Judg --- thanks for video! :) I've never seen one done like that.
I think once I get my weight back to where I'm comfortable I will be fine with my body - even the flaws brought on by age, creating a new life, and gravity. :) It helps knowing the man by my side will love all the changes!
How often do we see older (I mean over the age of 40, let's say, or even 50) women's bodies? Young, supple bodies are everywhere, in the media, advertising, movies, the beach. Everything else is "shameful", "disgusting", and hidden away. Just remember that there are millions of women out there with bodies like yours. They are not disgusting, they just are. Your husband knows your body for what it is and has no reason to impose unrealistic standards on it. He's a good man :)
[QUOTE=namelesswonder;1000028]How often do we see older (I mean over the age of 40, let's say, or even 50) women's bodies? Young, supple bodies are everywhere, in the media, advertising, movies, the beach. Everything else is "shameful", "disgusting", and hidden away. Just remember that there are millions of women out there with bodies like yours. They are not disgusting, they just are. Your husband knows your body for what it is and has no reason to impose unrealistic standards on it. He's a good man :)[/QUOTE]
You're very wise for your young years! :) Thanks for reminding me that my husband knows best!
However - my husband does NOT know best when it comes to eating healthy! I have totally let down my guard for the past 2 days and have eaten SINFUL things!!!! I'm not going to say what cuz I'm totally ashamed. I should know better than to let him sway me into eating junkfood!
I'm not feeling the greatest as a result. No fibro pain yet.......... but my stomach is saying "yuck - why did put that crap in me?"
We're going to look at some houses this evening with my son. Hopefully he'll make an offer on one. They are going quickly - just a few days on the market and they go "pending". He has to move fast if he's going to buy.
Tomorrow we are going with a bunch of my family and some mutual friends to the Valley of the Giants.
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to spend some time out in nature - have a nice BBQ and just enjoy our friends and family for a few hours! I'm looking forward to it! :) I've never been up there and hubby and I are hoping to go back in the spring when the weather is good and do some hiking. :)
I'm not sure what dinner will be tonight - we're meeting the realtor at 4 and we have 5 homes to look at - so dinner might be out and late. ???? I should eat just veggies after what I've eaten the past 2 days. UGH! I'm really scared to step on the scales!
Well, give him due where he deserves it, and sit down and have a good talk with him about the eating thing. Tell him you need his help to avoid those foods because they hurt you.
Anyway, we all blow it now and again. Back on the horse. Think about how good you feel when you eat right.
Yes --- back on track today! I didn't go completely off the path........ but my foot crossed the line several times! Okay - here's the list of sins I put in my mouth.......
flour tortillas, corn chips and refried beans at my favorite mexican place
a long island (cuz they make the best I have ever had!)
pancakes with syrup for breakfast (didn't even taste good)
Lorna Dunes for late night snack
Rum and diet coke
Hamburger buns (at the bbq in the woods)
Nachos with corn chips for dinner
Rum and diet coke
There --- I've confessed. All in all - I didn't completely blow it - I just detoured a bit into the SAD.
On the upside - the hike at the Valley of the Giants was a killer! 1.6 miles of hill climbing and steep grades! It was not a well maintained trail so many places were quite rough and rocky - and MUDDY! The final 100 yards were a pretty good incline - several of us had to stop and catch our breath a couple times. My legs never got terribly fatigued, but my heart was definitely getting a workout! It was lots of fun and I would like to go back again someday in nicer weather. What a drive to get there! It took us over an hour to drive there. Gravel logging roads and not very good directions - good thing we had one guy that knew the way. 13 of us made the journey in the rain and muck! :) Our white truck was covered in mud! Here's a picture of one of the giants! This tree is probably over 500 years old!
