fun practicing dancing for my daughter's wedding.  Trust me, we have probably forgotten more than we learned when we took our dance lessons.  We know enough to be dangerous!  I am not used to wearing heels on a regular basis, so I put my wedding shoes on to practice.  I absolutely love how sparkly they are.  I don't think you can really tell on the picture.  The shoes are really cool.  They change colour from silver to gold depending on how the light hits them.

I have my weigh in tomorrow morning at Weight Watchers.  I am expecting a loss. 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Spring Tune Up Time

Happy Spring!  I have never been so happy to see a change of season like this year.  Not only have I started a spring cleaning of the house, I have decided to start a Spring Tune Up for my body too. 

My diet has been so so since I last posted, but I have been keeping up with exercise.  I have forced myself to get outside for walks even with this ridiculous weather.  A few days it was just too icy still and I ended up on the treadmill.  I really, really don't like the "dreadmill". 

I consider today as Day 1 of my spring tune-up. I have had no sugar today and have been drinking lots of water.  Keep your fingers crossed for Day 2.  I will try and update every day for 7 days.  I will also start posting my weight again weekly on Saturdays.

I had a funny surprise on the front porch today.  A racoon must have dropped it there overnight.  I really don't know what it is.  It is pretty disgusting looking, almost like brains, ewww.  I think I will wait for hubby to get home to remove it.  I know, I know, I am a chicken!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Waiting for Summer?

I don't know about you, but I find I always start to get very anxious about my weight around this time of year.  The countdown to summer starts.  We all know what that means, less clothing and the dreaded bathing suit.  Even at my heaviest, I would still wear a bathing suit.  There is no way I wasn't going to enjoy any chance I could get for dipping myself in a pool.  Two summers ago, I was able to wear some really nice fitting shorts and dresses when I was around 150 lbs (give or take a few lbs).  I still worried about what I looked like but I felt more comfortable.

Interesting don't you think!

Fast forward to the present day.  This post is not going to be about how I have not been the stellar weight loss blogger. It would just be the same old story and frankly I am getting sick and tired of hearing it myself.   I am just trying to take it a day at a time.

This week I began the Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 days again.  I had a fitting for the dress for my daughter's wedding and trust me, my arms and top of my back need some help.  I don't have much time, but better late than never.   The weather here has been awful for getting outside for walking or running.  I fit in a couple of days, but it is back to freezing and just plain icy everywhere, so back to the indoors for me.

Please melt!