Saturday, November 29, 2008

Woo hoo, just rode the bike!

     My goals for today were to ride the bike and drink more water!
     I did just ride the bike while watching the end of a Project Runway episode. I rode for 28 minutes, 6 miles, and just over 300 calories!
     I feel great!
     I also drank have of my water bottle while riding the bike. So, I am well on my way with that, too.

Friday, November 28, 2008

My pants are tighter!

     Well, as you can tell by my absence, I have not been on the exercising and eating right schedule. And, boy I can feel it. My pants feel more snug for sure!
     I did weigh, and I am 232., definitely I can feel the weight creeping back on (since it is), and I DON'T want to go down that road!!!
     So, NO MATTER WHAT, I am going back to Weight Watchers this Wednesday. I have a coupon for free enrollment that will expire if I don't go back. I was looking at the last weigh in that I attended in July, and I weighed 226. SIGH. I digress.
     And, really NOW is the time, so that I don't pound on a bunch of weight before now and January, through all the holidays, ya know?
     I did eat more than I wanted yesterday, but not like I have in years past. I took much smaller portions, but I did snack more than I wanted.
     The good news is that I took my mother-in-law out for a walk after dinner, and it felt really invigorating!
     Today I have been cleaning and rearranging the house to get stuff ready for CHRISTMAS!! So, I have definitely been burning calories, and I am going shopping later, so that will be some mega walking!
     I do want to go for a walk or ride my bike today, too. We will see!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

WWers missed again!

     OK,so we had our parent conference tonight, so I missed Weight Watchers AGAIN. I feel like I can't even start it up again. I will try for next week. I've not given up, though.
     BUT...I rode the bike again today for five miles, so that's three days in a row now (15 miles!!)!! I can't even describe how happy that makes me!
     Monday and Tuesday I was able to ride the bike on my time (not getting up earlier than normal), today I rode it after school. I would like to ride in the morning...maybe I will start that next week.
     I did weigh today on the digital scale, and I gained 3 pounds. SIGH. I weigh 227 now.
     I am not freaking out about it, because I have been exercising these past few days. Also, I drank my water today!!! First time in forever!
     So, I will take the good and go with that!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rode the bike again today!

      Today was spent mostly just having a relaxing day. YUP, we didn't even get out of our PJs!!!
      But,I did ride the bike (in PJs) for five miles today, and it felt good!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Alive and kicking!

     Yippie! I hiked yesterday when we went out on a drive into the country, and that inspired me to get back into the swing of things as far as exercising goes!!
     So, this morning I rode the bike for five miles! And, tomorrow we don't have any school (today is a late, late start), so I plan on riding the bike again, and we are planning a hike, too!!
     What's the deal? We know how we feel when we exercise...AWESOME and ALIVE! Yet, we get out of the habit of doing it!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Good news or bad news??

     Which first? Or, I suppose it's really how you look at things to decide if it's even bad news in the first place. Hmmmm.
     Guess I'll start there. I did not go to the WWer's meeting last night, which I totally planned on right up until about 4:00 p.m.
     Rick decided it was car maintenance night, so I had to take my car down to the shop for all of the getting ready for winter stuff (oil change, anti-freeze in the radiator, flush this, flush that, yada, yada).
     Really I am not complaining because I totally appreciate that I have someone who can do that kind of stuff for me. But, it did throw a wrench (pun intended) into my plans. I couldn't just take his car because it was being worked on, too.
     The good news is that we turned the night into a date night, since we are kidless this week.
     First of all, I love watching Rick work. I find everything so interesting, mostly because it's all a mystery to me. What goes where and what sort of tool you need to even put what where it goes. It's a foreign world to me, and I just love asking questions and learning all about whatever it is that we are doing to the car at the moment.
     What I love about mechanics the most is that it's all about problem solving. You have a problem (a noise, or a rattle or...), and you have to figure out first what's causing the problem, and then how to fix it.
     OK, so after we tinkered, we decided to go to dinner (another thing NOT in the plan). We had a delightful dinner.
     I ordered a burrito, but in the end I only ate half of it (maybe even a little less), but that's because we gorged on chips (two bowls between the two of us before our dinner came).
     Then today I didn't feel guilty about the dinner, mostly because I have been eating well. I do PLAN on going to WWers next Wednesday.
     Right now is the right time to re-focus my efforts. I feel like I am maintaing, which is good, but I need to be losing.
     With cheerleading wrapping up, I will have some more personal time back, which I know then I won't feel so bogged down in all the things I need to finish and never feel like I have enough time to do so moments!! LOL.
     In the end, maybe it's just no news? I can hardly believe that another week has almost passed us by!
     It's only 55 days until this year is over, and we all start making our resolutions. Me? My plan is to use this next 55 days to my advantage and get a jump back onto the road I want to head down!

Monday, November 3, 2008

I'm excited about Wednesday!

     It's open enrollment, and I'm heading back to WWers this Wednesday! I'm excited to re-focus my efforts, and I'm glad that I won't be seeing an increase from the last time I went. I think I have also talked one of the six-pack into returning, too! Plus, G-Ma(another original) is still going!
     So, we will have half of our six-pack there this Wednesday!