Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Today's Update....

24:01 again. Paying for it today though. I did way too much yesterday. Kept those new shoes on while I did 2 loads of laundry, made a huge batch of fruit salad, cooked dinner and cleaned the kitchen twice due to all that food prep.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Recipe...

So tried a new recipe last night. It's something I printed out not long after my original start in this change in eating habits. I had printed it out when my father said he didn't know how to cook for me anymore. He's mostly a red meat man so I printed out a bunch of red meat recipes that he could do on his nights to cook. But since his heart attack, I've been doing all the cooking. So I gave this a shot last night. It's a Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin. I got the recipe from the Food Network website but it seems to have come to them via

My father seems to have found it to be a bit strange, but keep in mind he doesn't care for change. I on the other hand thought it was very good and my husband said it was the best piece of pork he'd ever had. I served it with the suggested Sweet and Tangy Watermelon Salad which my father and I enjoyed but my husband didn't as he doesn't care for cucumbers. I'll have to come up with another side that he'll enjoy when we eat the other half of the meat that was left.

Today's Walk...

Well the new shoes seem to have been money well spent. The added some difficulty to my walk, but not so much that I couldn't walk, just made me work harder to get it done. I'm now exhausted and sweaty. lol. Taking a short break, then going to shower and get started putting together the first batch of my fruit salad for the year. The family loves my fruit salad and it's a lot healthier for us than a lot of the snack stuff that's been in this house.

Oh. 24:01 just like yesterday.

Baby Got A New Pair Of Shoes...

So I've been looking at those Shape Ups that Skechers has now. I just really have a problem paying $100 or more for a pair of shoes. Even though I do love the brand, that's just a lot to be spending on shoes right now.

A friend said she found some just like it at her local Kmart but unfortunately the one here doesn't seem to carry them. Was rather disappointed in that too because she said she got them for $20.

But yesterday I ran into a bit of luck. I happened to be in Target looking for a few things when I said their Trim Step line of shoes. They normally run for almost $30 but the pair I got was on sale for $25. I put them on when I got to the parking lot and wore them for the rest of the day.

My feet were a little crampy last night but that's not abnormal for me when I get a new pair of shoes. Going to try them on the treadmill today, see how that goes. That will be the big test.

Restart Weigh In...

So I picked up a scale yesterday. Wasn't going to but my father is supposedly trying to lose weight as well (he seems to be under the impression that not eating as much but still eating junk and sitting on his ass is enough. Go figure) so he wanted a scale in the house. I have requested that it be hidden from me and will only weigh myself once or twice a month so I do not obsess over the numbers as I have in the past.

Today I weighed in at 217.5 lbs. I don't know what I was at when I blew the diet during the last month and a half of stress that my life became, but I know when I went to my doctor around the first of march I was around 220. Wanna say 223, but I don't remember now. Either way though I didn't gain back as much as I thought I had. Plus I am probably a little heavy right now anyway just from monthly female stuff.

So I am considering this good news. I did blow my diet and I did gain back some weight but the damage wasn't as bad as I had feared. I felt sure I was somewhere between 220 & 230 again, which was very disheartening. It's not as bad as I thought and I can move forward from here.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Today's Walk...

Only updating on my walking from now on. Will continue to add good recipes from time to time but other than that I'm not going to update on food every day. I'll update that when I have something really good but good for me.

Day one of walking. Went 1 mile at 2.5 mph in 24:01. No stops. Pretty good for a day one. Last time it took me like 2 weeks to be able to go without stopping once or twice in the middle. Perhaps I didn't lose everything after all.


So here it is, April 26th and I'm restarting my change in eating habits I guess. Last month and a half complete and utter hell. Husband is pushing me to start this again. To be perfectly honest though, I don't want to. Don't get me wrong. I want to change my ways, eat healthier, exercise and lose weight. Just not right now. Right now I have so much on my plate that it's really the last thing I seem to be able to focus on. Not to mention the fact I don't think we can really afford it. I'm cooking every meal and the groceries are completely coming out of our pockets right now. Eating healthier costs a lot more.

But I also don't want to disappoint my husband. Aside from a bit of stress I didn't really need in the last few days, he's been really good to me. I just wish I could make him understand I'm not ready yet. I need calm and preparation before I can do this right and I'm just not there yet. I know he means well, trying to motivate me and get me going even though I don't want to. Works better when I've already started though.

Anyway, guess this is day 1 once again.... here goes nothing.