The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day 7

These two ladies are my main diet support outside of my husband. Molly is the one who you can see completely, and Ashley is the one hiding her pretty face behind all of that hair. Ashley brought us the materials to get started on this diet, and I am so thankful. She also brought me one of the Hungry Girl cookbooks to scope out. This is a picture of them starting their blogs tonight!

I made it to the gym today! I did 15 minutes on the tread mill to warm up, and then I used the lifting machines. I have a membership at the local YMCA, and we all log into a system when we use the weights, so it records everything you lift and any exercise you do electronically. I will try and get a print out tomorrow. After sweating my butt off I did another 15 minutes on the tread mill. The arm curl machine gave me some trouble today. Not because I have trouble doing the lifting, but because there is another machine so close that I have trouble getting to the arm curl machine. I squeezed by today, but it hurt a lot, and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get out for a few minutes there. I must have tried for 2 minutes before I forced myself through. It felt horrible, the gym was busy and there I was struggling, I mean really struggling to get out from behind that machine. I didn't want to call anyone, I didn't want to draw that kind of attention to myself. It's already so hard for me to be there at the gym out in the open there baring my inadequacies to the world. It's a touchy environment for me to say the least. I did get out, and for a moment, just a moment I thought about bolting. Where would that have led though? I'd have let that moment defeat me, and then maybe I'd have let some other moment tonight defeat me. Then maybe I wouldn't be sitting here writing this blog post commemorating my 7th day on diet parade! I squeezed myself out of that tight spot, and went to the next machine in the circuit and continued. Another really proud moment. I probably wont always make the brave choice, but I will as much as I can. I can do this, I will do this, and every time I don't let something trivial defeat me, I get one step closer to my goal. Later we also walked the dogs on the track, and I did another 3/4ths of a mile. So my mileage today is 1.75 miles, plus lifting machines!

1 cup cooked oatmeal: 2pts
2 pieces toast w/ 1 tbsp jam: 3pts
1/2 cup skim milk: 1pts
Snacks (all for day to save room):
1 ww yogurt: 1pts
1 100 cal pack choc wafers: 2pts
1 serving q oats rice snacks: 2pts
1 turkey and cheese sandwich: 7pts
1 serving ww soup: 1pts
(after gym) Stir fry: 3pts
1 serving Southwest Baked Ziti: 8pts
1 whole bagel pizza: 8pts
1 cup low fat ice cream: 5pts
Total for the day: 43/44pts!
Leftover: 1 point

I am perfectly okay with that. :)


Chubby Chick said...

Sounds like you had a great day! Good for you for going to the gym! And I'm so happy you have these 2 friends for support. That is great! :)

Scarlet Simple said...

I did have a great day, and I need all of the support I can get! Thanks!

Rayne said...

*huggles* you have awesome friends and I know they thinks the same thing about you!


Scarlet Simple said...

Ash! I know you all are awesome! WE CAN DO THIS!