The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Day 52

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 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:

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare

CinciMom11: Losing the Baby Weight

Loretta's Journey from 460 to 199… One Good Choice At A Time

Molting: Dropping Fat Like Feathers

QUICK... Save me from myself!

My Big Fat Super Super Obese Blog

Busting the seams....

Now for 6 things you don't know about me...

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.

1 Barbie Cup: 6
1 banana: 2
1 baked potato w/cheese: 8
1 small chili: 4
spinach: 0
1 serving pickles: 0
1 serving 2% cheese: 1
1 serving light ranch: 2
1 serving salad topper: 1
1 serving lasagna: 6
1 serving peas: 1
1 can soup: 5
1 serving cheese: 2
1 serving cheddar rice cakes: 2
1 angel food cake: 1
1/2 serving nutella: 2
raspberry jam: 1
1/2 cup skim milk: 1
Total for the Day: 44/44 & 1/35
Leftover: 34/35 Extra

I can live with this!


G said...

Congrats on the nsv! To me, they seem more sweet than the boring ol' XX pounds lost. Be careful with rings though. My wedding ring is sitting at the bottom of a river in southern ohio, not much a "victory" there.

Good luck this weekend.

CinciMom11 said...

Don't kick yourself over good-but-not-great eating. You are sticking to the plan! Nice job making it to the gym. Good luck this weekend. Holidays are tough.

Thanks for the award! I usually don't fill these out, but this one looked like fun! It was hard to think of six things. Reading yours was fun, and I stole the chicken pox theme.

Patsy said...

You know, I only VERY recently twigged about the link between PCOS and insulin resistance... I was wondering why I was STARVING hungry half an hour after eating a baked potato that must have weighed a good pound! Potatoes are my favourite food, but since I've cut them - along with pasta, rice, etc. - out of my diet, I'm not craving them at all... Nor am I craving sweets, which used to be a BIG downfall for me!

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