I did it! I just completed the 5 hours of walking for this week! I can take tomorrow off if I want - but I think I will go for a shorter walk instead - just to keep the momentum going.
I'm noticing a smaller me in the mirror - and I'm pretty pumped about that! I haven't weighed yet....... Not til October 1st.
I haven't talked to hubby since he left Thursday morning - except for a couple text messages each day. He's somewhere up in the Pudget Sound. The weather is perfect this year and they are having a great "man-cation" Still feeling a bit jealous...... as I'm emptying the dishwasher I was thinking - "he's relaxing on the boat, probably just finishing breakfast and watching the whales go by" UGH! I hate to admit it but the more I think about it the worse I feel about it. I need to get out of my head - and remember that this is wonderful for him and he loves this annual trek with the guys. Why would I want to deny him that? I don't........ I'm just jealous that I'm here, holding down the fort while he's up in all that clear water and beautiful scenery. I want to be up there too. Oh boo-hoo............ SUCK IT UP, TOMI!!!!! Okay I'm going to look at this way...... if I was up there on the boat - I wouldn't be walking an hour a day - I wouldn't be so strict on my diet - and I would probably be having a few cookies, maybe a few chips - and most likely some rum on the evenings. So....... I'm better off right where I am! Safe and sound in my home where I can totally control what I'm doing without the inner arguements! So, I'm good!
So, I'm starting day 6 in the 21 challenge and going strong! I made a balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing that I got off the internet last night............ BLECK! Not so good. So, I saved it, but didn't eat it. I will add it to the pork in the crock that I need to get started.......... be right back. ................ there, pork shoulder is in the crock pot with organic vegetable broth and the yucky dressing mix. So, for dinner last night I had salmon and small bit of sweet potato with LOTS of butter! My numbers were good....... Total calories 1204, carbs 13%, fats 58%, protein 28%. Can't say anything bad about that!
I'm wondering if the dressing needs some kind of sweet - the recipe called for 1 tsp brown sugar - instead I added a little molasis and some splenda (I know, but its all I had). It just tasted bitter and way to strong! Will do some more experimenting until I find a good one. I need to find an olive oil with a milder flavor cuz I'm not big on the olivey tasting thing. I have to go to Costco today - maybe I'll see what they have.
On a very personal note: I had to take some magnesium this morning!!!!! I haven't - ehem........... "gone" for 3 days!!!! Must be the Armour Thyroid? I don't remember the last time I went more than ONE day without using the little girls room . I'm not feeling bloated or yucky - just know that nothing has moved for 3 days - so I took 2 magnesium capsules - I'm sure they will be working in an hour or so.
I slept pretty good last night. I turned off the TV and headed for bed at 9:30. I did some "primping" for a while - you know - plucking, scrubbing, lotioning, soaking .............. and well, at my age "de-furring" the face! Yes, I have the dreaded menopausal facial hair!!!! I use one of those european hair plucker things that looks like a ladies electric shaver - except its actually a zillion little tweezers on a roller thing. ............ I think the first one I remember was called an Epi-Lady shaver???? I'm sure y'all know what I'm talking about! It stings as its pulling out all those fine little hairs!!!! and then if I get too close to the side-burn area - OUCH! The part I hate doing the most is the upper lip area!!! those hairs are a bit more coarse! still white so they only show from the side really - but I hate them just them same and will not be one of those older ladies with a furry face! So, I suffer through the bi-weekly industrial plucking! I usually do that in the mornings when hubby is at work - so it was sorta nice to have the freedom to do a little primping before going to bed. I crawling into bed with a good book, written by our former Pastor, John Stumbo, about his journey through a severe illness and long, difficult recovery. Many tears have been shed reading this book, and I'm not even 1/2 way through it yet. I turned off the light at 10:45 and was out soon after! Did the usual potty breaks at midnight and 4:30. Then woke up at 6:00 and couldn't go back to sleep...... those weird thoughts again. I managed to fall back to sleep and finally woke up for the day at 9 am!!! so I got a good LONG nights sleep and I feel pretty good today!
Plans for the day include some more house cleaning, changing out that light switch (didn't get to the hardware store yesterday), and making a trip to the dreaded COSTCO! UGH! I bought some laundry soap at Fred Meyers the other day - I'm thinking, "this is the same price as Costco" ....... then got it home only to find out for the same price I was getting 80 loads LESS!!! That made me a little pissy! for $18.99 I got 90 load of Tide liquid at FM. But at Costco - I get 170 loads for the same amount of money! GRRR! I won't make that mistake again. I need chicken, some spices, and laundry soap. I hate going to costco on sunday! If I go right now I might miss the crowds..... as it gets worse in the afternoon. But........ I'm waiting on those magnesium pills to do their thing - I don't dare leave the house until that task is done.
So........... there's my little saga for the day - or at least for this morning. Happy Day, y'all!