I hear crickets…..

Not really, but I’ve been kind of quiet lately.  I’ve got surgery scheduled for next month and I’m a bit nervous.  A kind of anxious -but I feel good about the decision- nervous.  My body lately seems like a car that has just been paid off – it’s starting to nickel-and-dime me.  I’ve got something called “Frozen Shoulder” which really sounds benign,but it has got to be one of the most excruciating things I’ve ever dealt with.  I have searing pain in my shoulder all day, every day.  If someone bumps me, the pain knocks me over it’s so intense.  I can no longer lift my arm past chest level, I can no longer stretch my arm out to the side, I have trouble shampooing/conditioning my hair, have to clip it one-armed….I even have to have my 9-year-old help me with my bra.  It’s been a long 10 months – physical therapy, home therapy, doctors appointments, MRIs, X-Rays, and it’s just not getting better.  Worse, as a matter of fact.  Which is why I ultimately decided to do the surgery.  It was not a decision I came to lightly.  I mean, it’s surgery.  I researched.  I asked my doctors questions.  I talked to my family.  So, I’m at peace.  But I’m still nervous.

I’m down 2 more pounds, so total now is 15.  I’m walking, but not doing much else.  I hope to continue my walks after surgery.  I don’t want to gain the weight back and would like to continue losing.  After all, it’s 90% what you eat and only 10% exercise.

Reading wise – I’m in a funk.  I’ve gotten quite a few good books lately I’m just having trouble focusing.  Hopefully that ends soon – otherwise see some re-reading of my favorites in my future 🙂

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.”– Oliver Wendell Holmes

Weight Watchers Owes Me $$

So, weight watchers is running a promotion right now – Lose your first 10 lbs on us. As of yesterday, I’m down 11 pounds – which means I get 2 more months of weight watchers for free 🙂

My steps are up and I’m averaging roughly 5,000-6,000 per day (not counting weekends, if I’m being honest).  I have found a new love for my fitbit thanks to friends who like to join me on the different challenges available – I don’t win, but I’m in the top 3 🙂

 

4,000 Steps

Doesn’t sound like much, does it?  But, I’m sedentary.  My hobbies are sedentary.  My job is sedentary.  So, a goal of 4,000 steps is attainable for me.  My goal for the week is to meet my stepping goal.  The hardest part will be the weekends – BUT I’ve got a plan 🙂  I’ll walk during commercials.  I can do that!

After I’ve met the 4,000 steps per day for the week, I’ll increase it by 500 steps (per day) each week until I get to 10,000 steps (per day), per week.  How’s that for a S.M.A.R.T. goal?

Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Realistic
Target-Date (or Timely, depending on the acronym you’re more familiar with)

Today, I came in just barely over my goal.  BUT, it was over my goal! The sound you hear is me patting myself on the back.

As you can see by my points below, my eating is abysmal.  I’m getting plenty of fruits and veggies, but need to add more protein somewhere.

Here’s to tomorrow!

268.7/262.2/140

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21.9 Pounds

I’m starting to see changes in my body now……my stomach isn’t as big and my face is slimming down.  Also – my pants are too big!!  I’ll be needing to head to town and pick out a few new pairs to wear until I drop a few more pounds 🙂

In other news – those of you that are facebook friends know I sprained my left wrist rollerskating on Saturday.  That’ll teach me!  The biggest bummer of the whole thing is I’m left-handed.

Up a Pound

I was up +1.2 pounds today.  My theory? I’ve been doing okay on the food – but need to drink more water. I still need to work on eating all of my allotted points for the day – I have yet to eat all of my points in a given day, so that could be affecting my loss now as well. Also, last week was very stressful at work, so that could have something to do with it.  Ah well.  I look forward to evicting the poor sucker by weigh-in next week 🙂

Food Plan for Today:
B: Yoplait Light Key Lime Pie & 1/4 c. grape-nuts (6 pts)
S: Apple w/ 2 babybel wedges (3 pts)
L: Gina’s Lightened Up Asian Peanut Noodles w/ Chicken (10 pts)
S: Grapefruit (0 pts)
D: ??? Either Peanut Noodles again, or Cold-Weather Soup (again). (Soup – 6 pts; Noodles – 10 pts)
S: ???
E: None unless I do some therapy exercises – DDD flaring again

Oh- instead of regular rice noodles for the Asian dish, I used No-Oodles.  Essentially the same concept as the Shiritaki Tofu Noodles and I think the price is about the same.  I liked them and will be using them again!

Lastly, on the genealogy front, only 64 more days until the 1940 census is released!!!  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am 🙂

1/10/11 Weigh-In

Hooray!!  I lost 5 pounds last week 🙂  I’m one excited woman right now. My goal is 1-2, but I think because I was re-introducing the good foods and not eating the bad foods, my body must have done a cleansing of some sort.  Fine by me.

This morning I got up early and did Wii Just Dance 2 for 20 minutes, and then did the Biggest Loser Power Walk and Cooldown.  Have to say, I was impressed with the Power Walk and am excited to do it again.