Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 49 Can't Get That Number Out of My Head!!

Good evening bloggers and bloggerettes. I had me a great day today and I want to talk about it. Which kinda works out since this is my blog and all! So today was that perfect storm for me. I ate great, with some adjustments to my menu, I exercised great and had a great time living life and not being in my own head for the whole evening. I often wonder if we as a nation haven't lost a little something in trying to be industrious. Tonight I had the greatest time at the high school track again, just being in a crowd of people that were practicing cheerleading, practicing football, some were out walking and some kids there had a Ferrari remote control car that I was debating about snagging and running off with. I really took it all in and appreciated it for what it was. I didn't think about work, I didn't think about school, I really didn't think about anything but what lap I was on and I lost track once but I figured it out. Then, I met Kathy and Lauren over at the school's tornado shelter building where they were taking part in the Girl Scouts recruitment that was being put on tonight. I then got to visit with one of my dear friends who is the mom of the troop leader. Miss Rosie and I have the best conversations and can go on and on for an hour or better. So we talked a good while about this and that and it was just nice to get to visit with her and catch up. She used to be a teacher and she has some great stories let me tell you! I wish we all could experience the nice evening I had tonight, outside of my own head.

So on to the activity and food part of the day. I took Doc's and Christine's words to heart the other day and modified my breakfast. I cut out the fruit, and now i have two egg whites, one whole egg scrambled together with some jalapenos and the half cup Special K and half cup of 1 percent milk. For my snacks, I had 1/2 of a convenience store bag of peanuts, 7 habanero flavored almonds, and of course the tuna with brown mustard. Lunch was my pita with two ounces of turkey and supper was Taco Bell's Fresco Chicken Burrita and half a mini quesadilla. When I got home, I had a cup of yogurt, a stalk of celery with 1 1/2 tablespoons of peanut butter and a sargento pepper jack cheese stick. All told I had 1,590 calories for the day. Now the strange part. I think I have become addicted to walking folks. I am not being funny. I walk every time I get a chance! I walked a total of 4 1/4 miles today! I got out of the house early today and so I went to Wal Mart and got three laps in, then back at lunch and got 6 more, for about 2 1/4 miles, then 2 miles at the track
tonight! I am trying to figure out when I am gonna get one in tomorrow even though I usually take Friday off to get ready for the weekend 5k's. I may need help ya'll.

So on to the title. I am aware it is a week away from weigh day. But dude, I can't get the number 259 out of my head. I honestly don't know that it is obtainable. I had those two big losses in a row and the last one was 7 pounds lost to 268. I would need to lose 9 pounds this go around and I just don't know if that will happen. But 259 is just there. I keep seeing it in my minds eye. I have decided not to over do it to get there, but I will be on the straight and narrow and in no way jeapordizing any shot I may have at getting there!!

I guess I will get off here and see what the back of my eyelids look like tonight. I sure do look forward to seeing ya'll tomorrow. Love ya, miss ya!!



9 comments:

  1. I think it's awesome that you are doing so well with your walking. Exercise is addictive isn't it?

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  2. You know, It is really nice to just sit back and be present in what is going on around us. When you were on the track you were present to everything that was going on. I bet you are more present just because you are presently on the path to better health. It sharpens your senses doing what we are doing.

    I want to thank-you for the wonderful and heartfelt comment that you placed on my post today. I really had some things I felt were important to say through my blog today and did. I know from your comment but also the title of this blog that you are doing all of this fro you, first, and your family. That is honestly the best gift you could ever give them. You are very fortunate to have you and to know that you made that decision so you can share in their lives longer. You rock, Shane! Your blogging friend, Michele

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  3. Small typo above that makes a difference in this message:

    PS: They are very fortunate to have you and to know that you made that decision so you can share in their lives longer. You rock, Shane! Your blogging friend, Michele

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  4. Shane walking does get addictive hey! you are fdoing fantatsic keep up the great work I look foward to your next weighin. Jill

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  5. Hey ya'll thanks so much for the kind words. Hope it is a great day for us all today!!

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  6. Shane, you're TOTALLY going to get to 259! Maybe not this week, but certainly by the next week. It's RIGHT THERE, so keep reaching for it! :-) I'm glad you had such a great day!

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  7. The line about it being your blog and all made me laugh out loud.

    It's said that visualization is very important in any goal that we are trying to reach so I think seeing that 2-5-9 can only be a very good thing, no matter when you get there!

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  8. When I was trying to save up a certain amount of money to reach a certain goal, I visualized that amount. I wrote it. I carved it in the gravel in my driveway. I wrote it on the mirror with lipstick. Then I achieved it.

    Keep thinking 2-5-9.

    And keep up the walking - it will get you to 2-5-9!

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  9. I gave you a blog award! You can read about it here: http://www.phoenixrevolution.net/archives/1120

    Cheers!
    Christine
    www.phoenixrevolution.net

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