Look out — Here We Come……

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We’re packed and ready to go….we are heading to Hwy #101 South….first stop is Yuma to see my brother and get rid of a couple bags and a huge picture frame…LOL  birthday presents and stuff I am handing off….then it will depend on the weather where we will head from there, we will end out trip back in Yuma for Thanksgiving….I am so ready to be on a road trip….the dog won’t let us out of her sight…she will not be left behind…she loves to travel as much as we do…

I am not ignoring anyone, but unless we have Wi-Fi I won’t be able to get on here, my phone is just a cheap Motorola, and it takes forever to get on the WP site…

I have had a good day….my knee is about 50% better…so that’s a good thing…I skipped the gym again, no way am I going to irritate it more before we start out on a road trip….foods been just okay..I need to get my self back on a low calorie quota again…did okay yesterday…I am over 1500 today….so looking forward to being on the road and getting into routine, I seem to be floundering here….getting back on the wagon is harder than I would like…not sure why but foundering is the only thought that comes to my mind..I am thinking the pastry….sugar….yeast….it is like my heroine….I know its my trigger so I just need to buckle down and fight through it….I am guessing the urges, desires and wants are always gonna be there when it comes to my trigger foods….dam those pastries…..dam my weakness….oh hum….big sigh….

so until I can find Wi-Fi…..kat

no gain….no loss

Well its Saturday morning…I rushed in to get on the scale…thinking its been a good week, stayed down in my calories, went to the gym  5 times this week. including the pool…well I am exactly where I was last week…no gain…and no loss…oh well…I will just get back at it…I even waited to weigh in till Saturday as I worked out big time on Thursday and when I got up Friday I was sore and I thought it would be better to wait till Saturday to weigh in…giving my body a chance to calm down…didn’t help…wishful thinking and all that crap…

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I am thinking part of it this crazy whirlwind of factoids going on in my head…trying to dissect each morsel going in to my mouth….calories vs carbs, vs proteins, vs fats, vs sugars, fiber and salt….Agggghhhhh was all I could do, so I called the nutritionist back and I am only tracking my calories, carbs and proteins now…..yay and not having to worry a great deal about it, just stay away from sugar and high starch food, which I was already doing…she felt I was on the right track before and didn’t mean to get me all worked into a frenzy…just keep doing what I was doing before..so I have a feeling my lack of weight loss is due to the fact that I was so obsessed with dissecting my food that I forgot to just have fun with it….like she said I was doing something right as I have lost over 60#’s  so just keep doing whatever it is that’s working…so I have given myself permission to do just that…get back to the joy of weight loss, leave the frigin worries behind of what’s in a frigin calorie…

So lesson learned….thanks to everyone who has tried to help me through this craziness of trying figure out what the hell I was doing….I am more savvy for sure about calorie content and how to  choose better foods to eat as a pre-diabetic , the glycemic balance and to eat proteins with carbs,  see I was paying attention to it all…and in retrospect that is exactly what I have been doing…LOL  so lesson’s learned and on with the show, as they say…

Now after all that, I am going out for lunch, been craving spring rolls and my ole standby yellow vegetable curry, hold the rice…this is something I have and count it all so looking forward to that today….

Saturday….hummmm maybe the gym this afternoon and then work on a few projects I have been doing….needle work and I have been working on…and  felting rocks…interesting at best…but not as easy as they u-tube video makes it look….a lot of massaging he dam things…LOL what to finish them up….I have a batch of greens in the fridge that needs to be cleaned and steamed…I love adding them to my omelets and other foods…plus they are exceptionally good for macular….I suppose if I feel up to it, I could shhh don’t say it to loud, vacuum….LOL

hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend….

so until tomorrow…

Yay……Finally…..

Well I weighed in this morning and was down 4#’s…yay…..Finally I have shaken the 1# per week….I am sure it all had to so with dropping down to 100 Cal per week and adding exercises faithfully ever day all week….my persistence paid off…thanks everyone for all the encouragement. I do believe it was part of my change…I am down 37 #’s and looking forward to the next 37….

My bowling ball yard art has started the second phase, another Yay!!  I have 2 out of 7 grouted and all done but 2!!  Baby steps…

Really it was just a boring Friday…up early dealing with gluing little pieces of glass on round balls that have a great gravity pull, I id make it to the grocery store, and now I am sitting here yawning…I am going to keep this short and sweet….

