Monday, July 23, 2012

Weekly Check-In

Happy Monday everyone!

Last week was a learning process. Here's what I learned:

1) As much as I love Pepsi, it is not worth the discomfort it causes.
     Apparently, it makes my eczema flare up

2) Counting calories is UBER important.

3) No matter how much work I THINK I have, I MUST make time to exercise.

So where does that put me for this week? NO MORE PEPSI. I don't drink it often, but when you get a taste for something and that's the only thing that will make it go away... Well. It's a mind set I'm going to have to reprogram.  Because of my history with PCOS (for which I refuse to take medication), I am prone to excema. It's not fun and cortizone cream has become my friend when it's really bad. But Pepsi makes it 10% worse to the point I'd give almost anything to make the itching stop. Well, I guess that 'anything' is Pepsi. Wish me luck!

I've must pay more attention to the calories and not what I think the portions are or over-eating what I think is okay foods. Must be diligent. Bob comes home on Wednesday so it will be easier because we make a good 'checks and balance' team.

Lastly, I must get back on the Wii. I had planned to last week but an old knee injury flared up, making it difficult to get up and down the stairs so I didn't figure dancing and step aerobics were going to be good for it. I'm better this week. While shopping on Saturday I picked up Country Dance 1 for the Wii. There are a lot of good tunes on there and my favorite part of the Wii is the step aerobics. So Get Up And Dance!

I am hoping to still work on some recipes this week and begin posting them on Wednesdays as well.

Whatever you're doing, LISTEN TO YOUR body. It will tell you what it does and does NOT need. Then follow it's direction.

Enjoy the Journey!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Back in the Swing of Things...

At least that's what I'm hoping.

Hi, I'm Kelly and I'm living through weight loss.

Today: 179
Target: 130

And so it begins... again.
I have been doing as the blog suggests and living through the weight loss. And I've been doing well until this past weekend when a Pepsi called my name... repeatedly. I gained 3 pounds over the weekend. I'd like to say 'live and learn' but I'm sure Pepsi will find it's way to me again. But for now I'm trying to be careful and stick to my iced tea with 1 Splenda.

I'm kind of combining methods and finding it works for me. Remember, I told you Bob started counting calories all on his own last December. He's lost over 30 pounds! I am so proud of him. I've noticed he breathes easier when he's working out in the yard and his hip seems to bother him less when we go for walks and shopping.

So when he's home, it's all about the calories. We hang right in around 300 for breakfast and for lunch, 500 for supper and make up the rest in 2 mid-day snacks. He tries to save enough for a scoop of ice cream in the evening and I have an extra fluffy coffee.

However, when he isn't home it's much easier for me to watch the portions. Of course, thanks to the calorie counting with him, I can usually eyeball both pretty well for a balance.

I just need to avoid the Pepsi!