Tuesday….

images   I love the month of October….., Everything pumpkin, the leaves changing color, the air starts to turn cool…there’s to much I like to write it all down……oh yes did I mention witches & black cats….

Well Tuesday…I was going to get up early and have all my exercise over early….well that went out the window with no sleep last night…I was up, oh I don’t know, maybe 5 times…couldn’t get my mind to shut off… my MD wrote me an email and told me my lab values looked good but she was classifying me pre-diabetic… I in the normal, just near the high end…not all the way but near…I have lost over 55 #’s been eating a complete healthy diet, exercising…so WTF!!!  I thought and thought about what I had been eating… I have been eating a slice of cheese daily with my eggbeater omelet…so that must be it….I have otherwise cleansed myself of all processed  foods…I have introduced Zero vitamin water into my life…it has 5 carbs, and 0 on all the rest…and I can drink up to 4 a day….hummmm could that be the culprit…so I have decided to start tracking my carbs, proteins, sugars and fats….I am determined to get my #’s back down to where they were a year ago…so I am pretty sure that’s what kept me up all night….starting in the morning I will be writing it all down in a journal, my app on my phone doesn’t list the carbs per entry, but it keeps an on going count of carbs, pro, and fats….and until I get a littel more educated in regards to carbs per food so I can make better choices….

I did make it to the gym for a 1.5 hr work out…before I even left for the gym, I did some shopping, more dirt… then I got home and did some  yard work and got a good sweat on and my heart rate up for about 30 minutes…then off to the gym….30 minutes on the machines and I worked up another good sweat and elevated heart rate…I am trying to push myself by upping the weights and lower the reps but doing more sets…its working…I included 100 crunches on the abd machine..then on to the pool…I upped my 20 minute jog to 30 minutes and then another 30 minutes of swimming the pool and doing some more water aerobics….I am loving the exercise…especially the pool…strange to think and even more strange to say it out loud…LOL.

I am sitting here yawning so it looks like I am going to get some sleep…Yay…

I am at 1056 calories but real high carb intake according to my app…so I am going to bed to review my app for the last couple months…

until tomorrow….

Things are happening

bar stoolsWell on my journey, its been a slow and steady weight loss of 31#. yay…but I haven’t really been able to see any physical results except on the scale…sure my under garments are getting baggy..of course that’s a sign…but really, do I see or feel a difference, not yet, part of that is I had over a hundred pounds to loose, so I am guessing I will need to loose more before I really see and feel the difference…I do understand the concept of weight loss, this is not the first time I have done this….around 1984 I lost a hundred pounds in 6 months…of course I was coming off a divorce and doing a lot of walking, and I was a lot younger…but the concept is the same, eat less, move more…patience and focus..

Good News….it did happen today….was at a friends house and she has these little tiny bar stools, bolted to the floor, so you can’t move them… they are very slim and have set the stools up for themselves obviously…however I tried to sit there a few months ago, and there was no way I could squeeze into that stool/chair without being wedged in….however today I was able to sit in it and even able to hold my hand between me and the bar freely…..so that was huge for me…a sign, huge sign I am on the right track…I have a spring in my step and a song on my heart that it is working….I just need to be a little more attentive to my calorie intake…and not go over 1200cal with the exception for special occasions…and then not over the high quota of 1500…after I loose another 30 I may re-evaluate all that but for now I need to stick to a plan and make it work for me…

I have verbally said out loud that exercise will start tomorrow…not stressing, just going to do it and that’s that…we are going to go check out a gym with a big pool, I love to swim and I could actually use some of the equipment too….we will see…

So I am feeling quite happy this end of the Fourth of July weekend.   its been good food, good company, lots of family time..

Noting but happiness….Soooo until tomorrow…

Day 7…made it a full week….

I have completed the entire week of blogging about my journey to new health….have meet a few new bloggers, and can say its nice to always read other bloggers journeys no matter the reason…welcome and thanks for taking the time to read mine…well, I have good news..I have lost 3# this week…and all I have really done is count calories…eaten between 1200 to 1500 hundred daily and stayed away from sugar,  processed foods, carbs….I have succeed in my goal of one week…so I am thinking I will do this for another week and add a second goal…I think I will use this week to try to incorporate exercise.. will leave that at that…