The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Day 68

New goal: I want to be fit enough to ride this bike! I saw it today and fell in love with it. It is an adult bike, and its pink. I am a very pink person. I used to bike ride all of the time, but as I got older and heavier I stopped. I haven't ridden a bike in almost 8 years. I want to be fit enough to bike ride with my husband.

I am awake way too late tonight. We were putting up Christmas lights. I know, everyone gets so angry when people put lights up too early, but you know what? It really cheers me up every year, and with my being so tired all week, and it having been raining since Monday here, I needed that.

I walked around all day today, and I'm so proud because I didn't need to sit down repeatedly. Last year when grocery and Christmas shopping I'd need long breaks and I would spend so much money on food at the mall, sometimes as an excuse to take a break. I would get hot and start to sweat and my feet and my back would hurt and I'd be so out of breath so easy. Today was not like that. I still get hot, I don't know if that will ever change. Sometimes I run a fan in the winter, and I never run the heat unless someone else needs it. I get hot so easily. I did hurt a little, but it wasn't that back breaking "sit down now or cry" hurt. It was a reminder that I had been on my feet for a little over 3 hours and should probably take a break. Something I am even more proud of is the fact that I did not eat out today. Not that eating out is bad, but on days like this I do tend to lose a little control to the mayhem, but I held it and managed to stick to my rules.

Last week started out okay and ended rocky, this week was good I think. Tomorrow is my weigh in and honestly I don't feel so bad about it. I feel like I have been on plan, and working hard. I feel more comfortable with the plan now too. This is a good thing because I don't spend as much time agonizing over every bite I take. I don't want to get too comfortable though and lose my focus and stop counting the bites.

1 arnolds sandwich thin: 1
1/2 serving nutella: 2
1 serving jam: 1
1 can soup: 5
1 slice cheese: 1
1 serving cheddar rice cakes: 2
1 ww lemon cake: 1
1 ww frozen meal: 4
1 serving stuffing (test run from a friend for Turkey Day): 11
spinach: 0
2 green pepper rings: 0
1 serving pickles: 0
1/8th cup jalapenos: 0
1/2 hard boiled egg: 1
1/8th cup chick peas: 1
3 tbsp ranch: 3
1 serving salad topper: 1
1 small bite (ben and jerry's) ice cream: 2
1 serving shredded cheddar: 1
1 can soup: 5
1 slice cheese: 1
Total for the Day: 43/44
Leftover: 1

Weigh in is in 4 hours! Wish me luck!


Rettakat said...

What an adorable snazzy pink bike!! I hope you have a pic of it so you can put it up where you can see it. What a fun goal!

Amazon Runner said...

Love the pink bike. I'd LOVE pink or purple running shoes (when I get to the point where I can run) but with my amazon feet, there's no way. I always buy men's shoes.

Anyway, you're doing great!

Scarlet Simple said...

Thanks Retta! I have been meaning to make a goal board and put it up where I can see it, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I will include the pink bike when I do!

Amazon Runner - I have huge feet too. I always have to buy mens shoes and even when the manufacturer makes womens shoes in my size, the outlet stores NEVER carry them. I wear an 11 1/2 wide. I'm really really hoping that my feet shrink some, because my hands sure are!


Chubby Chick said...

I printed a picture of this exact bike a few months ago and hung it on the bulletin board above my desk as motivation! lol I SO want to be able to go for long bike rides with my hubby and not feel like my legs are going to fall off! Hopefully sometime next year we'll BOTH be riding a gorgeous pink bicycle!