It made me exhausted doing all that yard work! But it is always a labor of love - because I do enjoy my yard/garden and it feels really good when I keep it looking nice.
The weekend was successful! No cheats or deviations - and no alcohol. Feelin' Good!
I think I may have hit on an eating plan that will give me the desired results. This protein shake that I got from Melaleuca is very healthy and has only a small amount of soy. It is very close in comparison to Marks Primal Fuel. And cheaper. I can make it for breakfast, then have a small bite of something (bacon) before work, after work I'll eat dinner then have another shake before bed. I did that yesterday and it worked great. I didn't go to bed hungry or wake up ravenous - and the scales were back to no bloat levels. I have been wanting to try the 5-6 small meal thing for a long time. It makes sense to keep the insulin and glucose levels even throughout the day. No spikes or falls means no fat storage - and if there is a calorie deficit then it should mean fat reduction. That's the goal.
I slept really good last night! Very sound. We were in bed and asleep by 10:30 - and I was awake and ready to get up at 6:30. That's something new --- or I should say, it has been moving towards that for a few months - but seems to be the norm now. I'm not sure I even got up to go to that bathroom......... maybe once around midnight? I drink a lot of water in the evening - I have a LOT of pills to take in the evening and it usually takes a full 12 ounces to get them all down. I don't have to worry about being dehydrated. I don't drink 64 ounces ........... probably at least 48 - sometimes more. I'm sure its enough cuz I pee a lot and I'm rarely thirsty. The new vitamins/supplements don't reduce the number of pills I take, in fact, I think I take more now, because they have it divided up between morning and evening doses. I'm taking 20 pills twice a day now. Good heavens! but if it results in feeling better then I will continue.
I have some boat shop stuff to take care of today. Work this afternoon. Hubby's bible study group is cancelled tonight - and since next week is Memorial Day I think it will be cancelled that day also. The following Monday will be their last gathering until fall. I always look forward to the end of Bible study for the summer. I just like knowing he's coming home on Mondays. I like my husbands company.
Will do Barre3 this morning.
I think the boat is coming home tonight - if hubby gets the new windshield wipers installed - then its my turn to clean!!!! Ugh! The outside will need to be pressure washed - the inside needs a super good scrub down with stuff to cut grease (new motor installed over the winter, and no clean up) It needs to be reloaded as well - we completely emptied out all kitchen/bathroom stuff - all bedding and everything. Basically we stripped it before winter. With Oregon winters being wet - wet - wet you don't want anything sitting around that is going to draw moisture and get moldy or mildew - or attract bugs. We even had a de-humidifier running all winter. That helped keep the musty smell out. We have a friend who has offered up the use of his covered in slip in Portland for the winter. He takes his boat down to Marina Del Rey for winters, so says we can use his. That's kinda cool! We might take advantage of that for a month in the fall. As you can see - my thoughts have turned to boating........... we do love being on the water. Hubby is so anxious to get it in the water and see how the new motor performs. Men..... just grown up little boys! Everything must GO FAST!