Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope all my family and friends are having a wonderful day! If not, I hope they are not having a sucky day! I choose to just go with the flow today. I will have a few treats that are not exactly the lowest in calories. I am also eating some really good healthy foods. I wanted to focus on the day with family, rather than the day with fear of foods. It has been going just fine this way too! So Abby and I wish you all a:

Live life with amazing things. Feel good about yourself and your life.
Make the most of whatever time we have left.

AND, tomorrow, join me, Abby, and Ziva for a walk!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Giving Up INO

What would happen if I just gave up? What exactly does that mean? I have so many thoughts going through my head. I can find arguments for every type of eating and exercising plan as being the best one.
Who do I believe?
If I make a change, how long before I see results?
Am I eating too many fried eggs?
Do I have to walk a WHOLE lot more?
If I don't work out at a gym, will I be doomed to gain all the weight back?
Is Paleo right because they say they are?
Is the coffee creamer making me gain weight?
Am I eating more than I think I am?
Am I not eating enough?
Did I have too much bread last week?
Is the stress of hubby being gone, affecting me more than I think?
Is being off anti-depressants making me gain?
How delusional am I?
Is Atkins right, because Sharon Osborne swears by it?

Is it because I am not sleeping as much due to my bed warmer being in China?

I  d o n ' t   k n o w .

So what would happen, if I gave up?
Do I really have to count calories every day, for the rest of my life?
Do I really have to commit to two or three days a week, of bad ass workouts at a gym, on those machines?
Do I really have to go for hour long walks, every day,  to have them be beneficial?
And just why the "F" am I gaining weight?

Giving up is not an option. (INO = Is Not an Option)
I will find my 'happy space' in life and continue to live healthier than I was three years ago. I will keep striving to find the niches that work for me so I can stop obsessing and just get on with my life. I actually really do feel more confident that I will figure this all out, even though I have little nagging doubts that I might not.
Giving up, INO

Big salad for lunch:
Imitation crab meat
Feta Cheese
Spring salad mixed greens
Salad Dressing
Broccoli slaw (broccoli, carrots, red cabbage
Dill Pickles
About 400 calories

Do you know that even if the ingredients say ZERO TRANS FATS, that there can still BE trans fats in your food? If there is less than .5% per serving the companies do not have to admit that there ARE some trans fats in their foods….er, fake foods.

That's the latest. I hope you enjoy the newest member of the WalkerLady team, Abigail Von Foodie. Actually I don't know if that is her real last name, but she is known as Abby or Abbs, around these parts. She hopes to become a regular guest on this blog. In case you didn't get the connection, Abby is my other favorite character from NCIS. Now I have Abby AND Ziva, in my life.

Walk-On! It is a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Well Poodles!

I don't know what to say. I got nothing.
The scale was up FOUR pounds this week. I honestly do not know why. I hope it is because I am not getting enough sleep. That is about the only change, due to hubby's business trip.

Anyway, I still am not giving up. I don't plan to either. I WILL get the right formula figured out so this weight gain stops. I am truly stumped on this one though. I just can't figure it out yet.

And I am in great spirits when I don't think about the scale. The weather is freakin' awesome!!! I plan to go for a good long walk tomorrow. The air is clean. The leaves are turning colors that would brighten anybodies mood. How can I be sad with all that around me?

See ya on the trails!

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Are we there yet?

I feel like a little kid..."Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"

I weighed in today and nothing has changed. I am still at 195, where I have been for months now... give or take a few pounds. It is scary being so close to 200 pounds. For the first time EVER in my life, I lost all this weight the right way and have kept it off for almost two years. According to all the things I've read, I think I need to lose 20-30 more pounds. I am still in the overweight category and also still have 37% body fat.

So what is going on? I don't know for sure. I started tracking my calorie intake again and I am on track for what I should be eating. I tried eating less. I tried eating more. Nothing budged. Maybe it was my exercising? I had sloughed off during the summer a bit. So I instigated the 30/30 challenge and did 30 minutes a day of walking for 30 days. Nothing budged. I am still with the gym, but I know I am under performing there. I talked to a trainer and have a new plan of attack that I will be trying for another month to see if that makes for a change.

As close as I am to what weight I should be, as set by the experts, I know it is harder to lose weight. Perhaps this is the weight I need to be at? I don't know how much more I am willing to do to lose weight. I have never had to live a life in this type of body.

I hope to work on the updates from my annual physical, later this weekend. Most of the numbers were pretty good. Since the weather is super duper right now, I plan to walk this weekend for the fun of it! I hope you all are Walking-On, too. 

After the frenzy

Abby is still around and about.  I know she's been pretty quiet though.  She kinda over celebrated the new year's arrival. A souther...