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Yay! My new treadmill gets delivered tomorrow morning!!!!!
Molly - enjoy that treadmill. What kind are you getting? I have a really good one, but it has a weight limit of 250 pounds. So I haven't been able to use it for quite some time now.
Molly I really enjoyed "What's in a Name" I have not looked all the scripture up yet but I plan on doing that in the car today on the way to Cove Lake. I hope you enjoy your treadmill today. I hope to get some walking in today at the picnic. I better get going my family is ready to go and I am not dressed!!!
I did my official weigh in today since my DH leaves town tomorrow ....
LOST THIS WEEK: 3.8
LOST TOTAL: 35.4 POUNDS IN 8 WEEKS (4.4 PER WEEK AVG)
STARTING WEIGHT: 369
CURRENT WEIGHT: 333.6
STILL TO LOSE TO HIT 10% LOST: 1.5 POUNDS
STILL TO LOSE TO HIT FIRST GOAL OF 40 POUNDS: 4.6 POUNDS
STILL TO LOSE TO "WIN" MY HAWAII TRIP: 14.6 POUNDS
STILL TO LOSE FOR ULTIMATE GOAL OF 119 POUNDS LOST: 83.6 POUNDS
200 calories lean sirloin, grilled in strips
160 calories one cup of quinoa
75 calories 5 tablespoons of Pinjur sauce (tomatoes~eggplant~peppers)
100 calories mustard greens / collard greens / turnip greens / spinach
535 calories TOTAL
What's Quinoa? I wrote all about it on my journal ... it's a wonderful, high-protein South American grain. The specific variety we like is the Inca Red.
What's Pinjur Sauce? Common in areas of eastern Europe such as Macedonia, Pinjur is a sauce that is used as a topping or a cooking ingredient to be added to foods. Typically made from eggplant mixed with garlic, olive oil, and seasonings, Pinjur may also contain roasted peppers, chopped nuts such as walnuts, and fresh herbs. We buy ours at Trader Joes.
MY NIFTY NEW TREADMILL
So far, I love my new treadmill. I've been on it twice today so far, burning 100 calories each time. And my DH has used it, too. I still need to get on it once more today, because my beginning goal is to burn 300 calories a day. Once I work up to 500 calories burned a day ... that's a pound a week! My hope is that will offset things once my weight loss slows down.
It does seem to have all the "bells and whistles" that I need ... I can adjust the incline, the speed, it has a built-in fan, and it lets me program in my weight so it can tell me how many calories I've burned. We had a challenge finding an affordable treadmill with a 350-lb. weight capacity ... but we did. (And, yay me, I've already lost 35 pounds so I'm now 333 pounds!)
It's a ProForm 1200 treadmill, from Sports Authority.
I have dinner in the oven. I am baking brisket at 250 degrees. It will take 4-6 hours probably. I will probably fix a whole wheat spaghetti dish I saw on the food network yesterday. You fix it in a frying pan, first sauteeing some onion, garlic, and some diced carrots in olive oil. Then after about 5 or 6 minutes, you put in the spaghetti and toast it fro a few minutes. While you're doing the first part, you slow boil about 5 or 6 cups of chicken broth in a separate pan. Then after doing the above, you ladle in a couple ladles full of broth to the spaghetti. After that is absorbed, you ladle in some more, and after that is absorbed, you ladle in the rest of the broth. By the time that is absorbed, you have a very creamy spaghetti dish. When you sautee the onion, garlic, and carrots at the beginning, you canalso throw in bacon or pancetta if you'd like, but you need to account for that if you are counting fat or calories. Now, doesn't that sound good? The with that, we may have a garden salad. This is all depending on how I feel later, when it is closer to time to cook all of that.
Molly - I will have to look and see what kind I have, but it may be one very similar, just not as good a weight limit.
Pam ... that sounds yummy! What do you season your brisket with?
It's a beautiful Autumn day here, the sun is shining, and I seem to have my respiratory bug back ... coughing and a sore throat and the overall "oogies." Drat, drat, drat. I stayed in bed until 10am and took a long hot shower before venturing out for my usual breakfast of Kashi Go Lean/Almond Breeze and Flax Seed Toast with a protein.
I will try walking on the treadmill some, but don't want to start coughing with this bug and my chronic asthma, ya know?
My DH leaves in about an hour for the airport ... he'll be out of town for the next four days. I get so bummed and sad when he's gone ... I am SUCH a noodle about these things. And, these will be the first four days since my diet started without his calming, moderating, supporting presence.... EEEEK!
This also means I need to go to the dentist all by myself on Wednesday to finish getting my roots scraped. That was such a dreadful experience last time (with him) that I am not at all looking forward to doing it on my own.
Just a Sunday evening check-in from your favorite mousie!
My DH took me bargain hunting at The Avenue (clothes store) yesterday, and I bought some clothes that should fit nicely in another month or two.... one cute pair of khaki shorts (clearance), a pair of navy knit pants (clearance), a lime green sleeveless shirt (clearance ... but it won't fit til spring) ... and a long-sleeve green t-shirt (6.99) that fits now. I am delighted to report that my 6x and 5x clothes are all too big (though I can still wear the big tops/sweater/elastic waist stuff) .... and I am happily wearing my 4x items (30/32 equivalent.) So, it was pretty exciting to buy some 26/28 sized items (with elastic waists, of course!)
Well, my DH has now gone out of town and I was on my own today. 12 servings of veggies and 300 calories burned on the treadmill ... yay! And I remembered to feed the dogs, too! (They really appreciate that!) I expect he'll call later tonight once he gets settled into his hotel .... but I will miss snuggling with him tonight.
My project for tomorrow is to go grocery shopping ... I want some more fresh veggies, and I am making an Ahi tuna poke for dinner... yum yum yum! (8 oz of tuna is just 240 calories!) Whole Foods, here I come. (Which is sort of fitting, since we call it "Whole Paycheck" and tomorrow is payday... LOL!)
Tomorrow starts Week Number Nine of my new lifestyle .... WOO HOO! Let's eat some veggies and burn some calories and get healthier, shall we?
Molly Congrats on buying the new clothes, let us celebrate with you as you get into them. I have several outfits that I have never worn on display in my room to remind me to keep going, maybe I should have taken them to fall festival with me so I would not have fell of the wagon!!
In update to Samuel's condition God continues to answer prayer. He is doing well, although he had problems with blood pressure for a few days. He is on 4 b/p meds, 3 of which he is getting max. dose. Please continue to pray.
Well I better go for now. GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE.
To start off your Monday . . .
Psalm 51:12 – Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Isaiah 43:18-19 - "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 40:31 - but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Romans 15:13 - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Exercise â?? 0 (I gotta do better than this!)
Fruits/Veggies â?? 54 Servings â?? 54 Points
Skipping Dessert â?? 5 Days â?? 5 Points
Water â?? 784 Ounces â?? 98 Points
Sunshine â?? 2 Days â?? 2 Points
Total Points for Week Two: 166 Points
Total Points so far for October: 330 Points
I have not been making good food choices for the last few weeks, and I haven't exercised at all. Not even my 5 minutes on the stationary bike. So I know my weight is up, and probably not just from fluid. I just can't seem to get motivated. I am beginning to have the thinking, "What's the use?" When you can't exercise cause you can't breathe and you hurt too much, then it becomes easy to get lax on making good food choices, too. But I am not making excuses, nor blaming anybody else. I take full responsibility for all of it. I just don't know if I care anymore. Must not, or I would care what I ate. Sorry guys, just down. I'll shut up now.
This is the day that the Lord hath made let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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