I was given The Gorgeous Blogger Award today by Patsy! I will get to that in just a moment, I'd like to go through the rest of my day first!
Today I did a lot of running, so my meal choices were not so great. They weren't bad, like I didn't go over my point except for a half a cup of skim milk in the evening, which I was aware of at the time. I have been eating a lot of potatoes lately, which I'd like to get away from some. Not because they are horrible or anything, but they are starchy and I do have PCOS with all of its wonderful side complications...like insulin resistance! I'm well aware of the effects of a lovely white potato...even if they are yummy. I am really glad to be exercising almost every day though. I know that just 30 minutes 4 times a week can improve insulin resistance quite a bit, I do more, so hopefully I am kicking its butt! I went to the gym today even though I was still visiting with my monthly slasher flick. I did about a mile on the tread mill, and I completed my whole circuit, which is what I was most worried about. I can do the cardio at home, but I'm not really comfortable with the strength training at home yet.
This weekend is filled with landmines though. Tomorrow I am baking bad things for a Halloween party that I go to every year. I am not really that worried about eating what I make because I hand out candy on Halloween and wont make it to the party until 10 or 11pm. I stop eating on Saturday Nights at 11pm. I may indulge in a drink or two, which I don't do very often. I'm prepared mentally for this, and I wont fail! I will not have all kinds of cake and candy and southern cooking that I like so much. I will remember that it makes me feel bad in the long run, and will slow my down!
Also today I happened upon another NSV. One of my rings literally fell off without my knowing it (into my purse thank goodness!). I can no longer wear either off them. This is a mixed blessing. I am excited that I am losing weight and inches, but sad that I cant wear those two rings until I get a ring guard for them. They hold a lot of sentimental value.
Now to the award! Thank you so much Patsy, I am also incredibly touched to be recieving it, also being new to blogging. I never really expected to have so many people reading and cheering me on, but I have to admit it helps to drive me. So, thanks to you all.
So I have to nominate 7 of you, and give you 6 facts that you probably don't know about me. You are so all so special and I appreciate every single one of you. I have said it before, but you all deserve awards. This one goes out (specifically) to:
1. I sing, or rather I used to. I haven't in a while, but I have some professional training. Everyone tells me I'm good, but I have trouble with compliments. Its one of the things I love about myself, it keeps me feeling both grounded and connected at the same time. If you know what I mean. 2. I have never had the chicken pox (and not for my mothers lack of trying...), or anything like it and I don't have an allergy to poison ivy, or oak or anything like that. 3. I was named Ruby after my grandmother, but I also have two middle names, not with with a hyphen. Ruby Nichole Rae. What's cool is that my married last name has a similar sound to my maiden name. Nice flow. ;) 4. I run an art show for Otakon once a year, which I love, but is a lot of hard work. 5. I don't have a birth mark. 6. I have sleep paralysis, but haven't had an attack in about a year.
I am the cat mom that married the UPS man!
I have 300+ pounds to lose!
I restarted on June 2nd 2014 at 460 pounds and I lost 180 pounds total! Then...I got pregnant, and now I'm kinda paused while this happens.