So until Tomorrow…

Just another Monday….

Sorry – no ball pictures as I took the day off from yard art and ran errands and picked up a couple more bowling balls…call me crazy…LOL

Good day calorie wise…stayed within my 1500 calorie range…ate a lot of fresh fruit…we are getting the best watermelons this year..and the plums are sooo juicy too….so I spent a lot of my calories on fruit…

My arthritis is acting up, I think the weather, even though it is warm, its muggy and sleep was difficult, and my joints are aching…not sure why, but taking some Advil and using creams..the weather is suppose to be changing back to our norm, fog at night and cooler days, yay, I am hoping the high or low moves on….

so until tomorrow….

Its the little things in life….

Its the little things in life that makes it all worth the effort…..call me crazy…but….I have not been able to cut my toe nails with ease for quite some time….well last night I noticed a couple of my little toes needed some help….grabbed my toe nail scissors…and whoa-la I bent down and cut my nails with ease….wow….took me a full minute to realize that I wasn’t have to struggle, or move a boob out of the way,  lol    try to reach, it was easy….Hmmmm…..I guess I am starting to notice some subtle changes…I look in the mirror and don’t see any difference, but every now and then I do something without thinking and WoW what a difference since the last time I did it…

It may not seem like a big deal…really it isn’t…however if you have ever had to struggle to cut your toenails then you will understand..I guess my tummy is shrinking…news to me…LOL  but something has shrunk making it easier to bend down and deal with the lower extremities….the  little things…makes me happy…

It not only made me happy, it gives me inspiration, work a little harder to make sure you get all you exercise done, eat better, gives you the personal encouragement you need….the little things…Ahhhh what a wonderful part of life…..

Regarding the play last night….it was a very good cast of actors from all over the USA and Canada, great singers, and dancers….really a nice evening…

I can hardly wait until the next little thing happens to me, kind of like getting a Christmas present in the middle of July…

So until tomorrow..

Paradise

Well our last week out camping, in an RV I must add…no tent, no campfire for me…to old and stiff to do that…LOL  we are at our favorite place, The Royale Gorge, on the Salmon River in Idaho..its not the most beautiful place, but we really like the owners, they are always so accommodating, I know your thinking duh!! that’s their job, but no, they are really nice people on top of everything else….we have been to many places where the owners were anything but nice…and generally we drive away from them…depending how tired we are….but to sit along the river and close your eyes and listen to the river and day dream about what ever pops into it is, oh… I don’t know, simply wonderful.

.no cell service here and they just recently put in wi-fi so we can communicate via email…

I have been doing good on my journey through dieting…counting all my calories, watching what I put in my mouth.. being in a small RV is challenging at best but trying to cook up a hearty breakfast can be impossible, so I have been buying breakfast sandwiches that I can microwave in the morning, easy, but I have been unsatisfied with them, egg whites, vegetarian, little cheese…pretty boring really….low in calories, but boring and unsatisfying….so I thought I would up my breakfast calorie count and get a different product…only for the RV trip of course, I love my cheese omelet in the morning at home…so I bought Egg-o brand breakfast sandwich, egg, turkey bacon, and little cheese….up the point value by 40cal, but I was hopping it would satisfy my need for something yummier…..for lack of better word….well they are awful, I really should of thrown them away, but being frugal I ate them, I swear they were dipped in syrup….they have set off the sugar cravings in my body and I am know fighting that….I ate the last one this morning…hating myself for it, but I did…and now I am craving carbs of any kind….so I think I will go cut an apple and see if that will satisfy my inner animal….I have come to the understanding that I will not be able to ingest sugars, I use sugar in the raw for my coffee fix in the morning and then don’t touch it for the rest of the day and don’t eat any processed food at home……well I am going to have to think of a way to deal with breakfast in the RV….probably just have to buck up and turn on the dam stove….LOL

until we get home….

Daily…again

Sunday to Monday…got it back in control..I think…I am going to check in with myself everyday yet again for a week…sooo easy to fall back into the ole comfortable habits…good day today…measured every morsel, bite and swallow….feeling a little more in control of my destiny again…so until tomorrow….