start of MILI
Weight: 359.0 (-3.6)
Total, -3.6 pounds, -2.5 inches
So last week on Wednesday, I was asked to run another teacher to the hospital. He was having mild cardiac symptoms, and needed to get to the hospital. I got him there, and a few hours later, we got the word that he had had a mild heart attack. This of course has created a little concern for me, as he is in better shape than me.
Of course, do I do anything about it? I talk a good talk, but when it comes time to put my words into action, not so much. I actually did get on my exercise bike twice this week, and on the elliptical once. But the real test is the total action. Lately, I have been on a bit of an eating binge, but I am slowly getting it under control. Now If I can get consistent on the bike, well, that would be awesome.
My weigh in this week was 275.2, which is a whopping .2 loss. Wow? Whatever happened to my 1-2 pounds per week? Oh wait, that's right, I have been grazing like an overmilked cow. Once I get the grazing under control I will hopefully get back on track.
This weekend is the annual Ice Age Trail chili campout at Lapham Peak State Park. I will take a bunch of pictures and post them and see if I can find some great (healthy) recipes, but a chili campout may not be the best place to find them ...
Here's hoping for the future!
* actual losing it may vary....
So this week I worked out hard on improving muscle mass and strength. I hit the gym 3 times this week to lift and I think I may have over moved it and under lost it, since I backslid slightly. I'm not horribly concerned. Muscle burns more calories at rest than fat, so I'm planning ahead. :)
Here's your picture:
So for the week, I'm actually UP 0.2 pounds. Not too worried. I'll be down next week.
Off to do a billion pushups for papavation monday.
Failure does not mean I’m a failure;
It does mean I have not yet succeeded.
Failure does not mean I have accomplished nothing;
It does mean I have learned something.
Failure does not mean I have been a fool;
It does mean I had enough faith to experiment.
Failure does not mean I have disgraced;
It does mean I have dared to try.
Failure does not mean I don’t have it;
It does mean I have something to do in a different way.
Failure does not mean I am inferior;
It does mean I am not perfect.
Failure does not mean I have wasted my life;
It does mean that I have an excuse to start over.
Failure does not mean that I should give up;
It does mean that I should try harder.
Failure does not mean that I will never make it;
It does mean that I need more practice.
Failure does not mean that You have abandoned me;
It does mean that You must have a better idea.
Kind of hard to read, actually. I had all sorts of issues getting this thing to behave how I wanted, but I finally got it. This is my first week in move it lose it and I think I was pretty good. I did at least some sort of exersise each day and really worked on keeping reasonable portions. That's always been more of my issue. In addition, I worked out every day and actually hit the gym on Friday to torment myself further! I actually kind of liked it. Is that sick of me? I think I might be a sick person.
Aaaanyway, without further delay, here's the picture and the numbers:
If you can't read it, that is 358.0, which is a decrease of 4.6 pounds this week. I promise not to get cocky and to realize that I'm not really likely to lose that EVERY week, but I'm really happy to see a good number on week one. Let's all of us keep plugging away and get healthier!
So this week has been a bit of a roller coaster. The week started out well enough, and then kinda leveled off. Yesterday, however, after being just another day for most of the day, I spent the time after school getting some stuff done. Got some laundry done, went shopping and picked up a couple great shirts on clearance at Kohls, I even treated myself to a pedicure.
This morning, I woke up a half hour ahead of my alarm, and I got some laundry switched around, and if I get the stuff out of the dryer, I may be able to wear one of my new shirts today. I know, I know, this sounds kinda lame, but I take the little joys when I can get them.
So on the weight loss front, I haven't really been trying that hard, to be honest. My big downfall was and still is eating out. So, I am thinking that I can shift gears on that. I have in the past, been taking soup to work for lunch. A can of soup like Progresso or a similar soup is under 300 calories for the can. I may make it a normal part of my diet. I need to ratchet up my water intake, and hopefully get my weight under control.
My doctor always tells me that HEALTHY weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. If you have a random big loss, don't get freaked out by a rebound and radically change anything, just be steady and you will eventually lose weight. So this week, I am up, but after a seven pound loss over the previous week, I am not so worried. My weigh in this morning was 275.4, which is up 4, but still down 3 from two weeks ago. My short term goal is to break through the 270 barrier I have been hitting, and by gum, I am gonna do it this time!
And in an effort to cook healthier, I'm going to try to post a healthy and low prep time recipe every week too. Starting out this week....soup!
Beef Barley Soup:
1 pound ground beef (lean as you can get)
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
1 celery rib, diced
1 14 ounce can of diced tomatos
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup medium pearled barley
8 cups water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
Brown ground beef in 6 quart soup pan and add 8 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 90 minutes. Add onion, carrots, clelery, tomatoes, beef broth, garlic, salt, pepper and barley and return to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until barley is tender (about 45 minutes). Serves about 4 very hungry people.
Hello my freaky darlings! (I wonder how many of our readers out there recognize that movie reference)
So it has been two weeks, and what a two weeks it has been. I have been busy, busy with school, and I have hardly been able to do anything around the house.
At school, I have two independent study students, one in Civics, and one in Economics. I haven't done an IS for Econ prior to this, and it has been a few years since I taught the class, so I am doing a little extra reading and prepwork for this. I also am setting up a trip to Washington DC through the Close-Up foundation (www.closeup.org) for ten students. Add to that my regular courseload and being the stage manager, and I am one busy teacher.
In life, I have finally taken the step of ending the relationship I was in, and I am getting treatment for depression (I think I mentioned that two weeks ago, if not ... well, I mentioned it now).
My blood sugar levels have been in my target range, and health-wise, I have been feeling pretty good lately. My weigh in this morning was a pleasant surprise, weighing in at 271.6, which is a drop of almost 7 pounds since my last post.
Hopefully I have enough momentum to break through that 270 plateau I have been hitting all this time.
Well, I have to dash ... mandatory training in 1 hour and I need to get going! Happy losing!