I'm not weighing myself for a few days - I think the wheat has caused some bloat and inflamation - and I'm sure the alcohol added to that as well. So - I'm going to really push the water and do some purging of the system for a few days. I still have that goal of getting to goal weight by July 25! I'm thinking of adjusting my goal weight --- I think 135 is going to be really difficult to get to and maintain - since most of my adult life (minus the past 12 years) have been right at 140. I dipped down to 135 once when I was doing kick boxing at the age of 38. But I couldn't keep it there for long. So I'm thinking of trying to be realistic about all this and set my goal at 140. I can always try to get to 135 but it doesn't have to be my goal weight. My doctor wants me at about 160! I don't know why she picked that number - maybe just to give me a goal that is doable.
Yes - I'm going to do that. 140 will be my REALISTIC goal weight! :) I feel more comfortable with that.
I think I'm going to get bundled up and go for a walk this afternoon, after work. Its a cold and blustery day! But I see others out walking and jogging so I guess I can go for it too!
Foodwise............. I'm thinking I will skip breakfast since it already 10:45 and I'm not really feeling hungry. Maybe just a nice cup of HOT tea w/honey. Dinner will be ground beef patty with steamed veggies. Since hubby has bible study tonight I can eat when ever I feel like it. I'll probably just do one meal today and probably have some almond butter to snack on.
Happy Veterans Day - and thank you to all the VETs for helping keep America the Land of the FREE. :)
And back on the saddle again, eh? Well, that's what it's all about. Starting over again every day. Have you tried finding other things that you can love just as much for the things that keep calling to you? I don't know, maybe an Irish coffee made with cream and stevia instead of the rum and Coke? A restaurant with better alternatives to replace that Mexican place? Primal pancakes for breakfast? Home-made primal cookies for the Lorna Dunes? (Still just an occasional treat, but fun.) Macadamias and dark chocolate instead of M&Ms?
I thought nachos were corn chips. What's the difference?
All wonderful suggestions --- seems I'm just not prepared enough. The mexican place has several very primal meals - and I could very easily avoid the no-no's. I was feeling very much like letting the guard for the night --- we normally eat there maybe once a month - so if that were the ONLY time I deviated I wouldn't even think twice about it. My favorite meal at that place is the bacon wrapped prawns baked in butter and served with saute'd onions and peppers and covered in monterey jack cheese! Its to die for yummy!
As for the rum -- thats just a bad habit that I wouldn't miss. I never drank at all before I married hubby - not even sure how or when we decided to give it a try. Bad choice for sure.
Its REALLY hard to stay 100% on course when your spouse isn't on board. His attitude seems to be pretty much "I'm not forcing you to eat this - so why should I not have the treats I want?" - those are NOT his words, but I get the feeling that is his attitude. I'm not blaming him, mind you, I'm a big girl and take full responsibility for the choices that I make. Just saying - it would be easier if we were on the same page. I don't buy things like m&ms and cookies - he brings them home. The pancake mix is left over from before I went primal - its pretty old! I tried to put it in the care box we sent with the girls when they moved out - but hubby wanted me to keep it. I think this is the first time its been used in a year.
Bottom line - I need to say NO. Pretty simple. But not always so easy.
But I'm back on track today. I've eaten nothing today until now (4:00 pm) and I'm having a nice 7 oz ground beef patty and a LOT of steamed veggies. I've had lots of water today also.
I realized my knees are a bit beat up after yesterday's hike. So no walking today. I will let them heal and recover. The trail had lots of places where you had to step down - like natural stairs - only BIG drops. My knees were hurting a little yesterday but I figured they would be fine today - nope. I think our hikes need to be carefully planned out so we don't take on too many difficult trails. This one was just a bit over our limit.
Hubby won't be home until about 9 pm - and then he'll want something to eat. But between now and then I plan to do pretty much nothing! :) Hope everyone is having a good evening - as most of you are to the East of me - you're evening is probably coming to a close! Hope it was good. :)
You just have to move past the cheats and recommit. Skinny for your birthday!
yes -- I've moved past. I'm setting my sights on that goal again! I'll have to find a way to say NO!!!! until I see that magic number on the scale.
Its totally doable............