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Odds and ends

The ankle is feeling much better.  I wore a brace all day yesterday and took it easy on the ankle.  It paid off and today it is well on the way to recovery.  I can even walk normally.  Yea!!!!I really wasn't that hungry yesterday and I tracked everything.  My day in food experiment didn't go so well, but I'm not used to taking pictures of my food.  Maybe I'll try it again.  Yesterday was the last day of the Intersession class and they paid me in cash!  Cool!!!After just 4 days I am catching up on my sleep.  I can tell because I can stay awake until 10 pm, I wake up around 5 am with no alarm, and I'm losing the dark circles under my eyes. I have plans for some creativity.  I feel the creative juices flowing which I haven't felt in a long time. Today I start on my first project. I want to get active. In spite of the sprained ankle, I have not completely given up hope of doing the half marathon in 3 weeks.  I want to move.....Time to get my butt up off this chair.…

my day in food

The day always begins with coffee first thing.

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Next on the agenda is breakfast:

Scrambled eggs, peppers, onions, cheese, salsa - 7 points
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I read the blog of David Kirchoff, CEO of Weight Watchers. Not only is he the head of WW but his blog is interesting and funny too. Also, he has been there and done that. He has issues with food (something I thought most men didn't have) and talks about them freely. This week's post was about his complete and utter lack of control in the face of ice cream, and it got me to thinking.

These are my kryptonite. I love these things with a passion that makes absolutely no sense at all. I can eat the entire package of these in one sitting and never blink. In fact, I have been know to devour an entire package and never walk away from the kitchen counter where they sit. As you might guess, I never buy these things. Ever. No matter how much I may want them I know what will happen and I just don't do it. The problem is my husband. He likes these too. Not to the same degree I do, not even close. He can have one or two wafers and be very happy. He can buy them and the package wi…

And she's down....

Today is the last day of Spring Break classes and I was looking forward to spending some time on myself. I have a list of things I want to do and a list of things I have to do. I want to spend the next week mixing them up so everything gets done. One of the things on both lists is workout. I was planning on starting today with a nice morning workout. But that is apparently not happening. Yesterday when we were walking the dogs, I tripped and twisted my ankle. Ugh!!! I haven't done that in a while and I guess I got careless. It wasn't too bad last night but I woke up this morning and it was painful. It is extremely difficult to walk. So working out is out of the question. I will try to do some yoga later - that shouldn't be too bad.  But I'm really angry.  I was going to workout; go to school; work on a project I dug out the other day; just generally be very active.  Not now.  Damn!!!!  Maybe I'll just sit around and look for billiard supplies, though I'…

Spring break - kind of....

I've been teaching these first few days of spring break - a chemistry class sort of. We have been doing fun things like make soap and silly putty, turn pennies gold and silver. Nothing serious at all. But now today I have run out of things to do. I need to figure something out for today. We are bringing snacks but that won't take 2 1/2 hours. I think I need to find something to do for an hour or so then we can snack for the remainder of class.

Anyway, the point here is that I haven't really been working out. Sunday I did Bob's DVD and Monday I did yoga, but that's about it. Well, besides walking dogs for 2 hours every night. And the eating has been a little on the crazy side. I haven't been stuffing myself but what I've been eating has not been the best choices around.

Soooo....what to do today??? We are going to have junk, that I know. I could fight it but that is ridiculous, I know I'm going to eat it. I could have a good, healthy breakfas…


That's what I did this morning. Okay, not that exactly, but I did yoga. I woke up very sore from my workout yesterday. Also, for the past couple of weeks I've spent a lot of time on the couch because I was sick or really tired or didn't feel good, anyway, my back is all screwed up from it. So I decided instead of pushing myself and doing damage, I would treat myself and do yoga. Side note: when I was at my absolute fittest I did yoga and/or pilates 2-3 times a week. I really think it helps me. So I found one of my old DVDs that has some fairly simple yoga and went to it. It was good. It's been a long time since I've done yoga but it felt good. I want to do some cardio today also, maybe some Wii later or possibly Turbo Jam - we'll see. Right now, I'm off to shower and get something to eat. Then I have to go teach a class how to make soap - woo hoo!!!


That is the theme for today - ACTIVE. I need to move and keep moving. I want to use my little FitBit and see how I can burn 3000 calories in a day. I know it's not going to be easy but I want to see exactly what it takes. If I could get into the habit of burning 3000 calories a day and only eating around 1200-1500, we are definitely looking at 2-3 lbs a week. YES!!!! So how do I plan on doing this. Well, not sit on butt at this computer all day to start. And to do the following:

Bob Harper's DVDDone and it almost killed meHouse Cleaning DoneWalk Bella - ummm, not so muchRun?? - not at allPlay Wii - never got to itPlay with the dogsDone and what funWalk the dogs - nopeDo some yard work - nopeStart working on the quilt I want to makeDone, and it took much longer than I thought it wouldAs you can see I plan on just keeping busy, not necessarily working out a whole lot, just moving. Also, I am going to stick to my points today.  NO cupcakes - no matter how hungry I may feel. …