Monday, February 22, 2016

THE WEEK AHEAD- Learning Curve


Another Challenge period has come and gone with the hubby. While he did not lose/ gain any weight during his three weeks out, I managed to lose 3 pounds - winning the $100. The last I may see for awhile as there is a job shift in our future. A shift that I was sure would have him stress eating during his time on the boat. I was very proud of him for not gaining.

And that 3 pounds I lost?  Back on within 2 days of him being home. I have discovered the secret...

Stop eating out! (This said as we have to do that again today)

However, I do need to clarify. When we eat out, we usually bring half of our meal home. I can appease myself of the price if I know I'm getting two meals off my plate rather than one. The other thing is that restaurant portions are much larger than they need to be. You can order smaller portions... like a 7 oz sirloin as opposed to the 16 oz T-bone.. but even that 7 oz is almost double what a traditional protein portion should be.

When hubby is on the boat, I hardly leave the house. I eat on my schedule and the foods I like... some of which he does not.

So, while that 181 looked really good - the 184 I showed on the scales this morning, not so much. The yoyo is back. But now that I know what the issue is, I hope to change things

The other thing is I've gotten the living room back in order so I can use the treadmill again. I'm giving the treadmill a test run to see how my knees fair. If that becomes an issue I will concede and sell the machine. The other thing is we finally have room downstairs to set up the Total Gym, so that is an option.

What does your week look like?
Remember, what ever you choose....

Enjoy the Journey!

Monday, February 8, 2016

THE WEEK AHEAD - February 9

What a game yesterday! If you are a Carolina Panther's fan, I am truly sorry. The best team won. Could I say that if I were not a Bronco fan? Yes. I believe in good sportsmanship and as a Bronco fan I am always embarrassed at the way Aqib Talib behaves. He is constantly getting called for 'unnecessary roughness'. Usually, after a play is made. I swear this man is lookin' for a fight and someday, someone is going to answer the call. Does he not understand that our youth are watching these games and learning by example? 

Okay, my rant about yesterday's game out of the way I have two more comments to make... Pictures are worth a thousand words...

Whatever Peyton Manning's decision, I am proud that he has been a part of the Denver Broncos. Today, in his honor, I ordered one of these...

And this is where the whole 'weight loss' part comes in. Because I could not try the shirt on, I ordered a men's XXL. Traditionally, I only wear a ladies 1X but no two manufacturers seem to size the same. Do I want to wear a XXL? NO! But then I do not want to wear a 1X in ladies either. 

With diet issues discovered last year, I'm making some adjustments. Adjustments are not easy. And with finances changing within the house, those adjustments will be tested. So I hope, in the coming weeks to show comparisons in being able to eat healthy without spending a small fortune. It's a fact that American's spend way too  much money on food anyway - and a lot of what we purchase is tossed in the garbage. 

In the words of Earl Pitts... Wake Up America! 

I was going to get on the Wii this morning and start that process over. Somewhere between drinking my morning coffee and waiting for Bob to check in, I lost all momentum to do anything. I even took a nap. Not that I was tired, just putting my head on a pillow seemed like a good idea at the time. I know I will pay for that choice tomorrow. We always pay for the choices we make.

Time to make better choices.. and 
Enjoy the Journey!